This bag is big, but perfect!!!!
I ordered the Grand Tote in the Va Va Bloom color and I absolutely LOVE IT!!!! While it is quite large, it is perfect for travel and even better - school. I'm in college and have to pack around a lot. This bag is perfect - it has a zip pocket on the inside - I use to carry pens, student I.d, etc.. It even has a key clip so you're not constantly looking for your keys. I'm able to carry my laptop and the bulky charger, my iPad (all in the protective sleeves Vera Bradley offers) multiple textbooks, several binders, and even my purse!!!! If you are looking for a bag that holds a lot, this is the bag for you.
Wish I would have bought several at the time. This bag is so functional!
May 25, 2014
Love the Grand Tote for Everything!
This is a great, lightweight bag that I use all the time. From a weekend trip to a day activity, it's a perfect bag. Some reviewers mention how big the bag is but I don't think it is too big. I am 5' 6' and its a good size for me but my daughter who is 5'1'' also carries one often. I own it in Suzani and Midnight Blues and my daughter has Rhythm and Blues. She works in a school and uses it to carry multiple bags - backpack, purse, lunch, etc - so she only has to carry one bag from her car. She also packs it for weekend trips. I don't mind that it doesn't zip because I can get more in it and easily see what I do have in it. The Grand Tote and the Vera are the two bags I pack for traveling. The Grand Tote holds enough clothes for a week or all the essentials for a day trip. I even use it for daylong shopping trips at the mall so I don't have to carry multiple small bags. LOVE IT!
April 23, 2014
It is what it is...And we love it!
Ladies, this tote is simple and cleanlined. Has one zipper inside, a strap to hook your keys on (this is an excellent feature, no more digging for keys) and lots of room for stuff! Every purse and every tote has it's purpose, if you want a closed tote and/or one with lots of pockets, this is not for you. Choose rather the Miller Bag or the Get Carried Away Tote, both of which are great in their own ways. I have all three, and would recommend any wholeheartedly. The Grand Tote is an open top bag. It is great when you have to carry bulky things like towels or beach blanket Or school books, etc. Get Carried Away can do this as well, if you open the break-away zipper, the plastic-lined pockets are good for lotions. On the beach however, you'll forever be emptying sand out of all those pockets, never mind the sea treasure your little one will hide away in those pockets, lol. A zipper or toggle restricts the size of the tote, as you lose volume when you close a bag up, but they are a bit more secure if that's what you need. Both the Grand Tote and the Miller Bag have, for some, a more stylish shape, while the GCA is a bit boxy. The best part of the Grand is that it fits the bill for girls still at school, being much more affordable without all the bells and whistles. They can clip their wristlet onto the key hook and hide their unmentionables away in the zippered pocket. So all in all, this bag is great and serves it's intended purpose very well. If you need pockets and closures, choose one of the MANY other options. Different strokes for different folks.
December 31, 2012