Get Carried Away Tote
Perfect for a teacher
I started teaching in Spetember 2011, and needed a "teacher bag." I had just gotten the Vera in July for my birthday, but had other things in mind for that bag, and honestly, with the amount of stuff I carry, the Vera was too small. Not long after I started teaching, Poppy Fields products were on sale. The price was right, and the bag was here in less than a week.
When the bag got here, I was thrilled with the size. I am able to carry my school issued laptop (in a laptop sleeve), my charger, several folders and notebooks, my kindle (or traditional book), my lunch (in one of two Vera Bradley lunch bags), an umbrella, and a sweater. I should mention that even with all of that in it, it is not full. At one point, I foolishly put a cup of tea in one of the lined pockets. The tea leaked, but did not get on everything because of the lining. I did wash the bag to be on the safe side, and it came out as beautiful as the day I received it. No fading at all.
I love the amount of space this bag provides, and wouldn't trade it for anything.
July 15, 2012
Awesome Multi-use tote!
I'm a nanny to two young kids (2 and 5) and this is a fabulous everyday bag! I can fit everything they might need during the day in here when we're out and about. Inside there are two plastic lined pockets that are perfect for water bottles and six regular pockets that are perfect for my stuff (i.e. my phone, wallet, etc.) so I can stay organized. In the summer, it also makes an amazing beach bag. I can fit all of our swimsuits and towels, plus some toys and snacks! I'm also a college student, and this is a great bag to fit all my books and my 17'' laptop on a daily basis. Plus, it's great for weekend trips. I can fit everything I need (I always overpack, so that's saying something) and the optional zipper is great for securing your things on a plane or on a road trip. I definietly would recommend this bag to moms, nannies, students and travelers!
April 21, 2012
Yep, it's Huge, but Multi-Purpose
This is my first large Vera bag and I love it! I like the zipper to keep things securely inside. When I'm not traveling, I use it for a day of errands. Packages to the post office; check. Stuff to return; check. Getting 3 bags of groceries from the store to the car, and from the car to the house; did it in just one trip. I also use it as a gym bag when I need to take a change of clothes. The pockets inside keep things from getting lost in the abyss.
When I do travel, it holds so much. And unpacking it is like a tiny car of clowns....they keep coming out - you had no idea it had so much room! How did it all fit?! Don't try and figure it out - just enjoy it. This bag may be all you need. Oh, but what fun would that be? Get this, then every accessory, because it will hold them all.
August 20, 2011