Good school bag
I've had the attache in ellie blue for about a year and a half and I love this bag! It has held up very nicely with almost daily use and it fits everything I need for my classes, including my 15" macbook and other supplies. I should mention that I'm in college, and I switch out books and binders on a daily basis- there's no way it would fit everything I need for my classes all at once- but it works for me. The only thing I would criticize is that I don't feel secure carrying it by the top handle. When I do, the weight of the whole bag is concentrated on the front clasp, which I don't want to rip or break, so I always use the shoulder strap. It would be nice to be able to use the handle without worry, but otherwise the attache is a great bag.
April 9, 2014
I love my Attache
I received this in December of 2013 as a gift for completing grad school. Its a statement piece....I get many compliments and stares. I haven't seen anyone with it and that's great because I like to be original. Its perfect for my prayer journal that I carry everyday, my HP laptop and my small tablet. Its stylish and simply adorable.
January 15, 2014
Great for certain jobs!
I use this to take my students' work, a book or two, and my hand-outs to my classes that I push into as a consultation teacher. It looks very upbeat and professional and I have had some nice comments on it. It certainly stands out in a nice way! I have Safari Sunset in this, and I feel brighter and lighter by carrying necessities around in it. This is my first purchase in this pattern and I find I like it very much. I also have my clipboard, a pencil case, etc. that I put in the case as well. So it will hold a nice amount. Think of it like a short haul trucker LOL. You won't be able to get the kitchen sink in here, but for what I use it for, it's perfect :)
January 3, 2014
Softer sides and better clasp needed
I ordered this on-line and when I received it, I thought it was the best carry-all anyone could have. However, after unwrapping it from all the protective tissue, I could not open the clasp! It was as if the press-down clasp was too big for the opening it fit into. I was about to send it back but my husband got it open and I have left it open ever since. I would also have preferred to have a more softer stuffing and less stiff cardboard as it is very boxy and it is not very expandable.
November 23, 2013
This bag is basically a fabric-covered cardboard box. Please make one where the opening flap is not made of cardcard, especially the top panel where the handle attaches to the bag. I look forward to a new design.
November 6, 2013
Love this bag!
My husband purchased this bag for me. I am a senior in college and he knew I would not carry a backpack. I am too old for the young college look. This bag is perfect for my ipad, note books and papers for three of my classes. I agree with another review on here..if you improve the bag - make it about an inch wider and please add an exterior pocket for a bottle of water or snack.
Still...I get so many ooos and ahhhs. Love it~
September 26, 2013
Great For Looking Stylish and Unique
IF you want to stand out get this! I love it and use it all of the time. It's perfect for my tiny laptop, my 1inch binder, planner, and a thin textbook. I can also keep supplies (pens, pencils, calculator, cellphone) in the bag too. I do warn, it gets heavy but if you're a light worker you'll look stylish and professional. Bought mine in the Plum Petals.
April 26, 2013
my bag broke today! boo hoo!
I purchased this last sept. in rosy posie. (My sister gave me my first vera bradley purse for my birthday in July) I lLOVE ROSY POSIE PATTERN!
So I have purchased everything in the pattern. I have been using this bag everyday to go back and forth to school.... the students love it too and I know a few mothers have purchased vera bradley too.
BUT, today, the clasp got stuck and then broke! I can't secure my bag? SO, does Vera Bradley guarantee their bags? Can I get another one? Has anyone been able to get the clasp fixed? I am so unhappy now.... beautiful bag. (I would never have spent this much money on my salary on a bag) and now I can't close it! Hopefully Monday morning I will call Vera Bradley and get information about how to get it fixed or replaced.
March 16, 2013
Has held up great with daily use!
I purchased this about 6 months ago to replace a worn out basic black briefcase. I use this every day to carry my laptop, charger, ipad, and a few narrow folders to work and have been very surprised at how well it's held up. I tend to use the handle more than the shoulder strap, so was a little concerned about that, as the bag does get heavy at times with everything in it, but after 6 months of use, it still looks brand new. I've had no trouble with the clasp wearing out as others have mentioned. I added a small VB brush and pencil case to carry pens, flash drive, and other little things. I would like a pocket on the end for a water bottle ... would move this to perfect! Remember that a briefcase has a different purpose than a backpack ... those that say it's not big enough for schoolbooks and binders are right, as that's not what it's designed for! I love being able to carry a bag that's both pretty and practical to work, and get many compliments from co-workers!
December 14, 2012
Clasp wears easily
Last Christmas I received this attache, but shortly I had it replaced because the clasp screws went loose and it didn't snap in place anymore. The next attache lasted for maybe a few more months then did the same. It is such a nice bag, but it's unfortunate the clasp doesn't have a strong design.
December 10, 2012