Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack Reviews

18 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

11%Rated 4 stars

22%Rated 3 stars

6%Rated 2 stars

6%Rated 1 stars

16 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/12/16
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

Bag is comfortable on the back and the look of the bag matches the photo. The inside material is black which is different than what is shown in this video. The main zipper and the back zipper work perfectly. The two zippers on the side are hard to open and close which I would not expect from a bag at this price. It should be smooth, but due to the way the zipper is sewn in, the inside panels get in the way and create jagged edges which make the side pockets difficult to impossible to close. Also the back of the bag has huge divets/wrinkles that make it look saggy although the front looks structured and nice. Good travel bag, just don't put anything you need easily accessible in the side pockets, they are almost wasteful due to the zippers.

2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/26/16
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I wanted this bag on recommendation from a friend who has a gorgeous pearl colored one that she's used for years. Hers is buttery soft and smooth. The one I got in the mail (Black4) felt like a cheap bag from a discount store. The straps are stiff and rough on the edges. The leather is plasticky, and the zippers are not easy to open and close. I was very disappointed in the quality. I like the backpack idea, it's truly great. But this bag is very cheap feeling. I had read another review about thinking they had gotten a knockoff, so I did some footwork. I went to my local Nordstrom, determined to find a 'real' one. Well, the one on the shelf there was exactly the same. Stiff, rough, cheap feeling. So, sadly I'm returning this pack. The size is nice and the idea is nice. And actually I can see how someone would love this bag for years if it didn't feel like vinyl. I also don't buy the line that the leather will get softer with time. I've had expensive bags and none of them have started off this stiff. I ended up with another R Minkoff bag (bought at Nordstrom) and the leather is delicious. It's like butter. This bag is a sad member of the collection as far as I can see.

Additional 13 Julian Backpack Rebecca Minkoff Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 8, 2016

Jeanette

from WA

Love the size and shape of this bag but very disappointed in the quality. So much so that i thought i received a knock off. I have other Rebecca Minkoff bags and the leather quality is soft and rich. This bag feels like pleather. The straps are stiff and the hardware is tough to open and close. The side zippers do not close all the way and the hook latch does not open. It's misaligned so you have to wiggle it to get it to release. In the pictures this bag looks soft and floppy. Hoping this is just a bad batch. Zappos is sending another one. Fingers crossed.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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September 8, 2018

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Anonymous

 

I love this bag! I was not excited about spending the full amount on it, but I just couldn’t wait for it to go on sale. I was not disappointed, as it’s just such a great bag. The leather is soft and luxurious. The gold hardware looks so nice with the black leather. It makes a great carryon for travel as well as a cute and functional daypack. I was able to fit a lot of groceries in it on my last trip, where we walked to the store for groceries. It’s super cute for travel as well as every day. Love, love, love it! The regular is the perfect size. I can’t imagine going smaller.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

May 11, 2018

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Candice

from Chicago

I originally purchased the medium Julian backpack but returned it because it was too small. This bag is the perfect size. It’s smaller than it appears in the photo on the model, which I think is a good thing. The pebbled leather is beautiful, and I love the gold hardware. The quality is excellent and so is the style. This is already my new favorite bag of all time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 21, 2017

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Anmaki

 

I thought at first that this bag might be too big, but after finally just getting it, I really love it. I have it in navy with gunmetal hardware and it's just amazing. I can't recommend it enough. It fits my iPad Pro, sunglasses case, lotion, gum, reusable bag, and still room for more. In the back zippered pocket I put my wristlet and pens. And the side pockets I'll keep my headphones on one side and chopsticks and creams on the other. With all that nonsense in my bag, it's still pretty light. It sits nicely on my back and is buttery soft and smells delicious.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 13, 2017

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Anonymous

from New Orleans, LA

Very cute! Perfect size for a purse replacement, but a little too small for a true Daypack if needing to carry extra layers of clothes or multiple electronics. Should be perfect for my week in San Francisco as a replacement for a crossbody!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2017

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Anonymous

 

I have been eyeing this backpack for at least a year and finally decided to go for it! I haven't been carrying it that long and I would say the only thing I wish is that the back pocket would have been a little deeper. It is nice to put my keys in so I can find them easier but doesn't fit my iPhone 6 Plus very well. I can get it in there but I have to maneuver it around to get it to zip. Other than that, it is very comfortable to wear and super stylish! I highly recommend it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 30, 2016

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LC928

from Pittsburgh

Love this style! This purse was by far my best purchase this year! I got this in putty and thought it was the perfect color for summer! The color and the style go with everything! I would easily consider getting this purse in multiple colors - it's so versatile! I typically prefer a tote (easier with travel and child), so am adjusting to a less organized, less accessible interior but find the outside pockets to be helpful with the adjustment. Either way, wouldn't trade it for anything!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 26, 2016

Anonymous

 

I have been looking for a backpack to replace the L.A.M.B. one that I have been carrying for the past five years. This bag is not only comfortable to carry on your back, your shoulder, or your arm, but it is stylish. Rebecca Minkoff designed this one to stand out above the rest with its' shape, hardware, and the not too much, just enough fringe. There are four compartments for storage plus a clip to allow for variations. I'm very satisfied with my RM backpack----especially the cobalt color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 26, 2018

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Anonymous

 

great bag, the only issue is that the lining unfortunately is black, not white and black as shown in the video, which makes the inside a dark cave. not worth returning it over, but almost wish i hasn’t known the white was even an option

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 8, 2016

ZoeT

from Southern California

I love a big leather tote but years of carrying heavy bags on my shoulders has caused neck and shoulder pain. A backpack was the remedy for that. I looked at so many but they were shaped like school bags or were stylish but outside of my budget. I finally ran across this bag and I liked the size and unique look. I bought the putty color which goes with almost everything. The leather is soft and the zippers work fine. In the main compartment, I carry a large wallet, a makeup bag, small brush, altoids, and a bottle of water. If needed, I can fit my 8inch tablet with no problem. In the side pockets I have tissues, wet wipes, keys and earbuds. I keep my phone in the back pocket. With all this the straps are comfortable and don't dig in to my shoulders. I like it so much I am saving up to buy the Almond color.It takes some getting used to having a backpack. I can't just reach in and get something but I like being pain free and hands free.My only complaint is the black inside liner. For the price I expect a something less generic and lighter colored which makes it easier to see the contents of the bag.

Brands I'd also recommend: Botkier bags, Børn shoes and boots

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 1, 2019

Anonymous

 

I love the style of the bag. I don’t think the leather is nearly as soft as my other Rebecca Minkoff bags. I think the only one that has this not as soft textured leather is the large size in black. I’ve done a lot of research and believe all the other colors and sizes should have softer leather. Not satisfied with the leather but love the bag.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 1, 2018

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Anonymous

 

This is a fantastic bag, but I didn’t love the leather on the one I chose.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 18, 2016

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Duxinco

from USA

Darling small bag, although I could s-q-u-e-e-z-e in more than I'd initially thought. That being said, it's still a small backpack, and too small *for my needs*. I purchased the Black 4 (with the shiny brass zippers / pulls -- love the weight and how they look), but the interior is solid black, and believe it or not the large zipper access to that main compartment is not all that large (it only provides a small opening), so not being able to open it up wide and then having it all black in there (wish it'd been the white with black print as show in the video) meant the chances of finding exactly for what you were looking were not good. Additionally, on the pretty bag I was sent the shiny clasp had a rough mechanism, meaning it didn't work very well -- took more effort than it should. Now, I only wanted this as a travel backpack. If I traveled solo or with a partner who was in charge of all their things then this bag would probably have been fine -- still snug, but fine. However, I also have two children, and with it stuffed to the gills with my goodies there was no way I could also handle anything for them. What I got in there: a tablet (without a protective case), a (reading) Kindle, my large billfold, a 5" x 7" x 2" cosmetic case, sunglasses in a soft bag (not a hard case), a tall Camelbak, an iPod Touch, and then odds-and-ends (like gum, pens, small Purell). This stuff was literally stuffed in there, but that's a good amount, right? Of course, if I wanted anything it'd all have to come out to get to it, but still. Lovely backpack for someone with different, smaller needs and expectations.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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