Amazing travel bag
This bag is unbelievable. I have been looking for a travel bag that could carry everything, travel well and of course not look like luggage. I finally had a chance to put this bag to the test this week and it did not disappoint. It held winter clothes for a six day trip including two chunky sweaters, a fleece, running gear, three pairs of shoes, all my toiletries and a hairdryer. All in one bag; I can't remember the last time I was able to do that but it's exactly what I had hoped for from this bag. Some of the reviews caution that the bag is so big it can be heavy and unwieldy when full. My bag was very full. I could still comfortably carry it by the handles over my shoulder but I can see how it could be over-packed. We drove, so I'm not sure how it would have held up as carry-on luggage. Overall though, I'm over the moon for this bag. I still can't believe it held every last bit of clothing, accessories and toiletries I needed for a week-long trip. It makes me giddy to think of what I could fill it with for a quick weekend trip. This bag makes me want to travel more just so I can use it. Love.
November 7, 2012
True to its name type bag
I have waited soo long to get the GrandTraveler, I'm going on vacation to Orlando,Florida I want to bring this as a carry on.I love how spacious it is , it has a big fold with a big and small pocket . What I love the most is it has a slip on the bag so you can put it on the Handle on a suitcase. But I will not hesitate to bring this on a road trip!
June 14, 2013
Wonderful travel bag!
I bought this a couple of weeks ago in Tutti Frutti, and I absolutely adore it. The colors and print pattern look beautiful on this bag. I thought about getting the Weekender, but I went with the Grand Traveler because it was slightly bigger and had more compartments. I travel with an extra pillow, and it, plus everything I needed for a 3-day trip, fit wonderfully in this bag with some room to spare! Also, the Jewelry Folio fits perfectly in the larger outside magnetic-closure pouch, and also sideways in the interior pockets. I couldn't be happier with this purchase, and look forward to using it for many trips in the future.
June 14, 2013
Amazing travel bag AND Dance Bag!!!
Hello and I am a dancer. I purchased this bag in the Doodle Daisy print to originally use as a suitcase. But, this past week, I had a dance recital. And, I used my Grand Traveler. I could fit my dance costume, a pair of hip hop shoes, a change of clothes, snacks, a Vera Bradley lunchbox with water and The Vera Bradley Cosmetic Trio (also purchased in doodle daisy) filled with hair and makeup supplies. Plus 2 puzzle books and 4 Mad Libs (for entertainment purposes). Also, 1 200-page book, 2 baseball caps and My Limes Up Little Hipster bag. The awesome thing is, I STILL HAD ROOM LEFT OVER IN THE BAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The straps on the bag make it very convenient to carry around. I am looking forward to using this bag on summer vacation. This is an amazing bag:)
June 2, 2013
Great LARGE Travel Bag
I love that this bag has an open pocket to place on other rolling luggage at the airport and has room for just about anything for a week long vacation. Sturdy with great organizing pockets this bag is wonderful, plus I can't get enough of Very Berry Paisley!!
May 30, 2013
Best bag for vacation
THIS IS THE BEST BAG EVER! It is so good for trips and it fits in the overhead compartment in planes. I would recommend it over the weekender because it is much more spacious.
May 22, 2013
Beautiful & Soo Convenient Carry on!!!
I already have 2 Metropolitan bags and of course love them! I love the style of the Metropolitan so much that I want a 3rd one! I personally put them to great use for weekend baseball travel tournaments that are unavoidably "dirty". I need something I can wash and that retains it's beauty! ....and that I can comfortably tote around all weekend to include many snacks, band aids, and all the "Mom" things needed for an All Star athlete! I have felt guilty of enjoying a style so much that I wanted one in every color! I thought that instead of getting a 3rd Metropolitan style that I could achieve variety by purchasing the Grand Traveler! After receiving this Grand Traveler I want to be clear that my comments are not by any means "complaints" but I want to help you by preventing a similar mistake. First of all....I LOVE this large carry on bag (Grand Traveler) that is able to conveniently hold everything but the kitchen sink! Oh my! Even though I'm keeping my Grand Traveler, it doesn't work for my intended purpose. It's just soo BIG and is very capable of holding a week's worth of clothes and many other necessities at the same time! It's way too big to comfortably tote around all of "Mom's" things for the weekend. I love the Grand Traveler for future use like packing for a week and wanting a "carry on" vs checked in luggage. This bag will be soo IDEAL for that purpose! However, for what I need...I better stick with the Metropolitan and probably try the Weekender to gain a little variety. Thank you Vera Bradley for making such pretty and incredibly convenient bags for travel. I receive compliments all the time and I sure enjoy the convenience of being able to carry around something pretty and not fear that I'm destroying it at the same time. (since I can wash it while it retains shape and color) Vera Bradley....you ROCK!!!
May 18, 2013
Excellent travel bag (from a plus size reviewer!)
Simply stated: I LOVE this bag. I wanted to upgrade from my ho-hum, no-name, shapeless black duffel bag into something sophisticated, vibrant, and functional! I love that this bag has shape and size to it. I started my careful selection process by reading reviews left by others and got some great insight! However, I am a plus sized woman and my clothing typically is made up of twice the fabric of most women's clothing...so finding a bag I could fit my clothing options into for 2-5 days would be a tough standard to meet! This bag did it! I'm a typical over packer too, but I was able to fit my normal 4 full outfits, lounge wear, 3 pairs of shoes, light jacket, plus 2 toiletry bags into this bag and it zipped up perfectly. I would definitely recommend this product to others wanting some girly style for their practical travel gear. Love it!
May 13, 2013
I bought this bag for a spring break study abroad trip to Italy after learning we were only allowed to bring carry-on luggage for the trip. I debated bringing either my weekender or my large duffle, but decided the duffle didn't have enough pockets, and the weekender was a little too small. Buying this bag was such a great decision.
I packed everything for a 7-day trip in this bag. Clothes, extra shoes, makeup, toiletries, and everything else fit perfectly in it. I even had room left over for the purchases I made while I was there. (I did however, end up buying a cheap suitcase abroad to check on my way home, since I had fragile items and didn't want them in a fabric bag). It is unreal how much you can fit in this bag though. I tend to be an overpacker, but I had no issues getting everything I would need for the week into this bag.
The one issue I would mention is that, as others have said, it does get heavy when it's all the way full. Lugging this thing nearly fully packed from one side of the Minneapolis airport to the other was not fun.
May 12, 2013
Cute and Carry-On Sized!
Trying to save money on baggage fees, I bought this bag in Floral Nightingale for my cruise. I did so even though a previous reviewer had said it was not carry-on compliant for Delta, figuring worse comes to worse, I check it. I packed everything I needed for 7 days, including two extra pairs of shoes, and still had a little give! The fully packed bag fit both Delta and AirTran overheads (I just had to put it in bottom first rather than rightside up). My only comment, and perhaps I should have known better, is to make sure when you zip it up, put the zippers all the way to one side - when I had mine placed in the middle and checked it with the cruiseline, it wound up popping open (I'm sure because they were probably none too gentle with it). Other than that, excellent bag, even for longer trips if you are a light packer in general!
May 8, 2013