Great little crossbody purse!
I've been using my Frannie for a just under a month, and have been using it everywhere. Mine is in lemon parfait! First off let me say I'm a mom, and I adore this style. I use this purse all the time now as my go to purse when I'm going out to do shopping, walking around town, and when I take my 4 yr. old out! I love it! I have great big purses by expensive designer brands, but every now and then I just want something that's comfortable, stylish, and hands free! This is great! I can fit in my cell phone, keys, wallet, a pull-up, and it's great for all little other accessories! I even fit my Michael Kors make up bag in this purse! ;) This is great when you don't want to be weighed down by a large purse or shoulder bag, and the nicest thing of all is that the Frannie can be converted into a shoulder purse by simply making the strap smaller! I'll live in the Midwest so it's cold and snowy out here right now, and it goes over all of my winter coats! Not to mention the nice pattern just brightens up all dreary winter gear! Not just for a young tween, but moms and ladies on the go everywhere! :)
January 22, 2012
A little tight
When I brought this bag home I realized that I can fit my wallet in it, but it is a very tight fit. Also if I would like to take out my wallet it is hard to do so, and I can only fit my wallet in the bag. Overall I guess that it is a nice bag if you have a small wallet and would like to carry a smaller purse.
May 16, 2013
Frannie Is The Best
This Vera Bradley bag is very good and very useful! Even though it may look very small, it has a good bit of room. For example: I can fit a ton of my school pens which I use daily, and even when i have my pens in their, I carry my IPhone, wallet, and notebook. Maybe tons more, but that is what I put in my bag. I got mine in English Rose, and boy is it even prettier when you get to see it right in front of your eyes! Vera you have created a great product, keep it up :)
May 14, 2013
Small and Big
I recently found myself in a gift shop carrying Vera Bradley, and decided to treat myself to this along with the Little Hipster. I picked the pattern English Rose, which is stunningly gorgeous, even for someone young like me! I was a little skeptical with the pint-size of the Frannie at first, but it could actually fit everything that I need! I carry an ID case (similar to Vera Bradley's) packed with my cash, cards, and coins, my iPhone 4S, a travel lotion, a makeup compact, a mascara tube, and some lip glosses. Honestly, that's all that I need.
I wish that there was some extra room, enough for a friend's cell phone or a full sized wallet. I also don't like how there aren't any zippered or slip pockets - none at all!
Overall, though, the Frannie is pretty good, and I'd recommend it to light packers.
May 14, 2013
Cute, functional crossbody
This crossbody acually can also be used as a shoulder bag too, the ajustable stap allows for you to have either or which i love. very cute girly design. i absolutly love it, perfect for keeping a wallet, phone, a pencil or pen, with room left over. overall its a fantastic little bag
April 29, 2013
I absolutely love the Frannie.
I was actually introduced to all of Vera Bradley by my friend carrying this style in Baroque (the best pattern for this bag, IMHO.). It's roomy and stylish. I am a freshman in high school and, girls, when you have that monthly bother, this bag is perfect to stick in a backpack or tote bag when you go to the bathroom between classes.
The Frannie has a sweet little fold-over detail on the side. Although this sometimes collects lint (don't leave it on the floor like I did!!!!), it's easy to remove.
I own this bag in Portobello Road. It is so much more beautiful than in the pictures. I have no problems with the zipper. I use it all the time to go shopping and I even brought it to the City to go shopping. Trusty thing!
Here's what it fits:
- VB Coin purse, fully packed
- VB Zip ID Case
- Allergy medicine
The bag is sturdy and mine has no wear and tear so far. After a few years, the strap starts to fade... but that's it.
Excellent bag. The strap doesn't even hurt. The only thing is that it has no pockets, so if you need a pocket, get the Coin Purse!
Love it!! VB must stand for Very Beautiful :D
April 10, 2013
Perfect For Everything!
I received a frannie in very berry paisley for my birthday and, I absolutely loved it! It literally hasn't left my side since I got it! (Well exceptwhen I am sleeping and taking a shower.) My frannie is currently hollding the iphone 5, a vb wallet, two packs of gum, chapstick, and a pen. It might look small when you first purchase it, but it can fit everything! I would say that I would like it better with pockets on the inside! Butallin allit is a great bag, and I wouldreccomend it toanyone who likes small bags!
April 9, 2013
Nice small bag for carrying inside a larger bag
I'm a mom and bought this to go with the Make a Change diaper bag. I thought it would be a good size for organizing small items inside the bag or for using as a small purse at times when I want to keep the big diaper bag in the bottom of the stroller or the car. I chose it based on the adjustable strap and versatile size and shape. It's a tight fit for my wallet, which measures 5x5 inches, but it does work and has room for my cell phone and a couple of small personal items as well (ex. tissue, lipstick, small pill bottle). It's also a great size for keeping several baby toys or extra baby clothes so they're in one bag that I can easily pull out of the diaper bag. And it's not so big that it takes up too much room inside the diaper bag. I considered a cosmetic bag or wristlet for these purposes but thought the adjustable strap made this bag one I could easily wear as a purse and not just use as an organizational item. I really like the cute gathered design of this bag.
March 31, 2013
Funtastic cross body bag
I purchased the English Rose print, great cross body bag, can wear around waist, over shoulder. Any age can use this bag. What is in my bag:
vb Wristlet (English Rose)
The bag can pack a lot without breaking your back.
March 25, 2013
So small yet so versatile!
Just got Fannie using my birthday gift certificate from Vera Bradley (thanks, Vera Bradley!). I am a big purse girl and Vera Bradley purses are as light as you can get but now now my shoulders are having problems from lugging around all the stuff I don't need and it's awkward to lug a big purse for grocery shopping. I was hesitating between getting this and a wristlet for the purpose of having an on-the-go option for lunch with friends and running to the grocery store. Decided this one is easier: can just throw in wallet, lip balm, and keys and go, instead of moving cards into wristlet and move them back out later (which I sometimes forget). Bought it in store and very happy with the quality. Can see myself using it all the time and love the Elli Blue pattern. Also love that it converts from a shoulder bag to a crossover one. Since most of my warm weather clothes don't have pockets this purse will be one that I can't live without. Can't wait to carry it around town when spring comes!
March 7, 2013