On the Go
Preferred the former "on the go" bag
I just starting using my new style "on the go" handbag. I like the inside zip pocket and that the middle inside slip pocket is a little wider. BUT the zipper pocket on the outside has been shortened because of the side seams on the end of the bag. I was able to carry my pocket calendar but now it barely fits and is a struggle to remove. (Yes, I still carry a handwritten pocket calendar!) :-) The side pockets also seem shorter. I put my reading glasses in one of them and the glasses don't completely fit in there and I'm concerned they'll fall out. I'd put my keys in the other pocket and now the keys don't fit there. I much preferred the older style.
January 8, 2013
Bring back the old - new style not so good
I was prompted to write this review when a friend asked me how I liked this style of Vera bag. I told her not to get one until they bring back something close to the original design. Sometimes I wonder if the designers actually ever use these bags. In the old design, the one I was carrying at the time of the question, you could put a pocket camera in one end and a smart phone in the other end. Now the outside pockets are too short to hold anything, even you car keys. The outside zipper pocket was large enough to hold a business envelope, store coupons, product information flyers when you were shopping. The new design doesn't hold any of those, virtually useless.I currently own 7 On-The-Go bags but returned the only one I purchased in the new design. Also on the old, the strap is a full 1 1/2" wide, I didn't measure but on the new one it felt narrower, not as comfortable to carry for an extended period of time.
April 13, 2014
Great improvements to an already perfect bag!
I have the OLD style "On the Go" in *Tea Garden* and absolutely love its versatility and I was super sad when I heard it was being retired. I wasn't sad for long because I then heard Vera was simply "re doing it" and she did it right for sure! I love the new up to date pockets on the side which will work with a larger phone with a case on (I have the iPhone with the Vera Bradley phone case on it). I love that they added a zipper to the inside and made the pockets a bit bigger as well. Glad to see they kept the outside zip pocket as well, for that is so nice when dealing with coupons or whatever else you need to get to quick w/o having to dig in your purse! I bought the NEW version in my new favorite *Limes Up* and it looks awesome in this style. I've already received many compliments on it. And last but NOT least, thank you so much for making the strap LONGER for the cross body version of it, the other one I can't make crossbody so it stays as just a shoulder bag. Great improvements! I will be purchasing this bag again for sure! :o)
July 15, 2012