Bring back Saddle Up
Please bring back this purse !! I cannot understand the logic here? Why do they get rid of a popular , versatile purse and keep some of the dated boring styles? I work in the health care field and see so many woman carry this bag. I prefer the original and have it in 4 patterns. I went to the Vera Bradley Outlet sale today and stocked up on a few more colors since it will be unavailable soon. Guess I won't need to buy any new Vera for awhile
April 10, 2014
Good but could be better
I was super excited to finally get this bag, but I should have paid more attention to some of the reviews. There were quite a few reviews about the magnet wandering around after a while and sadly, this is the case with my bag too. It's become detached from the glue I'm assuming they use to keep it in place so I'm constantly having to locate it and drag it back to where it goes to keep my purse secured. Other than that the bag has been pretty awesome in terms of storage. I keep gum, chapstick, eyedrops, and some business cards/ coupons in the two inner pouches. My car keys and various makeups go in the inside zipper, while the two outer sleeve pockets hold my iPod classic, sunglasses (no case), and cell. The back zipper is my catch all for pens, etc. The interior is roomy enough for the small kiss lock wallet and a small toiletry bag. Very roomy and is able to hold everything I need, but it's also a double edged sword because it starts to get heavy with your whole life in there. Overall it's a pretty good purse with plenty of room so long as you organize efficiently, just beware of the magnet issue.
March 26, 2014
Shoulder strap is fraying
I have had many Vera Bradley bags over the years and I am finding that the new fabrics are wearing out under the shoulder strap very quickly. It is frustrating to have a bag that still looks good and it can no longer be used because the shoulder strap looks terrible.
I actually have the older version with the metal ring, but I've had it less than a year.
I wish they would start using some sort of webbing for the shoulder strap so that the bag is useful for a longer period of time.
March 13, 2014
Almost but not quite
I ordered the Saddle up in Provencal and it was beautiful. I picked the bag because I was looking for a larger cross body style and thought it would work. However, in spite of good size and features it's going back because of one thing: the interior slip pockets are too shallow for my purposes. Neither glasses nor checkbook would stay. If you would use them for different things I would recommend this bag as it seems like a workhorse. Provencal is more beautiful in natural light than online pix or store lighting suggests.
February 23, 2014
Prefer the "Old" Saddle Up purse.
This is a cute purse. The magnet has held up well, but I prefer the old Saddle Up bag with the ring.
February 18, 2014
Getting one with a flap was a mistake
I bought this purse on sale in November 2013. As of February 1, 2014, the magnet in the flap moved out of its housing and now the purse doesn't close properly unless I "find" the magnet every time. It has become very annoying and it's too late to send it back for a refund.
February 7, 2014
I miss the OLD VERSION!!!!
Please bring back the Saddle Up in the old version! I absolutely love the look of the bag with the pleats and ring. It looks much nicer than the newer version. I think the newer version looks cheaply made compared to the old version. Definitely not near as nice! I would love to have an old Saddle Up in the new spring pattern, Clementine! It would be absolutely perfect!
January 21, 2014
The old Saddle-up was better
I was fairly leery when I received the Saddle-up in Provencal for Christmas this past year, having seen so many negative reviews about the re-design of my former favorite. However, I did like the pattern a good bit, and it was a gift, so I started using it. But here I am, less than a month later, and I've barely used it and the magnet is already loose in the flap. For comparison, I have the Saddle-up in Poppy Fields and the magnet recently became loose after about four years of regular use as my go-to bag. Disappointing. Also disappointing to see that Vera Bradley, instead of fixing the design flaws, seems to have decided to just ditch the style altogether. I would really love to see the original design of this bag get resurrected! I own it in three patterns, obviously I'd be thrilled to own it in more!
January 20, 2014
FAVORITE VERA BAG EVER
I have owned lots Vera Bradley bags. Different styles, different colors. This bag in Very Berry Paisley is my all time favorite. I have owned it for two years now and have used it almost the entire time. Every time I try a new handbag, after a couple of weeks, I bring back the Saddle Up bag and use it for a month or two. The amount of pockets is perfect to keep things organized; and the two outside pockets are awesome. One for iPhone 5 and one for my lip products. The size is perfect because it prevents me from adding everything and the kitchen sink, but it has enough room for me to carry everything I need onto a plane without a carry on. (Water bottle, Kindle, wallet, cosmetic bag, meds, etc.) I love this bag and would buy it again in my favorite patterns. (I am a bit picky with the patterns.) A word on Very Berry Paisley. Favorite pattern ever. It is perfect for someone who's favorite color is pink.
January 17, 2014
I have 4 saddle up purses. I have trouble with zippers, so this one is perfect for me. I have read the low reviews, which surprises me. I have both versions, the new one without the ring ane older one with the ring. I do not have any trouble with the new version staying closed,
January 14, 2014