This thing is a beast
I got one of these bags when I was a junior in high school for Christmas from my family. I have now just graduated law school and am starting my practice - it's finally time to replace it. In that time, I carried that thing back and forth to college, to my boyfriend's/fiance's house, to Europe, to the gym, to virtually every event in college where I needed changes of clothes - and I was in a bunch of clubs, so I was always hopping from one event to another. I had it with me for every single legal interview, both on campus and off campus, and I even took it with me to the bar exam for 3 days. I can fit easily 4 or 5 days of clothes in it, plus all my make up bags and a couple pairs of shoes, etc. The crazy thing is, the reason I need to finally replace it is because my friend's dog chewed on it and tore a hole in my trusty bag. I was completely crushed - I actually cried. If it hadn't been for that, I wouldn't be looking for a replacement any time soon. As it is, I've fallen in love with the canyon pattern and plan to replace my old (gorgeous) maison blue pattern from nearly 10 years ago. For what it's worth, I have the large cosmetic too, and that was the bag I used every single day for 4 years while in college (and many other times before and after - every. single. trip.), because I didn't have a better place to put my lotions, makeup, etc. in my dorm. It finally developed a tear in the plastic lining, but the outside is still as good as new. It's crazy.
If you're thinking about investing in VB, go for it. Find a pattern you love, find bags that fit your lifestyle, and maybe in 10 years it will be time to look again - or maybe not. College kids' luggage probably gets more abuse than the average person's, so I'm thinking I'll probably get 15 years out of my canyon pattern.
September 12, 2012
Is a HUGE Bag!
This bag is really large. Perfect for sleepovers or for when your going places like the beach. Can be washed easily. I only wish it would have more compartments to fit specific things so everything is not jumbled around in it . I would also like it even more if it had more of a frame to it instead of it being a little flimsy and collapsing inward a little when it is not fully filled.
April 12, 2014
LOVE THIS DUFFLE. IT IS EXTRA LONG AND VERY SPACIOUS. I ORDERED THE LILLI BELL AND IT IS SO PRETTY. I LOVE THE HANDLES AS THEY ARE NOT ONLY STURDY AND DONT FALL OFF MY SHOULDERS BUT QUILTED AND SOFT. CAN BE USED FOR OVERNIGHT SLUMBER PARTY FOR MY TEENAGER OR TO TRANSPORT CLOTHES TO AND FROM LAUNDROMAT. ALSO GOOD FOR STORING SEASONAL CLOTHING. I WILL BE USING THIS VERY SOON AND AM HAPPY BECAUSE I DONT WANT A BIG SUITCASE AND THIS IS PERFECT FOR OVERHEAD SEATING ON THE BUS. VERY SATISFIED WITH THIS PURCHASE.
April 4, 2014
My bag came in last week and the title does it justice. I love Vera Bradley things. I get Flutteryby pattern and I love it. I will use mines a gym bag. Now I'm waiting on the Bayou Blue for my daughter. I love Vera Bradley and I've never been disappointed when I order anything from the website. And sometimes you can catch her on the QVC channel. Keep up the great work.
March 31, 2014
This is an AWESOME product!
I had this duffle in Very Berry Paisley, and it was my go-to for every trip. I used this bag on at least 3 dozen trips (by flight and by car). I chose this over a suitcase regularly because it fits in the overhead compartment of all planes, unlike 22" suitcases and some small planes. It's very roomy, and I could easy take this bag for a long weekend. It makes a great gym bag, beach bag, you name it.
After a few years the end of the zipper broke, but I was able to fix it with a little bit of clever sewing. Given the multitude of trips and abuses suffered by this bag I don't think it was a reflection of quality.
The end of the duffel was a run-in with my dog. I cried. This was one of the best purchases I have ever made. I highly, highly recommend it!
March 26, 2014
Large Duffel is No Joke
I received this beast of a duffel for a gift and have used it multiple times. It is quite able to withstand my overpacking while going on trips. The only con to the duffel is the lack of pockets on the inside. Because of this, I choose to use it for clothing or extra linens/towels instead of any small items I may have (makeup,hair acc.,etc.) It also lacks a hard bottom or a rigid structure which makes it great for smaller trunks! Very easy to carry, and the straps are quite comfortable even when at full capacity.
March 24, 2014
Great for moms who are always on the go!
Love the fun patterns! The kids think they are a hoot.
March 20, 2014
MY FAVOURITE VERA BRADLEY PRODUCT!!
This is the best duffel bag in the world! It's light weight and carries a TON! It's perfect for airplane travel. It folds up to smaller than a hoodie which makes it easy to store flat on a shelf or pack in your checked luggage in case you need an extra carry-on bag returning from a trip (there is no solid base). It's cotton so it's so easy to throw in the wash and so light weight that you could pack this thing full of clothes and not feel like your shoulder is going to fall off. There is also a slip pocket at one end which is handy for holding a water bottle or hat, or anything else you may want to access quickly (the large size makes it sometimes difficult to quickly find smaller items inside the bag). What I really like about this bag is that it is so large that it displays the full pattern rather than pieces of it like smaller Vera Bradley products. I have this bag in 3 different patterns and they are all gorgeous. I'm looking forward to purchasing another when the new colours are released this week!
March 16, 2014
This is the perfect carry-on item when flying! Great size and shape, and I'm not afraid of breaking when I stuff it with souvenirs. I have this in Canterberry Magenta and absolutely love it.
March 12, 2014
Great for a weekend
If you don't tend to pack light just for one weekend, then this is the bag perfect for you. I used mine just for one weekend and it was great!
March 9, 2014