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
Great purse for daily use!!!
I recently purchased this purse in Venetian Paisley and I love it. The colors are much brighter than they show in the picture. I love the zipper department on the inside and all the other compartments. They are great for holding cell phones. I like having two outside pockets, very handy for my keys. The straps are the perfect size, I am 5'9" tall. This was my first Vera Bradley purse to purchase. I will definitely be purchasing more. They may all be the Glenna!!!!
July 19, 2014
Beauty plus function equals perfection
This is an incredibly attractive bag in size, shape and function. It's big enough to fit quite a bit (in mine I can fit my turn lock wallet, wristlet and iPad with plenty of room to spare) but not so large it feels bulky - and the pockets are so functional it's easy to fall in love with it. The outside pockets are really deep and can easily fit phone (any size) and keys, plus more. I also love that there is a zippered pocket inside for those things you really don't want tumbling around in the bag. I bought this because it just happened to be on sale and have found my new love. I used to favor Mandy, but the softer more feminine silhouette of the Glenna makes it more fun to carry without losing any space. I will definitely buy in more colors!
July 16, 2014
The first time I bought this handbag I fell in love with it it's good quality light weight very comfortable to carry its simply lovely.
July 15, 2014
I have many many purses made by Vera and this has got to be my favorite. I have it in Dogwood (absolutely beautiful!) If I had to recommend any purse for anyone, it would be the Glenna.. great size and great to wear..I check here everyday for sales on it. Am ordering more in the future.
July 13, 2014
The perfect tote
I have purchased several of these bags in different prints for myself and my daughter in law. Everything about it is perfect, the size, the shape, everything. What I love the most are the large outside pockets.
Wonderful for keys, phone, even my tablet or a paperback. Sure hope they don't discontinue for a long time. Such a nice change from the plain old rectangle shaped tote.
July 5, 2014
Wife left holding the bag
I love the Glenna bag. It has the feel of a hobo but with more organization. I love all the slip and zippered pockets inside and out that help me get to the more used items quickly. Plus the bag has enough room for my checkbook, wallet, coupon book, small cosmetic bag, and all the random stuff my husband hands to me and says "can you put this in your purse?" (inner monologue "Why, of course I will hold your stuff. Heaven forbid you hold your own things, but because I knew you wouldn't AND even planned for you to want me to be in charge of your things, I am able because of this AWESOME BAG.")
I have been considering downsizing though to prevent my beautiful purse being the holding pen for my husband's sunglasses, golf balls, and beer glasses. (Yes, all of those items have at various times been requested for me to place in my purse.) But I think I could only downsize if the lovely folks at Vera made a slightly smaller version of the glenna. I love how the bag looks and all the organization.
June 27, 2014
Glenna holds everything !
I have two Glenna bags in different patterns. This bag has huge outside pockets on both sides which holds all my "get quick" items like cell, keys, Kleenex, sunglasses. Glenna also has three big pockets inside to hold reading glasses, a metal credit card case, plus address book & pocket calendar fit together in one of the pockets. On the inside of the bag there is also a large zipped section. Glenna also has a zip top which keeps your contents secure especially when on a plane. The handles are perfect for me (I'm 5'1") to use on my shoulder or to carry along my side. Since the handles are attached to the purse with thick metal rings, gives me the option to attach my key chain and allow the keys to hang inside of the outside side pocket. I don't need to worry that my keys will fall out or will fall to the bottom where it could be difficult to get at. This bag can be used to carry my iPad Air along with everything else. The straps seem very sturdy when the bag is weighted down with all my purse contents. I also use the small cosmetic bag to hold my makeup, comb, mints, and anything else needed in a purse. That bag fits inside the purse without a problem. My next Glenna bag will be in the Classic Black. I'm just waiting for it to go on sale.
June 21, 2014
It's a purse, not a suitcase!!!
I recently bought this purse as a birthday gift to me for me! I love the fact that this is actually a purse and it isn't huge like caring a suitcase all day long. It has a top zipper closure, an inside zipper compartment which could hold femine products or anything (IT'S HUGE), and it also has 3 big pockets on the other side of the purse. The two outside pockets are nice to have because you can just throw your keys on one side and phone on the other!! I have a turn lock wallet and multiple other things in this purse and can still hold my Kindle and it doesn't look stuffed. Even with everything in my purse it is still light to wear, so your shoulder won't be hurting. This is my new FAVORITE purse of all time!!!
June 17, 2014
Love the pockets!
I just bought the "Glenna" which is my second Vera Bradley purse and so far my favorite. I bought it in the flower power and have received several compliments. When I bought the purse I was told this was a very popular pattern this season. I bought the purse in Chicago and came back to my small town in Central Illinois and saw somebody carrying another style Vera Bradley but in Flower Power. I especially love the outside pockets and the recessed zipper. I found Mandy in a pattern I like and I'm planning on getting it in the next couple of weeks assuming nobody else bought it.
June 15, 2014