Not the same size more like the Vera
I loved the old villager and waited a very long time for them to offer this again. Unfortunately it is not the same size. The bottom wideth is at least 1- 1 1/2 inches shorter the side to side is 2-3 inches less and they added more highth making it very deep. The inside pockets while they are the same number are not as wide. I can only put my phone In two of them. Yes I did compare this to the old one I had. They appeared to try and make this like the Vera not a true villager. I won't buy this again.
March 6, 2014
I love this bag!
I was hoping this bag was going to come back, and it has. This is my favorite bag from Vera Bradley. I ordered this in Plum Crazy. It seems bigger than the previous version. I can fit everything I need in it. My phone, work bag, keys, perfume, chap stick ect. The straps are just the right length for me as well. I just wish it came in more colors. I'm hoping you make one in Ribbons!
February 26, 2014
Great Baby/Toddler Bag
I bought this in cupcake green years ago & love it so much. It is a great bag to go along with baby or toddler. The strap is just right to hang on the stroller & it zips, which is a must. More patterns, please!
February 7, 2014
My all-time favorite Vera Bradley Tote!
I bought this years ago in the night owl pattern, and the bag still looks like new. It's gotten tons of use over the years. I especially love the zipper top closure to keep everything safe. You can really stuff the heck out of this bag for carry on luggage, or go lightly and keep everything organized and use it as a light weight school or diaper bag. I love to use it as a weekend bag, or as my carry on "purse". It's large, roomy and the zipper slip pocket on the front is perfect for keys, and the outside slip pocket works well for a smart phone. The inside quilted pockets surround the interior, so it's good for toiletries, pens, highlighters , cords for my laptop and my 17 inch laptop; it works for just about anything! I was so sad when this was discontinued. I am glad they brought it back, I am ordering two more colors today! It's larger than the Vera tote, and in my opinion it's more secure because the Vera only has a toggle closure for the top, so when used as carry on luggage, things have fallen out of the tote. Hence, the Villager is safe and secure with its zip top. Perfect tote!
February 7, 2014
Thank you for bringing it back
Just before Christmas I noticed the Villager was back and immediately ordered two. I'd tried other styles but they just didn't cut it for me although my daughter appreciated my displeasure because she got them. I notice it's not available in the new colors. Please don't discontinue it again!!!
January 23, 2014
Just bought another one!!
I have the Villager in 3 different prints and would definitely recommend it to others. The reason I like it so much is that it's large enough to hold all my daily essentials but also roomy enough to hold optional items like a full sized tablet while still looking more like a "purse" rather than a "tote" and not being puffed out like it's been overstuffed. I don't like the look of an overly full purse but the Villager can fit my zip-around wallet, small cosmetic, coupon envelope, classic ipod, rosary pouch, hand sanitizer, reusable shopping bag, tissues & other small odds & ends without appearing as though it's going to burst. When I need to take my Samsung Note 10.1 along with me, it fits just fine & the zipper closes easily, although to avoid a "puffy" look I need to remove the VB tablet case. But with the tablet inside the Villager the case isn't really needed anyway. There are a TON of pockets inside the bag for organiziation and they are quilted!! Thank you Vera for including quilted pockets in this bag, it's such a nice touch. The outside pocket is two-way, with a slip pocket and a zip pocket in one. My Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone fits inside the slip pocket with only a very small fraction of the top visible. It feels secure to me & I don't think anyone could pull out the phone without me noticing. The zip pocket however is not deep enough for my phone to fit when zipped. If I could make a suggestion for improvements on this bag, that would be the only one, just make the zip pocket a bit longer to accomodate a full sized smart phone when zipped shut. The straps on the Villager fall at a comfortable length for me #I'm 5'4# and don't feel too long yet they are long enough to wear on your shoulder comfortably even when wearing a winter coat. In short, this is a roomy bag with lots of organizational options that's comfortable to carry. You won't be disappointed.
January 20, 2014
It's the perfect bag - PLEASE do in solid black!
REALLY love this bag. I have had one before and LOVED it - the size, the 6 interior pockets, the top zip, the softness… but because it was patterned/colored, it went with absolutely nothing in my wardrobe. So… if y'all bring it in black? I'm THERE. Please?
January 19, 2014
Love the Villiager
This is my favorite bag........I just love it. I have one for the summer and now I bought this one is Canterberry Magenta and just love it...........I agree with another comment bring out more colors for this bag..........I would highly recommend this to anyone...........love that the straps are long enough to stay on your shoulders and love the 6 inside pockets.
January 14, 2014
Thanks for bringing back the best VB Bag
Thank you for bringing back the best vera bradley bag! Please have more patterns in it!
This is my favorite VB bag. Full zipper, great pockets, straps are comfortable! Perfect bag in everyway.
January 13, 2014
I love the return of this tote bag!!!
I have purchased this tote in the symphony in hue pattern a long time ago and I absolutely love this tote.
January 7, 2014