Barbara Frame Bag
super beautiful bag
It's true what everyone says about the strap. It's a drag, and I get embarrassed when it snaps and the bag falls in the middle of the street! But it's good to let Vera Bradley know because everything else I have gotten over the years is crafted so well. One suggestion, is when you use the strap, just fold the small handle forward, helps from slipping.
March 6, 2014
I loved the style of this purse but unfortunately it has many issues. The shoulder strap constantly comes unattached and the handle becomes stuck after you use the shoulder strap and has caused the leather to tear away. It becomes very heavy once you put your things into it due to the frame . I was looking for a more professional look but this was not the answer.
December 25, 2013
clasps can be fixed
I bought this Barbara bag in a small shop 280 miles from home. When I got home end went to internet to check it out , I was dismayed about that shoulder strap falling off. I could not return it since the shop was 280 miles away ( one way). Sure enough that strap well off the very first time I used it. What to do? I wrapped a piece of heavy-duty silver tape on and around the clasps. Voila, no problems since then. The silver tape blends right in and is so discreet that only I know that it is there. I was more upset about the 3 useless side pockets. They lay tightly against the side, have no give at all. Impossible to use for anything. If I stuff something in I would need tongs to get them out. I was even thinking of ripping the stitching off between 2 useless pockets to get one useful pocket. Have not done it yet, but probably will. It is a shame that such an expensive bag was so poorly designed.
October 29, 2013
not worth the money
strap fell off first time I picked it up. got this on sale or it would go back. very poor quality, awkward to use and strap always gets caught when you close clasp . I buy a lot of vera and this one was a disappointment
September 12, 2013
Adorable purse but the strap keeps falling off.
I purchased this bag around Christmas and just started using it. I went out of town with it and went shopping and the strap keeps falling off. I was lucky to catch it before it hit the ground. I can't use it with the strap it just keeps falling off. I plan to contact Vera Bradley and see what they can do about the strap. I am really shocked that they didn't just notify customers regarding this issue as it is obviously a problem reading other reviews. This is a pricy handbag and should not have a strap that keeps coming off.
June 30, 2013
Beautiful bag but the strap is a problem
I purchased this bag in Go Wild and love the look of the bright print with the leather trim. I especially like that it has a solid leather bottom. Like several other reviewers, I also experienced the problem of the strap unlatching. Because I liked the bag so much, I tried attaching the strap in different ways and tried to be conscious of the hooks being positioned properly. Last week I was walking in to work in the pouring rain with my purse, a brief case and an umbrella. The strap became unlatched and my purse fell into a puddle. Needless to say, I am returning the purse.
June 3, 2013
I wanted to see this bag in person so my husband and I drove to retailer that carried this style (1-1/2 hrs away). Purchased this bag in sun valley. The bag will not stay latch--needs to be redesign. Drove back to retailer and exchange with Caroline. Would consider this bag again with redisigned latch.
May 8, 2013
Just like several others I have experienced the strap coming apart from the purse. It's happened a dozen times in just a few days. The purse itself is beautiful but the strap is horrible. I was going to send it back but I bought some super glue and I used it on the buckles that attach to the purse to see if that ill keep them from springing open. If this doesn't work I am sending the purse back.
March 28, 2013
Awesome bag but faulty strap
I looove this bag! It's my first VB bag. I got it as a birthday present in Plum Crazy and I'm very proud of it. I absolutely adore the design, the way it opens up easily while wearing it, and that handy magnetic pocket on the outside for my cell phone.
The only bad thing is that the long strap doesn't stay on. It just randomly pops off. I'm not sure how or why. I don't have a lot of stuff in it - just my wallet, keys, lipstick, and a ponytail holderl. Perhaps mine is just defective. However that's not enough for me to give it anything less than 5 stars.
One suggestion Vera - put a little more leather trim on it! maybe along the top edge of the border at the bottom?
March 4, 2013
I love this bag!
I just purchased this bag and I love it. I have two young kids and I can fit a lot in it. It's easy to carry and I get a lot of compliments!
February 23, 2013