I love this purse for its style, form, and function. The Barbie is perfect for the mall, the grocery store, dinner out, errands, and anywhere you need to carry the essentials. I was disappointed at first with the interior Velcro pocket, but have learned to use it only for flat items; now I'm carrying a few tissues and it's where I tuck my shopping list and receipts. It's a convenient addition to the purse as long as you don't think of it as another whole compartment! I love the both the front and back compartments. The front comfortably fits my smart phone (mine is small, the iPhone SE) and a slim card carrier/wallet** and the back fits my carkeys, chapstick, earbuds, and sunglasses. The size and capacity keep the purse light, so along with the crossbody strap, it's an easy carry that looks stylish. The zippers are easy to use and very sturdy--great quality. **I purchased this handbag along with the Santa Fe zip around wallet, and ended up returning the wallet. Although the dimensions mean that it technically fits inside the Barbie, it's thickness made it too cumbersome to pull in and out, so I returned the zip around wallet and got a slim card carrier instead.
Hi Kim! Thanks for the detailed review! The middle compartment is simply that; a simple little area where you can throw some smaller items such as receipts, etc. We figured we could include that for more functionality rather than just have a lost space in the middle. Thanks for being a customer and we are thrilled you are enjoying your purchases!
I wasn't to sure of which shade to get, but the black really works well for me. Very simple bag.
The best cross body bag I've ever owned!
A gift for my wife and she loves it