Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 371
Rated 5 out of 5 by SpartansFan Great Crossbody!
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Harleygal865 My new favoritre VB Bag
I purchased this bag in a VB Outlet store and I am so happy that I did. I have it in Fanfare and what a great color it is. This purse is deceiving by it's size, but I get a lot in this bag. I have a small cosmetic bag, trifold wallet, checkbook, pocket calendar, in the two inside slip pockets I have gum, small hand cream, mints, pens, extra set of keys. In the two outside pockets I keep my Iphone 6 Plus in one pocket and my reading glasses in the other pocket. I love that no matter how much stuff you carry in the purse, it's not bulky. There are days when I have my Kindle Paperwhite in there also. I like that I can wear it comfortably on my shoulder, that I can adjust the strap and that If I want to wear it as a crossbody I can. This is a great bag.
January 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by MotownKim Disappointed in the changes in quality
I have at least a dozen Vera Bradley bags. I hadn't bought a new one in quite some time, so I treated myself to a new bag recently. And sad to say, I was disappointed. I really hope this is not a new standard for this company.
The strap on this bag is so flimsy and thin compared to my older bags. The cardboard (or whatever is in the base of the bag) also feels thin. And it folds in half, I guess so that the bag will lay flat. But I don't like that it keeps folding up on me.
Vera Bradley used to make bags of exceptional quality, and were worth the price. I'm afraid this might no longer be the case.
November 28, 2015