Awesome Addition to my Vera Collection
I was on the fence about the Laura, I wanted a bag that was bigger than my Chain bag but smaller than the Vera totes I usually carry around. So I bought this bag in Rosy Posies the day they came out and I am pleasantly surprised. It is the perfect tote. It fits my wallet, my day planner, my nook, and some odds and ends and it has a front pocket perfect for my cell phone so it doesn't get lost at the bottom of my purse. It's comfortable around my shoulder or on my forearm. This bag is FANTASTIC! I'm so glad I took the plunge and just bought it!
January 21, 2012
Laura converted me into a VB lover
The Laura was the first VB bag I ever bought. I LOVE it! I had been carrying a leather handbag but it was heavy and I really had to protect it from precipitation. I saw the Laura online and was really drawn to the shape and size. It's sized like a smaller tote and the cinching gives it such a pretty, feminine shape. I love the pockets on the inside. I like having one zipped pocket to store personal products and medications if needed, and the slip pockets are perfect for organizing chapsticks, hair ties, tissues, lotion, pens, etc. There is one smaller slip pocket that's just the right size for my iPhone 5. I use the slip pocket on the outside for my car keys (attached to the zip ID case), and I use the front zip pocket for extra cash, change, or coupons I plan to use. The interior of the bag is roomy. I always carry my wallet, a 4x6" planner, a small notebook, and the VB coin purse. Depending on what I'm doing or where I'm going, it's easy to toss in my iPad, a water bottle, a lightweight sweater, a book, etc. Even with extra, larger items, the Laura does not get weighed down. The straps are nice and long and the width allows them to rest comfortably on my shoulder. I've had the Laura in Plum Crazy for about two months now and it still looks brand new. I appreciate that if I get caught in snow or rain, it's not a big deal since the bag is fabric, and I also really love the ability to machine wash it. I almost didn't buy this bag because I do prefer a zippered top, but between the magnetic closure and the cinching, I feel that my belongings are secure. Definitely recommend this beautiful bag!
March 18, 2013
The Best New Vera Bag Yet!
I am a big fan of the Villager and that has been my go to VB bag style but I think the Laura is now my new favorite! I normally prefer a zipper closure but the magnet is very strong and the cinching keeps things secure. There is a lot of room in this bag but it doesn't look big or bulky. It lies flat nicely and is very comfortable under the arm. I had a hard time deciding so I picked it up in Suzani and Island Blooms. My only regret is that this style isn't available in some of the older patterns. If you're on the fence about this bag, try it. You'll love it!
January 25, 2012