After much experimentation, this is my favorite crossbody bag, just right for everyday use. It holds a small, flat wallet without a checkbook, cell phone, iPod, keys, and a few small cosmetics
. I don't use cases for the electronics with this bag because each has a separate zip pocket for protection, and the cases will not fit, anyway. I tried a French wallet, but it was too thick to allow my phone, etc, to fit in the smaller front pockets. I tend to carry too much in a bag, and when I travel I use this for essentials and keep a shoulder bag or tote in my car trunk with extras I don't need for errands and shopping. I can then pop everything from this bag into a larger one when necessary. I've tried larger crossbody bags
but they are too bulky for comfort. I sometimes switch this from side to side when I'm not wearing a coat or jacket
, because even with its light weight this bag puts a little pressure on my neck. The strap adjusts a few inches so that it can be worn as a shoulder bag. If you need more holes a cobbler can punch them for you neatly. Cole Haan's leather and construction quality are excellent. I have several of their bags
in various sizes and colors. They're classic, rather than trendy in style, but just edgy enough to be interesting and stylish for years. I use a high quality leather conditioner to keep all my bags
, and shoes in top shape. This bag is well worth the investment, and the blue is gorgeous!