Get Carried Away Tote
I purchased this bag online. When I received it, I thought it might be to big and that I might send it back. Before I could send it back I went out of town and used it as a suitcase. I love this bag! I was able to pack for 3 days in this bag with some room left for purchases I made. I love all the pockets and the padded strap. My Mom went with me and she had two bags and needed more room. Guess what she is getting for Christmas?!
November 20, 2012
Strong, gorgeous, with Unlimited Uses!
I am a nursing student. I carry around enormous textbooks, binders, and folders, not to mention scrubs, and nursing shoes, stethscopes, you name it- I have had to have it on some given day.
I use this for school, to go out (while it is a bit big for a purse, only one of us has to carry a bag when I take it!:), and for trips (perfect airline carry-on, and the pockets make it easy to retrieve anything quickly, while the zipper makes it perfect and safe for going on the security belt at airports!).
This bag has SAVED me. I was worried that a cloth bag would not be able to withstand the weight of 2000+page textbooks, and a laptop, but it did and does. There is no pulling on the stitching, even after placing it in a washer and dryer several times. The colors are not fading, stains come out, and the straps are as stable and strong as they were the day I left the store with it.
The padded shoulder straps are what make it for me. With that amount of weight, all other bags caused me to have shoulder and back pain, not to mention the marks they left on my skin. These thick straps with padding not only distribute the weight perfectly, and are more than long enough for comfortable shoulder wear, but protect my skin as well.
I use the plastic pockets for water bottles and have six MORE pockets inside, the smallest of which fit a cellphone perfectly (even large androids) or a pair of sunglasses. Four outside pockets can fit large wallets or small makeup bags and even my closed top coffee mug with a very wide base. You can find a way to make anything fit.
Months after I started using mine, I see them all over school now, and I still get daily compliments and questions about this tote. It is a comfortable, gorgeous, strong and lifesaving bag. To be honest, mine is still in perfect condition and yet I still consider buying a second one just to have it in one of the new great patterns.
I cannot recommend it enough!!!
May 5, 2011
Perfect bag for Teachers, Travel, and Mommy Stuff
I'm a third grade teacher. I have this tote in Symphony in Hue. I LOVE it! It is big enough to carry all my teaching materials, purse, and lunch with room to spare. The pockets are very convenient for small items. I love the zip top. I can zip it closed if needed or tuck the zipper flaps down for an open tote. The padded straps make carrying it on my shoulder very comfortable. This bag is roomy enough to pack clothes for a weekend away or as a plane carry-on. It is also perfect for moms to use as a tote for all their kids' items. It will easily hold toys, clothes, diapers, snacks. I use it for school, as a weekender for short trips, and as a plane carry on. It is roomy, well made, and looks great! BUY IT! You'll love it, too.
January 19, 2011
My Favorite Vera!!
I love this bag!! It is perfect for school, I can fit almost everything in it! The pockets on the side are wonderful! The bag has lasted my for years, I just purchased a new pattern just for fun! Perfect bag!! Thank you Vera Bradley!!!!
August 11, 2014
Returned it, disappointed
Unfortunately, I decided to return this "tote" for a few reasons. First, it has very inflexible plastic-lined pockets on the ends. It came folded in the delivery box, and I could not get the tote ends to expand because of the plastic. Secondly, this tote is huge, much too large for me. I wanted to use it on a plane instead of my beloved old VB backpack, but it is way too big. It really is a weekender-type luggage bag, not a tote.
August 8, 2014
"Great work or school bag"
This bag is AMAZING it has so much space. I LOVE it!! I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking about buying it. It also comes in so many different beautiful colors and you can uses it for school or work or shopping.
August 4, 2014
The Get Carried Away bag is by far my favorite bag ever! I had ordered this bag online before going on a trip, wanting a good carry on bag and something to tote around to the beach, etc., and when it arrived, my initial thought was it was way too big and had intentions of returning it. Well, before long I started using it on the weekends, and from then on, I was hooked. I can fit literally everything I need for a 5 day trip in this bag! Vera Bradley has outdone themselves with this one. I would give it 100 stars if I could!
July 30, 2014
Great bag for school
I bought this bag based on the other good reviews on here. This bag is perfect for school. I just started grad school and I can fit my books, laptop, snacks and other odds and ends in there with no problem. It stands up on its own and looks cute while doing it. I highly recommend this bag for anybody that has a lot to carry and likes to stay organized. The pockets on the ends are lined with plastic so if you water bottle sweats it does not get everything else wet. Great bag!
July 30, 2014
My favorite Vera bag
I love this bag..I use it for carrying scrapbook paper to crops, I've used it as a suitcase and I've used it as a knitting bag. It holds a lot ..it's just very sturdy and I like the style of it. I have this bag in 3 patterns so far...
July 30, 2014
Great for travel
I ordered this in Midnight Blues. Really beautiful and can fit so much inside. Love the straps. Very comfortable on my shoulders. Great pockets inside and love the zipper. I told all my friends about this great tote!!
July 29, 2014