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
I ordered four different styles and this is by far my favorite style. It is perfect and fits all my needs.
August 10, 2014
Perfect Bag for Traveling!
A great bag for on the go! I bought this bag in lime's up about 4 weeks ago to match my kisslock wallet in the same pattern. I use it almost every day
now and absolutely love it! My only complaint is that it can easily overwhelm a small person, since it is a bigger crossbody.
August 10, 2014
A great crossbody
I love my purse it is awesome and has held up with my hectic life! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a stylish durable purse that you don't have to hassle with. I will definitely buy again!
July 11, 2014
Just bought 3 more
I've tried several VB bags over the last 6 months and have returned all but the On The Go and the Clare. On The Go was my favorite until I found the Clare(in English Rose). It's the perfect everyday bag for me. It's small but can hold a lot...a turn lock wallet, small cosmetic, tech case, small planner, large smartphone, and my keys with room to spare. We took it to the movies and I was able to fit 3 bottles of water and a couple of snacks in there on top of what I usually keep inside. I Love it so much, I just bought 3 more before they're all gone so I have on for every season
July 9, 2014
My favorite cross body bag
I have many Vera bags and love them all. Clare is one of my favorites. I own the Clare cross body in a dozen colors and use them all. The Clare is small enough to be comfortable to carry yet large enough to fit all my daily goodies. I am disappointed this style is being discontinued. Still love Vera though and own so many of their bags and accessories that I could open my own boutique! Vera Bradley bags are the only type I carry.
July 4, 2014
Have this in 4 designs. Will buy in any new colors.
June 28, 2014
I honestly can't believe they are getting rid of Clare. It is easily my favorite crossbody purse and have have at least four of them in different patterns. I'm so sad to this amazing purse go.
June 26, 2014
My Favorite Everyday Crossbody
I love this bag. Since the style is retired I bought 4 patterns!!! I was going to give one to a friend but she might just have to get her own because I don't know if I can part with any of them.
The size is just what I need. I can fit my strap wallet, which is love as well, and my 7" tablet and there's still room if I need to take a small cosmetic bag and umbrella. My galaxy phone fits nicely in the outside slip pocket, keys usually go in the inside slip pocket or under the outside pocket under the flap OMG this bag is so easy for me to organize. The small inside slip pocket is nice for lipstick. I have larger bags like the Glenna, Laura, and Emily Satchel for when I need to carry everything in the house but Clare is certainly perfect for everyday outings. And it looks super cute too. Recommend this more than the Hipster which was too flat for my taste.
June 6, 2014
Nice bag.....love it!
What a great bag. It holds all that I need without being bulky and heavy. Fits comfortably on the shoulder and I don't feel the weight of the bag. I like the outside pockets; one for cell and the other for incidentals. The inside has slip pockets to help keep organized. I have a medium sized cosmetic bag which fits nicely inside. Really like this bag so much that I went back for two more. Fortunately, a VB outlet went in across the street and I'm in Vera heaven:)
May 28, 2014