My Favorite Purse
I have tried many Vera Bradley purses but only recently tried the Caroline. I love this purse! I have it in Suzani and Midnight Blues with the Navy leather trim. I love it because it is roomy, yet compact at the same time. All the pockets keep small essentials I use often easily accessible - pens, mints, lotion, lip gloss. The zip pocket holds things I use often but want a little more secure. I also use a Vera wristlet, medium and small cosmetic bags from the Trio set, duo eyeglass case, business card case, and the kiss and snap wallet to keep my purse organized. The large outer pocket holds my checkbook and my phone with room to spare for various receipts and paperwork I accumulate. My keys are on a lanyard so I can easily find them even if they fall to the bottom of the purse. Even with all these things, I still have room for a water bottle, snacks, and a light jacket when needed. I love this purse! Especially with the leather trim.
April 23, 2014
My Favorite Purse xoxo
I fell in love with the look of the Caroline... and when I found it in Ribbons Navy I knew I had to have it! I love the leather straps. What I do, is I take the strap that is against my body, and I flip it, and the outer strap I keep it straight, if that makes sense. It allows the bag to 'fit' my shoulder perfectly! I have had so many complements and I tell everyone 'it's on sale at Vera Bradly.com' get yours today before they're gone!
April 18, 2014
I LOVE THIS BAG. FROM THE MOMENT I OPENED THE BOX AND SAW THE BRIGHT VIBRANT FLOWERS OF THE LILLI BELL PATTERN I KNEW I WAS HOOKED!
IT IS VERY SPACIOUS AND NOT TOO BIG AND HAS LEATHER TRIM THAT GIVES IT A VERY UNIQUE LOOK.
THE STRAPS FELL OFF MY SHOULDERS INITIALLY BUT AFTER A FEW TIMES WEARING IT THE STRAPS GOT SOFTER AND NOW LAY PERFECTLY IN PLACE WITHOUT FEELING AWKWARD.
I DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS BAG.
I HAVE GOTTEN MANY COMPLIMENTS AS IT IS A HEAD TURNER.
April 4, 2014
Looks great, but poor strap design
What a disappointment! I really loved how this bag looked, but it just isn't great on the functional side. The straps are too wide for a shoulder-bag, sadly - they just keep falling right off. This one is going back, because as much as I like how it looks, I know it'll just irritate me to carry it if the straps constantly are slipping when I'm carrying it.
February 2, 2014
Gorgeous but not perfect
This bag brings Vera Bradley up to an entirely different level. The leather trim (note: not faux leather) did it. Classy, elegant and sophisticated. I bought the Go Wild with off-white trim. It is very beautiful. However I am deducting half a point because the straps are not perfect. Like one other reviewer mentioned, the straps do not rest on shoulder well. The leather straps seem padded and feel very thick, therefore can't even put one strap over the other to stay on. One other thing that I somewhat do not like and for this I deduct another half a point is that the top of the bag looks a little too boxy. However I can correct this by flattening the top a bit with my hand, or when wearing under arm, the arm can flatten it a bit. By doing this the bag looks slimmer and a lot nicer, more like a handbag, less like a mini suitcase. Overall this is a gorgeous bag Vera Bradley produced and is worth owning.
January 16, 2014
What a STUNNING bag! I purchased this in Ribbons with the pink leather trim and OMG it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! It has ample space and pockets inside and the strap drop is perfect. Fits under my arm perfectly. I will say that the straps are a bit stiff (of course) when it is brand new but I imagine over time the leather will soften and the straps will start to lay much flatter on your shoulder. I have received countless compliments and I have only had the bag for a week. This is a stunner and every Vera lover should have one. Excellent quality to match its beauty. I definitely recommend.
September 5, 2013
My favorite bag
I purchased this bag in Ribbons with the pink leather trim. It is my favorite bag! The pattern and leather color combination is awesome, in any of the patterns, not just the one I got. It's a great bag. It holds a lot, is comfortable to carry. I love the fact that it's got the little feet on the bottom to keep the leather from getting dirty when you set the bag down. It's the best Vera Bradley bag I have owned, and I have quite a few now. I get tons of compliments on it everywhere I go.
July 24, 2013
Needs smaller straps
I think this is the prettiest handbag - the combo blues with the yellow trim just makes me smile every time I see it. However, if you want to sling it over your shoulder and have your hands free, the straps are so wide that they fight each other and fall off your shoulder. I have little shoulders anyway, and I really wish these straps had been half the width that they are. Other than that, it is a great handbag - lots of room for everything and easy to access.
April 30, 2013
Great Purse and Nanny Bag
When I saw the Caroline, I knew it was what I needed. It has the proper amount of pockets and is very spacious. I love how this bag maintains its structure regardless of things inside it or not. I previously had a Clare bag, but it got ruined when it was accidentally set in paint. While shopping for a new purse, I knew I wanted something to protect my purse from that happening again. The little metal feet keep it elevated off the ground and now if my purse gets sets in something, it can easily be wiped off. Hurray for leather!!!
March 3, 2013
I love this handbag -- it's easy to get into and use. It has lots of room. I have the Midnight Blues and Ribbons with the pink leather. I love them!!! Very well made also. i can put my mini iPad in it also.
January 30, 2013