I absolutely love my Vera tote! I currently use it for work. It's big enough to carry my Vera Bradley cooler, my Vera Bradley agenda and a pair of shoes. I used to contantly misplace my desk key. Now, I keep my desk key on my Vera Bradley lanyard which conveniently clips to the pocket of my tote. The mulitiple pockets keep me organized. I constantly get compliments on my tote as it coordinates with my cooler and lanyard. It's everything I ever wanted in a tote and more!
February 10, 2011
Perfect Knitting Tote!
The Vera is the perfect bag for knitting supplies. It has lots of room and the inner pockets are great for needles and other small things you might need. I also love the length of the handles and the height of the bag. I definitely recommend it! My favorite Vera Bradley purchase :)
January 19, 2011
The Perfect commuter bag
This is my first purchase of VB bag . i saw my daughter carrying her big duffel bag with fun and comfort while I have been looking for the perfect commuter bag. I have been shopping all over the mall and with different brand and high end tote and whoever design them does not understand the basic and most important of feature of a tote bag.As a New York mass transit commuter the VB tote can survive the test of a TRUE commuter bag. Number one feature is the long drop handle. Try being a strap hanger in a crowded train , the short handle bag will not make me happy . This short handle commonly seen in high end bag will be a big source of frustration to me. On winter time the bulky coat will also be a big disadvantage if the handle is too short . Too short a handle will not tuck in comfortable in my shoulder . it is just too short to hung all the way but instead it will be hanging halfway in my arm . As a strap hanger commuter for the most part ,in a crowded train , that short handle bag can hit other passengers face. . Definitely embarrassing and cause some not so pleasant traveling experience .ONLY VB bag has the comfortable length handle. My number 2 nonnegotiable requirement for commuter bag is the style of the pocket . VB won hands down . Pocket galore ! I have also made it a nonnegotiable requirement that the pocket outside with have one that is one with zipper and one that is open for complete easy access for my train ticket. I can just unconsciously dig in and hand my commuter ticket without thinking where to find them . I have no patient for zipping and unzipping just to dig in the ticket. The third criteria is the softness and the beauty . The workmanship is very good . The only feature missing in Vera is the side pocket which I would wish it has is having the side pocket for my water bottle . However i am willing to give it a pass . Overall who ever design the VB bag is either a genius with and eye for detail and a true commuter . She is a godsend to me. I guess my quest for the ultimate tote bag has come to an end. But , somehow I saw a new VB that has all the requirement I need. that will be my own Christmas present for myself. The Get Carried Away Tote if VB store in my area carries it. I would say I give my young daughter credit for introducing me to VB bag.
December 14, 2013
Great little bag!
I got this bag as part of a promo Vera had. I normally order the larger travel bag, duffels, totes, etc. This turned into a great purse! It has a couple small inside pockets and a little toggle closure. I love purses you can wash! I may now be buying more purses instead of traveling stuff. This is a great little bag!
December 10, 2013
Personal item for flight
I recently flew on Spirit Airlines to Myrtle Beach, and found out they CHARGE for all carry on's and checked luggage! BUT, you could take one personal item, 12" X 14" X 16"!. I was determined not to pay for luggage, at a cost of $50 EACH way! Thought about buying a tote at the last minute, but looked at my Vera bags and realized this bag would work! Used a packing cube for clothes and a zip loc for electronic cords, and still had room for my netbook and toiletries. Had enough space for 3 days, plus my small travel purse, as well. Take that Spirit Airlines!! No other bag needed!! Money saved!!
December 9, 2013
From birth to college visits, every mom needs this
This is an awesome tote. I recently posted about it on facebook: "If anyone is interested in a fabulous tote, I have the one named "Vera" and it is fantastic for travelling, for carrying things to a meeting or church, and for college visits (they give you so much stuff and your student doesn't really want to carry it around all day. Having mom do it is much preferred. )."
The flat bottom ensures that this always stands up well. The straps are sturdy. There are 6 interior pockets that are large enough for sunglasses and things that large without worry. I've even carried a bed pillow sticking out of the bag. With a little smooshing, I could pull the straps over it and put the whole thing on my shoulder..
December 5, 2013
Love the 'Vera' bag
My husband originally bought me one of these purses to carry my Quilting in... a large quilting ring fits nice in here... he had no idea this was a 'Purse'. A couple months later and we have a new 2lb. Toy Fox Terrier puppy and my Quilting carrier becomes our puppy carrier... she learned Not to make any noise if I told her to "Hide". This purse is still big enough for her at 5lbs to hide in, so to this day, 12 years later I can Still take her in ANY Store OR Restaraunt and Nobody knows she's in there.... the pockets around the inside are perfect for wallets, checkbooks, keys etc so that a 'blankie' can be put in the middle for her to lay comfy on while she waits for us. I just wish the cost would stop going up... I do not believe these are made in the US either... for the price they Should Be!
December 4, 2013
My amazing, great for EVERYTHING tote
I purchased this "tote" in English Meadow with the purpose of using it while out and about for large items, but let me tell you what I've found... this is my "go to" bag from VB. I absolutely LOVE it!! I have many other bags from VB including the hipster, backpack, and a few of the larger totes, but this is the perfect size for anyone who is constantly on the go and needs to have "more" space available at any given time. It also is lined with 6 slip pockets that fit anything from cell phones, ipods, makeup, first aid kits or just whatever you need them for!! That does not even include the inside zippered pocket and the outer zipper and slip pocket with key clip! It has come in handy so much with having 3 kids who are constantly giving me things to hold onto for them. Well, guess what? With this bag, there is plenty of room to carry all your essentials PLUS more!! It has been on many trips now and I will be purchasing another one in a new pattern so I can have them for different seasons. Thank you VB!! With this tote and your Turn Lock Wallet, I can be super organized AND stylish!
December 3, 2013
This is MY perfect bag
After carrying a Vera tote for years and raving to everyone I know about it, I decided to finally write a review on it. Although, I am sure this will get lost amoung the hundreds and hundreds of 5-star reviews already existing for this item, I thought I would also share my expereince. I am a 34 year old professional working in corporate america and see nothing but other professionals wearing all black suits carrying all black, mostly generic laptop or workbags daily at my office. I decided I needed some color and a friend recommended the Vera tote. I was skeptical, but I figured I could always use a tote bag for other uses if I didn't like it, so I went ahead with the purchase. Vera has become my perfect bag. Everyday, I carry my laptop and it's accessories, files, my lunch bag clutch holding my iphone, money, keys etc, water bottle and anything else I need that day. I adore all of the deep pockets. That is where I keep my laptop's charger and cords, pens, and it holds my 27oz Klean Kanteen water bottle perfectly (and the thick quilting that the pockets are made of keeps everything else dry when it "sweats". I load this bag up so much but it's incredibly light on it's own and couldn't be of higher quality. I now own 4 of these bags and use one as a diaper bag and the others whenever I need a purse on the weekends. I seriously couldn't recommend this any higher.
November 29, 2013
Needed a diaper bag that was functional...
I found it!!! As a momma of five kids, (three of them still small) I needed a diaper bag that would also function as a bag I could haul my things in for church. This one fits the bill. It has six pockets around the interior, so there is ample room for everything! It holds a lot but doesn't feel or look bulky. I am done shopping for the perfect bag!
November 22, 2013