It's not perfect, but I like it more than I expected to. I planned on using this bag to organize/store small items (like scarves), but I think I will actually end up carrying it instead.
-The size is a great "daily purse" size for me. It's big enough to hold my large wallet, phone, hairbrush, keys, and other miscellaneous essentials but doesn't look like I'm carrying around a huge bag.
-The top has a zippered closure and can unzip wide enough to see everything that's in the purse for easy access. (I hate purses that become "black holes" where I'm always digging for something that I can't see.)
-I like the longer straps because the purse will still stay on my shoulder even when I'm wearing a coat. I'm only 5'4" and I don't consider the straps too long (even coatless).
-It's distinctive but simple. Not a tote, not a crossbody, just a cute bag that looks like a tiny duffel.
-It has the removable cardboard base and can be thrown in the wash, like many other VB bags. Because of its shape, it will sit flat without flopping over.
-The front slip pocket is too small to fit either my phone or keys (large key ring). About the only things I would be comfortable putting in there would be breath mints or chapstick.
-It has six tiny (TINY!) slip pockets in the interior, three on each side. Who in the world designed this?! I can use one or two but most of these pockets are basically useless for me because I don't have tons of tiny items! I would love to see a zip pocket on one side and two slip pockets on the other (equal in size or one small and one larger).
July 25, 2014
I bought this handbag in plum petals and I LIKE it cuz the purse part is cute. The straps are WAY to long and that disappointed me. I also was disappointed cuz it is WAY to small. It is around the size of ur everyday cosmetic. It is so weird cuz it looks like a tiny duffel bag! The only reason I gave it 3 stars was cuz it has nice sized pockets and is INCREDIBLY cute. Hope this helped!!!!!!!!
May 23, 2014
I read reviews before I bought this.bag. I was concerned about one person's comment pointed out that the straps being too long. I should listen to her. The shape is not very flattering. It looks too boxy and That long straps! I was very disappointed, especially I waited more than 2 weeks to receive it.
May 18, 2014
100 Bag not tall enough
Have purchased several different types of bags from Vera Bradley over the last 3 months and have loved all of the various styles (Whitney, Little Whitney, Cassidy and Claire). On Mother's Day weekend, I purchased the 100 Bag and when I received my package this week, the bag is very short and very long. It did not look like the image on site. Did not like it all. Will be returning it.
May 16, 2014
I've fallen in love with this bag! It is roomier than it looks. This is my 3rd 100 handbag.
April 29, 2014
Not like the original "100" handbag
I loved the original 100 handbag. It had more room, and I am missing the 2 slip pockets on the front. The newer version has a small pocket on the front that my cell phone keeps falling out. I was so disappointed when I recieved the "newer" version.
April 20, 2014
Roomy yet compact
I purchased several of these 100 handbags over the past few months, most of them at a Vera Bradley outlet store for 60% off. At first I was skeptical, they look like a mini duffel, but the size is misleading; they do hold a lot. There are 6 slip pockets, 3 on each side and a small slip pocket on the outside of the bag. I do prefer to have a zipped pocket on the inside to house Items I need to have with me but don't have to use every day. Now I use a small cosmetic case to hold those items together. The straps are nice and long and fit nicely on my shoulder and all the patterns look cute in this bag. I have received many compliments from people while wearing it. Definitely worth a try.
April 11, 2014
Great travel cosmetic bag!
Bought this for my daughter who loves to haul all her make-up & cleansers when travelling. The pockets are great for the smaller items, so they don't get lost and the straps are great for hanging it on a hook or doorknob to keep a usually small hotel bathroom counter clutter free. She loves it- 2 thumbs up!!!
April 11, 2014
I love this bag. I have had a couple of this style. I can fit everything I need in it. That's why I bought it. I love the purple, so in style. I am over 70 years old and now have to carry medical things all the time. I can arrange them so conveniently. It looks like a " very cute medicine bag." I get many compliments on it. I always feel cheerful wearing Vera Bradley pretty bags!
April 10, 2014
Wouldn't Buy Another One
This bag had so many great reviews that I thought it'd be spectacular ! I wasn't impressed, the many pockets is always nice but the shape of the bag and the really long handles just fit weird when I carried it ! Of all my VB purses this is the last one I'd choose to use.....actually I gave it to my 10 year old to use ;) She prefers a cross-body so she seldoms uses it too!! One of those styles to try on in the store before buying.
March 23, 2014