3 thoughts on “Ainifeel Women’s Padlock Handbags with Gold Equipment (35cm, Purple)

  1. Claireaux
    62 of 63 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Meticulous Details Provided – Bottom Line: If you like it, get it., January 26, 2016
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    Claireaux (Virginia) –

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    *Follow Up* – one other reviewer mentioned a screw in the locking panel on the locking straps coming lose. Fact. I lost a tiny screw in an airport. Solution — I haven’t tried this yet, but I’m thinking about unscrewing all the tiny pieces and gluing them in one by one. That might be tricky though.

    First of all, a big thanks to the other reviewers.

    My four star rating is because I really like the design of this bag, but as we all know, another company inspired the design. I felt a little cheap buying an “inspired” bag, because I really appreciate what that other company does and they deserve to reap the benefits of their hard work. However, I’m not interested in spending thousands on a really nice place to throw my nutrigrain wrappers on the way to the gym. I’ve handled their bags in store, and they really are far and away the best in the business. No other brand delivers what they stock, the way they produce it. I work with leather, and considered making one of these for myself, but I’m also a perfectionist and knew that my cut job would never be as good as the dyes a proper workshop would use for precision.

    First let me say, for this price, this bag is excellent. It is on par with a bag you’d get at DSW or Macy’s. If you are expecting to get the same quality as the $10,000 version, lower your expectations by the same order of magnitude sweetie. So, with that said, I am going to nit-pick this bag so you know exactly what you can expect – because that is what we want right? To go in with eyes open.

    Material: Eh, you get what you pay for.
    I’m not convinced this is leather as we typically think of it. The $10k bag is special because of the materials. The leather is tanned to make it sturdy AND soft. I know that sounds strange, but the $10k bag leather is thick, probably a 4 oz leather, but it is soft and almost spongey. A trend in leather products today, especially with furniture is to take the tailings, the bits shaved off when standardizing the thickness of a hide, grind up those pieces, and glue them back together in sheets. It’s a cheap way to “make” leather, and it reuses a byproduct which is good for manufacturers. There are chairs at Pier 1 made out of this. It isn’t necessarily bad, but again, it’s good to know what you’re getting. This could also account for the odor of the bag. It’s just a “new plastic” smell – like when you walk into a payless.

    Given the feel of this bag, I’d be willing to bet it is this type of manufactured leather. One of the pictures I’ve attaches shows a smoothing of the material near one of the corners. This could mean that the big sheet of recaptured leather is then embossed to look real. This is the same process that is used to make cow leather look like croc. The bag is stiff, and holds it’s structure. It does not feel like a leather bag though. It does have a faint odor, and mine is currently sitting in the garage to air out.

    Design: Outstanding.
    Ainifeel has absolutely captured the $10k bag design. It’s so good, I’m going to tell you what is wrong, and you can assume just about everything else is right. Every piece of the bag is finished, even the interior of the key pocket. The padlock plates are attached with what appears to be four small screws. The $10k bag is made with posts that are then rounded by the artisans to form the bulb that keeps the plate attached to the bag. This bag doesn’t appear to use that technique, but you have to look DANG close to tell the difference. There are vertical grooves on the edges of the lock, with horizontal grooves in the middle, which may or may not intentionally form an “H.” It is illegal to ship counterfeit goods in the United States (or sell on Amazon), so there is no stamping, foil lettering or other markings on this bag – which is a good thing. Looking very similar to a $10k bag is one thing, but no one needs to brake laws over this. I will say this bag is probably as close to the line as you’re going to walk.

    1. Edging – excellent edging is tough to achieve. A proper edge will have no spill over onto the face of the leather. There are some spots where the edging is not confined to the edge of the leather, but run your fingernail across that portion and it will come right of. I was curious to know if every edge of the leather is treated. In fact, it is. This attention to detail is impressive. Also, all the edging is smooth.

    2. Stitching – the $10k bag is hand made, and in the hands of an expert, stitches will look like hashes, not dashes. /// not —. In some places on this bag, they have achieved the hashing, but it’s mostly dashing. Small, SMALL details, but I was looking for it.

    3. Smell/Feel – It takes some getting used to. I’m sure the smell will go away. It could also just be the tanning process they use. There are several tanning processes available, all for different purposes with…

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  2. TL
    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Recieved my bag 3 days ago and I love it! Shipping was super fast, August 17, 2015
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    TL

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    Recieved my bag 3 days ago and I love it! Shipping was super fast. It is exactly as pictured. I got the hot pink 35cm and it is a bit of neon or raspberry pink color. The color is beautiful, and the size also. Perfect for the business woman, or busy woman who carries a lot. The bag itself is a bit heavy, but remember this a structured designer style bag. The feel is real soft leather non shiny and the inside is synthetic as described one zipped pocket, one open pocket. The hardware is shiny and it actually works although I haven’t used it, and I’ve only had it a few days so I’m not sure how it would hold up to regular use. The top flap edge, is a brown color and that edge is a bit thick, the handle edges are a brown color as well, but nothing to be concerned about it blends well. Overall beautiful bag! I love it!

    P.S. I’ve included pictures the first picture is the true color the second is just the way it photographed.

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  3. Cristina Adeser
    18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent service & fast shipping, November 2, 2015
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    Excellent service & fast shipping!!! I received my bag three days ago. I just now had the time to write the review. All I can say is I love the quality- stitching & leather. However it would be nice if it did have a liner. I haven’t used it yet, but I look forward using it for this coming up holiday events I have planned. Also here some photos of the bag. Thank you & I’m buying the black bag next :)

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