M Z Wallace 'Mia' Nylon Crossbody Bag
Stylish Messenger Bag
If you are looking for a stylish messenger bag/big cross body, look no further. This bag is gorgeous and functional (due to it's many easily accessible pockets). I like the newer design (in January 2013 they made it more slim at the bottom). You could wear this shopping, traveling, and even out at night. The red lining inside is a nice touch. But it is big. I do wish it was just a touch smaller. They make the Paige but I don't care for that shape.
I recently purchased this purse and absolutely love it. I have 2 toddlers and wanted a purse that was functional. This purse is easy to use, has lots of compartments to fit everything and easy to clean. Also love that it can be worn as a cross body, it lays very nice even when full. This purse is great because you can use it when going out at night because it is so nice looking. It's pricey but well worth it. I can see myself using it for many years.
I had been researching MZ Wallace because I wanted a decent size cross body bag that is super functional. I was also finally venturing outside of my Rebecca MInkoff love!
Perfect size - not too big/ not too small
Pockets and style
Inside the bag has red lining so everything can be found easily
I love attaching my keys to the leather clip inside
I like MZW are more unusual than many of the other designers out there
Wish it had a pocket on the back
COST: Although I love the bag, I'd be lying if I said it is truly worth $325. While well made & good nylon, the logical part of me thinks it should be under $100. Or at least have it significantly less than the larger Belle and Kate. But I haven't found many other bags like this, which gives MZ a niche to charge these prices.
Overall it's very practical and what I was looking for. Great as an everyday bag and for traveling.
Yes, I Kept This Great X-Body Bag
Yes, this is probably as close to perfect as one can arrive for a Cross Body Bag
that is well designed, beautifully made, constructed of excellent materials, has
USABLE pockets, beautiful red lining with great pockets, and a lovely make-up
zipped pouch with a lanyard.
No, it will not hold a regular size tablet nor a laptop nor files.
Yes, I have accepted that I will continue to carry a second large messenger bag
for the laptops (yes, plural), tablet, Kindle Fire, file folders, leather bound calendar
which I must use for legal reasons.
Mia is large enough that I can carry my Olympus G12 camera inside the main
compartment. I also can carry other small nylon pouches for various items.
The strap works well and Mia is perfectly balanced.
I could not tolerate the weight of a loaded "Belle" with the same strap. Belle
needs a padded or leather strap-----and then I could put everything into Belle.
Yes, this is not inexpensive. But this purse is very comfortable and also an attractive
size. Mia makes me smile when I open the purse and see the perfect red lining.
This Cross Body Bag should last and last and last. Mia also looks great with a
dressed down, business, or even a more casual evening event.
I understand completely why Mia is the most popular of all the MZ Wallace purses.
It is as versatile and well made as any purse I have ever found in the constant
hunt for the perfect purse.
Thank You, Nordstrom, for carrying this great line.