I purchased the Glenna in English Rose and just love it. I actually went into the store planning on buying the Whitney but they didn't have it in English Rose (my favorite color along with Blue Lagoon). I started looking around and came upon the Glenna, which I like so much better. I use this as my purse and I like pockets so I can keep myself organized, and this fits the bill. There's lots of room but it does not get bulky and feels very light. I recently went shopping at the mall and it did not weigh me down as some other bags do. I'm just thrilled with my purchase and plan on buying this in Island Blooms for summer.
November 20, 2012
My first Vera Bradley
To be honest, when I first noticed Vera Bradley items I didn't like them. I thought all the wild colors and patterns were a bit ugly. When a girlfriend recieved a Glenna as a gift I was impressed with the quality but still didn't like the print. Then I saw the Venetian Pasley and I fell in love however I couldn't find it online in the Glenna. I found my Glenna Venetian Pasley at Dillards this weekend and I love it! Holds everything in it's on space including my Kel-Tec 9MM!!!
November 11, 2013
AWESOME as a baby bag!
I'm still shocked that I bought this bag and how much I love it! I've only bought BIG bags from VB before (Vera, Miller, etc) and never even gave the purses a second look until last week when I was at my local store. My son is almost a year old and I don't need all of the space my HUGE diaper bag had and I was ready for something smaller. I literally tried out every bag in the store and nothing was quite what I wanted until I saw this one! The outside pockets are PERFECTION.. Just one can hold two large dr browns bottles, or his zoli sippy and still have room for Sophie the giraffe.. The other outside one has 4 diapers in it. Inside I can fit my phone/wallet/keys, wipes, more toys, snacks, etc. it's truly the perfect size! I have it in Sun Valley bc I loved it on this bag and it doesn't make my bag look too girly. EVERYTIME I have left the house with this bag I have had women stop me to compliment it and ask where it was from. At the library story time I literally had to give four moms a demonstration of what all fit in there because they were all loving on it. This purchase was a very pleasant surprise!
October 25, 2013
Perfect In Every Way!
This purse/tote is so attractive in person. The straps are very comfortable and feel good on my shoulder. There is so much room in this bag! It has a nice wide bottom, so when the bag gets full, it doesn't pull on the straps and sag. The two outside pockets are slightly tufted, so they expand when full. I really like the totes and purses that have some silver hardware accents. I think it just adds to the quality and style of the purse. I carry a kiss n snap wallet, tech case, coin bag, slim case for my glasses, keys, cell phone, plastic pill case and my nook HD in a case and I have room to spare. The Quick Draw purse used to be my favorite due to the silver hardware and the wide bottom but this one is so much more comfortable to carry.
October 23, 2013
The Perfect Bag
I own many Vera Bradley bags; I love coordinating the colors with my clothes, they are comparatively lightweight (my shoulder no longer hurts), and I can change sizes depending on my plans for the day. Of all the styles, though, this is, by far, my absolute FAVORITE. It is very versatile. The size is great-it holds everything, including a paperback book and my cross stitch project, but is still not too big or bulky. The recessed zipper is safer than an opening at the very top, and is easy to work with. It's easy to carry, whether on my shoulder or arm, and the straps are NOT the hard-to-clean roll straps. I am very pleased with my Glenna bags-I have several colors-and they have become my "go-to" style most days. Please keep offering this style---and don't change a thing about it! Thanks for the Glenna!!!
October 22, 2013
Glenna - am I going to be disappointed ? hope not
I love everything about this bag except the handles - I wish it had been designed with the padded handles as are on the Mandy style or the rolled handle that are on the bowler ( old bowler style was my go to style - I purchased one in the new design & am not a fan of the of the trimmer lines - I no longer purchase the bowler due to this) & were on the angled tote ( one of my previous other favorite Vera Bradley style) I now have 5 Glenna bags & have really just begun using the one in the Plum Crazy print - Even though I have only been using it reqularly for the past few weeks I'm not liking the way the handles are holding up - there are signs of crease lines appearing in the pattern on the handles in the middle where one would be holding them or they would be on the shoulder - I am now becoming concerned since I purchased 4 others that I have not used yet ( tags are still on them) & wondering if I made a bad choice in going with this design - I am hoping not
October 12, 2013
I ordered the Glenna in Suzani and Island Rose and they are just gorgeous. I am using the Suzani now and I am sorry that I didn't order two! This bag holds just enough even with the recessed zipper. I have my accordion wallet, eye glass case, personal item case, and Kindle fit comfortably in the main compartment still with more room to spare. The outside pockets on both sides of the bag are very roomy as they go to the bottom of the bag. I use one side for my keys and cell phone and the other for my water bottle. I highly recommend this bag to anyone looking for a classy look on a bag that is fully functional.
Also, just to mention, take care with the zipper. Mine was defective as the zipper separated from both ends. I didn't want to send my bag back, lol. I looked up a how to fix a separated zipper article on the internet and it did the trick, a very easy fix with needle nose plyers. :)
October 4, 2013
Grateful for Glenna
I have been a Vera Bradley handbag owner for years. And I have said "This One Is My Favorite!" to so many of her styles. Always seeming to change my mind. This time, the Glenna bag has me!! It is lightweight. And even though it is considered a larger bag, it doesn't feel bulky or heavy on my shoulder. For petite women, this is the perfect larger tote. Everything is at my finger tips. Slip pockets inside are perfect for my small calculator, change purse & lotions. Zipper pocket inside, love it! Holds my coupons & address book.. Recessed zipper is wonderful. So even if you don't zip it every time, your things are still buried slightly & more secure. The outside pockets on either side are priceless! My cell phone, glasses & keys easily accessed without zippers or snaps to hassle with. I now own Glenna in " Suzani" for fall & winter. " Summer Cottage" for summer. And I'm sure I will purchase a couple more just because!!!!
October 3, 2013
The most amazing purse I have ever owned
I have never had a Vera Bradley purse before. I walked in the Panama City Beach store with the intention of seeing what all the "whoop de lah" was all about. I searched for a long time for a purse that I could not live without. I happened upon this bag. I put it on my shoulder and was in shock at how lighweight it was for the size. It is truly amazing! It can hold anything I need it to, but yet somehow, I am able to put my fingers on what I need. Since I brought it home, I have not gone to my closet once to change purses. I find myself wanting it all the time! It is beautiful and classy and I love it. I bought the Canterberry Cobalt. I have had many an eye google it..haha
October 1, 2013
The most practical and classy tote!!! Love it!!!
I've been around Vera Bradley outlet store many times and tried on all of their styles and found that Glenna is the most classy and functional tote of them all!!! It isn't too big, which makes you look like you're carrying 100 pounds of stuff, nor too small that you wish you had more room for things (at least for me). It is so light because it's made out of only cotton yet sturdy, and washable (wash it in the wash machine with the base on) so that I don't need to worry about it getting dirty or scuffed! If used as a handbag (like some negative reviewers suggested), I would say that it's too big for the look. Please read the dimensions before ordering on-line if you need a bigger tote. A negative review for the bag not being big enough does it injustice if you didn't pay close attention to it's dimensions and picture indicating where the top zipper is located.
I had the privilege of visiting Vera's outlet stores, so I get to see it and tried it in person and know what I am getting. I was looking for a tote that I can carry a few things that handbags couldn't, but didn't want something too big, so this did it. if you want to put in a slightly bigger than magazine sized "hard" item, then you will not be able to zip it up since the zipper is about 3" down from the highest point. For me, I use it for my iPad, kindle, wallet, phone, some other small items and there are still plenty of room to spare! The two big exterior pockets not only give you more room for things like keys and phone, they also add to the look. I think this tote is the best looking and functional tote of its size!!!
As for improvements...I would love to see the zipper moved up to the edge of the top or make an additional magnetic closure at the top center when things can't be zipped up, like a generic clipboard. I would also love to see a zipped pocket within the exterior pockets since they are so big. As for the material being of a lesser quality...I cannot say anything about that since I'm a newbie to Vera Bradley. I bought two of these in different patterns...one at the outlet store and one on eBay! I would never pay anything at regular retail cost! :)
September 6, 2013