You usually use small purses, but now you looking for one a little bigger with a zippered closer, but not too big.
You need a purse gorgeous and the leather soft with a comfortable strap and stays on your shoulder without slipping.
The Sak Kendra Hobo Shoulder Bag
I’m picky about purses–what woman isn’t? They are either too big, too small. The straps are too long, or too short. There are never enough pockets or there are so many you can’t remember where you put anything. Buying a purse online is difficult. But you know that.
I was looking for very specific things:
-The Strap: I despise adjustable straps, so it had to be a set length but I’m tall (5’8″) so that is a challenge in and of itself at times. This one is about an inch shorter than what I’d prefer, but it’s workable and it stays on my shoulder.
-Pockets: As I said before I’ve never owned a purse that gets this right–but this one comes close. I wish the pockets on the ends were a bit more functional–however, my Galaxy S4 does fit snugly enough in them that I’m not afraid it will fall out. The zippered pocket on the outside is just the right size for holding cards, licenses,s and the never-ending loose change. There are two pockets that are sewn into the inside without zippers and one zippered pocket inside–all of them are about the perfect size.
-The ‘inners’ in general: This is not a bottomless pit that many purses are now designed to be. How many times have you had to empty out your entire purse to find your keys? That won’t happen with this purse. It’s large enough to hold what I need it to hold without being so large that it allows me to keep EVERYTHING in it–which is good because I have a tendency to fill any purse to capacity!
-Shape: This has a very clean look to it. It’s not sloppy and doesn’t turn into a puddle of fabric when it’s set down. The boat-like shape allows for lots of storage but makes it easier to find things.
Overall this may become my most favorite purse of all. I did remove 1 star for the strap length and while the inside isn’t huge, I think I would have liked to have a divider that ran down the middle of the purse. But those are both things I can live with and get used to. The color was true to the picture, and the quality is definitely there. I had my doubts at first about the zipper but after a few weeks of using it every day it’s holding up great.
——— Update at 18 months
I had to up my review by one star. You see, I recently received notification that LH had commented on my review (thanks!) and it made me curious. How long ago did I buy this purse? Over a year and a half. That’s a long time for a purse–any purse–to hold up.
I still LOVE IT. I’m not a ‘girly girl. I don’t switch out my purse to match my shoes or my outfit. For me, a purse is a functional accessory, not a decoration. So what does that mean? It means that I have used this purse EVERY DAY over the last 550 days or so and it still looks great!
The two unzippered pockets inside haven’t stretched out. The one zippered pocket on the inside hasn’t developed a hole where all of my small items fall into the black hole between purse and liner. The outer pockets have held up as well.
It still doesn’t turn into a puddle when I set it down. It still holds everything I need, with room for more. The main zipper has never malfunctioned or skipped.
When I first bought this purse, I was really skeptical. Mainly because of the price. Honestly, I’ve never spent that much on a purse before. This is a true case of getting your value worth! I can’t say enough good things about this purchase.
All in all, I plan on using this until it falls apart. And at the rate this is going, that will be a long, LONG time from now…
—-In November of this year I will have had this purse for SIX years. It’s showing its age, it’s a bit droopier now than it was–aren’t we all? (HA!) and they seem to be showing a bit of wear and tear. The liner is still intact, the zippers all work, the pockets haven’t torn. I think I might die before this purse does!!!
I don’t know what to say – I own this purse in four different colors. My friends make fun of me because this is the only purse I will carry. I love the size, I love the two outside pockets; so easy to put my cell phone in one and my car keys in the other and so easy to grab either item. The inside size is perfect! Not too small or too big. I like the inside front drop pockets. One I use for my powder and the other for gum and hand sanitizer. The interior pocket holds several lipsticks and lipgloss plus a nail file. On the inside, I can fit a full-sized wallet, another small zippered case, a small brush, pen, and reading glasses. I wish The Sak would come out with some new colors!!
Great bag! It fits a lot for a medium bag, but stuff isn’t easily lost as it’s a wide bag. Multiple pockets inside and out are great! Zipperer works well, easy to work with. Looks classy and cute while being functional.
I haven’t had issues with the strap slipping, but I do have other bags from this brand that slip off terribly, it made me hesitate to purchase the bag. However, this shoulder strap I have had no issues with as it’s a bit stiffer than my other sak bags. The purse keeps its shape, doesn’t puddle, but it still has a soft feel to the pebbled leather. I think in time it will soften a lot with us, it’s very beautiful. I purchased black, goes with everything nicely!
I am loving this purse so far. It feels well-made and looks beautiful. It’s the perfect size for me. Because of the width, it can fit more than I thought it would and it’s easier to keep things organized because it’s not too tall. I also love the outer pockets. They are super convenient and perfect for things like keys, phones, hand sanitizers, lip balm, etc. The only slight downside for me is I do feel like I have to keep the zipper closed all the time otherwise the purse falls open too wide while wearing it and people would be able to easily see what’s inside. So it is slightly more cumbersome to unzip it first to grab my wallet when paying for things and then zip again afterward. But with all the other positives of this purse, it’s totally worth that tiny inconvenience!