I recently purchased Saddle Up in Baroque. I was apprehensive when purchasing because of all of the negative comments, but I find that it is a wonderful everyday purse. The magnetic closing stays closed, there are ample pockets inside, and one zipped pocket on the outside. It is very compfortable to wear as a crossover and everything is easily accessible. I originally bought the bag as a travel purse, but I find it is the purse I want for everyday trips to the grocery store, field trips or shopping. Glad I wasn't pursuaded by other's comments.
November 4, 2013
Love this style, it's perfect
The style is roomy, pretty, great shape and can be worn crossbody or as a shoulder bag.
I love that the style has been updated to include a zipper section on the back.
The bag can hold all of your necessities and more. You can carry as little or as much as you need. You can also easily fit a full sized ipad as well as and ereader and cell phone along with your wallet, brush etc (as long as you don't mind the weight!)
I was thrilled to be able to get it in the solid black as well as a few different prints.
November 2, 2013
Love for Every Day Use-Great Size and Organization
Got this bag in Provencal and Baroque and have to say that I love it! I never owned the old bag, but I do like all the organization and cross body feature of this bag. I have 2 young boys and also have to carry a small bag of tools for work and this bag works perfectly! The zipper pocket on the back.
September 24, 2013
Favorite Vera Bradley bag!
This is the greatest bag of the ones I own and have seen! My first favorite was the hobo but it sags and you have to dig for items as it is very deep. The next every day use bag I own is the tablet hipster which is great but has less space for your items (once the iPad is in it) and also weighs on you after a while.
Back to this bag. It has a back zipper that fits your phones , keys or makeup. It also has two front small pockets under the flap that can easily fit my iPhone or any celphone with a thick cover as well. The inside is perfect. I can fit the iPad, a spiral notebook, a full size wallet ( I have the accordion matching VB) and a few toiletries. It works great for on the go and keeps the cute form. The strap can be used long or short which makes it very versatile. Love, love , love this bag! As far as the magnetic closure, I touched it and it doesn't seem to move much for now. I guess you could mess around later on or sew some if need too like others have said. Definitely not a big deal. This is a great bag especially when bought on sale! The color baroque is beautiful. My new favorite.
September 21, 2013
Great looking bag
I'm really sad they're getting rid of this bag. It's been one of my favorites. I am very sad you are getting rid of this style. Please come Back out with this bag.
September 5, 2013
Best Vera style
I have purchased many styles in many patterns. This is my very favorite style and I have many of them. I am very disappointed they have discontinued this style. I also do not care for the older style with the ridiculous big ring on the front.
August 7, 2013
All it takes is a couple stitches around magnet
Yes the magnet can come loose, but seriously no need to toss it !! I came from older times where we fixed things instead of throwing everything out, so just a needle and thread and literally 3 stitches in a triangle around the magnet and problem completely fixed. I like the size and more square version better than the old one. And I LOVE the big zipper pocket all the way across the back ! I agree Vera should stitch the magnets down instead of whatever cheap glue they are using. But serously it can be easily fixed.
August 4, 2013
PLEASE bring back the older SaddleUp! The new style is not as roomy and does not stay closed as well. I've been looking everywhere for stores that still have leftovers of the older style.
August 2, 2013
Not near as nice as the older saddle up!
Agree with all poor reviews bring back the older style. Also let us return new saddle up for the older model!
July 21, 2013
Waste Of Money
First of all the saddle up is cute and pretty ... Now here's the bad stuff... I'm pretty sure you have read all the other reviews that say that the magnet keeps moving around and I completely AGREE with them!!! I should have tried the magnet before buying... PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE THIS!!!!
July 19, 2013