Bowler Satchel in Classic Black

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SKU #11861081  | 14½" x 10½" x 4½" with 10" strap drop

Two front flap pockets add some fun to this bowler-inspired satchel. Comfortable, large rolled handles help this design double as a shoulder bag with one interior zip and two slip pockets, a back zip pocket and four metal feet to keep it upright. As a final touch, the double zip closure extends down the sides of the bag for full, easy access.

Details & Care Tips


  • Two front flap pockets
  • Rolled handles for holding or wearing as a shoulder bag
  • Inside, one zip and two slip pockets
  • Zip pocket on back
  • Four metal feet on bottom
  • Double zip closure extends down the sides of the bag

Care Tips

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Customer Reviews

Bowler Satchel 4.6 5 9 9
Love this bag I love this bag. I am able to keep my toddlers 1-2 diaper, wipes, crayons, playdoe. I also keep my new ipad, wallet, a small make-up bag, phone and a few other small things. All this stuff does make it heavy but the purse is so sturdy that it still looks like new. I just clean it with a damp cloth and it still looks like new. I have had it a year now. May 1, 2012
BOWLER SATCHEL If you are a fan of the Vera bowler bag, and I am, you may not be happy with this bag. It is annoying that it does not open as wide as the original bowler bags. The zipper is also rough to open and close. I was so hoping I would love this bag because it is a solid color and I love my other bowlers but this one, sorry to say, is disappointing. February 11, 2012
Wanted a Brown Microfiber Bowler This is really pretty close to the old-style Bowler; however there are a few differences: Not as many pockets inside, and the zipper even though it has two pulls, does not open as wide and there is no gusset. The two patch pockets have a metal snap which is nice. What I don't like is that the zippers are silver metal. Couldn't they have used brown plastic? The one on the back really stands out as it is a silver metal zipper in the middle of a brown purse. Also the zippers aren't very long. It seems to me that metal zippers scratch your hand (that is one reason I don't like leather purses with metal zippers.) But I will use it often, but wish it was moe like the old-style bowler. February 1, 2012
Great Bag I love this bag!!! It's very functional and easy to organize with the two front pockets, inside zipper pocket as well as 2 slip in pockets & back zipper pocket. I like the floral quilted pattern on the outside as well versus the usual diamond stitching - very aesthetically pleasing. The inside print is also very pretty :) I love pairing my matching signature collection accessories with my bags - oh yes, I loved this bag so much I bought both the Wine and Black colors :) December 22, 2011
Love It! When I set out in search of a new purse, I was looking for a few things. It had to have a mature, professional, and sophisticated look. It had to have organization and lots of pockets. It had to be good quality and a good price. Lastly, it had to be a good size. I had outgrown my Little Betsy from the Signature Collection and I wanted something more grown up and professional. I knew Vera Bradley had a microfiber collection, so I decided to take a look. Low and behold, this purse was the only purse I found that fit all my criteria. It has a sophisticated look with lots of organization. It is Vera Bradley; therefore, I know it is good quality. Plus, it was a reasonable price compared to other options. I needed something bigger it is the perfect size and more than enough room for my things. I love it and I know this is a purse I am going to carry for years to come. I purchased it in black because it goes well with my daily wardrobe. My mother has complimented on it many times. She likes it for the size, looks, and quality as well. It took some time because of the season but I was able to track down one in Espresso for her for Christmas. I know she will love it too. December 16, 2011
Love This Bag! I was a little concerned when I first got this bag because it was smaller than I expected. BUT it is really spacious, holds all of my stuff and is a beautiful bag! Love the contrast lining and how structured it is. I got it in the dark brown and have not taken my stuff out of it since I got it. November 30, 2011
Amazing purse! This is an awesome purse, and not bulky! LOVE the two-sided top zipper. Love the microfiber; SO much lighter than the leather purse I switched from, especially when full. I put my keys in one outer pocket and my phone in the other. Coupons go in the outer zip pocket. I carry my Nook and zip up the top so it doesn't fall out. Plus room for a wallet, coin purse, small makeup bag, checkbook, etc. The 3 inner pockets are great for pens and lipstick. I purchased the wine color, which is very pretty, yet not over-the-top. September 3, 2011
Great "Mom" Helper This bag is perfect for carrying my stuff and the kids stuff while still looking gorgeous. Price is right also! The pockets are all a nice size to help stay organized. Snacks, meds, and mommy stuff all has it's own place! August 11, 2011
Love at first sight I've been in love with microfiber for a long time. I also enjoy mixing in some standards.....I've been using the Frame Handbag in the navy and brown along with a Vera in Slate Blooms. Wishing that Vera would come out with a bigger Frame Bag.......Well! Last night I was at a local store and as I walked in, a brown Bowler Satchel was staring at me on a front table! I was attracted to it right away. Here's just some of the things I love about it...... 1) Double zipper pulls to open 2) Microfiber color and flower pattern is gorgeous but not over the top 3) Interior colors and pattern is equally gorgeous 4) Interior zip and two slip pockeys are just right size 5) Exterior back zip =) 6) Two exterior pockets on the front, just right for quick access to phone, mints, keys, etc 7) Straps long enough for over the shoulder but still lovely for over the elbow or by hand. 8) Quality and price = just right!! I could go on and on. Thank you Vera Bradley for another wonderful bag I will enjoy for years!!!! August 4, 2011
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