It does not close
This is a great purse/tote the only problem is that the purse does not stay closed. It has a magnetic closure but that does not work. Living and walking home from work in Chicago this does not really work for me. If you don't have to worry about something like this than I do recommend it.
July 1, 2014
The Convertible Crossbody is one of my favorite Vera pieces. I remove the strap and carry it by the handle. I am small enough to carry it on my shoulder with the small handle if need be....I love it! I love the two outer pockets for my phone, keys, sunglasses, anything I need at hand.
I usually prefer a zipper closure but the magnets are so strong that even when it falls off the front seat, nothing falls out.
I have several and I plan on more!
May 27, 2014
Great Everyday Purse/Tote
Great everyday bag; please bring back cross body in black, I love the colors/patterns; however, sometimes I just want to use a simple black purse
May 26, 2014
Great everyday purse
Love it! Perfect for everyday and vacation. Can make it bigger when shopping. Wish they were still making it in the new prints, I would buy more.
April 11, 2014
Im in love!
This is my second Vera Bradley bag, but my first crossbody type. I love this Heather color so much, color in real life looks even better than it is in the photo!! I tuck the 2 extra straps on the side into the pockets bc I dont think I will carry it like a regualr one. It is really spacious inside with some extra pockets too. I can fill it up but it still wont be bulky hanging on the side of my hip :))
March 27, 2014
Love the options of this bag
I just recently purchased my first Vera Bradley bag and I am in love (and obsessed!). The convertible crossbody was my second purchase. I can't say enough good things about this bag. It can be worn as a traditional purse, it has an adjustable strap so it can be worn across the body so you can go "hands free" or the strap can be removed and it becomes a tote (or you can leave the strap on and still use it as a tote). It's like getting 3 purses for the price of 1. How awesome is that? I ended up buying it in Plum Crazy, Heather, Provencal and Black because I love it so much. There are 3 inside pockets suitable for a phone, iPod or other small device. There are also 2 pockets for pens and a large zippered inside compartment for other essentials. The bottom of the bag is flat so it stands when it is filled. I usually prefer my bags to have a zipper closure, but this bag has a very strong magnet closure that stays closed. I tested the magnet by turning the bag upside down and shaking it to see if it stayed closed. Guess what? It did! The only downside to this bag is that it's being discontinued!!!
March 19, 2014
This convertible crossbody is my favorite. I like the wide opened top, wide shoulder stray, strong magnet closing, and the many pockets inside and out.
I am sure I have a need for it that many do not , but when my husband and I go out, I have 2 cell phones, extra eye glasses, papers for doctors etc. So I find it perfect for my needs. Thank you.
February 10, 2014
Love this purse!
This purse looks awesome and is functional too. I love the hidden deep slip pockets on the outside! The magnet closure is working great for me too. I like the ability to wear it on my shoulder or crossbody. Not sure I'll ever carry it as a tote. Very classy! Trying to decide which color is going to be next.
December 10, 2013
This purse is PERFECT!!
I have the Convertible Crossbody in Provencal!! This purse is perfect in every way--it holds tons! The two outer pockets are perfect for my cell phone and notepad and pens; the four inside pockets are roomy and spacious. Love that I can go "hands free" with the adjustable strap as a crossbody or wear in over my shoulder! I was a diehard fan of a purse with a zipper closure, but this purse has a magnetic closure that's hard to beat. It is STRONG!!! I debated whether or not to use it on an airline flight for fear all of the contents would spill out of it during the flight while it was stored under the seat, but it was perfect! I definitely MUST buy this in another color, and SOON!!
October 29, 2013
Love At First Site!
I have been shopping my VB store pretty regularly lately and this bag had caught my eye every time I walked into the store. I decided to give it a go in Canterberry Cobalt. Just a note on the pattern itself, I really didn't care for it after seeing the photos of it online. However in person, the only word I think that accurately describes it is striking and seeing it online just doesn't do the pattern justice. The trim in this pattern is just beautiful and you really get to see it in this bag with it folded down. I must say as much as I think it's nice to have the tote option, I very much dislike the look with the flaps up and will probably never carry this bag that way. I do LOVE the look with the flap and handles folded down. The interior is not quilted and that's kind of a bummer but the bag is very roomy and organized well. I was comparing its size against the Mandy bag. The size of this is a lot more useful (it's a little taller with flaps down and a tad longer, width is about the same.) I also like that you have a crossbody option although in my opinion it is super cute as a shoulder bag with the adjustable strap pulled short. It's nice that you have different carrying options with this bag. I love it and will very likely purchase another. I do recommend. However if you like quilted interiors in your Vera's I would say this might not be the bag for you. It's a great mid size choice. Not too big, not too small.
September 24, 2013