I have given them, admired them, but nothing compares to owning one!
I have never in my life gotten so many compliments on an accessory- or anything I have on for that matter. Strangers are constantly stopping to ask where they can get one.
And the real kicker is how personal the bag is- made from one of the real working coffee burlap bags that they use at my family's coffee farm to haul beans to the roaster.
I got the bean fabric interior so it would look like there were coffee beans in my burlap bag- too cute! And you can see the classic Kona Nightingale Donkey with coffee sacks on his back, the gusset says 100% Kona Coffee on both sides and you can se the logo I helped design for the Kona Coffee & Tea Company.
The artwork is one of my own originals, showing the Kona Snow (coffee blossoms) and some coffee beans changing color, with a coffee picker filling her skirt with beans, coffee branches in her hair.
And she even gave me a special Bellydancer strap of Sari edge brocade with metallic accents.
It is the most personal and gorgeous bag ever! And being personal I think it makes the compliments that much more special.
Plus- I can always find my phone and a pen whenever I need it with all the organized pockets inside & that it just closes with a magnetic snap, so even when it is closed I can still reach right for what I know is right there... pretty convenient.
(It also makes a nice pillow for a sleepy head while I am grocery shopping)
(since you want one too!)
and you can see what she is up to at http://www.sasakibags.blogspot.com/