A201303 - Vera Bradley SignatureCotton Knot Just a Clutchw/ShoulderStrap
I purchased this for my mother as a Christmas gift. She already has this purse in black and white. It is made nice and wears really well. I'm looking forward to seeing her open this on Christmas morning.
A Great Handbag!
I received this handbag from my best friend for my birthday last year. I have the black and white pattern. I just love this bag! First of all, its colors go with so many things in my wardrobe, as I wear a lot of black, and black and white. It is very roomy for its size. I have been known to carry everything but the kitchen sink in my handbags, and while I cant put that much in this bag, I CAN carry everything I need, and a bit more in this bag. Its stylish and functional. I would love to see more black and white patterns in the Vera Bradley line. Love, love,love it!
I just got this clutch and filled it up with my every day items. Prior to purchasing this clutch I read several reviews stating this bag is too small; however, I found this clutch to b a very generous size. I just put my cell phone, Filofax (it's large enough to also be my wallet), my sunglasses, a pack of gum, pens, and my keys. There is room for more small items like a lip gloss and compact. It has 2 interior slit pockets (which accommodate my iPhone 4 nicely) and a back zipper pocket. It also has an exterior zip pocket along the back that spans the length of the bag. The removable shoulder strap is about medium length and looks fairly easy to take off/ put on with snaps. I am a plus size gal and this strap fits comfortably over my shoulder, but I imagine in the winter with layers and a bulky coat that it will not fit comfortably. I have the simply violet pattern and it is a simple understated paisley which will look casual yet classy at the same time. I will be comfortable using this as my every day handbag along with an over sized tote that will hold my work items (I'm a teacher who frequently brings work home). This would be appropriate for work, shopping. running quick errands, or even a night out. With the right outfit, I'd even use it to go to a special event.
I bought this purse in black/white. Because I wear a lot of black and white in the summer this purse is really getting a workout. I have received many complements and love how it finishes off an outfit.
Maybe Not So Good...
At first blush I liked this bag. However,it is somewhat clumsy to handle and doesn't hold very much. It could be good for an evening out or a luncheon or church except for the price......I Idon't know.....In the end it is still a small, cotton bag with limited use.
Got bag to take to a function this past weekend with a black and white dress and it was just PERFECT. I don't get the negetive reviews - IT'S A CLUTCH BAG- it's not meant to be an everyday bag. I have several Vera Bradley bags in different colors and they are affordable in that you can have several to go with different outfits.
Great Bag but not for every day use!
This is a beautiful clutch, but doesn't hold all the things that I need! As others have posted, it is a sturdy, structured purse with an outside zippered compartment and inside pockets. Due to the structured style it does not bend and therefore it is easy to find your things. My problem is that besides a wallet and phone, I also need to carry glasses. Once I put all 3 items in the purse, it was full! The phone and wallet are NOT large, but there isn't a whole lot of room inside. I am keeping the purse because it will be a great dressy clutch to use - especially in the night an day (black and white).
Nice Structured Clutch
I got this in Night & Day and I love the fact that it is a "structured" bag. It not only sits up on its own, but your contents don't "fall to the bottom" of an otherwise unstructured bag. I can find my items easily, it has 3 compartments inside the bag (2 pockets and a back wall zipper pocket). It also has a zippered pocket across the entire back of the bag. The handle is optional. It is bigger than the usual clutch, which I also like cuz I tend to carry more. In addition, I like the hidden magnetic closured flap. It is secure and easy to open. Can't find a "problem" with this bag!
Pretty fabric, but I have to agree with the other negative review in that it is just too stiff. I'm really on the fench about keeping it.
not my favorite Vera Bag
This bag is somewhat attractive at a slight distance, but up close it is akward looking. It is very stiff, and very square. To me it looked like a box covered in fabric. I also prefer my bags to have a zipper opening at the top.
great structured clutch
I agree with the other posters that this is a great clutch with lots of room but also wanted to add that this clutch is structured if that is what you are looking for in an occasion bag. This one is not at all floppy and holds lots. I got the black and white print, I believe it could be used for evening or summers also since the white is very crisp. I would love one of the colors too though. Tons of room and great alternate little handle.
This bag is not only cute, but holds so much!! I'm so glad that I decided to try it. I also like that it will sit up on it's own as well and the magnetic closure. You won't be disappointed in this bag!