The Sak

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The Sak is a casual, California-cool lifestyle collection of hand-crafted crochet and textured leather bags, footwear, hats, scarves, belts, media accessories, travel and jewelry.

Friends from childhood, Mark Talucci and Todd Elliott both grew up overseas. Their love for finding and importing unique textiles was drawn from going to local hippie fairs in places like Brazil and Mexico, where Mark lived most of childhood. Both unenthused by their lackluster corporate jobs after college, Mark and Todd found inspiration during a trip to Bali, Indonesia in 1989 where they were intrigued by the extraordinary objects and artisan fabrics they discovered. Both natural entrepreneurs, Mark with a degree in engineering and Todd in business administration, they decided to start a business importing these "found treasures" from overseas to their hometown in San Francisco.

In 1994, the imported rattan bags were blowing off shelves at major retailers encouraging Mark and Todd to go a step further. The idea for The Sak brand stemmed from a simple, memorable, casual and relaxed bag with universal appeal. Staying true to texture, they created a singular bag from a unique Tightweave™ fabrication using hand-crocheted nylon string. Starting a crochet "craze," The Sak bag Style 120 was an overnight hit. It soon became one the most coveted items of the 90s coining the phrase "a Sak on every back."

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Indio Crochet Hobo

Indio Crochet Hobo

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I had another The Sak crochet/knit bag I always loved, which lasted a long time, was glad to find this bag; a perfect replacement. The colors are vibrant and it is quality made. I like the slighter bigger size, it will hold a lot of items. It is not lightweight but I think if it was, it would not hold up very well. Very happy with purchase.

from Minneapolis on January 19, 2019

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Sequoia Extra Large Wallet

Sequoia Extra Large Wallet

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love it.

on January 19, 2019

Lucia Crossbody

Lucia Crossbody

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

When I first ordered the bag, it came with broken rings that attach the straps to the body of the bag. It also lacked the appropriate The Sak tags, but had some other tag with it unattached. I called Zappos and they quickly remedied the problem and had a new purse to me within 24 hrs. The only thing I am not a fan of, the embroidered strap, it is dark blue webbing instead of black. It comes with a plain black strap as well but it is not as wide as the embroidered strap.

from Portland on January 18, 2019

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Ashland Bucket

Ashland Bucket

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I received this bag as a Christmas gift from my husband, and my first impression was that it might be a bit too big, but it has worked out perfectly! I use it as a purse/diaper bag combo and it fits everything I need for a quick outing. I have the Tobacco color. The leather is thick, genuine, and a nice shade of brown. There are enough pockets to fit everything I need, including my 16oz Hydroflask that fits perfectly in one of the front slip pockets! The extra crossbody strap has been useful at times, and I leave it attached even while using the fixed strap. The leather shoulder strap could be a bit thicker, but it does the job, and holds a good amount of weight. Overall, I am quite satisfied with my beautiful bag!

from ATX on January 18, 2019

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Ventura Backpack

Ventura Backpack

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I ordered several back pack convertible bags, and this one won. I got the teak color. That said, there are a few things I'm disappointed about. The straps don't look like the ones pictured - they aren't stitched with leather. I can easily get over that, but the straps don't hold their position/length either (it slips = annoying), also resulting in the bag not keeping its shape. The magnetic snap is also really weak, so the bag is almost always open. It's a good size, not tiny like some of the other convertibles. I can even carry my laptop in it. Overall, happy, and I recommend this bag.

on January 13, 2019

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Kendra Hobo

Kendra Hobo

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

I've had this purse for a few months now and I probably should have sent it back right away. I really feel like the web pictures make it seem bigger than it is and more comfortable to carry. It does not stay on your shoulder and I usually have to carry it in my hand or arm which was not the intent and quite annoying.

on January 11, 2019

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Large Metal Clip Stud Earrings

Large Metal Clip Stud Earrings

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Perfect size. Great for having an understated “ear” while wearing with necklaces that are more “statement”

on January 10, 2019

Sequoia Hobo

Sequoia Hobo

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love the sak. It’s my jam. This purse is actual leather, plenty of pockets. Huge without looking like a glorified tote bag. Falls off my shoulder a bit, but that happens to me with most bags. I have petite shoulders or something.

from New Orleans on January 09, 2019

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Flores Hobo by The Sak Collective

Flores Hobo by The Sak Collective

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love the two outdoor pockets. The front one goes almost the entire width of the purse and is magnetic. LOVE it. This is a softer leather than other Sak purses I have seen in stores. Stays on my shoulder nicely. I happened to find it in a store in black but have other colors in my favorites on Zappos now.

on January 08, 2019

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Sanibel Mini Crossbody

Sanibel Mini Crossbody

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I wanted a bag for travel with multiple zipper pockets. This fit what I was looking for. With over four separate zipper pockets, it is great to secure your belongings. But the style and color allows it to go with multiple outfits. While it looks small it can actually fit a lot. I used it to carry my cell phone, make up, passports, small bug spray and sunscreen. The adjustable strap makes it great to keep close to your body and keep a close eye on. I still use it after my trip.

on December 31, 2018

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Varano Bucket by The Sak Collective

Varano Bucket by The Sak Collective

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Purse is absolutely great in most every way: quality and features esp pockets but was just too big for what I was looking for

on December 29, 2018

Sommerset Tech Crossbody by the Sak Collective

Sommerset Tech Crossbody by the Sak Collective

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Nice sparkly phone/card carrier. Unfortunately my lg v20 with uag case is too big for the "big" phone pocket. I also felt the strap was too short even on the longest setting. I returned it.

on December 29, 2018

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Lucia Crossbody

Lucia Crossbody

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love this style purse! Plenty of room inside for a bigger wallet. Pouches for my cell phone and chapsticks. Great outside pockets! Love the fun bonus strap too!

on December 26, 2018

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Tomboy Convertible Clutch by The Sak Collective

Tomboy Convertible Clutch by The Sak Collective

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Got this for my niece for Christmas. She seemed to really like it.

on December 26, 2018

Layered Geo Drop Earrings

Layered Geo Drop Earrings

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Cute. Very light. New favorites.

on December 21, 2018

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Sequoia Hobo

Sequoia Hobo

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is the right size purse for every day. I carry a bottle of water, iPhone, Kindle, sunscreen, and large wallet every day, and still stuff pens, lip balm, hand cream, and other items in there. The tiny exterior pocket is perfect for car keys, so you don’t have to dig for them and always know where they are. The zippered exterior pocket is perfect for stuff you don’t want to lose- I keep receipts in there so they don’t get ripped by me digging around in the purse. I am an average sized woman and the shoulder strap is perfect for me. I have a lot of other handbags but this one gets used the most.

on December 17, 2018

Loyola Convertible Mini Backpack

Loyola Convertible Mini Backpack

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Perfect sized little bag fits all I need in organized pockets.

from VA on December 15, 2018

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Iris Large Smartphone Crossbody

Iris Large Smartphone Crossbody

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

One of my all time favorite purchases!

on December 13, 2018

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Concho Metal Stud Earrings

Concho Metal Stud Earrings

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I wanted these dual-toned studs for a while. Now that I have them, I'm not impressed. They look really cheap in person. Super disappointed.

on December 13, 2018

Sequoia Extra Large Smartphone Crossbody

Sequoia Extra Large Smartphone Crossbody

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Looks great but it's just too small. Just big enough for a phone and some credit cards. I couldn't even fit a lipstick without making it bulge. If it was a bit bigger it would have been perfect. I had to return it.

on December 11, 2018

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Large Metal Collar Necklace 16"

Large Metal Collar Necklace 16"

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This necklace is great, I love the look, and the flat "stones" means they lay flat and are guaranteed to stay in place and look right. However, the stringing is two filaments of silver wire, and within an hour of wearing this necklace for the first time, one string snapped on the end stone. The necklace continues to function and look right, but its only matter of time until there's another breakage and it becomes useless. Also the snapped wire is scratchy on the skin, so I can only wear laid over a dress or I'll have to trim the wire.

from Los Angeles on December 09, 2018

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Reseda Leather Crossbody

Reseda Leather Crossbody

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Overall I like tjis purse, but wish tgey had made vlear thstcwhile yhe bag is leather, the strap is canvas.

on December 07, 2018

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Iris Flap Wallet

Iris Flap Wallet

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Pretty wallet. Credit card slots much too tight. Nearly impossible to remove credit cards. Returned

on December 07, 2018

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Reseda Leather Crossbody

Reseda Leather Crossbody

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is my second bag in this style, so I already knew that it would fit and work for me. I love the pewter leather and design - so pretty. The only fault for me is that way the strap is fastened with rings to the body of the bag. The rings and strap constantly get twisted. I finally sewed the 2 loops of the strap together on my first bag and will have to do so on this new one.

from Makawao, Maui, Hawaii on December 06, 2018

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Ventura Backpack

Ventura Backpack

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

The straps don’t hold. Beautiful Color, lightweight leather bag, but it may have To go back. Sigh. Also needs more closure. Magnet barely work. When loaded up it’s front heavy. Really needs a top handle . Bummer.

from Abq on December 05, 2018

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