All in One Crossbody
Unique & cute but strap broke after purchase
I purchased this bag in black well over a year ago and have used it for the majority of that time. The only negative feature was the snap on the strap broke making the strap un- usable. After repairing it all was well and the fix has held up to this day and is not noticeable.
There are several compartments, slots and pockets all assembled in just a genius order. The ease of use daily is why I continue to use this bag, all cards slip in and out easily. This cross body style works really well for someone that just takes quick trips around town or a day at a theme park etc. You can slip your phone upright in the top slot where the straps are attached however I don't believe that is the function of that slot and I don't recommend using it for that purpose as your phone will slip out.
I receive many compliments on this simple sleek little bag, it looks as new as the day I got it still ( minus the strapissue) I highly recommend these classic black bags from VB.
July 2, 2013
Great on the Go pocket bag
Love this bag ! And when I do where it I forget I have it on. Its light and can slip into any tote.
September 8, 2012
My Favorite Grab-and-Go Bag!
This is my second handbag purchase from VB. I have the Mandy in Baroque which I adore!! I wanted something smaller though, something to hold essentials when making quick trips or long shopping trips when I don't want to be bogged down by a larger bag. The cross-body design is perfect and keeps the bag out of the way and my hands free. My iPhone fits easily into the slip pocket on top, and the side pocket's magnetic closure is secure. I can carry my VB mints, a small pressed powder, and a lip gloss/stick in the side pocket, with the wallet inside for credit cards and ID and the phone in the center pocket. I was very impressed and happy with this purchase. It is true that with those things in there, there is no room for my keys, but I just use a small clip and clip my keys onto the strap and it works just fine. I agree with other reviewers that the solid color is a bonus; it can go with anything and can look dressed up or down. I am looking forward to using this bag when I go to dinner - again, small, elegant and will hold my essentials. Other reviewers have mentioned the snaps on the strap are not secure; I have not had this problem. In fact, I ride a motorcycle and had my stuff in this purse so I just threw it on over my jacket and left - it was great! I didn't even think about it until later, but going down the road with my purse like that definitely tested the strap and the snaps! No problems, but...I won't be doing that again! I love this bag too much to lose it, not to mention the stuff inside. Since it is so small, now I just put it on first and then my motorcycle jacket over it so that the purse stays secure. Definitely a must-have for anyone who needs a quick grab-and-go purse that is fun and fashionable!!
July 11, 2012
Loving this - solid color is great!
I have been looking for a weekend/running errands bag for some time. This one works well for me. It's cute, subtle, and holds my essentials. The flap holds tight - I keep my phone there. I have a smartphone - Samsung Galaxy S - not the new one, and I can fit it securely in the pocket standing upright. It will not fil the larger phones and is doubtful for the Iphone. My keys go in the middle drop in pocket and seem secure. Wallet is good. Change pocket is oddly shaped as it is tucked into the curve of the oval shape.
If I could change anything, I would make the strap adjustable, make it so the flap side could hold a larger phone, add a keyring or small caliper, and add a lipstick loop inside for my lip balm. Then you'd get a 5 star rating.
May 30, 2012
Perfect little bag to hold essentials!
I bought this AFTER reading the reviews and thought I made a mistake. After putting my essentials in (i.e., credit cards, IDs, cash, coins, lip gloss, iPhone) I fell in love with it. I have tons of these VB tiny bags, but they're all patterned and I wanted something in a solid color. When I read what about the unsnapping of the strap on some of the reviews, I wanted to avoid that BEFORE it happened to me so I dabbed a little bit of Krazy Glue gel inside the snap, closed it and VOILA!...no issues to fret over. If you're planning on passing it through your belt to use as a fanny pack, then you may not want to do that, but I'm not planning on using it that way due to how bulky it would look. It's perfect as a crossbody! I haven't had any luck with the lobster claws on other Vera cross-body bags so this, in my opinion, is a great way to avoid problems.
Sure, it stinks that you have to do this to a bag that already costs so much, but if you love it as much as I do, it's a small price to pay for peace of mind. The last thing I want to do is lose a bag with such important items AND pricey to boot just because I wasn't careful.
April 13, 2012
Purchased this bag for a cruise. I love the fact it is a solid color. Can be used to dress up or down. Unzips to open up to a wallet. Even holds change. One thing I forgot about when purchasing this was....there is no space for my sunglasses! The tiny front pocket held my mini camera and that was it. Also....the snaps kept coming undone! Really needs the clips...snaps dont work for this bag!!!
March 27, 2012
Nice for on the go if the strap would stay snapped
Got this for a trip to Disney World but after using it for one day the strap will not stay snapped. I almost lost it three times. If it would stay snapped it would be a wonderful item.
March 19, 2012
Better than the Little Hip Bag!
Hurray! One of my all time favorite "quick-trip" bags is The Little Hip Bag. I cried when it was discontinued...But now that I see this? The All in One Crossbody is all that and more! The solid colors & elegant new Vera Bradley logo allow it to pair with dressy occasions as well as casual...I Love it!
January 20, 2012