On the Go
Purchased for the Pockets!
I usually sew my own purses, but wanted something with a zipper, an adjustable strap and a little more style, so I chose this bag as my first VB purchase. I love the outside pockets and the two zippered pockets.
I keep my (tiny) phone in one of the outside pockets and a small bottle of hand sanitizer in the other pocket. My keys, iPod and headphones fit in the outside zipper compartment with room to spare. There are three quilted slip pockets in the inside and one zippered pocket on the opposite side. Each pocket is slightly wider than a pack of travel tissues. In the main compartment I can fit my 4.5" wallet, 5.5" pouch for nail clippers, etc., bottle of Tylenol and my 7" camera case. There is still room for my 8.5" journal and a few other small items or pouches. The top of the bag does dip a bit in the middle when it is full. I purchased it for the cross-body option, but find that I usually just use it as a shoulder bag. This bag looks great in Baroque and I'm enjoying it more and more as I use it.
January 10, 2013
I have FOUR! (4)
I have several Vera Bradley pieces, but only one of each - except this handbag! It is far and away the most beautiful, usable, lightweight handbag I've ever used. I carry it both cross-body and on shoulder,
The outside pockets are just the right size: favorite lipsticks in one, cell phone in the other. The interior carries everything I NEED. And it washes like a dream - always remembering to remove the hard bottom before washing: experience talking here!
June 26, 2014
Great mid-size purse!
I've been using my On The Go bag (in Blue Bayou) for several months now, and it is about perfect for me! Not too big - and depending on what you carry - not too heavy. Strong and adjustable double-strap for carrying on my shoulder.
LOVE the outside pockets, but other posters are correct: the side pockets could be a bit larger. The problem is they are more narrow at the top opening than at the bottom, so little things 'sink' and are difficult to retrieve. I can't get my fingers deep in there while wearing the bag, so I have to take it off my shoulder to 'fish' - makes those 2 end pockets less handy.
(I measured: 2.5" at top opening, 3.5" across the bottom) I use one side pocket Only for my lip balm and car's valet key. The other one only has a tissue and cough drop. Other items ("big" keys) fit in the larger outside pocket. I would like to have the one inside zip pocket be divided (2 pouches - and not zip) instead of one, but having the 3 pouches on the other side is very helpful to keep small items organized. Overall, Vera's best design!
July 4, 2014