“Ann” Cross Carry Caprieze Black Purse
by Annette Doerr / WeShoot2 Blog
Colors available: Caprieze Black, Harness Brown and Whiskey Magic Red
Over the past year or so, I’ve done over 15 concealed-carry purse reviews; because of this, I know what works and more importantly what doesn’t when it comes to a functional purse with a safe, separate compartment for your gun.
While I personally prefer on-body carry, I realize that it’s not always possible. Depending on the season, your clothing choice may not allow you to wear a belt with a traditional holster. Purse carry, when done correctly, can be a safe and reliable alternative. That said, I only purse carry cross-body, making it difficult for someone to remove my purse from my possession.
I was excited when asked if I wanted to review the “Ann” model from Cyndee’s Conceal Carry Purses. The first thing I noticed out of the box, was the smell. Leather! Gorgeous, black, buttery soft leather that smelled wonderful. Maybe it’s because I’m an equestrian, but nothing smells better than leather! You know it’s real-deal quality leather when you can smell it.
My friends know I’m not one to change my purses often. Once my contents are loaded in, they’re in the same purse for months. I like purses with storage and function. Cyndee’s “Ann” did not disappoint! The long, adjustable strap on the Ann purse makes it an easy transition from a shoulder bag, to a cross-body bag if I change to purse carry. The size of the bag (11 inches x 10 inches) is both small enough to be carried cross-body comfortably, but large enough to hold a lot of “stuff.” The adjustable strap can go from a shoulder length of 25 inches to a cross body length of 50 inches.
Every purse that Cyndee’s manufactures is made in America. They also ALL have a beautiful paisley liner. My purse has a gorgeous purple and black paisley liner, which looks awesome against the black leather. Several other color choices are available for you to choose.
The holster in Cyndee’s purses are a little different than those of other conceal carry purses. It’s fully adjustable to customize to your pistol. Secured with Velcro on both sides of the holster pocket, Cyndee’s holster has an adjustable thumb break that holds your pistol from sliding out of the holster itself. Once your pistol is properly placed in the perfect place for your draw, it stays put. To remove your gun, simply disconnect the magnetic thumb break and draw. The holster pocket is accessible by bilateral, lockable zippers. Cyndee’s recommends locking the side where your muzzle is. She also includes a Cyndee’s bag tag and recommends it be placed on the side of your purse where your pistol access is, that way you always know which zipper to grab should the need arise.
Pros: Great size, soft leather, roomy interior, separate, lockable holster compartment, customizable holster to fit my concealed-carry guns, made in the USA, attractive styling.
Con: Non-reinforced strap (not slash resistant). That said, the strap is made from buffalo leather which is super tough, durable, and downright beautiful.
Overall: I really like this purse, both with and without my pistol in it. The interior has multiple pockets and a zippered section for securing your contents. Outside has 3 built-in pockets, 1 large full-length pocket on one side, and 2 smaller pockets on the other side, perfect for your cell phone, receipts, keys, or really anything you’d like to keep handy while on the go.
“Ann” has stood up to heavy use and the leather still looks like it just came out of the box. It doesn’t scream “conceal carry purse” which I really like! It’s a great high-end purse that will suit your needs whether you’re carrying in it or you’re not! It’s beautiful, functional, and comfortable to carry. It gets 5 stars in my book!