I bought 2 of these for gifts. They are great quality, as all Escama bags are. After reading the reviews about some wanting closure at the top of the bags I found the perfect solution on Amazon. I ordered magnetic snap fasteners for purses, etc., had them sewn in and they work perfectly. Amazon has zillions of choices - you can google them. I bought a package that has 20 sets of 19 mm snaps for $12.69, but 18 or 17 mm would probably work fine, and you can get smaller quantities for very little money.
GOOD SIZE, WOULD LOVE IT IF IT HAD ZIPPER.
I agree with others comments that the quality of construction of the bag is excellent. I have two of them. Everyone loves them and I use them daily. I plan to add a closure to top of Velcro.I hook my keys on the strap and that's all I need.I prefer a chain strap , which I purchased through Escalla.
I have bought several bags from Escama and they are all made beautifully. I like this bag but I wish it was a tad larger and had a closure. I sewed a snap in at the top , but I have difficulty putting my cell phone, small card carrier, and keys in the purse and removing them when needed.
I get so many compliments over my purse and clutch. I have bought many items over the years and the quality is awesome! Plus, I love the story behind it.