My Prized Commuting Possession
The Miller Bag is my go-to tote for work. I live in Minnesota where at least four months of the year you don’t leave your house without the proper number of layers on. At the height of winter, when I’m decked out in my thickest coat with hat, scarf, snow boots and mittens, it can be cumbersome to carry extra bags or a purse around. With the extra bulk, purse straps don’t fit the same and it is difficult to be aware of dropping things.
Enter the Miller Bag. It’s perfect:
1. The size is quite large – I can fit my VB Lunch Date, coffee travel mug, a purse (usually a VB Frannie), my shoes when I change from my snow boots and often a three-ring binder and a few small manuals for work. These things all fit with plenty of room left over. Should I need to carry more or something heavy, the straps go underneath the bag a continuous loop. So the weight is supported by them and they will never rip away from the bag itself.
2. It zips shut – I can’t emphasize enough how great this is. I know that no matter how dramatically I throw this over my shoulder, nothing is going to fall out.
3. The shoulder straps are roomy and stay in place – even with a bulky winter coat, the Miller Bag is a dream to tote around.
Add the SIX inside and one outside pocket and it doesn’t get any better. If I could made one modification it would be to add a key ring hook in the outside pocket like the Vera tote has, but even without it, I slip my keys and my work badge in there and have had no problems with them potentially falling out. I have this in a pattern that looks great with the two winter coats I wear the most and then match a Frannie to whatever outfit I’m wearing that day. Of all my Veras, this is the one that has gotten the most compliments.
December 3, 2013
i love the miller bag! i use it as my daily diaper bag for one baby, when i first received my miller in the mail i thought it was huge but when i put everything inside i realized it was the perfect size!!! i love the fact that i can stuff all of the pockets and still have very big space in the middle compartment where as with my other diaper bags i would stuff all of my interior pockets and have NO space in the middle compartment. i love it it is a very good size for a diaper bag, everything fits perfectly inside. it most definatley does not look huge on me and i am 5'3. i recommend every mom to get the miller as a diaper bag! also Very Berry Paisley looks way more beautiful in person than in the pictures.
November 5, 2013
Great for travel
The Miller bag is exactly what I wanted for when I travel. It's smaller than what I thought, but it's perfect. It fits my flat iron, curling iron, travel accessories, magazines, a small blanket and anything else you may need. I highly recommend this bag.
October 31, 2013
I purchased the Miller in Summer Cottage this summer to use for the pool/beach. I am a swimmer and head to the pool every day of summer. I needed a bag with compartments for sunscreen, water, goggles, fruit etc. and still be light enough to carry on my shoulder. This bag fit the bill perfectly. Summer Cottage matches all my swimsuit cover-ups, held a towel as well as my kindle (in a vera sleeve). I am careful not to pull across the pool deck, this bag is not canvas, but that's what makes it great and light!
October 6, 2013
Great Sized Bag
I have a few Vera totes and was looking to get another one that wasn't as big as the Get Carried Away but bigger than the Vera. The Miller bag fits the bill nicely. Its just slightly smaller and narrower than the Get Carried Away. While I love that bag when I travel, it makes a fabulous carry on, I wanted something that I could fit not as much stuff in. I have used the Miller bag a couple times and I can fit my laptop, brochures and flyers, a notepad, my ipad, a jacket and little odds and ends in the pockets and its not as heavy. I love the longer strap, it hits at just the right length when I'm walking. I wanted something with a zipper and while the Vera bag is small and taller it doesn't zip. It is a nice bag (almost more like a large purse) this one is definitely of tote size.
September 30, 2013
Perfect for Music!
I am a musician, and I really needed a bag that would hold all my music in addition to my flute and piccolo. My friend had ordered the Miller Bag for the same reason and I just had to copy her! I absolutely love how roomy this bag is even when all my music and instruments are in it. The straps don't make the bag feel too heavy when lugging it to and from rehearsals. The side pockets are PERFECT for holding things like my metronome and cleaning supplies because they are deep and roomy and I can even fit a camelback water bottle and a change of clothes for concert days. And in the front pocket I am able to hold things like my phone and Carry-it-All wristlet for easy access. Highly recommended, kudos Vera! You never disappoint! :)
July 22, 2013
Best Bag Ever!
I have five of these bags in various colors and use them all the time. I love the way that they are so open at the top and you can just reach in and pull your items out. I keep one in the car so that I can place items that I purchase in it and carry them all in at one time. My daughter uses one and is able to pack all her stuff to last for up to a week. The straps are generous and quilted so they don't hurt your arms when you have it really loaded down. Of course all the extra pockets are like icing on the cake. I would definitely recommend this bag and would advise to get more than one.
July 7, 2013
I love this bag!
I bought this bag for work. I work in the city and need to be able to tote around an extra pair of shoes, a lunch box, plus a lot of other assorted items. It is fantastic because it fits everything in it, and, it has a zipper! It also has numerous pockets inside to hold small items too, like ipods, cell phones, even a waterbottle.
June 27, 2013
Great For Traveling!
My husband bought me this bag for Valentine's Day and It's a gift that keeps on giving! I got this bag in Purple Punch (oh how I want that color BACK!!) and I take it everywhere. I use it for a carry on bag and it fits under the seat. You do have to squish it under there, but it does fit. I'm short and hate reaching up on my toes for the overhead bin, so if it can go under the seat I'm sold. I was able to put everything we need in there. I packed, my husbands tablet, headphones, wallet, 2 cell phones, my infant daughters tablet, tons of toys, a small blanket for her, a bottle, formula, a few diapers, travel wipes, a changing pad, and sweatshirts for my daughter, husband and myself.
We also use it for weekend trips. It can fit clothes for both my husband and I. Though we fill it to the top and can't zipper it, it's flat on the bottom and doesn't tip over in the car.
June 19, 2013
Diaper,Beach,Travel and more!!!!
This bag is the perfect size for me! I am a mother of two and can fit all of my necessities as well as my kids in it. I really needed a bag that could fit my kids change of clothes and snacks,diapers wipes and my moby wrap (which is a huge piece of fabric) along with toys and my own personal items. Perfect length quilted straps and interior pockets are my favorite features as well as the shape of the bag is super cute and so functional. The most versatile bag I've purchased from Vera Bradley as I bring it to the beach and on trips and everyday use. Recommend this bag to everyone as it can fit every need!
June 8, 2013