small but mighty!
This little duffel packs major travel punch! I bought one in Tea Garden a few years ago and it has become my most used Vera item. For an overnight trip this will hold: one pair of my pajamas, socks/undies, jeans, tshirt, lightweight sweater, travel hairdryer, large cosmetic (packed full of my favorite travel sized toiletries) and a small cosmetic (to hold my phone and ipod chargers). With all the snow we've been getting this winter I keep it packed with these items in the trunk of my car so if I'm ever stuck somewhere, I'm well prepared. Looks like this bag will be retired :( so I bought two more (one Tutti Frutti and one MIdnight Blues) and those should last me a lifetime considering they wear so well.
March 2, 2014
Lightweight overnight bag
I have been wanting a small duffel bag to use for casual weekend trips. The size is perfect. The bag is simple and lightweight and just big enough to carry the essentials plus a change of clothes. I like the longer strap length so I can comfortably carry the duffel over my shoulder.
February 27, 2014
Great travel bag for small children
I have twin 8 year old girls. I purchased one duffel in Mocha Rouge and one duffel in Happy Snails for each child. Both patterns are adorable and in their excitement, my twins immediately placed their clothes in the duffels for our upcoming 3 day trip to Disneyland. As the only exterior side pocket, the kids crammed in there their word find books and stuffed animals for easy to reach storage. Due to the lightweight nature of the duffel, the children can easily carry them loaded by themselves. Favorite feature is the tab at the end of the zipper that makes it easier to grip the bag while closing the zipper.
February 25, 2014
The bag is really pretty but I find it to be very small. I can use it only for one night and it can still be hard to fit all my stuff if I want to have an extra pair of shoes and outfit options. I wish I had went for the large duffel.
February 14, 2014
I love this bag!! It holds everything I need and some! I'm a teenager and I love this bag I can take it to the lake for the weekend, sleepovers,and I use it to go camping. It can hold all my clothes, VB large cosmetic bag, and hair dryer. I only have one complaint, I wish it would come in Clementine.
February 8, 2014
Very Roomy Bag
I have the small duffle bag in English Meadow, which is a gorgeous pattern. I have had this bag for two years, and it still looks brand new. I use it all the time for overnighters, long weekends, and I've even managed to use it for a week trip twice. This bag is like Mary Poppins bag; it can fit anything and everything. I am constantly amazed with the amount of clothes, shoes, and toiletries that fit in the bag. This is a great bag, and I would recommend it to anyone!
January 25, 2014
Great Bag Overall
I just purchased my bag in Lola today and I love it! It fits everything I need for a small trip (about three days but I could fit more.) I could also use it for a sleepover, day trip, dance bag, or anything else! Love this bag. Totally would recommend it. It may seem small but really it fits much. Bright, colorful, bold. Love it! Keep it up VB!
December 27, 2013
Such a cute bag!
Got the Tea garden bag for christmas! it is so cute and has so much room! can fit so much stuff in it!
December 26, 2013
Great bag for a musician
I am a flutist and I am always searching for the "perfect" bag to carry my flute, piccolo, music, folding music stand and other needed items. Some specially designed bags for this purpose will usually be large enough for everything except a music stand, and really are only usable for going to rehearsals or performances. I never considered the small duffel for this purpose until one day at a local store, I looked at one and immediately thought it just might work to carry all my things in. A few weeks later I bought one and have not been disappointed. The open inside is just perfect for fitting in all the items, including the music stand. A friend gave me a wedge cosmetic and I use that for pencils, tuner, folding instrument stands, and other small accessories which keeps everything together and easy to find. After all that I still have enough room left to put in a change of clothes or a tablet, book or whatever other small items I may need. The straps are long enough to make carrying the loaded bag easy and comfortable, and it can be carried as a cross body if you really need to, though it may sit a little high on your body. The outside pocket is perfect for keys or phone. The other nice thing is that this bag has many other uses, not like the specially designed bags for this purpose, and it is stylish and colorful (canterberry cobalt) which is a nice change from the usual musician's black.
December 15, 2013
Baroque Small Duffel: Wishlist Fulfilled!!!
So I've wanted the Small Duffel for years and I'm so happy to say that it's finally mine! I was able to get it in Baroque during Thanksgiving week 2013 when the holiday sale began. It has already more than exceeded my expectations! I appreciate the long shoulder straps, as well as how they are quilted and wrap underneath the bag for added support. The contrasting pattern on the open interior of the bag makes it easy to find things, given there are no interior pockets for organization (which, in the case of this bag I actually don't mind). The pattern coordinates beautifully with my Samsonite Lift luggage (I have the charcoal gray color). This bag is easily made to accommodate travel (airplane, car, bus, train), can also be used as an everyday bag for work (I see a lot of nurses carrying it at the hospital where I work), or as an overnight/weekend bag. The multitude of uses are endless! The only thing I wish it had was a way to lock it (there's only one zipper to open the bag and nothing to connect it to, and only one exterior slip pocket on the end of the bag). Still, I'm so happy to have this bag and happy that it is my new carry-on for travel. Thanks for another great quality product, VB! Good things really do come to those who wait!
December 11, 2013