I purchased this bag in "Happy Snails" for my mother who is 84 along with a matching wallet. She can no longer carry heavy leather bags so I thought this would be a fashionable alternative. She loves it! It is light and there are enough pockets that she has a place for everything and every thing is in it's place. I am glad there is a zipper closure for added security and the size is just right. She can carry the bag or she can put it up on her shoulder. All in all this is the perfect bag for a senior who still wants to be in the "fashionable crowd". We are now going back for a 2nd bag in one of the newer colors. We think the quality of Vera bags is absolutely exceptional!
February 18, 2013
First Vera Bradley
Let me start off with the fact that I HATE carrying a purse. Most purses get so heavy and cluttered and the flimsiness of other purses doesn't help. I bought the zip i.d in Happy Snails and it was so convenient so the very next day I went and bought the Mandy in Happy Snails. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this bag. The thick, lush quality of the material is surprisingly light weight! The purse has SIX pockets on the inside and one on the outside. The pockets make for amazing organization, not counting whats in the pockets, I have my zip i.d., my checkbook and an umbrella. THAT'S IT!!!! I can find everything in less than 3 seconds and the outside pocket is perfect to slip my phone in and out of weather I'm in the car or the store or whatever. Perfect purse and I'm hooked!!!
May 1, 2012
New summer bag
Had been looking for a new summer bag in lighter colors to replace my well loved, well worn Betsey. After having this for a few weeks now, even though I did wash old Betsey, I may never return to her! Just wanted to say how helpful the reviewer was who did the comparison of the 2 bags. That is absolutely what convinced me to try it. That, and the fact that it was on sale. Just wanted to say a few things about some issues that I have seen raised by others.
One: falling over. This is something that I just can't imagine happening because I stand mine up on the floor of the closet every day and it stands up beautifully.
Two: the recessed zipper. Have decided that I am in love with this feature. Other bags without it are often difficult to close because the end piece of the zipper is not stationery and you need one hand to hold that while you zip with the other. Because this one is recessed the end of the zipper is sewn to the bag so voila! You only need one hand to pull the zipper.
I am able to fit everything in that I had in the Betsey and I must say I think the slightly narrower width makes things fit better. I had already purchased a different style for the fall otherwise I think I probably would have bought this in another pattern. That's how much I love it!
August 11, 2013