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
Sexy. Sleek. Stylish.
When I first saw this bag in the catolog I knew I would own it. However, I was having a super hard time with what pattern I would choose. I narrowed it down to the Jazzy Blooms Orange and the Ribbons Pink. Needless to say I left the Vera Bradley store with BOTH bags! I was so taken aback by how beautiful BOTH patterns and color schemes were that I just couldn't choose! As far as the room, it's unreal. The outside has a large magnetic closure pocket that is safe for the cell phone and keys. Inside opens nice and wide with 3 pockets and a zipper pocket. I love the bottom of the purse as well, it has 4 metal feet and is a nice solid base, which means no sagging in the middle if you stuff it full. This bag is an absolute A+++ from me!!!!!
January 26, 2013