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
Incredible, awe-inspiring bag!
I have had many, many designer bags in my life. I am inspired to say this bag - blows them all away. Not only does it blow them away in quality, value and price...but also in materials. I have spent around 3x - 5x more for handbags, I'd say, that were not made with beautiful quality leather or even had full leather on them at all (cough, cough) such as this. The extra shoulder strap can be worn shoulder or cross-body. I got the all black version. I am seriously considering getting the all orange / burnt color as well in either the Emma or possibly the Tote version. I also got the orange / burnt quilted wallet to go with my black bag - I'll review that on it's own page though. My favorite colors are Black and Orange together (yes, I have a fall/autumn/Halloween/rustic/orwhateveryoucallit) obsession. Definitely going to get a smaller cross-body and wristlet in the leather line too, eventually. It's beyond worth it to me as far as well, just everything. VB has always had me as a diehard customer, but now, that bar level has just been raised super high and I doubt I will be a full throttle, dedicated customer to any other brand ever again. My loyalties now lie within VB exclusively and it's gorgeous leather hands.
October 1, 2014