The size of the bag is great. The shoulder strap is a good length. It has adequate inside pockets and the outside pockets are ideal for cell phone and keys or anything that one would require quick and easy access to. Would prefer quilted interior. Purchased in the simply violet pattern. The top of the bag does not hold its structure and becomes sloppy when loaded with contents. Just doesn't hold shape well. Passed this on to a friend and replaced it with a different style.
November 9, 2013
Please keep Squared Away and give us more colors!!
As a 53 year old out in the workforce for 29 years,it's awfully hard to compile everything you need into one bag-Squared away does it nicely. There is plenty of room and a total zip around, and it genuinely works for me. There is enough room that I can take it from office to a weekend away and back again. I definately give it a 5 star rating, and would hope they would throw a few more colors in because it is a servicable bag. In fact, I'm getting ready to set aside my floral patter and go into my violet patter for fall/winter. Maybe Santa might surprise me with a few different colors!
August 8, 2013
Absolutely LOVE this bag.
I love the room and style of this bag. Please bring it back! I am beginning to feel that the more mature Vera lovers are being pushed back in favor of the younger girls, teens and new Mom's. Please also have the styles us grandmothers and more mature ladies love and want.,,,, such as this Squared Away!!!!!!
I only discovered Vera in the last 2 or 3 years and have one of the Squared Away in my growing collection and I would love to get the Squared Away in one of the newer colors. or even classic black. I absolutely love the front pockets for my cell phone and keys. Easy access and no loosing them!! Also love the inside roominess and zip closure to keep everything inside safe. Great all around handbag..
August 7, 2013
Love this bag!
Please bring back in more colors. This is the best handbag ever. It is the perfect size and shape!
August 2, 2013
I love this purse. I use one of the exterior pockets for my keys and the other for my phone. (These two items used to fall to the bottom of other handbags.) Please bring back this handbag.
August 2, 2013
Please don't discontinue!
This really is the perfect bag for me, I need lots of space and long straps for the winter season (bulky coats). The slip pockets on the front are ideal for keeping lipstick securely tucked away, and the total zip closure means it's nice and secure. I have 4 Squared Away and love them all. Please bring it back!
July 20, 2013
Could be the perfect handbag IF.......
I have this style & carried it last winter. I love all the features and there are plenty! BUT I wish it had more structure to the sides. It wants to buckle and bulge; therefore losing it's shape. It is so smart looking when it doesn't turn into a duffle-shaped bag. If your design team ever brings this super handbag back, please consider helping it maintain its chic shape along with the awesome features for storage and easy access.
July 4, 2013
Love love love this bag!
I'm so sad they are discontinuing this bag. It's perfect for a mom to hold a lot of stuff. I get compliments on this bag all of the time. I sure hope they change their minds on discontinuing it. I would love to purchase more bags in different colors.
June 27, 2013
Best Bag Ever!
Oh No!!! I am so disappointed!!! I logged in to buy 2 Squared Away bags for myself and 2 wristlets for my daughters. I love this bag and did not know it was being discontinued. I looked and cannot find a comparable bag, as the Caroline straps are too short and the 100 bag is too small. I get compliments everywhere I go on my Squared Away bags and now I am logging off without buying anything. Please bring back this style!!!
June 5, 2013
The best purse I've ever owned.
I have a number of medical problems that cause me to use a cane. I absoulty need a shoulder bag that is comfortable because of pain in my sholders also. This bag is wonderful. My grown children bought my first one for me, along with another. I now own 4 VB bags, but the ones I use the most are the 2 squared away bags. I am so disapointed that they won't be available any longer. I'm going to go the Vera store near me to see if they have any left and also buy the violet one that is currently avail. Get them while they have them, they are very hard to find in the outlet stores, and occasionally "barely used" stores.
June 1, 2013