Tight fit under the arm
I just received this bag in Island Blooms, and it is a very pretty bag. The colors are very vibrant, and the mouth of the purse opens widely (much wider than the Alice) so one can easily see everything in the purse. The two side pockets are extremely deep and extend the entire length of the purse, and are great for holding my cell phone and mini-IPAD with its cover on one side and keys, lip gloss, tissues, and a book with a cover on the other side. They both stay closed with the magnetic clasp, even with all that stuff in the pockets and my turn lock wallet and cosmetic bag in the main portion of the purse. It goes without saying that there is a lot of room inside the purse itself, with the usual organizer pockets (4 on one side and a zippered pocket on the other). And it doesn't look bulky at all. However, the straps are not long enough to carry this purse comfortably under my arm when wearing a sweater so I can't imagine using this purse in a climate where one has to use a coat. I will try to use it again in a few weeks when the weather is warmer.
March 5, 2013
Eloise the Travel Trooper!
I decided to use my newly acquired Eloise purse for a cross country airline trip. I was amazed at all the pockets and compartments perfect for all the little extras I have. The ample main compartment comfortably accommodates a hard glasses case, wallet, two checkbooks and a set of keys. The two outer pockets are awesome for spill over; coupons, etc. I have my Eloise in Portobello Road and have received many compliments on it. I have purchased two others for gifts. Not sure why a purse which gets such rave reviews would be discontinued; but please reconsider discontinuing Eloise!
September 25, 2013
For me...better than any Coach bag or Dooney purse
As I said...better than any Coach or Dooney...and far less expensive. The Eloise is much more user friendly, fits perfectly on my rather large shoulder, and it is softer than leather. Please do not discontinue this purse. Have two and I want to purchase another one or two. I love this purse....nothing else can compare to how perfectly useful it is with all the pockets and pouches and side pockets...just right for my full sized iPad.
September 4, 2013