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
A wonderful new addition to my collection!
I'm a huge Vera Bradley fan. I have handbags, wallets, totes and luggage items. This is a wonderful size, especially for summertime and travel. It's very well balanced on the shoulder or as a crossbody bag. I highly recommend it.
August 1, 2014
This is the perfect bag! I love the hipster, but it's just not big enough. I have a 6 year old and 3 year old, and I needed something to hold an extra change of clothes for my little one, snacks, toys, plus all my stuff. I can fit everything in here! I am also in grad school, so when I go out to study I can fit my iPad, keyboard, small notebook, and pencil case plus my wallet, keys, sunglasses, phone, and lip gloss. I got it in Olivia Pink during the online clearance sale and I love it! I will definitely be asking for another one in one of the newer colors for Christmas!
July 20, 2014