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
Perfect for Everyday and Travel!
This is my absolute favorite Vera Bradley purse! I took me a while to finally purchase the Mailbag because I thought it would be too big. If you are wavering between the hipster and the mailbag...I say get the mailbag! My original intention was to use it for travel. I choose the simply black because it would match all of my Vera Luggage Sets (Baroque, Suzani, and Portobello Road). I could not be more pleased! I used the bag for the first time about a month ago for a weekend wedding trip. It is so functional and stylish that it is now my every day bag. I love the flip top for easy access and the decent size of the zipper compartment. A note about size and proportion...I am 5'6, size 10 with curves and this bag design does not add "volume" to my figure.
It will hold the following without looking bulky~
Medium Ebook Cover (Kindle Fire HD)
Phone and Kindle Chargers
Small B&B lotion
Small Note Pad
I think the Mailbag should be a staple in your Vera collection...right up there with the Weekender, Grand Traveler and Vera Bag!
May 17, 2014
Perfect Bag for my New IPad
This bag is perfect for my IPad, it fits perfectly in the larger slip pocket under the front flap. The main zip top pocket is spacious and deep and keeps my brush and calendar (5x7 Notebook) standing up perfectly for easy access. I keep my smaller things like, lip gloss, checkbook, and mini personal calendar in the smaller pockets of the main compartment which keeps things perfectly organized so I have quick easy access to everything. One BIG suggestion, this purse holds so much (love that about it), that it gets pretty heavy...so a padded strap would make things so much better, especially if you take the bag everywhere and never take it off, as I do. I have to keep my IPad with me at all times for work.
March 11, 2013