I purchased this bag in happy snails. The print is so adorable! At first, I thought the bag was to small, but I was very surprised on how much I can get in the bag! Love the side pockets, perfect for my cell phone.
This bag is just so perfect, light weight, beautiful, and holds what I need!
June 2, 2013
Love it - but.......
I love the room inside the bag, the long straps and size, but it is not 'deep' enough. I have the matching twist wallet and it is as high as the purse.
If I don't keep the bag zipped; everything falls out.
I'm aware of it now so more cautious.
It is a great bag though.
May 23, 2013
My favorite Vera and I have a wonderful collection for travel and everyday use. This bag is by far my favorite....have 4 of this style ,love the length of straps ,stays on shoulder allows freedom to use as you enjoy every day,stays close to your body ,safety and when the wider pocket was inside for wallet, everything organized .....for
everything in a convenient pocket keys ,lipstick.
Love this bag continue to please . I buy as gifts and keep changing patterns but love this bag
April 30, 2013
100 handbag in happy snails
this small bag has tons of room. the happy snails print is soooooooo adorable. I live in jeans and this bag will be great. as other posts have mentioned, it does arrive "squished" I put a new roll of paper towels in mine for a day to give it it's shape back. that works great. I think I have found my favorite Vera. please keep this one around for the long haul. I got the matching accordion wallet which is my personal favorite in wallets.
April 30, 2013
Great little bag!
Initially when I bought this bag I thought it was going to be too small but was I ever surprised at how much it held. I chose the Plum Petal print which is adorable in the purple, lavender and green colors. I love the padded quilted straps but cannot seem to have them stay on my shoulders. I've tried tucking one strap under the other which helps for awhile. I wish one side of the inside pockets were a large zip pocket because all the pockets are too small. I like how the base of the bag has a solid insert which keeps the bag from sagging and that it has two zippers which opens up nice and wide.
April 21, 2013
Perfect bag for the everyday person!
I got this bag in the mail today and I was weary about the sizing of it, but its much roomier than I expected! The 6 pockets are perfect for important things that I hated having to dig for before. It fits much more than I expected and its great for school too. The front pocket fits my Galaxy S 3 with the case on too. I don't have any complaints about this bag.
April 18, 2013
Holds more than it looks like it will - I LOVE it!
I travel a lot for work, and this is my favorite travel bag. Although it doesn't look like it, it can hold my tablet inside, and it zippers fully shut which makes me feel safe that it's not going to dump out in the middle of a busy terminal.
The inside pockets are big enough to hold 2 passports in each one (I carry hubby's also), and the six pockets inside allow for all sorts of organization - business cards in one, ear buds in another, etc.
My cell phone fits neatly on the outside, and is snug enough that it's safe but loose enough that I can get it out without having to go inside the purse itself.
I have bought it in a few colors so I always have one for every season!
April 5, 2013
I love this handbag! It is just the right size for me! It has a pocket in the front that is perfect for carrying my cell phone.
March 10, 2013
The Ultimate Handbag!
I have had many styles of purse, and always seemed to be looking for another. I happened to come across a Vera Bradley store and stopped in. I fell in love with the fabrics and most importantly, this 100 Handbag. It has everything I wanted and needed including a sewn-in hook to attach my keys to. This is a huge feature for one who was always digging at the bottom of my purse for them. The three open inside pockets are perfect for lipstick, a small hand sanitizer, and my iPad/cell phone cloth cleaner. The zipper pocket is perfect for my pens and nail files. And the strap is the perfect size for your shoulder carrying. I love it so much that I have this same style in three different colors to match my changing seasons - spring, summer, and fall. My next purchase - one for the winter. I also have the backpack, the tote, and several accessory pieces. And they wash in my washing maching on the gentle cycle and don't fade or become misshapen, and look brand new! I set the out to airdry. I love Vera Bradley and so will you!!
February 19, 2013
"Where's my cell phone" kind of bag
I am 40 yr old and I don't typically carry a purse. I am a double kisslock wallet user and that's typically all I need. I am so picky when it comes to purses so I gave up long ago. When going thru the bags online I had 2 requirements - quilted pockets and organization. I LOVE the quilted pockets - they could stand to be alittle larger, but they will suffice. The organization is nice also - each pocket holds those little things that usually swish around in the bottom of my bag (when I carry one). I'm not used to carrying a cosmetic case, so maybe others just keep that stuff in their cosmetic case - tweezers, gloss, lip protector/balm, dental floss sticks, etc.
The first thing I noticed was no easy access to my cell phone. I'm not a huge phone user, but I like having it for that quick coupon, quick text response, and I hate when someone's phone rings more than a couple times so I don't want to be "that" person. I noticed right off that with the zippered top I had no where to slip my phone in and out. The pocket on the front is too small for a phone to sit safely. It might hold a lipgloss or 2 but if it's any smaller it will be difficult to retrieve. I think it's the zipper that I don't care for. Everyone raves that it's so nice to have 2 zippers to really open the purse wide. OK, that might be good, but the purse is pretty shallow and if you can't see in 6 inches you've got a problem. I'm 40 and my eyes can see. I do like that it opens wide but then I have to hold the other end to zip it properly. This is almost impossible while on your arm.
The second thing I noticed was the straps. I LOVE the strap drop - so much room to get your arm in and out without feeling like you have a big arm/shoulder. I noticed with smaller drops I need to put it on my arm with both hands - one swings it onto the other arm. As a mom of 3 active kids I rarely have 2 arms to do this. I think that's why I stopped carrying a purse altogether. So, altho I love the strap drop, I noticed from the start that one strap constantly falls off my shoulder. I think it's the shaped of the bag - the fact that it kind of sits at an angle on your side - the bottom is hard and spacious with 5" so it doesn't lay very flat - the outer side/strap tends to have less tension on the shoulder and falls. I've tried tucking it under the other (I love the bag so I want to try it all), but it didn't work that well. I've been using it for a week and I'm sad to say I might be returning it. I'm mostly bummed that I got it when it went 1/2 price and now I won't get the same sale on a different style. So I might settle.
I am going to be trying it another week to see if I can accept the things I didn't love about it (straps and zipper). I noticed when I use it I leave the zipper partly open to help make it more accessible. Let's see if I can get the straps to stay on my shoulder.
February 6, 2013