Had to return it
I had so much wanted this bag for so long.....finally with my Birthday Coupon I treated myself! But it did not live up to my expectations and I reluctantly returned it today. It was not as roomy as I had hoped, but mostly the zipper would not zip unless you really played with it and forced it. The outer pockets are nice, but almost too snug to get anything in and out. I will go back to the Mailbag or the Squared Away. I really wanted another cross body like the Mailbag but less deep and easier to access like the Squared Away. Also the strap is very stiff.
June 23, 2014
Great bag! Really happy with it.
I purchased this bag when it first came out and have been very happy with it. My previous bag of choice was the On the Go but needed something a little taller when I started carrying a large sunglasses case. I use an All in One Crossbody as my main wallet and a medium cosmetic case to keep all of the misc clutter together in my handbag. Adding the sunglasses case started to make the On the Go kind of "stuffed" whenever I needed to add anything else. The Carryall Crossbody fits my needs perfectly. I like that it has a dressier look than the slouchy On the Go and the front pockets hold my cellphone and some tissues without adding bulk like the On the Go side pockets do when used. The stiff strap doesn't convert back and forth from shoulder to Crossbody as easily as the printed fabric straps do. Like many of the other customers of the quilted solid black handbags I hope VB finds a way to make the straps not as stiff. I also hope to see the Carryall Crossbody come out in the new bright color solids like Magenta. I would love to have one in that color for spring and summer.
April 6, 2014
I like a medium size bag that can be covered to cross body when I travel. This bag is perfect for everyday use and for travel. The number and location of the pockets help keep things organized. Very happy with this purchase!!
January 27, 2014
Great, but larger than shown
This is definitely a carry ALL bag. It's beautiful while being large enough to carry everything one could need and not need a huge tote bag. The measurements shown are incorrect. It is 12.5" wide and 10" high at the tallest point. If you were to load it up with all it could hold and then try to carry it cross-body, the strap would really cause a problem on your neck, it is very stiff and uncomfortable. But if you plan to use it as a shoulder bag or carry it on your arm, that should not be a problem. I hope Vera Bradley will find a way to make all of the microfiber crossbody bags' straps more comfortable, like they did on the Little Flap Hipster. I do love having the three external pockets in addition to the ones inside. I also appreciate the fact that the strap is made extra long, since I am a plus size woman.
January 25, 2014
I have had many of her bags none have been this good to my needs.I can carry everything in this bag, it has a large zip back dept and two front pockets and pockets inside . you want go wrong with this purse it is great.
January 24, 2014
Lightweight and comfortable
I used this while shopping with my toddler and was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it was to wear crossbody. I wasn't thrilled with the narrower shoulder strap at first, but it is more comfortable to me than the wide strap on the Clare bag.
This bag held a few diapers, wipes, a VB small cosmetic, Sleek and Chic wallet, coin purse, zip ID, camera, phone and keys with room to spare. The Sleek and Chic wallet can fit into either of the inside slip pockets. There is a generous zippered pocket on the back of the bag and, of course, two slip pockets on the front. I'm very pleased with this bag and will probably purchase another in a spring color.
January 18, 2014
Great downsizing cross body that packs a punch!!!!
I love the sleek line and easy access the TWO front pockets offer for
Cell phone and keys!!! Zippered outside pocket adds great place for
For my receipts, coupons,etc. when shopping. Very easy finding things inside with the pockets & not being to deep. It IS washable in machine that has gentle cycle or hand wash setting. Hang to dry.
Very lightweight, nice to carry after back surgery! THANKS VERA BRADLEY :)
January 12, 2014