Favorite purse ever!
This is the perfect purse. I bought it to have a good size purse to travel with that provided good organization and storage without looking too big. I liked this one because of the cross body strap and because there are multiple compartments that can help to separate various items, especially when traveling abroad and you have a passport, wallet, electronics, etc to keep track of. This purse will even hold my iPad. The front part of the purse with the flap stays closed nicely with the magnetic closer but it's still easy to slip my hand in and out of the front pocket to access things. This is the first purse I've had that I can always reach in and get my keys without even looking because they are so handy to reach in the front pouch. No more digging around a deep, dark, bottomless purse for me!
I also feel that the purse would be fairly difficult for a pickpocket to get into, which is a concern in some of the areas I travel. The main compartment has a zipper at the top which is right under my arm when I carry it cross body. Also, the strap is thick and I think it would be difficult to cut it and steal the purse so I feel confident wearing it around. I also love the small zippered pouch on the back that rests against my body and seems to be a very good location for keeping important items like a passport.
The best part is that it holds a lot AND it looks good doing it. Not too bulky even when full. I feel like it holds everything that I reasonably, and possibly even unreasonably, need to carry with me to most places. The material is nice and soft but still sturdy. I feel that it will wear well and last a long time. The black color is elegant and timeless. This bag is a staple in my wardrobe and quickly went from being a travel purse to an everyday purse. I'm happy every time I pick it up!
July 15, 2014
SO SO SO ROOMY AND CHIC
The mailbag in ANY pattern is a must have! The compartments are so deep without adding bulk and showcasing a trim profile. Please bring it in cobalt blue.
June 19, 2014
Perfect Bag for so many ocassions
I knew I wanted a mailbag, but was torn on the pattern to get. I have so many favorites, and own hipsters and cross bodies in quite a few, but I wanted something I could travel with and be appropriate in all situations, something comforatble, fit my ipad, hard shell sunglass case, and this is it!! Love it so much. Well made, comfortable, just perfect. This style holds lots when you need that, and looks great with not so much in it!! Now to get it off my shoulder and use some of the cross bodies I purchased this week at the Ft Wayne outlet sale lol!!!!
April 13, 2014
Quite a Trooper!!!
I am quite impressed with this bag. I have several crossbody bags from V.B. but this one is the best. The compartments are easily accessible and very spacious, yet it sits neatly at my side.I have the Clare which I love, but this bag can do double duty by carrying notebooks as well as all my accoutrements(overstuffed wallet, books, small shawl, etc.). My Doctor suggested that since I carry so much weight, I should switch to crossbody bags. I think I have found the one!
March 19, 2014
Holds so much within a flat, elegant profile!
This is my "go-to" whenever I want to carry my tablet, journal, wallet, snack, paperback and all of those small items I can't do without. I'm amazed at how much room is built into this well made handbag. The cross body strap is comfortable to wear and the slim profile looks great dressed-down or dressed-up. The classic black fabric sets off the quilted and patterned stitching. Comfy, well balanced, elegant, roomy... what are you waiting for? Buy this bag!
February 14, 2014
Wonderful, Organized Bag -- Great for Travel!
I recently purchased this Mailbag because I was going on a trip and wanted a crossbody bag. I also wanted a bag that I would definitely use after trip. After much hemming and hawing, I chose the Mailbag in black because it would match everything. I brought it on a three-day weekend trip, where I could only have a carry-on bag and one "personal" item, like a pocketbook. This was my personal item, and it was perfect! I used the Grand Traveler for my carry-on and it held my clothes, make-up and toiletries and jewelry. This bag was my smaller carry-on, and I used it to hold a book, my Nook tablet, my phone, my wallet, my charging cords, and other small items like gum and mints, gloves, sunglasses, etc. It was so easy and safely held everything in the different pockets and compartments, and still was very flat on my body. I love the long strap. It was perfect for walking around the city all day and didn't get cumbersome. I will be using it for years to come and so pleased with my decision to get the black microfiber. It's a beautiful bag.
February 10, 2014