Love the style
This is a fun style to have with the round shape and drawstring. I love the DEEP front pocket to keep my cell phone in as well as the silver Vera Bradley logo tag. The inside pockets help keep things organized as well as the inside zip pocket. Things that need improvement: the adjustable strap needs to be a slider type buckle where it can be adjusted anywhere along the length of the bag OR extra holes need to be added. I am 5'10" and I need to add extra holes if I want to carry this on my shoulder which I plan to do as I am not a big cross body fan and the styling of this round shape would not be comfortable IMO to carry in that fashion. Also, the bag is vinyl not leather. I know vinyl does not have the durability of leather and would much prefer this material. Otherwise, I would recommend this as a fun extra bag to have around for the spring/summer season!
April 29, 2014
Since November, I have been using the Pleated Tote in Canterberry Mangenta as my daily bag. The extra space is wonderful for the days when I need to carry a lot with me including laptop, notebooks, etc. for class but this new Drawstring Crossbody just sounded like something that would work great for every day use and I was right! The interior contains two slip pockets, one zip pocket, and the outside has a front slip pocket which is great for a phone. The faux leather trim really gives it a classy appearance and it makes a great day or evening bag if you get it in Fanfare which is my new summer pattern. The pop of citron adds just that needed bit of color but with neutral black, gray, and white, it can go with just about anything I own. LOVE IT!
April 3, 2014
I just bought this bag because I love any kind of crossbody. I love the faux leather straps, however, the strap is perfect for crossbody, but not if you just want to wear it on your shoulder....you can't make the strap short enough....I'm 5'4" and when it's hooked into the last notch it still hangs past my waist. I had to have my husband make me a notch with his leather kit so I can carry this on my shoulder as well as crossbody. It has plenty of room for all your stuff and plenty of pockets. Overall, I'm happy with it....I just wish they made more notches on the strap so you can adjust the length better.
March 28, 2014
This bag is a nice medium size and the drawstring closure seems secure. There is plenty of room for my Euro Wallet, eyeglass case, phone, Tune In case, Tech case, small brush, mints, pens, and keys with space left over. The outside front pocket is big enough for my iPhone 5 with Otterbox to fit in vertically or horizontally. The 2 inside slip pockets and 1 zip provide nice organization for smaller items. The faux leather is very soft and the strap is more than long enough for me to wear crossbody and I am 5'11". The shape of the bag is nice and doesn't feel too bulky at the hip. I think this will be a great bag for summer!
March 27, 2014
Love the Drawstring Crossbody!
I am a huge fan of the retired Quick Draw that has a similar style to the Drawstring Crossbody. So of course I am so excited that Vera Bradley produced another similar style. This new cross body is so cute and lightweight. It is smaller than the Quick Draw but it is also a lot lighter. And, the faux leather trim is really nice and soft. I think it will help keep the parts of the bag clean that have the most chance of getting dirty (the strap and bottom). I wear my cross body styles very low (at or below my hip) and this one is very comfortable. The front concealed pocket is bigger than it looks and fits my iPhone and lip balm perfectly. Inside are two slip in pockets and a zippered pocket. I really like a zippered interior pocket and was so glad to see one in this style. I purchased this in Flower Shower (too cute) and plan to purchase another pattern right away!
March 26, 2014