Perfect every day purse/camera bag
I was ordering this for my expecting daughter and, after seeing how many people were using it for a regular purse, I decided to order one for myself too. It's PERFECT!!! My normal purse was usually stuffed with receipts, coupons, wallet, feminine products and everything else, all crammed in the center and I couldn't find anything. It was embarrassing while at the checkout. With this "purse", I have a place for everything and it's all easy to find with the white interior. I use the large zipper pocket for all my coupons and keep them out of the center. I use the outside end pockets for my sun glasses and cell phone and they don't get crushed. I have also used it as a camera bag, holding my camera and extra lenses. I was standing in line at a store and a complete stranger asked me about my purse saying she had never seen a Vera Bradley design like that. When I told her it was the diaper bag, she couldn't believe it. She said she "just had to have one!" This is the best purse I've ever had and the most organized I've ever been with my purse. Thanks to everyone who wrote reviews and convinced me to use it as a purse!
December 1, 2013
For uses other than baby...
I was looking for a bag that I could carry around my small dog (15 lb but tall Miniature Pinscher) around in the city so he didnt get stepped on. ..everything seemed too short so I was hoping he would fit in this one, funny thing is I came home and he jumped right in it! Fits perfectly and he loves it! Great bag with lots of organized storage and pockets, plus the lining is nice and durable.
July 12, 2013
Great for toiletries
I bought three other Vera purses to use as a "train case" to carry toiletries (for you younger readers, that's shampoo, soap, lotion, cosmetics, etc.) when I travel, but once my hair brushes and dryer were in them, there wasnt room for much else. Then I came across this diaper bag in the same pattern as my set of Vera luggage, and I think I heard angels singing. Its the perfect bag for this. It's lined so spills aren't an issue, it has interior pockets, plenty of inside space for my small and medium cosmetic cases, and lots of pockets on the outside too that are protected. The only thing I wish it had that it doesn't is a trolley strap, but of course it wasnt designed as a piece of luggage, so I can't complain. Very smart design, Vera!
June 24, 2013
No Baby Necessary!
I've gotten more compliments on this bag than any I've ever carried. Yes, like a lot of you, I chose this bag to carry as my everyday purse. I finally have enough pockets! It's white on the inside, unlike most handbags, so you can see what's in there. If this ever wears out, I will replace it with the same bag instantly. And I've never purchased the same bag twice.
June 8, 2013
I own 2
I had this bag with my daughter and just bought a new one for my unborn son. I have other diaper bags as well but this is my favorite. It is not huge but large enough for daily outings. It is comfortable to carry and washes well. I like the outside pockets for keys and a small ID case. The inside pockets hold diaper sacks and cream, small toys, binkies, onesies, bibs, socks, etc. The bottom is.perfect for a bag of wipes and stacking diapers. I can also fit a change of clothes and blanket in the main compartment. I also have the Miller and Get Carried Away totes for longer trips and the pool /beach. Both of these totes make excellent diaper bags as well but they are much larger.
April 13, 2013
Well worth the money!
I have this baby bag in the pattern Imperial Toile that my sweet hubby bought me, along with all of the matching accessories, about a week before our little girl was born. She is now 3 years old and let me tell you, this bag has held up. It has been on countless trips with us and has endured many spills. I have washed it several times and it still looks brand-new. I just switched to the Mom's Day Out since my daughter is now potty-trained and I don't need to carry as much. We are trying for another baby and I plan to use the baby bag again... Or maybe I will buy it in one of the newer colors. :) good job once again, VB!
February 15, 2013
It really IS more than just a baby bag ...
This bag is the perfect accompaniment to my Grand Traveler (Happy Snails). And it's the perfect size to carry all my personal items (hairspray, shampoo/conditioner, hair dryer/flat iron, cosmetics, etc). Because it is lined for easy cleaning, I don't have to worry about spills. I now have more room in my Grand Traveler for my clothes. Thank you Vera!
February 6, 2013
Not Just for Babies !
My babies have grown up but I loved the organization of this bag. I bought it because it has lots of outside pockets in abundance ! It's also a very smart shape. Initially, I bought Symphony in Hue. Found it so easy to organize and access things, and got so many compliments on it that I ordered another one for spring in Ribbons. This bag holds so much that it doubles as a tote when out shopping, if I'm buying small to mid-size items like cosmetics, tops etc. The three pockets under the magnetic flap hold my lip stains and gloss, comb, and hand cream, receipts etc. The generous outside zip pocket holds my iphone and keys. The inside pockets are for several small leather pouches, tissues and sunglasses. I've used the side pockets for a small umbrella (as needed) and/or a water bottle. The main compartment is large and holds my not very tiny (: wallet, an ipad (if carrying it) etc. with tons of room to spare for, as I said, doubling as a tote. In winter I've put my large cashmere scarf and gloves in it. This is the best purse I've had in ages for being able to easily carry, organize and access things. And it looks great, even full !! Now if Vera Bradley only had it in Midnight Blues ! Are you reading this, VB ? (:
January 28, 2013
Pretty, NOT practical
My aunt splurged on this bag for me and I wish I could return it. Diaper bags need lots of room, multiple working pockets, divided sections and easy access to things. This bag has pockets, but they are either too narrow, too thin, don't expand or filling them encroaches on the inside room of the bag. The main cavity of the bag is just that; a cavity. There are no separations or compartments which make other baby bags superior. To get anything out of it, you have to take everything out of a bag. The changing pad, which is standard in diaper bags takes up so much room that it is not worth having. It needs it's own compartment. The straps are also a problem, they don't adjust at all which makes it impossible to strap onto a stroller. I bought a better, cheaper diaper bag and will probably use this one for the gym, as others have suggested.
January 13, 2013
Too small, but works as a gym bag
I bought this bag to use for the gym because I liked the idea of a plastic liner. It will fit a pair of size 8.5 trainers, exercise clothes, water bottle, protein shake, deodorant, travel size shower accessories, and a hairbrush, but it is FULL. All of the little pockets on the outside could be helpful if they had an elastic/stretchy opening. As it is, items put in the outside pocket reduce the amount of space available in the main pocket. It works for the gym basics, but I think I'll stick to my duffle bag.
December 22, 2012