I find this bag extremely useful for a number of reasons! First, I love the outside pockets. On one side I put my cell phone; and the other side is handy for shopping trips-- for lists, coupons, and especially for keeping all receipts together. The pockets are deep enough so that I don't worry about things falling out. Second, I love its size -- both depth and width. It holds so much -- without looking bulky. Even when the handles are folded down, It is deep enough to hold a water bottle standing up. And it is wide enough to hold my I-pad. And I always carry a paperback or magazine for those appointments when I have to wait. What I really like is that on occasions when I want to take a file folder along with me, I can easily fit it in the bag by raising the small handles up. Another thing I like -- it stands on its own when filled. I have not experienced the problem as the reviewer who said that the short handles won't lay flat when folded down. (Altho I did look at one in local store where I noticed this.) The handles on the one I purchased on line lay very flat and look very neat. A great looking and extremely verstatile bag!
November 26, 2013
crossbody with wings
Sorry Ladies but I am going to have to bring down the 100% rating on this one. I have attempted to use my new bag a few times.. each time I have given up. I put it under the mattress to try and flatten out the short straps, otherwise it looks like my bag has wings. It also has a vertical crinkle marking on both sides near the base of the bag, guessing from storage? but the crinkles are not coming out.. time to trade her in for a 'more better' design, or maybe just another one that isn't having the same complications as this one does.... Sorry Vera, you know I love your items otherwise!!
November 21, 2013
Best VB bag that I own
Love the versatility of this bag. Holds all my stuff & some of my daughters too. Love the outside pockets, great for iphone & keys. I highly recommend, you wont be disappointed.
August 23, 2013
Looks better in person
I looked at this style in the prints but it didn't do much for me. Then, I saw the black. It is lovely. This is the most versitile bag I've ever used. The material is thicker than in the prints but it makes it feel stronger too. I even bought the matching wallet & couldn't be happier. The strap is stiffer than the cotton prints as well but I got use to it within a couple of days. Love the discreet outside pockets. The crossbody is great just watch you don't overload the bag or it may become uncomfortable to wear. I have the original Saddle Up, Clare, Hipster, Mailbag & another cross body style. This bag is another great crossbody style but do keep in mind it is a bit heavier material.
March 4, 2013
Love to be hands free for everyday activities so I tend to use crossbodies. This is perfect size--felt like Goldilocks until I got this--some were too small, some were too big, but this is just right! The strap works great for c/b or shoulder tote, or just to carry by handles. I'm sure I'll be using it every way. Lightweight, which I prefer over leathers which can get heavy. I don't have to limit myself to what "fits" in my bag. Could be used for tech devices as well. Found the magnet closure does the job even though I do usually prefer a zip top. Maybe VB can start making some colorblock bags, using two or three colors, which would give us more than basic black but not quite so busy as the prints.
February 13, 2013
Updatd shape cross body
Love my light weight cross body. I have been looking for a modern shaped cross body with some size and rich looking exterior that would carry my ipad. This is it! Love the flexibility of the handles and height of the bag. Love the depth. This holds everything I carried in my Vera Bradley tote with style.
February 12, 2013
Love Love Love
Just bought this bag in black and Jazzy Blooms yesterday. I used the black last night and got a ton of compliments. Such a beautiful bag. So glad I got it~
February 5, 2013