This was my fifth VB - all purchased within about a year - so, let's just say I love them. I have been very impressed by the quality of these bags. I got this one in the daisy deco, which is apparently an older one. It has some sag in the bottom, but nothing major (I do keep a fairly large wallet in it along with quite a few other things). It is a little smaller than I usually carry, but I can pare down to use it. This design is so adorable. I just wanted to put in my two cents worth on this sweet bag!
May 19, 2014
Help for chain bag
I do not have this chain bag but have read the reviews. Lots of "it sags" and doesn't have a hard base. Well, guys, just go to a hobby shop and purchase some of the plastic mesh that some people do needle point with. Put that in the bottom and there ya go!!! May even want to put two pieces in. The sagging???? maybe the plastic mesh base will help with that, too??
April 18, 2014
Chain bag (old style verses new style)
I received this bag in Va Va Bloom. It is gorgeous. This is the newer version of this bag. This bag does have a solid bottom so there will be no sagging when your things are put into it . Now I purchased an older version and there is no structured base....so, it does sag. The older version I purchased was in Watercolor. I love the pattern and colors but, it is very saggy when I put my items in it. So be careful and know if you're purchasing a new version or the older one.
April 17, 2014
This bag does not sag at all I carry a lot in my bag and it doesn't sag like viewers has said. This is a great looking bag holds a ton. I bought mine in rythem and blue the color is so vibrant. And I got the zip around wallet to match. So happy I purchased this bag. Thanks vera for all your great looking bags.
April 12, 2014
It does not sag!
I completely overlooked this bag for quite a while because several reviews mentioned it had no bottom hard base which was concerning. However I really would like to get something in Floral Nightingale as the pattern was gone in many styles and my choices were limited. So I took a second look at this bag. I also checked out several Youtube videos and I did not see a sagging bottom when bag was filled with items. I then went ahead to order three of the chain bags! Glad I did. The bag not only has a somewhat hard bottom as I can feel it, it also has somewhat hard support on the two ends of the bag ( the triangle area just below the D rings), this helps the bottom to hold because the bottom is 5" deep. It feels like a cardboard (bendable) on bottom and two ends, not unbendable hard base. Unless you are carrying a brick, it does not sag. The chain adds much chic. The bag is just the right size for everyday use. Even though I am returning one of the three bags, it is only because I don't like the pattern in person, not because I don't like the bag itself.
January 31, 2014
Sags when using the chain strap!
What attracted me to this bag is its chain strap because it made this bag so classy. When tried out at Vera store I didn't notice the sagging since they use all these paper in there to keep it from sagging. After using it, right away, the bag started to sag in from the top. It made this bag look extremely ugly and cheap. The only way to stop the sagging as a shoulder bag is to carry the rolled handles on your shoulder, which were really meant for hand carrying. Doing so may be too tight for some depending on your frame. Then it defeats the whole purpose of having the chain strap (I wrap the chain strap under the bag and still looked classy). The reason that when using the chain strap the bag will concave in or sags is that the chain strap is connected at the edge of the bag and since the bag is cotton without any top support, the straps forces the top to concave due to gravity. I cannot recommend this bag due to its poor design without top support. I mean, don't Vera Bradley people test them out? Unless they knew about this problem and just didn't care about it! I'm very disappointed in this bag.
September 25, 2013
Love this bag
I got this bag in Doodle Daisy its not a huge bag but not super small ether it holds all my stuff. I love the chain on it and i love both straps come off of the bag so if you go to the movies or church you can remove the chain so there is no noise. It has 3 pockets inside and a zipper pocket has a hidden phone pocket outside so you don`t have to dig inside you bag for your phone. I would recommend this bag for every one who does not want a huge tote but still wants space for everything. i would like to get this in a few more colors .
April 18, 2013
This bag looks great and fits so much. The size of it is perfect for me cause I stuff my purses lol! I can fit up to like 10 things in this bag and things in its few pockets. Another thing I love is u can take the chain off and just use the handles or the other way around which I think is great! There is just one thing there's no way to adjust the chain and in my opinion its a bit long for my liking but otherwise great bag<3
April 11, 2013
Great but one problem.....
I purchased this bag at regular price when it first came out. I have it in limes up it is very spacious. It often sags when you are caring it. The pockets inside can fit ipod 5 and iPhone 4S. I have the turn lock wallet it also fits that. The only problem is that the bag sags really bad.
March 26, 2013
Nice Stylish Bag with a couple of drawbacks
I purchased this bag in Safari Sunset and have already got a lot of compliments on it. It is a beautiful bag, but, does have a couple drawbacks. It is wider at the bottom, and,tapered at the top so you can't fit as much in it as one might expect. The handles are just a hair short of being able to put on your shoulder, and tend to get in the way on occasion. The chain is attractive, but, if you are like me and put your bag in a shopping cart, the toggles slip through the grid and get stuck. They also come out of the loop on occasion. It gets pretty annoying but can be easily rectified by sticking a small carabiner or lanyard clip through the loop and bottom link of the chain to hold it in place. Overall I am pleased with it and would recommend it to a friend
November 23, 2012