Great purse for every day of the week
I love the size and shape of the purse, as well as the interior zippered pocket.. This is my first Vera Bradley purse, even though I have bought accessories before. It will no be my last :)
July 24, 2014
The PERFECT purse has finally arrived!!!
After dropping hints the size of atom bombs for a month, my wonderful husband surprised me with the Emily Satchel and Turn Lock Wallet in my new fav Flower Shower for Mother's Day. I've been an avid collector of all things Vera Bradley for many years now and while there have been several handbags that have piqued my interest and I have really liked, until Emily, nothing has had me over the moon. In my opinion, Emily is the perfect combination of two very nice handbags, the Large Hobo and Edie Satchel. While on their own they are both nice, they each lack something that really made them perfect. The LH has great size and shape but is a bit lacking in pockets, structure, I don't particularly care for the rolled handles and the top never stays closed, the Edie, while it has the structure, straps and storage I love, it just isn't quite big enough to hold all I need it to. Emily has the size I want, the structure I love, storage GALORE and is gorgeous to boot. I'm able to fit my turn lock wallet, wristlet full of medicine, small manicure set, compact mirror and the occasional small My Little Pony toy for my daughter in the middle compartment, a brush and pencil case, lip gloss, purse sized perfume, etc in the front compartment and a small notebook, pens, my VB business card holder and phone in the back PLUS a handful of Lifesavers in the front zipper pocket.. Somehow, even with all that in there I still have some room left and can very easily access everything without having to dig or search for it and it doesn't look or feel bulky! I really and sincerely adore this purse. Nuff said.
May 14, 2014
I recently splurged at a local store that sales Vera Bradley. My purchase included the Emily satchel in petal paisley with a matching turn lock wallet. As soon as I got home I transferred the entire contents of my old purse in my new one. The organization in this purse is amazing. I put anything I want to keep secure( wallet, checkbook, glasses case, and sunglasses) in the middle zipper compartment and things such as lipgloss, small planner, brush, medium cosmetic trio bag, and tissues in the magnetic pockets. I loved it so much that I went back and got my mom one in Clementine for Mother's Day. I am very happy with my purchase.
April 30, 2014
This bag has everything you would expect from Vera Bradley: it's lightweight, organized, detailed, comfortable and just plain beautiful! I generally prefer a more open, hobo-style bag, and am having a little difficulty arranging my stuff, but have so far put my large Vera Bradley wallet, small cosmetic case and zip id case in the center compartment. The outer two compartments hold flatter items like coupons, receipts and keys. Of course the outside zippered compartment fits my iPhone and lip balm! I am just really taken with the styling of this bag and would definitely recommend it to anyone who appreciates a functional, stylish shoulder bag.
April 12, 2014
Emily's Satchel for my friend Emily
My friend Emily was glad to have this bag for her school.
March 27, 2014
And I'm pretty darn critical in reviews. My kindle fits wonderfully . Love the colors citron and fanfare!!!
March 26, 2014
My favorite from Vera Bradley in YEARS!
This purse is perfect!!!! At first, the size was daunting. It was a bit larger than I was expecting. But, I fell in love with the silhouette. So, I decided to take a chance on it. Now, I can't live without it! I can bring everything in this bag! AND it's super easy to organize! I hope it never retires!!!! :)
March 21, 2014
Emily in Citron
Emily is my favorite shoulder bag from Vera. It is similar in size to the Glenna after looking at them together. The Emily I love because there are three separate areas for organization. The zippered middle holds my large wallet, mirror cosmetic from Vera and a few other small things. I use the outside magnetic pockets for a Kindle keyboard and my phone, and the other side for ear buds and stuff I use at the gym.
The size is the perfect shoulder bag size, it doesn't overwhelm, and it's not so small as to look awkward. It is light even with all of my things inside. The Citron is a great color. I wear a lot of grey, navy and black with denim, and against those colors the Citron just pops. It's not overwhelming with the yellow or neon color, it really does look pulled together.
March 21, 2014
Love the Organization
I ordered this in the Canterbury Magenta, It is a beautiful bag and I love the separate sections and pockets. It is easy to find everything. I would recommend it to anyone who likes the satchel look.
February 6, 2014
I love trhis bag. It has space for all my needs. BUT----- the center section where all the$$$$ is kept is too far down and difficult to get into. If the center section was raised to the same (or closer) to the other 2 sections, it would be absolutely perfect. Thanks for coming up with a roomy bag. Wish it was CROSS BODY TOO.
January 31, 2014