My new favorite VB bag
I bought this bag in Citron. I love the pattern! I needed a crossbody bag and I had tried the little hipster which was just too small and I've tried the mailbag which was too skinny and things would fall to the bottom and I'd have a difficult time fishing them out. This one in just right. The two slip pockets on the front are perfect: keys in one and my iPhone in an Otterbox Defender case in the other. The back zip compartment is very roomy with the zip going all the way across. This is where I keep lip glosses, a compact, a small bottle of lotion, and hand sanitizer and there's still room for more! Inside there are two large slip pockets where I keep pens, reading glasses, gum, earbuds, and a small note pad. I do slightly miss an inside zip compartment. The bottom of the bag is wider, but not too wide. I can easily get to my wallet, inhaler, and other items that I didn't put in pockets. Strap is very comfortable, too. I just love it!
January 18, 2014
The Best Purse VB Has
I've used Saddle Up, On The Go, and Clare but I always had spray, headache medicine, and my VB wristlet in my bag, along with a bunch of other stuff, and nothing seemed to fit. When this bag got released, I wasn't planning on getting it but when I saw it I bought it on the first day it came out. It is the perfect size for everything I need, and I love the inside and outside pockets, along with the zip closure so that everything stays in the bag while I'm on the go. I absolutely love it, and I am soo happy with this bag. The strap is the perfect length to throw over my shoulder, and the bag isn't too big or too small. It's the Goldilocks of bags and I love it.
March 4, 2014
Ok, but....a couple of problems.
As someone else stated in another review, it is difficult NOT to compare this bag to the Mom's Day Out. They are basically the same bag, the Carryall is just the "non-mom" version. That being said, I am a mom and I still bought it. My youngest is two and I wanted something similar to the MDO but without the taffeta lining. This is certainly big enough to carry my basics: toddler t-shirt and shorts, 2 diapers and travel wipes, my Euro wallet, check book, cell phone, and small items such as chap stick. It holds everything with room to spare, but here is the downfall. The strap is more narrow than the strap on the MDO and the Hipster (which I LOVE, but doesn't have room for an extra change of clothes, diapers and wipes.) Because the strap is more narrow, it doesn't sit well and "feel good" while carrying it. I don't think that I have anything heavy in it, only what I listed above, but it still feels heavier. It also sits weird when I carry it as a crossbody. Because it is wider at the bottom than the top, it sticks out and feels like I have a huge saddlebag at my side! That is somewhat strange since I didn't feel that way when carrying the MDO.
To sum it up: The strap is too narrow. It needs to be as wide as the MDO or even wider like the Hipster. The base is also a little too wide. If the base were a little less wide and the strap was wider, then it would be perfect.
I want to like this bag so I will give it a try, but I have a feeling that I will switch back to my MDO. :(
June 20, 2014