Fantastic for Travel
I recently took a study abroad trip to England and Scotland for three weeks. I carried this purse every single day and it was absolutely fabulous. The crossbody style was perfect because I never had to worry about having to hang on to it or setting it down and leaving it somewhere. Many of my fellow classmates carried small backpacks, but worried about pickpockets. Not me, because my bag was always where I could see it.
This bag also has plenty of room. It was just large enough to fit my composition book for on-site assignments, my camera, travel hairbrush, pens, coin purse, phone, headphones, small water bottle, kindle, and makeup and still have room to spare for things such as small souvenirs. I could even fit my rain jacket in there as well on the few days we weren't sure if it would rain (otherwise, I was always wearing it), although that made the purse look stuffed. It could get heavy with all of these things in it, so I usually just carried my notebook, brush, phone, and coin purse. Just understand that it was capable of holding all of these things when I needed them.
The front slip pocket was perfect for my phone and other things I needed quick access to. Be careful with the magnetic closure, though. I accidentally demagnetized my Underground pass while sliding it into that pocket, as well as one of my hotel key cards. But that only happened because I was silly enough to slide the cards directly over the magnet. I should have known better.
I still carry this bag all the time now that I'm back home. After all this time, it still shows barely any wear. I absolutely love it and plan to carry it for a long time.
July 25, 2012
Great - but it has pro's and con's to it
I love this purse- I have had it for about 2 years and am still using it often with nothing teared, ripped or broken. I also like the shape of the pockets and I also like it because it has an adjustable strap.
I got it in Monta Rouge! The only thing I don't like this purse is that it is kinda floppy...... but when you really use it and put a lot of stuff in it, you will find it sturdy enough.
February 9, 2014
I liked the size and the crossbody feature of this handbag. However, it doesn't have a lot of organization inside and it sags when you put heavier items in. It is just too big for me, but does hold a lot of items. Just very hard to find items needed in the bag. I Did like the front magnetic flap pocket perfect for keys, and behind that the slip pocket was great for my phone. Also liked the zip closure, but would have been better with a zip pocket inside.
January 15, 2014
"Great for just going out with your friends"
I use the purse a lot. For example:
-or just hanging out at a friends place
Also, there is lots of space. I definitely would recommend this purse for girls ages 10-beyond. Great job, Vera!
January 11, 2014
I bought this bag in English Rose to match with my two red parkas. I really love English Rose and I think it goes well with red, brown or black clothing. In the past two days I probably have looked into the mirror a dozen times wearing this bag, however, I just still feel something not quite right on me ( I usually assess my new purchases with a very critical eye). Perhaps the pattern is a bit too loud for me, and perhaps the bag hints to me too much of a diaper bag -- I put a thin sweater in it to fill up and due to the good depth of this bag it looks round and full thus looking more like a diaper bag. So my verdict is that it is a functional bag but nothing stylish about it. I prefer both functional and fashionable so I likely will return this item. However beauty is in the eye of beholder so it all depends on what you want.
January 7, 2014
Bigger than it looks
This bag doesn't look huge, but it holds a lot! I carry a lot in my purse, and this fit it all easily, even my big camera. One of my favorite things about this purse is the two front pockets. My phone fit perfectly in the slip pocket, and it's great to be able to keep my phone somewhere that is easily accessible, but also secure.
December 25, 2013
I just received my first Clare and am just crazy about it. It isn't too big, not too small but just right. If want a crossbody that has a decent amount of room yet still rides comfortably across your shoulder this is the one.
December 11, 2013
I bought a Lizzy a while back and was excited to find Clare (though wouldn't Jane be more fitting - Bennett sisters? ;). This is just as great as Lizzy, though I wish it had a back outside zipper pocket like Lizzy does. That's my reason for 4 stars. Is it me, or when you find that they bring out a larger or smaller version of much loved bag, they have to make *some* change, and not just make it a bigger/smaller replica?
December 1, 2013
Bought this on Black Friday, already in love with it. Room for lots of things, with extra room to spare. Overall, great. Just love it
November 30, 2013
perfect size purse
I only gave this product three stars because I was so disappointed in the Dogwood color, it does not have bright yellow flowers like the screen shows, the yellow is an ugly grayish dull looking pattern, I could hardly wait to get the new purse but when I did, WHAT a disappointment, I previously had ordered another Clare and got it in Doodle Daisy and its colors matched perfectly with what I saw on the internet, and I do love the syle of this purse, too bad the color is so off.
November 2, 2013