I bought the Vera Bradley Betsy in Blue Lagoon and I am in love. This is my first Vera and I got Betsy because I read it was being discontinued :(. Glad I grabbed this one because I love the print and the bag is the best I have ever owned. It is light and for the first time ever everything has a place. The 6 pockets are more than enough. No more searching for keys, chap stick or phone.
June 7, 2013
COLORFUL, PRACTICAL & WELL MADE
I have two Betsy handbags; Bali Blue and Blue Rhapsody.
From the first day I received these bags I have used them exclusively. I have purchased many other Vera Bradley handbags and totes in various colors and materials but these two are my favorites......my workhorses. I like organization and it can be accomplished with this bag. Six pockets inside and a large open pocket on the outside. Betsy is a comfortable size, not too small or too big.
I have a place for everything and everything in its place.
As for the material the bags are completely quilted except for the outside trim at the top of the bag; this gives us a sturdy bag.
The zipper closure is easy to open and a definite safety feature.
So, my question to Vera Bradley is why discontinue a useful bag and apparently liked by so many people. The style is simple, but for most of us that is what we want!!!!
May 30, 2013
Please bring back "Betsy bag"
Do you really have over 25 pages asking to bring back the "Betsy Bag"? If so wouldn't you think it would be a great idea to do so? Not because my name is Betsy but because it was a great bag in every way.
May 13, 2013
Bring Betsy Back!!!
Previously, I bought 2 Betsy's and was looking for a new color, only to find that they aren't being made anymore! I loved the quilted inside pockets--perfect for, sunglasses, iPod, and phone. Also, the zip top is essential for me; magnets tend to gradually de-magnetize my work ID card, which is a huge hassle to replace. The two I am considering for replacements are the Mandy, which, on-line, looks kind of like a tote bag, not a purse, and the Glenna, which, although good-looking, has far fewer inside pockets, and they don't appear to be quilted. WHY WAS THIS DISCONTINUED??? It was not showy but perfectly acceptable in appearance and ENORMOUSLY practical.
May 7, 2013
Save the "BETSY" !
PLEASE do not discontinue the Betsy! I think that I have had Betsys for 20 years. It is the BEST purse that I have ever had - and I have Many Betsys - not because they wear out, but because I Love several patterns. The new Mandy is NOT a good replacement for the Betsy. The top on the Mandy is a strange shape - and it does NOT look as attractive - it looks utilitarian. The Betsy is Beautiful, functional, practical, and even Fun! I Love the Betsy and the Little Betsy for use as a Tote for Needlework projects, too. PLEASE do Not discontinue the BETSY or the LITTLE BETSY! PLEASE!
April 24, 2013
To say I am upset about the Betsy being discontinued, is an under statement. Unfortunately I use a walker to get around and this purse fits over the handles of my it. It's much easier for me to put my purse over the handles and I don't have anything on my shoulders. The Mandy is so so but it's just not my reliable Betsy. I have been a Vera Bradley devotee for many, many years and it break my heart to hear there will be no more Betsy. I know it's one of the most popular, please reconsider.
sad in Florida
March 2, 2013
I hear you are going to discontinue the Betsy. I really wish wouldn't. It has been awhile since I've even been back on your site because I could't find the Betsy. The Mandy will not do. Just happened to check back today and saw the Betsy for Breast Cancer and I will be getting that one. I really wish you wouldn't get rid of the Betsy.
February 5, 2013
Missing the Betsy
The Betsy is my favorite Vera bag - it is the perfect size. The others I have tried are either too big - things get lost or else too little and everything does not fit.
Please, please bring it back. It is a classic.
January 26, 2013
DO NOT RETIRE
I own many Betsys. I wish so very much you would bring Betsy back. She is the perfect purse!!!!
December 3, 2012
JUST LOVE THE BETSY
Please, please, do not retire the BETSY. It is the perfect size for
everyday use for most of us women. I bought he MANDY and just
don't love it like I love the BETSY. Please rethink about this. You will
have alot of unhappy women trying to find a replacement.
November 28, 2012