Exactly what I expected
Great bag to use for anything. I've had mine for one whole day and I've already used it to take nearly all I own to work; to pick up groceries; to carry my crafts and I believe I could carry a child in it. Even with everything in it, it still stands upright and is a very clean look. I got the Clutch as well and it's perfect for all my stitching stuff, as well as a couple pens and pencils. Easy to carry and great looking.
February 10, 2013
Got this bag in the dove gray and I love the color! I agree with the previous poster about the measurements being off. It is much larger than stated but I knew this before hand (a friend had it) and it is one reason I bought this bag. I like that it is canvas and does not hold onto sand at the beach and I can easily wipe it off on the outside if needed. Definitely worth recommending!!
August 29, 2012
I purchased the Indigo color and it's not nearly as rich in color as the photo appear! It is a very faded navy blue -- it looks like it's been left in the sun all summer. And some of the stitching was coming undone. NOT happy with this bag at all. However, I did like it's large size. Boo.
April 25, 2012
LARGE Canvas Tote is a winner!
Just received the Large Canvas Tote today (along with the matching canvas Clutch Cosmetic bag in red), and am so very happy with my purchase. First, this tote really is LARGE - almost as big as the Weekender and/or Grand Traveler. Much bigger than I expected and bigger than most totes. I could see using this as a carry-on to hold lots of other smaller bags (like camera, e-reader, maybe even a laptop). Anyway, I purchased this to use for a day trip to the beach, boat or a weekend in the camper. It fits 4 large beach towels, our snacks, the clutch cosmetic that holds our sunscreens & lotions - and there's room to spare for changes of clothes (which I thought I'd have to put in a 2nd tote, so I was pleasantly surprised!). There's a nice sized zippered pocket inside that can hold my iphone and keys, and two outside slip pockets for my water bottle, rolled up magazine or sunglasses! Oh, and the canvas is soft, but sturdy - great quality. I LOVE this Vera Bradley tote - another 5-star winner!
April 20, 2012
Love this bag!
I bought one last summer and used it for the pool with the kids. Awesome for beach towels and just about everything else you can pack in it. The straps are super long which I really appreciate. Ended up buying three more bags (in different colors): Keep one in my car at all times so when I have to make an unplanned run to the store, I've got something sturdy to carry; the second I use as my personal swim bag for my bi-weekly swims at the gym; my original bag I keep for pool stuff with the kids; and my last bag I use for the library. It was a good investment and I get use out of all of them. While it isn't a traditional VB pattern, I appreciate its understated classic look.
February 29, 2012
LOVE THIS BAG
This bag is very roomy, love the break away zipper. could easily hold your beach supplies (lotions, towels, etc)
using the bag right now to take a ton of cans to food bank!
November 17, 2011
Online measurements NOT accurate, but a great bag
I ordered this bag (in clementine) from the website. But the measurements were way off! It says that it's a 15x15 in bag and it's more like a 23x18 inch bag. CAN'T carry as a purse (TOO big), but will LOVE it as an overnight bag. Love Vera bags, but need to correct measurements.
September 14, 2011
Huge Bag, Great for Over Packers.
I was looking for a new school bag at the Vera Bradley outlet store when I came across this tote. It's HUGE and looks kind of ridiculous when I carry it because I'm so small, but I need it because I carry so many things with me. For school, I pack it with several binders, a book or two, a sweatshirt for work, my Let's Do Lunch lunchbox, my Vera Bradley Tech case, my wallet, my sunglasses case, pencil bag, and water bottle. The only problem is that it gets SO heavy and the canvas material that it is made out of is so rough that it cuts into my shoulder. I love the bag because it can easily fit everything I need (great for going to the river and nannying too), but I'm not sure if I can continue to use it as a school bag because the straps hurt so badly when it's loaded up with heavy books.
Overall, it's a great bag and PERFECT if you're carrying a lot of lightweight items. I just wish they'd add some shoulder straps...
September 1, 2011
Best beach/lake bag!!!
Get this now, especially on sale! What a deal for the most spacious and stylish bag for all activities in summer. Lake, beach, ballgame, picnic, etc... The indigo is almost a denim canvas, darker than navy and shows no dirt/stains. It is so soft compared to the other "boat" totes sold by competitors. This weekend, I carried, 2 beach towels, a magazine, a large cosmetic filled with sunscreen, a dog leash and treats, wristlet with cell phone and credit card and snacks. Still could zip closed for bumpy boat rides. Front slip pockets so handy for easy access. LOVE!
August 28, 2011
Sturdy Travel Bag
This tote is a great travel bag for long-weekend vacationing. One of the best things about it is the break-away zipper. My husband had already packed the trunk with our bags, and I was able to slip in a few things I had forgotten to pack without taking the bag out and unzipping. Perfect! Get the matching cosmetic clutch (I did, in the clementine color), and you're ready to go places!
July 26, 2011