Fantastic for Travel
I recently took a study abroad trip to England and Scotland for three weeks. I carried this purse every single day and it was absolutely fabulous. The crossbody style was perfect because I never had to worry about having to hang on to it or setting it down and leaving it somewhere. Many of my fellow classmates carried small backpacks, but worried about pickpockets. Not me, because my bag was always where I could see it.
This bag also has plenty of room. It was just large enough to fit my composition book for on-site assignments, my camera, travel hairbrush, pens, coin purse, phone, headphones, small water bottle, kindle, and makeup and still have room to spare for things such as small souvenirs. I could even fit my rain jacket in there as well on the few days we weren't sure if it would rain (otherwise, I was always wearing it), although that made the purse look stuffed. It could get heavy with all of these things in it, so I usually just carried my notebook, brush, phone, and coin purse. Just understand that it was capable of holding all of these things when I needed them.
The front slip pocket was perfect for my phone and other things I needed quick access to. Be careful with the magnetic closure, though. I accidentally demagnetized my Underground pass while sliding it into that pocket, as well as one of my hotel key cards. But that only happened because I was silly enough to slide the cards directly over the magnet. I should have known better.
I still carry this bag all the time now that I'm back home. After all this time, it still shows barely any wear. I absolutely love it and plan to carry it for a long time.
July 25, 2012
I bought a Lizzy a while back and was excited to find Clare (though wouldn't Jane be more fitting - Bennett sisters? ;). This is just as great as Lizzy, though I wish it had a back outside zipper pocket like Lizzy does. That's my reason for 4 stars. Is it me, or when you find that they bring out a larger or smaller version of much loved bag, they have to make *some* change, and not just make it a bigger/smaller replica?
December 1, 2013
Bought this on Black Friday, already in love with it. Room for lots of things, with extra room to spare. Overall, great. Just love it
November 30, 2013
perfect size purse
I only gave this product three stars because I was so disappointed in the Dogwood color, it does not have bright yellow flowers like the screen shows, the yellow is an ugly grayish dull looking pattern, I could hardly wait to get the new purse but when I did, WHAT a disappointment, I previously had ordered another Clare and got it in Doodle Daisy and its colors matched perfectly with what I saw on the internet, and I do love the syle of this purse, too bad the color is so off.
November 2, 2013
missing useful parts
I loved the Lizzy so I ordered this on line. When i got it I was very disappointed that the back zipper is not on the Clare like the Lizzy. This was one of my favorite parts of the Lizzy I could keep personal items in the back zipper that I did not want in the main compartment. Sad to say I returned it for this reason. Would have definitely kept it if that back zipper was there!!
October 12, 2013
LOVE LOVE LOVE
I love my Clare purse!! First of all my name my name is claire so that's one reason I fell in love with it in the first place, but this purse is great it fits all my needs. I have an ipad mini and it fits very well even with a flip case. I love to two pockets in the front, they're perfect for my phone, extra coins, lipstick, Ect. I would seriously buy this purse in every color if I could!!!
September 16, 2013
Great purse for my everyday neeeds!
I absalutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this purse! The inside is more roomy than it looks! The magnetic closure is great for lip gloss, a pocket, mirror, travel tissues, and hand sanitizer! The inside pockets fits pads (you know what I mean ladies) and a small comb! Again, LOVE this bag! <3 :) Mine is in Jazzy Blooms!
September 3, 2013
I love this purse. It is so cute. I just got it a few days ago for school and everybody is saying how cute it is.
August 28, 2013
Favorite Vera purse!
I love the Clare! It is the perfect size for me!! And its an awesome little purse to travel with!! The only thing that I would change about this would be to maybe add a pocket on the inside of it. But other than that I would recommend this crossbody to anyone!!
August 18, 2013
My favorite Vera bag! It's perfect!
I have two Clare bags - one in Camilla - a gift - and another in Ribbons! I love them both! Perfect size with two inside pockets and a zippered compartment! Don't let this bag fool you, it holds a lot! Also a a nice magnet flap outside pocket that holds my iPhone plus more! Under the flap is another pocket! Shoulder strap extends for cross the body! I want one in Cocoa Moss now! Did I say it washes up very nicely!
August 9, 2013