This purse has it all, the perfect leather, the perfect number of pockets, perfect size. I do not carry a lot in a purse, so this one fits the bill. It stays closed. The inner zip pocket holds a wallet and credit card case securely (it is not floppy when these items are in there). The detailing on the lace cut outs always garners comments when I am in public. This is my all time favorite! I hope they never discontinue this style!! And more colors would be welcomed.
Christmas gift for myself
By Beverly from Ingleside, IL
On January 17, 2016:
I own a few Brighton leather bags and wallets and wanted something new. I love to have a centered zippered pocket to keep my wallet zipped up in and fell in love with this bag. My only wish is that the center zippered pocket be a little stiffer and not as flimsy.
One issue, otherwise Love it!
By Kimberly from Miami, FL
On October 8, 2015:
I have several Brighton bags and love them. The quality is excellent. I loved this bag the minute I saw it, BUT, PLEASE, Do Away With the Inside, Center, Floppy Zipped Pocket! It just gets in the way and blocks my view of the contents. Shoulder drop is perfect! More like it, please - minus the center, floppy pocket!!!
Not as good as expected
By JILL from Tampa, FL
On April 6, 2015:
The bag is gorgeous and I fell in love with the outside pockets. However, the magnet will not keep it closed unless the purse is almost empty. Also, the straps fall off my shoulder ALL THE TIME. I tried to return it to the store and the manager told me to wrap the straps over themselves and then put it on my shoulder. Well, I don't think I should HAVE to do that for $340. She refused to return and I am stuck with a bag that I am not completely happy with. This is my third Brighton purse, and I will not buy any more!
Callie Pocket Tote
By Lisa from Angleton , TX
On March 17, 2015:
Beautiful purse. Super soft leather. Nice details. Lots of pockets. Love it.
Valentine's Day Gift
By Amy from Allen, TE
On January 31, 2015:
I found this beautiful handbag online and then went to see it at Willow Bend store in Plano, Texas. Even more elegant and luxurious up close. Can't wait to unveil it on my Valentine's Day date w/hubby of 32 and 1/2 years!
By Susan from Little Rock, AR
On January 3, 2015:
Love this purse! The leather is so soft and the detailing is beautiful. It is a perfect size to carry everything I need. I love the style. The easy magnetic closure is so convenient for getting in and out of the purse easily. The outer pockets are great for my phone and keys to be handy!
The Perfect Gift
By Casandra from Honolulu, HI
On August 20, 2014:
This is my second Brighton purse. I got this purse as a gift for myself after getting straight A’s this semester. Well worth it. After seeing the purse in the store for the first time, I had to get it! I spent some time debating whether I should get it or not because of the outrageous price, but finally did. I love the versatility of this purse. It’s easy to carry, it looks professional and classy, it’s very comfortable, and the leather is so soft, beautiful, and classic. I can use it for work, bring it in day to day routines, or mix it with different attires. I love the simplicity as well as the artwork design. I would recommend this purse for anyone who wants an elegant, but useful purse. That’s the best thing about this purse, it is a combination of beauty and functionality. There are lots of pockets, and compartments enough to fit all your necessities. I can even fit my iPad as well as my make up bag. It’s the best purse for everyone on the go, or for anyone who wants to get organized.
By Patrice from Chino Hills, CA
On August 16, 2014:
My husband bought this for me a couple of years ago. I love it, not only because it's pretty but it is very functional. The straps are comfortable and all the pockets are perfect for cell phone, business cards, pens, lipstick etc. I really appreciate the key chain tether on the inside of the purse, it makes it easy to find you keys at all times. The Callie pocket tote is a great purse.
Love this Bag!
By Bernice from Salem, OR
On August 3, 2014:
My dear daughter gave me the bag for Christmas and I cannot change it out. It is perfect!
By Janine from Meridian, ID
On May 22, 2014:
The perfect handbag. More colors please!!!!
By Debbie from Middletown, DE
On March 16, 2014:
This is my first Brighton..and I Love it! Never have spent this much on a purse but it's worth it. Love the filigree detail and sturdy hardware! Bought it within 5 minutes of seeing it in the store. The price is the only reason I gave it 4 stars.
By Marge from LaGrange, GA
On March 14, 2014:
Bought this as a personal birthday gift for myself and have carried it from the day i purchased and absolutely love it, the way it functions and the durability and great craftsmanship.
By D Valliete from Toms River, NE
On March 2, 2014:
I love this. I can fit everything,even a bottle of wine. It's so soft and beautiful. Lots of pockets
By Kim from Willowbrook, IL
On February 5, 2014:
I was anticipating a much larger handbag. My Brighton wallet was all that would fit. Returned handbag to local Brighton store and bought another. I realize measurements are given, but I go by the pictures & model holding bag.
By Sha from Tuscaloosa, AL
On February 2, 2014:
I've carried this bag for at least two years. It has served my work day needs better than any other I've carried. It is my fourth Brighton bag purchase and the best to date. I'm ready for a change and this one has made my next choice very difficult. I have settled on another Brighton of course, however, I'm not sure it will shine at bright as this one has! Love, love, love it!
Not as great as I thought it would be
By Carol Shepherd from Fort Worth, TX
On January 31, 2014:
Lovely, soft, nice size, only problem is it pops open all the time. I would rather have a zip closure on this bag.
Beautiful and Functional
By Bernice from Salem, OR
On January 1, 2014:
My daughter bought me this for Christmas and I LOVE it
My wife loved it!!!!
By Kelcey from Oceanside, CA
On December 30, 2013:
Ordering was easy, shipped quickly, packaged beautifully! Expensive, but I'd do it again.
Love this Purse
By Roxanne from Windber, PA
On August 20, 2013:
This purse fits everything perfect. Easy to open, and easy to find things. Beautiful soft leather that hangs on the shoulder or carry. I'm very particular about purses and I absolutely love this one. Came quickly and was packaged so nicely.
By Kris from CHEYENNE, WY
On February 14, 2013:
I was a little hesitant to purchase this purse after reading the review about space. I'm so glad I purchased it anyway! It's true that it doesn't hold as much as my last bag, (probably holds less than you'd expect for the size) but it just forces me to remove all the extra junk that I don't really need anyway. It does help if you spread everything the length of the purse-- it will stay closed better that way. It's such a beautiful, soft bag that I find very comfortable to carry. This has to be my all-time favorite handbag. Can't imagine anyone being disappointed with it.
By Jane from New York, NY
On October 19, 2012:
While the bag is pretty, it is just not functional. My previous Brighton was similar in design, so I was excited to see this one. However this one is not deep enough, the magnetic lock doesn't lock unless it is practically empty, and the straps flop off.
I absolutely love it!
By Stacey from New Orleans, LA
On October 17, 2012:
it is made very well, soft leather, and smells wonderful. it also goes with almost everything. of course my husband loves it because he purchased it for my 25th anniversary gift!
Even my husband liked it ..
By Roxanne from Amherst, MA
On August 6, 2012:
This purse is so well made and has loads of room if necessary. My phone fits into the side pocket so easy access. Lots of organization if needed. Leather is very soft so very comfortable to carry. I was hesitate to spend so much on a purse, but it's well worth it.
By Ljiljana from Apeldoorn, NL
On April 18, 2012:
I received this bag several weeks ago and I just love it. I saw it in the online store, but since Brighton does not ship outside US, I tried to find another way to get it. With the help of customer service, I got in touch with Terri, shop manager in Brighton store, The Mall At Millenia, Orlando, FL, and she was willing to send it to me by mail. I received it in a week time and now I've been showing it with secret pride. And people keep asking: wow, what a purse, where did you buy it? Well.... Thanks Terri Parke from Orlando store! Thanks Melinda Carpenter from Customer Care
Oh my stars, how we adore this darling
tote! Crafted of sturdy cotton canvas, with a large leather pocket on front and reinforced leather bottom, it's resort-ready. Nautical touches include starfish and anchor charm.