Latch doesn't hold
I've had nothing but headaches with this bag. The latch does not hold, especially when I'm using the shoulder strap. It is not over-filled. The latch is just very poorly designed. I've even tried bending it down with a pliers which helped a little, but not much. Unfortunately, I bought this bag two years ago and just held onto it .... brought it out for the first time this Spring. So I can't return it at this point.
April 21, 2014
Love the style but some techincal issues
This is a beautiful stylish bag - I loved it when I bought it and when I wear it - until you put just one thing too much in it. Then the bag can gap open. So a balancing act between too much and just enough. If you don't put much in your bag - this is a great bag. I find the turn lock wallet, the medium cosmetic bag, my phone and the tech case will fit.
April 20, 2014
This bag is my first Vera Bradley purchase for myself. (About 13 years ago I was given a small bag for Christmas from my mother which my sisters now use.) The style of the bag is very nice and I love that the inside three pockets are a lot larger then I expected them to be. The smaller pockets on the inside can hold 4-5 pens, a VS lip gloss, lipstick, and the small Lush chap stick container. The purses shape is retained very well when there are lots of items in it. (I'm the type of person to fill my purse to the max.) Very cute, well shaped, and functional. I definitely plan on purchasing more in the future!
March 15, 2014
The frame bag closes with a magnet along the top that I feel is very secure. When I am getting in and out of the bag or hanging it on a door for example it will close itself when I am finished.
The interior of the bag has three un-quilted pockets on one side, and one zippered pocket on the other. I can fit a medium sized android phone in the middle pocket and that is where I keep my phone when I use this bag. It does have two outside pockets on the end of the bag that my phone does fit in, but I don't keep it there because of the shape of the bag, it's takes to long to get in and out.
I find this bag to hold all of my things very well. It opens nice and wide and you can see everything quickly. I have a large wallet, kindle paperwhite, mirror cosmetic, and coin purse in the center area. The other pockets hold my phone, pepper spray for running that I keep in my bag, and tissues etc.
One last great thing, it's light weight, even with all of my things inside. The handles are long enough and it is comfortable to wear and looks nice. I'm 5'8" and for me it is what I think of as the perfect size for a shoulder bag. A very nice addition to my Vera rotation and I am happy with my purchase !
March 11, 2014
Small side pockets
I purchased this bag on sale at the Vera outlet in Pa. A friend talked me into it as I usually like a more oblong shape such as The Mandy. I bought it in the Canyon pattern & have had so many compliments on it. It does fit everything that my other Vera bags always held but my main complaint is those teeny side pockets. I usually try to cram my keys into one of them and they end up sticking out anyway and the other one is usually empty. Would just love to have this bag with one decent size outside pocket instead of the 2 small side ones.
November 5, 2013
This is - hands down - my favorite VB purse! It's absolutely perfect. Size is great, never looks stuffed and you can see everything inside when it's open. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the magnetic closure! Best thing EVER! I have countless VB products of all sizes and shapes but none compare to this. However, I'm going to Disneyworld in a couple weeks and will be purchasing the Hipster in the new Disney print, so that may become my 'new' favorite! LOL! :)
September 25, 2013
Love the Look
I fell in love with this bag. It is very roomy and hold everything I need it to hold. My only problem was the fraying of the fabric around the top closure. Very disappointed in that. I have never had that happen with my other Vera bags.
September 4, 2013
I won't recommend this purse, it is very uncountable. The top opens very narrow and all of the stuff in the bottom of the purse are hard to see. My friend told me that I need it a flash light to see.
August 21, 2013
Excellent fit and lots of compliments!
Mine is in LIMES UP! and is just great. It has the elements I must have:
The auto-close keeps things inside while in the car in case I make a short stop.
My Tablet fits nicely.
The style of handles are my preference and the hardware is fun.
It stands up on it's own.
The absolutely-must-have-pockets-on-the-outside are good for phone and sunglasses, not so much for keys because my hands can't get into the pocket.
I started carrying it for summer and have lost count on how many compliments I have received!
June 20, 2013
sweet valentine's day gift
I receieved this frame bag from my sweetie and just love the colors of ''indigo pop". Great inner pockets and comfortable handles for carrying on shoulder and by hand. Handy small outside end pocket for easy access of keys and flip type phone. Stands up by it self and kiss closure is easy to use, as in no effort..Thanks Vera of All the many great years of purses. My only "designer" purchses... ENJOY
March 3, 2013