Rated 5 out of 5 My New Constant Companion I must admit that I have a little problem when it comes to designer handbags. Every time I swear I am not going to purchase another one, a beauty like the Borough comes along. I looked at this bag online almost daily and visited it in my local Coach store for several weekends before finally taking the plunge. I bought the Medium Borough in Chambray Pebbled Leather as a birthday present to myself. This bag has now become my constant companion - I LOVE it! The color is so beautiful and really stands out against my more neutral wardrobe. The leather is supple but the bag has structure too which I love. The compartments are brilliant - I keep my wallet in the middle zip and items I need to grab quickly (such as keys, cell phone and lip gloss) in the open compartments. I like the fact that when I am feeling fancy, I can carry it by the straps in the crook of my arm. However, when I'm in "Mom-mode" I can sling it over my shoulder using the strap. All of my items are easily accessible either way I carry it. Finally, I just love the simple, sophisticated design of this bag - it makes me feel like a million bucks when I'm carrying it - even if I'm just making a trip to the grocery store. I feel that the Borough is worth every penny because I know it's a bag I will carry for years. It's been on my arm for almost a month and I haven't even looked at another handbag - that's saying something for an "addict" like me:) April 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ZOpinion Definitely not what I expected... I did a bit of research before purchasing this bag. The cost and functionality were both considerations for me. I initially purchased the 2 tone in polished leather. I was so excited to leave the store and get home to transfer my items into my new bag. As soon as I transferred everything over, my excitement faded. I noticed, as I was transferring stuff, that the quality of the material inside the bag(pocket dividers) was not to my liking. I expected something a bit more. After getting all of my items into this new bag, I lifted the bag to see how it would "carry" for me. The shoulder strap made the purse much longer than I cared for so I intended to carry the bag on my arm. The straps are tight to the bag itself so when I would slide the handles over my hand it was not a comfortable carry. I have kids and often I have several items i am hanging on to at once. The look of the bag on the shelf is awesome. It is very sleek and pretty. But the functionality and quality of the inside material of the bag were definitely huge drawbacks for me. I ultimately returned the bag and go a Phoebe, Bleeker Preston (in a beautiful sea foam green color, perfect for spring and year roud) and the wallet to match the Bleeker Preston bag. Both of these last 2 purchases were well worth my time and money. I have gotten tons of compliments from the Bleeker Preston and it carries very well. More of a quality that I would expect from Coach compared to the Borough. April 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by blackdog Not sure yet... I love the look of this bag and love that my 11" MacBook Air fits in it. I get compliments on it from everyone. My problem is more one of convenience. I can never remember what items are in which compartment and I end up having to open all 3 zippers nearly every time I go in my purse. That is frustrating to me. The two outer pockets are identical. and I haven't figured out a way of keeping track of my items in this bag. The 3 compartments are what initially attracted me to this bag. Now I am finding that is the feature I dislike most about the bag. I am a bit bigger person and I wish the strap was about 2 inches longer or could adjust to get two more inches of length on the strap for cross body. April 7, 2014
Now and then a perfect bag comes along—simple, chic and sophisticated. Introducing the Borough Bag, a luxuriously versatile silhouette in richly pebbled leather with the elegant ease of the city whose five boroughs inspired its name. With three expandable zip-top compartments, it has room for everything in its elegantly lined interior. Metallic piping on the inside pockets and understated foil branding echo the richness of the plating on its custom hardware.
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