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
Best Vera Ever
I purchased the Crossbody Carryall about a month ago in Clementine. Where has it been??!! This the perfect bag for me (very round, 5", 56YO). It carries everything I need and more.
For example: When you first see it, it seems small but the bottom opens up beautifully without making it awkward. Oh, and will stand up on its own. On one side, there are 2 pockets which are perfect for my iPhone 4s in an Otterbox case and my work ID (these are very deep pockets and aren't secured so be careful). The other side has a large zipper pocket (which, right now, has a few letters). Inside are 2 nice pockets which carry my pill case, inhalator, 2 flashdrives in a case, and mints. Inside the bag, I have an iPad Mini (in a case), a Turn Lock Wallet, a Brush & Pencil makeup bag, small journal, big bunch of keys, and a pen--whew! I normally carry a Dooney & Bourke bag but I couldn't take the weight on my back and shoulders—with just the weight of bag alone! This is the perfect weight and stays on my shoulders. I will be getting another in a different pattern. Highly recommend!
June 5, 2014
I love crossbody styles and have tried just about every style that Vera Bradley makes (from very small Shoot from the Hip to Messenger). The Carryall does not disappoint! It is a lot larger than Clare (my all-time favorite for traveling -- so sad it's being discontinued!) but not as large and cumbersome as a traditional messenger bag. The Carryall has similar dimensions as Mom's Day Out but has the pretty interior I expect. Mom's Day Out's taffeta interior put me off (part of the fun is the coordinating interior of my Vera's!) It has a zippered closure, two concealed slip-in exterior pockets and a large interior compartment with two slip in pockets. Sure, a zippered interior pocket would be great, but there is a large exterior zippered pocket so it kind of makes up for it. I will primarily use this bag for traveling or long days out when I need a large, lightweight crossbody that can hold a lot. I carried it recently for a college tour for my son and was able to carry all my everyday necessities (large wallet, small cosmetic, coin purse, etc) plus a full size water bottle and a bunch of brochures. This bag could easily carry a tablet. I always appreciate a lightweight crossbody and this one fits the bill perfectly!
April 12, 2014