Quilted Emma Satchel
You have to see to appreciate...just right!
Where do I start? First I have ordered a few of the new leather pieces for X-mas gifts. I will be ordering more. One look and you know the VB company has gone to great detail with production of theses items. They arrive gingerly packaged. They have dust covers and that's before you even get to the bag. The leather is soft and supple. The logo understated not screaming, "look at me". The quilting impeccable and the hardware also embossed ever so quietly. I own some luxury bags and these are finished in the same way, even better than some. Worth every penny. I have no doubt that the leather line is here to stay. If you are use to VB quality, be prepared to be amazed to see what they did with leather!
September 26, 2014
Love, love, love this bag!
I got this bag as a birthday present for myself and it is just lovely. I first fell in love with it online and when I saw it in store it was even better. The leather is so, so soft which is a plus for me in a leather handbag. The size is perfect. It is not ridiculously oversized, it is a perfect size for a satchel. The interior has a classic Vera Pattern and the bag has three main compartments. The middle compartment has a zipper and the other two have hidden magnetic closures. The bag has a ton of other little compartments on the inside so there's more than enough space to hold other valuables. It also comes with a nice storage bag which is typical of most of the nicer handbag brands. When I ordered mine in store they were out so mine was shipped to me and I was equally impressed with the packaging. There was no detail spared in making sure that the handles and zippers were protected during shipping and also that the bag retained its shape. I got the burnt orange and taupe color. If I could change one thing about this bag it would be to make it in a burnt orange and lighter gray color which is what I originally thought it would be but I still like the darker grey/taupe and my next suggestion would be for them to make this in a tan color as well as a tan/orange color. I got the bag 4 days after ordering in store so shipping was fast. Overall, I enjoyed the whole buying experience and I love the bag.
September 26, 2014
Gorgeous sophisticated bag with lots of space!
Well I have to say I really love this bag. I’ve been a loyal Vera customer for several years and I recently saw an article about the new Leather line and having just gotten married, I thought I could use a more sophisticated bag. (I needed a new purse for fall anyway!) My husband bought it for me as a birthday gift and I am just tickled pink! It is my first expensive/top-of-the-line bag (I never owned a coach or DB bag, etc). I chose the taupe/orange quilted satchel, and let me just say… I LOVE this color combination! Personally, I think this bag is the perfect size. I like how there are 3 separate purse areas as it makes finding items very easy. The middle section is zippered off to be separate from the other 2 sections..this is great spot to put items you want to find quickly, such as a wallet or cell phone or keys. My 5x8 planner fits perfectly in this bag with room to spare, along with tons of space for other items. Like the other Vera bags, it’s a versatile piece as it comes with a longer strap to turn the bag into a cross body. In addition, I like that the inside of the bag is still a printed pattern, as I am a fun gal and the print makes me smile. The leather is smooth and soft, very beautiful (and the quilted pattern gives it a more modern and edgier look in my opinion..I did not care for the smooth leather satchel as it looked like an older lady bag). Someone mentioned the magnetic closures not being strong enough but that isnt something I noticed as they seemed to hold my bag shut just fine (although I did not overstuff the bag). I know that this piece will last a long time (since it is leather) as long as I take care of it, so I think it will be a good investment for me to get the matching wallet in orange!
October 10, 2014