Love this bag!!
I just went to the Vera Bradley store today, and got myself this bag in Flower Shower. Love the brown leather trimming. It is a cute, medium sized bag. If you are looking for a bag that fits a lot of stuff, this isn't the bag for you. It has quite a few convenient pockets. One on the back, one behind the flap. Three inside, and one zippers. Beautiful bag.
April 28, 2014
Pretty and Practical Crossbody
The Crosstown Crossbody is very pretty and holds more than I expected. It is bigger than the Patricia Crossbody but doesn't have the built-in wallet. This crossbody is perfect for traveling or everyday if you don't need a large bag. It is lightweight and fits comfortably. It has a magnetic flap closure, an inside zippered pocket (useful for small cosmetic items) and two slip in pockets. Under the flap is a slip in pocket and there is a slip in pocket across the back that I keep my iPhone for easy access. This bag has a streamlined structured look, but the slip in pockets on the back and under the flap are easier to use than some of the older structured styles (Julia for example). I use a smaller wallet (mini zip or compact zip around) to make more room for other necessities. The faux leather strap is easy to adjust the to the right length. I am really pleased with my recent purchase in Blue Bayou and am considering purchasing one in Citron.
April 26, 2014
Cute purse, but...
I bought this in the new pattern flutterby because I really wanted one. It is a cute purse, and holds a small amount of things, but if you need a purse that holds a lot of things this isn't the bag for you. I tried to put my sleek and chic wallet, pill case, notepad, chapstick, checkbook, lotion, and a few other smaller things in it, and it was too small. I could only fit my sleek and chic wallet, my lotion, chapstick, pen, and notepad in it.
April 3, 2014
Great little crossbody for travelling light
I've tried other crossbodies in the past and either didn't like the size/shape or didn't like having a big gaudy patterned strap across my torso (I love my colorful VB but there is a limit!). So, reasons I love this bag are 1) nice size to hold my basics (though I wish it were a tiny bit larger so I could fit my sunglasses in there) , 2) the strap is long enough for it to sit properly on my hip (it's adjustable), and 3) solid black "leather" trim really makes the Citron pattern pop on the bag but the solid black strap tones it down by not splashing it across my whole body. I'm already getting lots of compliments on it. More bags with the trim please Vera!
February 26, 2014
Good Purse for your basics!
I LOVE this purse! I usually carry around the mailbag but there are just some times that you want to carry around a smaller bag. I have the patricia crossbody but it wasn't big enough to hold my keys after I put my phone and necessities in, but this one is! I love all of the pockets as there are a total of two compartments inside, and in the main area, are two pockets and a zip up area to keep stuff in! then on the back, there is a pocket for easy access! I have a phone and a wallet with some other necessities in it and still have room! So if you are wanting a purse that isn't too small but isn't really that big that can carry your necessities and more, then this purse is for you! With the beautiful leather trim, you can't go wrong! I bought it in citron and julip tulip and both are beautiful to me!
January 13, 2014
Cute, structured crossbody bag
I purchased mine in the Blue Bayou and appreciate the beautiful faux leather trim. This looks like a medium-sized crossbody bag, but because of it's structured sides, it holds a smaller amount of items. The inner zippered pocket is the perfect size to use as a small cosmetic area or to hold keys. There are two slip pockets inside the bag as well, but when filled with bulky items like lotion, they take away from the main compartment. In the main compartment, I put my Soft Wallet, a VB coin purse and travel pack of tissues. I tried using my VB small cosmetic bag, but it did take up most of the main compartment. There is also a slip pocket attached to the front of the bag under the flap. This is great for a phone. A long slip pocket runs across the back of the bag, but I wish it included a magnet. It is against the body, but that is the only thing that makes it feel secure to me.
The adjustable strap has four adjusting options like a belt buckle. This is a great little bag if you don't have a heavy load.
January 11, 2014