Please bring back the original
Please bring back the original bowler. It was the most functional and best bag I have ever owned.
November 27, 2013
Never owned the previous Bowler so I cannot compare as so many other reviews have. I actually looked at this bag in the store but postponed the purchase at that time. Ordered two on line due to the fact I had already seen how wide the bag opened with a double zipper, gussets on the sides, multiple pockets, etc. It appeared to be a very nice bag and I was excited about it. Sadly after trying to like this bag I just could not and passed them both on to a co-worker. If you don't mind digging and strategically arranging everything in your purse then this may work for you. I know for me it is just not worth the hassle. You have to unzip two zippers to find that the gusseted sides are not high enough to hold the contents in place in your purse not only to add the fact that you have to place some of your items in vertically to even think about getting it zipped back up. The top of the bag is much narrower than the bottom. I guess if you only carried the absolute minimum then this bag could work for you. The rolled handles are good and the bag fits on the shoulder with a nice strap drop. My co-worker says she loves the bags but I have noticed that when she carries them they look like they are about to explode and she is unable to zip it all the way shut so that means she did not line all the contents up just right that were inside which was the same problem I encountered. I have noticed a new similar style available that has a front pocket with a turn lock closure. I would like to give that bag a try especially after seeing all the raves regarding the previous old bowler and the fact it is a good looking bag. I also noticed that the newest one is not narrowed at the top so maybe this will resolve the issues that this particular Bowler has.
November 10, 2013
The Bowler Bag
I have several of the original bowler bags and love them. The new one does not allow me to put the same amount of stuff in it comfortably. With the new bowler, most of the time I do not even zip it completely because it seems as though the bag is stuffed. Bring back the original bowler. If not, I will have to find a different bag to love.
October 23, 2013
Bring Back The Original
I have 8 or 9 original Bowler style handbags and was going to purchase a new one. WOW What a HUGE disappointment. I, like most of the other negative respondents, find that VB designers "broke" a wonderfully functional handbag that filled so many requirements for the user. I felt like my stuff was safe in the Original bag's front exterior flaps with magnetic closures, full length zippered pocket that fit my iPad as though it were made for it, as well as many other pockets and pouches. I don't feel that way with the new design.
I consider this design error on the same scale as when the Coca Cola company came out with "New Coke," all those years ago. (Can you even remember that stuff?) The folks demanded the original and stopped buying Coke.
Please bring back the Original Bowler and rename, if you must, the new "thing" something else for those that like it.
October 13, 2013
If it wasn't called 'Bowler' ...
This is a great bag! I try to keep my bags on the smaller side and I like to find things in my purse when I look for them. This is the best designed bag that I've owned in years! I feel the reviews do not do this bag justice because people are comparing it to another style of 'Bowler". They should have given this purse a different name.
October 6, 2013
Love the new Bowler Bag
I was kind of negative about the new bowler bag until I bought one and started using it. I love it....better than the former style. Here's why: The front pockets are larger and will hold my cell phone and sunglasses, the old style pockets were too small for them. The zipper compartments on the outside and inside of the bag are smaller which I prefer. They are still large enough for my makeup, brush, etc. on the inside and the outside zipper easily holds car keys, credit cards etc. with no problem. There really was no need for such a large zipper compartment All in all I love this new bag and now own 4 of them. It's my favorite style.
September 14, 2013
I went to the store and was looking for a different bag. I was not sure about it till I got home and put all my stuff in it. (Just a little note I cary so much stuff people thing I am carrying bricks in my bags. ) It fits perfect on my shoulders and goes great with my winter wardrobe.
September 14, 2013
Wonderful for a "Downsizer"......!
I am 51 years old and have been famous for years with family and friends for my enormous handbags. On my birthday in July I resolved to carry a smaller bag that would be more attractive and easier to manage while still holding the essentials and a few extras; this bag is it! It's lovely looking, comfortable to carry, has a number of nice nooks and crannies, and zippers closed for security. Perfect! This bag is not for anyone who tends to over-stuff, as it zips all the way around, but for rest of us it is just what the doctor ordered. Terrific!
September 14, 2013
I love this purse. Lots of Pockets and zips closed for protection. There are also 3 outside pockets making it near perfect! The only problem I have with this purse is I'm tall, so the handles could be a little longer, but other than that....Love it.
September 13, 2013
Perfect organization !
I love this bag. It is perfect to line your items up in the bag with no tumbling over. Plenty big for carrying a book, water bottle, wallet, makeup bag, medicines, had sanitizer, and more ! I got this bag in Canyon. I love this bag ! I usually get buyers remorse, but not with this bag! I can't recommend this bag enough. Oh yeah, the straps are plenty long to wear on your shoulder and it not to be right under your armpit. The straps do not slide down your shoulder either.
August 21, 2013