I Love This Purse!!!
I ordered the Alice in Java Blue just after Christmas and absolutely LOVE it!! It has a lot of room, many pockets on the inside so you don't have to dig for your small stuff and a small hidden pocket on the outside that is perfect for your keys or cell phone. The kisslock closure at the top is very sturdy and soooo stylish! I have gotten several compliments on it. The quality of this piece is wonderful.
Vera Bradley is quality. I have had several VB pieces over the years, and have not found any problems with quality or function of any of the items that I have purchased. I have tried bags from other companies that do not hold a candle to what you get with Vera Bradley. These other purses have literally fallen apart at the seams. I have never experienced this with Vera Bradley. I actually am still a VB checkbook cover that I received as a graduation gift about 15 years ago...and it still looks great today (which is why I can still carry it!!!) I see the items that I purchase from Vera Bradley as an investment, and I will use these pieces for years to come.
January 19, 2011
Great as a gift! But so-so.
Being new at Vera, this is my fourth bag. First, I was turned to Vera because I am a mom of 3 toddlers and other moms reccommend these due to the ability of washing. Sad but this one specifically had instructions to wipe and not wash unlike the Hobo I purchased. :(. As far as style, the handles are good, the inside pockets are great and the surprise outer pocket is wonderful for a phone or keylesscar keys. However I found that for versatility the Eloise would be a better choice. They share the cuteness of e clasp but Eloise isnbroader to give you more room to work with and has long outer pockets that are magnetic great for makeup, phones or documents. I also found the purse to have a big bottom and smaller top entry so it seems as your items can get lost below and you wouldnhave to dig for them. Tis, tis. Overall cute but wished for more. I am regifting this one :)
March 11, 2013
Very feminine purse
I don't know why I had never looked at this purse before, but I received two of them from my twin grand-daughters for my birthday: one in Baroque and one in Make Me Blush. They are beautiful, and much bigger than I had expected. I like the outside "hidden" pocket, and am so grateful it has a zippered pocket on the inside (Vera needs to start putting a zippered pocket in EVERY purse). The one in Make Me Blush looks so retro, like someone would carry it in the 1940's. I just wish the straps were a wee bit longer. I like to carry my purses on my shoulder, and even though the edge of the purse isn't touching my underarm, it is a little close. But they are so beautiful that I am sure I will get a lot of use out of them.
February 13, 2013
Very durable bag!
On December 22nd I was in a motor vehicle accident. I have this bag in "Make Me Blush". The vehicle I was driving was rear-ended and I rolled twice. The bag was launched out onto the pavement and took a little ride itself. There was glass all over the outside and inside the bag when it finally landed. After removing the glass and dusting off the bag, it amazingly looks good as new! Awesome quality!
January 30, 2013
I LOVE THE ALICE PURSE!
Alice is my favorite purse of all from Vera Bradley! I hope they make an Alice in Classic Black!
January 27, 2013
A Statement Piece!...but
I own an Alice in Call me Coral. It's so stylish and def. a statement piece.
I am a HUGE Vera fan, and have never had any problem with any of my vera products until I noticed after a couple months threads starting to unravel. I used mine quite heavily and maybe it wasn't made for everyday use; perhaps a "every-once-in-a-while" kind of purse. It's beautful, nevertheless, but I wouldn't recommend for constant everyday use.
January 8, 2013
Great at the start
I used this purse all summer long. Unfortunately, the purse began pulling out from the frame only a few months after I had purchased it! I was so sad! I wish I could say I was surprised, but I have read other reviews on similar Vera bags and it seems to be a recurring theme. I'm sure I could have it fixed, but I would have liked it to last longer.
January 8, 2013
Overall Wonderful Purse
I received this purse for Christmas and absolutely love it! I have had it for a year, used it a lot, and it still looks new. The outside pocket is perfect if you need to stash something quickly, while the inside of the purse allows perfect space for bigger items. The purse offers 6 smaller pockets and 1 zipper pocket all perfect for gum, lotion, makeup, or other small items. The purse itself can hold many items. Currently I have a water bottle, wallet, camera, small notebook, and room spray inside of it and there is still room for more! I can also stuff shorts and a t-shirt inside without it looking overfilled. I would recommend this purse to people of all ages.
November 12, 2012
I picked up an Alice on sale at TJ Maxx in Twirly Birds Navy. I was so excited to find it since I have loved the style since first glance.
The kisslock is adorable. The slip pockets are great for organization in a bag that would otherwise be a pit. The slip pockets are also up higher inside the bag, which makes reaching the stored items much easier. It can be a bit tight getting items in and out of the purse near the hinge of the kisslock, but overall it is a minor issue.
I love the style of the bag and it is comfortable to carry.
September 13, 2012
Yesterday I was at the Vera Bradley outlet in Nashville, I had my eye on the Alice bag because it was so cute. I had to choose either Bali Gold, Make me blush, Loves Me, and Simply Violet. I ended up getting the color Bali Gold, and this bag is amazing. On he outside, there is a pocket and I use it to put my sunglasses and my cell phone in it. Inside, there is six pockets that keep you orgainized. Also there is a zippered pocket inside the bag. If you like a bag that is light weight and holds a lot of anything, this is the bag for you! And I hihy recommend this bag!
August 8, 2012