Awesome bag for my commute!
I bought this bag in Midnight Blues, and have been pleasantly surprised at the amount of stuff it can carry without looking bulky or misshapen. I carry my full sized wallet, checkbook, coin purse, comb, and small perfume in the main zippered compartment, and a couple of small folded documents in the two slip pockets inside of the main zippered compartment. Under the flap are two generous padded slip pockets. In the larger one I keep a small pouch with make-up and hair ties, and a tech case with the charging cords for my phone and tablet. In the smaller pocket I keep my IPad Mini in it's own Vera Bradley sleeve. Finally there is a small zip pocket on the other side of the bag that is perfect for car keys and phone. The strap is adjustable, so you can carry it in your hand, or sling it over your shoulder. The strap is not cutting to the shoulder when carried cross-body. I really enjoy using this bag. Everything you need in a slim look bag. I definitely recommend it!
July 2, 2014
Perfect Travel Bag
I agonized over a bag for our recent trip to Washington, D.C., as it needed to carry all my regular travel needs (wallet, camera, phone, extra batteries), plus a "mom" things like band-aids, as well as emergency medication for seizures, epi-pens, and an inhaler. Knowing that the bag would be searched at many museums and sites, I wanted something smaller than my go-to Large Backpack. This bag fit the bill perfectly.
It holds a lot more than you think it would by looking like it.
It holds a lot without looking like a huge bag.
It stands alone.
Multiple access compartments (front flap with two big slots, big zipper section, small back zipper pocket) allow good organization and easy access.
Can be worn on the shoulder or cross-body; both are comfortable.
iPad fits in the large front-flap pocket.
Main section zips closed for security.
Seldom-used items can be tucked in the bottom, while wallets and phones will stay handy at the top.
I honestly can't think of any. I hadn't expected to like this bag, much less love it as much as I do.
December 1, 2013
A lot of space in a smaller bag!!
Let me start by saying that I'm a large purse kinda gal. I have been carrying my beloved pleated tote for a long time, but when it was discontinued, I was at a loss for a good bag to carry that had pockets and a zip closure. I first noticed the mailbag in a store, but dismissed it because I thought it was too small for me. Recently I decided to give the mailbag a try. I love it!! The top zip closure keeps my wallet and important things safe, while the pockets under the magnetic flap allow plenty of room for lotions, hand sanitizer, and pretty much anything that I had been carrying in my pleated tote. I carry the change purse and the small cosmetic in those pockets too, and it is also nice to have the zip pocket on the back. While it can be used as a crossbody bag, the strap can also be shortened to carry on your shoulder, which is what I prefer. Over all, I would recommend this bag to anyone wanting to be able to carry many things in a small space and that have been using a larger bag in the past. It provides a nice change also for those of us who feel like they've been in the large purse rut for a long time. It is my new favorite Vera Bradley bag!!
March 28, 2013