Pros and Cons of the Senreve Maestra Bag

I’ve been asked about the Senreve Maestra bag quite a bit lately after it appeared on my Instagram stories. I also mentioned it briefly on the blog once in a story recap. It’s definitely become a closet classic for both work and play. Before I dive into all of the reasons why I love it, let me give you an overview of Senreve. The brand was inspired by women who do it all and need a bag that was not only up for the task but would look great too. Senreve believes that you can have a high-quality stylish purse that’s extremely functional.

I’ve been using the Maestra bag for almost a year, but the Senreve brand has been on my radar for a few years. I loved their approach and how they focused on the everyday working woman. This made the product more relatable to me and how it can be used on a daily basis.

Pros

Quality: The first thing you’ll notice about the bag is the time and quality that went into making this handcrafted Italian leather bag. Everything from the pebbled leather to the stitching, you can see and feel the quality in the material. Having had my bag for almost a year, the bag is still in great condition. Due to minor wear and tear, the edges are slightly dirty and scuffed up, but they can be cleaned off with a cloth. The same holds true for the microsuede lining. The quality is top notch and I love that it’s incredibly soft and can be cleaned with a wet cloth.

Multi-functional Straps: One of my favorite features of the bag is that it can be worn different ways. The bag can transition from a backpack, which is great for a mom on the go. You can adjust the straps to fit perfectly on top of your luggage. This makes it a breeze to get through the airport. The bag also offers a shoulder strap. This is perfect when trying to grab something out of the bag while on the go. The straps make the bag extremely functional.

Options: The Maestra bag is now available in three different sizes — original size, midi and mini. You can also order the bag in fifteen different colors and two different styles of leathers — pebbled or mimosa.

Cons

Cost: Up until recently many of you may not have heard of Senreve. It’s not a household name yet. Although the bag is really well made, I think the bag is slightly overpriced. It’s a lot of money to invest in a brand that hasn’t built up a reputation yet.

Size: The medium Maestra is relatively large, especially for someone of my size. You’d expect to fit a lot in the bag, but with the structure of the bag, you can typically fit the bare minimum; computer, makeup bag, phone, water bottle and a magazine/book. It fits the same amount of things as my Fendi 2Jours Tote.  A friend of mine bought the large Maestra bag in black based on my recommendation. However, She decided to return it because she couldn’t fit enough in the bag. She loved the design and style, but she wanted to fit more than her work essentials. She ordered from Shopbop, who is owned by Amazon, so she took advantage of the 2-day shipping and 14-day return policy.

Overall

I love this bag and highly recommend it. I use it all the time and it gets plenty of compliments, especially when worn as a backpack. The bag looks great and has enough functionality to make it worth the purchase. Whether you’re heading into the office or traveling with the Maestra, it’s effortless in its ability to keep you stylish and organized. Like us modern day woman, it manages to do it all! Can’t wait to see what else Senreve releases this summer.

What other questions do you have about the Maestra Bag?

xo, Olivia

Petersyn Top, Club Monaco PantsCastaner Wedges, Senreve Bag, Kendra Scott Bracelets, Illesteva Sunglasses

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16 Comments

  1. Biana wrote:

    I really love your thorough review and honesty about the bag!! I’ve seen it around recently and have been very interested in it!

    Posted 7.3.18 · Reply
  2. darren wrote:

    Remarkable! Thank you for sharing the review on bag!!.

    Posted 7.4.18 · Reply
  3. Mandy wrote:

    How heavy do you find the bag? I’m interested in the midi but I’m only 5’1 and need it to fit my 13″ laptop, Water bottle, and wallet 🙂 would the midi look ridiculous for my height?

    Posted 7.23.18 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Hi Mandy! I’m also 5’1″ so this is what the bag would look like on you. It’s big, but not too big where it looks bad. The bag is heavier than some other bags. But nothing that isn’t manageable. Hope that helps!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 7.24.18 · Reply
      • Mandy wrote:

        Thanks so much Olivia!! What’s the size of your laptop on the pixtures? Do you happen to have a 13″ laptop lying around, would you be willing to post a pic of it inside? I really appreciate your reply ❤️ Mandy

        Posted 7.26.18 · Reply
  4. Ash wrote:

    Hi I just want to check, you can fit a 13″ laptop in the midi?

    Posted 7.25.18 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Hi Ash, yes. It fits a 13″ laptop!

      Olivia

      Posted 7.25.18 · Reply
      • Derek wrote:

        Is your laptop a 13″? Or can you post a pic of one in the midi? Thank you so much for answering our questions xoxo

        Posted 7.26.18 · Reply
      • Derek wrote:

        Thanks for replying! How big is the laptop you have in your senreve? Can you post a pic of a 13″ in it? Xoxo

        Posted 7.26.18 · Reply
        • olivia wrote:

          Please see photo above. The laptop is 13″.

          Posted 7.30.18 · Reply
  5. Veronica wrote:

    Hi Olivia,
    I received a Maestra in the mimosa leather recently as a gift and LOVE it. I’ve used it everyday for 2 months now. However some of the seams around the straps have come apart. I’ve only carried my laptop in it maybe twice. Have you had this problem at all in the year you’ve had yours? I really hope mine is just a defect and can be fixed. I just wanted to know if you’ve experienced anything similar since you’ve had yours longer.

    Posted 8.23.18 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Hello! I haven’t experienced with this bag, but this has happened with other bags. Highly recommend reaching out to the Senreve team and asking them how this can be remedy!

      Wishing you the best of luck!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 8.27.18 · Reply
  6. Daisy wrote:

    Great Review! Just for Clarification, the size you are wearing in the pictures is in Midi? I was confused since the link was for the full size Maestra.

    Posted 8.27.18 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      They call it the Medium size. That’s what the Senreve team told me.

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 8.28.18 · Reply
  7. Sarah Jacobson wrote:

    This is a random Q unrelated to bag, but would you consider selling the top featured in this post? I would be super interested! Let me know

    Posted 9.14.18 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      I haven’t thought about it! I still love this top, but if I do, I’ll let you know. xo

      Posted 9.14.18 · Reply

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