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
its like the story of the three bears. This one's too small this one's too big, well, this one's just right...its so right I am going to order it in another pattern.
July 22, 2014
I am a sucker for any kind of crossbody bag. I had been eyeing this one in flower shower for a while. I went to my local retailer today in hopes they had one and they did! As soon as I got could, I transferred all of the contents(turn lock wallet, two glasses cases, checkbook, small cosmetic trio bag, brush, pen, lotion, and hand sanitizer) from my cargo sling into my new carryall crossbody. I was surprised that the carryall could hold everything I had in my cargo sling since it is quite a bit larger. I love the two sort of hidden pockets on the front. I use these for my keys and cellphone to provide quick access. Also love the back zipper pocket to other things for quick access. Overall, I am pleased with my purchase. This is my first carryall crossbody, but definitely won't be my last!
June 26, 2014