Great small bag!
I am mostly a large bag user, but this bag works well for certain occasions. The built in wallet on the back leaves the main compartment free for eyeglasses, phone, tissues, keys and some makeup. It is small, but the depth gives it enough room.
This bag may not be for everyone, but I find it's great for concerts, especially with the crossbody feature of the strap. Also great for dinner and a movie or church, when I shorten the strap to regular shoulder length.
The leather trim gives it a dressy look. I presently have 2 of these bags. I choose Provencal and Dogwood, so that I have one bag for black, and one for brown. I'd definitely consider the purchase of another one... maybe in my favorite, Midnight Blues!
November 1, 2013
Awesome day/night bag!
This bag is amazing. Can hold many things like: phone, makeup, hand sanitizer, small sunglasses, pens, pill case. the wallet built in can hold many cards because the pockets are pretty deep. Also the wallet part could hold a phone if you wanted to. Will be ordering more when they go on a super sale again! Very sad vera hasn't made any in the new patterns... I always get compliments when I go out!
October 10, 2013
WATCH the Dimensions - Smaller than it looks :(
Really Small! I got it on sale at 60% off and am still going to return it!
I was so excited with the looks of the leather trim and cloth when this design first came out. I've waited a year for it to go on sale... and when I get it ... I am so shocked at how small it is :(
Their lunch bags are bigger. The wristlet I ordered to go inside of the purse won't fit.... Just TOO SMALL!
September 22, 2013
Great every day bag for shopping and browsing
I have this bag in 5 patterns and I love them all. It is all I need for my lifestyle. Small but roomy, can fit everything in it except my glasses. I love the built in wallet and credit card slots. Other side is roomy enough for phone,etc.
Wish they would have continued this purse in the new patterns or something similar. Love the leather trim, also.
September 1, 2013
Turnlock busted on first time use
Ordered Marine Paisley and received the purse in May. Loved it but waited to use it in July during vacation. Used it two days and the turnlock busted. It was not over stuffed either. Very dissapointed. Have sent it back and hopefully they can replace with same purse. I hope it was just a one time thing. Have been very pleased with all my VB items.
August 15, 2013
This purse is my favorite of all Vera Bradley purses. It is small but you can get a lot in it. I just love it. And Canyon is one of my favorite patterns. Keep making this purse pppppplllllleeeeaaaaassssseeeee. Got it in all but 3 colors. Saving for those.
March 29, 2013
Is this a bag or a lunchbox?
I ordered the Patricia Crossbody online and had it shipped to my daughter who is at college in another state. She said she loved it!
When I finally got around to going to my local Vera Bradley store, I was shocked at the actual size. It looked like an overpriced lunchbox! I telephoned her immediately and said,"If you don't absolutely love it, exchange it for something else." She kept it...I would have returned it.
March 12, 2013
Love Leather Trim
I was so excited when I got this purse in Canyon. I think the leather trim really compliments the pattern. Before this I had the anniversary wallet in midnight blues and I wanted something bigger but still wanted the leather trim so this was the perfect option. The wallet in the back of the purse is perfect because it gives you more room to carry your cellphone, camera, makeup, etc in the larger compartment.
March 8, 2013
Best yet crossbody style!
I have tried almost EVERY Vera Bradley purse style in search of the perfect crossbody style, and to date this one comes the closest to what I am searching for. If you think the Hipster style lacks class and slightly too large, and the Mini Hipster is too small but like the pockets/slots, etc., and the Lizzy/Rachel is great but too small - you may also think this one is great, too. The size works, but only because you don't have to carry your wallet - all your cards and money can be placed in the zippered area, which eliminates the need to carry a separate wallet (that actually took awhile to get accustomed to), but without a wallet, there was enough room for my cellphone and camera, and small incidentials. It truly works for me, and the styling is very classy for business casual travel - through airports, sightseeing tours, and shopping trips where you want your hands free. The leather strap is just right and adds to the stylish look. It is slightly stiff until you use it a few times #I think it is the leather that adds the stiffness). I purchased in the Canyon fabric trimmed in brown leather and it looked great this winter with brown leather boots!
February 9, 2013
I have been wanting this bag for a long time, but I wasn't interested in any of the color choices. I was so happy to see the new colors with the colored leather! I chose the Go wild pattern and I absolutely love it! I love how it has a place for your cards. That really helps eliminate a wallet. I can put my cell phone, inhaler, tic tacs, chapstick and a couple of other small things in it. If I leave my cell phone out, I can fit even more in this bag. What I also didn't know is there are two pockets in the purse as well! I feel its an elegant purse to take around and I love the turn lock on it. I would definitely recommend this bag!
January 27, 2013