On the Go
Preferred the former "on the go" bag
I just starting using my new style "on the go" handbag. I like the inside zip pocket and that the middle inside slip pocket is a little wider. BUT the zipper pocket on the outside has been shortened because of the side seams on the end of the bag. I was able to carry my pocket calendar but now it barely fits and is a struggle to remove. (Yes, I still carry a handwritten pocket calendar!) :-) The side pockets also seem shorter. I put my reading glasses in one of them and the glasses don't completely fit in there and I'm concerned they'll fall out. I'd put my keys in the other pocket and now the keys don't fit there. I much preferred the older style.
January 8, 2013
Bring back the OLD On The Go!
the ON THE GO bag is my "go to" bag- about the only style I buy BUT that being said: please bring back the older style or at least the majority of the features. The outside zip pocket used to be on the front and the opposite of the interior pockets- now they are on the same side which in turn restricts putting things in and out easily of the interior pockets if you have even just a few things in the outside pocket. I have the worst time trying to insert my IPhone into any of the interior pockets I've given up. the outer end pockets won't hold it either if it's in any type of case. The handle also seems to be more flimsy- I keep both sides about even to carry on my shoulder and they constantly are getting tangled. I'm not sure why the features were revamped but the outside zip and interior pockets NEED to go back as they were.
April 21, 2014
Purchased for the Pockets!
I usually sew my own purses, but wanted something with a zipper, an adjustable strap and a little more style, so I chose this bag as my first VB purchase. I love the outside pockets and the two zippered pockets.
I keep my (tiny) phone in one of the outside pockets and a small bottle of hand sanitizer in the other pocket. My keys, iPod and headphones fit in the outside zipper compartment with room to spare. There are three quilted slip pockets in the inside and one zippered pocket on the opposite side. Each pocket is slightly wider than a pack of travel tissues. In the main compartment I can fit my 4.5" wallet, 5.5" pouch for nail clippers, etc., bottle of Tylenol and my 7" camera case. There is still room for my 8.5" journal and a few other small items or pouches. The top of the bag does dip a bit in the middle when it is full. I purchased it for the cross-body option, but find that I usually just use it as a shoulder bag. This bag looks great in Baroque and I'm enjoying it more and more as I use it.
January 10, 2013