(Excuse the shoddy pic, it was the only decent one I have >.<)
For two months the bag and I were in love. I used it everyday. Till tragedy struck and i noticed a slight tear on the top lining of the bag.
(Right there in the middle)
I was so upset! For a designer bag you expect better quality. This was not on!! I called selfridges and they were like they didnt do repairs instore and I have to go to the actual Michael Kors store. So i went to the one in Regents Street and was told by the manager that it would cost £30 to replace the lining on the top. HELL NAA am i paying that! So refusing her offer I tottered off to Selfridges where i was pleasantly suprised! As I had my receipt and it was only 3 months since we had first purchased it they offered me an exchange! However the bag was no longer in season and they didnt have it in store so I got to choose a bag of my choice for the same price. Score! I chose the Jet Set Saffiano Zip in a small this time in the colour black.
Comparison pic of the no zip saff on the left and the zip one to the right.
(Bye bye navy, hello luscious black leather!)
I can honestly say I prefer this bag over the no zip Saffiano. For one I love the gold hardware against the deep black. The bag just looks so sleek and sophisticated. It's the perfect bag for everyday use as the hardware is not so in your face. Very understated and classy. Not only is this model more roomy inside but it does have a lot more compartments. Something the no zip saff lacked (it just had one slip pocket on the inside). The zip saff has 5 slip in pockets and one fairly large zip compartment inside. On the outside there are two slip pockets also. Perfect to hold an oyster card and they give the bag a much more unique look, I feel it makes the shape a bit more feminine looking. This bag is also safer to carry around, I no longer have to be conscious of my phone and purse being lunged out my bag by some thief! The straps are noticeably less flimsy and more sturdy and the lining is logo printed which is always a nice touch. Furthermore unlike the no zip saff this one has gold studs at the bottom to protect it.
I have had this bag for two months now and I have experienced no problems with the zip as of yet. Even when i pack it full to the brim, (which I do not advise btw) the zip seems to zip up smoothly. I do love this bag and despite my previous experience with the first tote I am very satisfied with this baby. I 100% recommend the zip tote over the no zip tote any day and would say this is a very good investment for someone looking to purchase a decently priced designer bag.
I would give Michael two thumbs up but I'm still not over the rip incident. One thumb for you Michael, one thumb.