Get Carried Away Tote
I purchased this bag online. When I received it, I thought it might be to big and that I might send it back. Before I could send it back I went out of town and used it as a suitcase. I love this bag! I was able to pack for 3 days in this bag with some room left for purchases I made. I love all the pockets and the padded strap. My Mom went with me and she had two bags and needed more room. Guess what she is getting for Christmas?!
November 20, 2012
Strong, gorgeous, with Unlimited Uses!
I am a nursing student. I carry around enormous textbooks, binders, and folders, not to mention scrubs, and nursing shoes, stethscopes, you name it- I have had to have it on some given day.
I use this for school, to go out (while it is a bit big for a purse, only one of us has to carry a bag when I take it!:), and for trips (perfect airline carry-on, and the pockets make it easy to retrieve anything quickly, while the zipper makes it perfect and safe for going on the security belt at airports!).
This bag has SAVED me. I was worried that a cloth bag would not be able to withstand the weight of 2000+page textbooks, and a laptop, but it did and does. There is no pulling on the stitching, even after placing it in a washer and dryer several times. The colors are not fading, stains come out, and the straps are as stable and strong as they were the day I left the store with it.
The padded shoulder straps are what make it for me. With that amount of weight, all other bags caused me to have shoulder and back pain, not to mention the marks they left on my skin. These thick straps with padding not only distribute the weight perfectly, and are more than long enough for comfortable shoulder wear, but protect my skin as well.
I use the plastic pockets for water bottles and have six MORE pockets inside, the smallest of which fit a cellphone perfectly (even large androids) or a pair of sunglasses. Four outside pockets can fit large wallets or small makeup bags and even my closed top coffee mug with a very wide base. You can find a way to make anything fit.
Months after I started using mine, I see them all over school now, and I still get daily compliments and questions about this tote. It is a comfortable, gorgeous, strong and lifesaving bag. To be honest, mine is still in perfect condition and yet I still consider buying a second one just to have it in one of the new great patterns.
I cannot recommend it enough!!!
May 5, 2011
Perfect bag for Teachers, Travel, and Mommy Stuff
I'm a third grade teacher. I have this tote in Symphony in Hue. I LOVE it! It is big enough to carry all my teaching materials, purse, and lunch with room to spare. The pockets are very convenient for small items. I love the zip top. I can zip it closed if needed or tuck the zipper flaps down for an open tote. The padded straps make carrying it on my shoulder very comfortable. This bag is roomy enough to pack clothes for a weekend away or as a plane carry-on. It is also perfect for moms to use as a tote for all their kids' items. It will easily hold toys, clothes, diapers, snacks. I use it for school, as a weekender for short trips, and as a plane carry on. It is roomy, well made, and looks great! BUY IT! You'll love it, too.
January 19, 2011
The Get Carried Away bag is by far my favorite bag ever! I had ordered this bag online before going on a trip, wanting a good carry on bag and something to tote around to the beach, etc., and when it arrived, my initial thought was it was way too big and had intentions of returning it. Well, before long I started using it on the weekends, and from then on, I was hooked. I can fit literally everything I need for a 5 day trip in this bag! Vera Bradley has outdone themselves with this one. I would give it 100 stars if I could!
July 30, 2014
Great bag for school
I bought this bag based on the other good reviews on here. This bag is perfect for school. I just started grad school and I can fit my books, laptop, snacks and other odds and ends in there with no problem. It stands up on its own and looks cute while doing it. I highly recommend this bag for anybody that has a lot to carry and likes to stay organized. The pockets on the ends are lined with plastic so if you water bottle sweats it does not get everything else wet. Great bag!
July 30, 2014
My favorite Vera bag
I love this bag..I use it for carrying scrapbook paper to crops, I've used it as a suitcase and I've used it as a knitting bag. It holds a lot ..it's just very sturdy and I like the style of it. I have this bag in 3 patterns so far...
July 30, 2014
Great for travel
I ordered this in Midnight Blues. Really beautiful and can fit so much inside. Love the straps. Very comfortable on my shoulders. Great pockets inside and love the zipper. I told all my friends about this great tote!!
July 29, 2014
Great for me....Wonderful for Gifts!
It may be hard to believe but I have bought eleven of these bags! I originally bought two online for baby shower gifts last summer when there was a sale. I filled them with diapers and assorted nick nacks as well as some matching cosmetic bags. They were such a hit. Everyone was talking about them and when Christmas came, I went to the outlet and bought some more. As the year went by, I gave them as birthday gifts too. Everyone, and I mean everyone, has gone gaga over this bag. I keep an extra in the trunk of my car with extra sneakers, sandals, and a sweater. It also works great coming home from the grocery store to fill with all those little bags to carry upstairs. It saves me a couple trips! I am sure there are a million more uses for this bag (including travel of course) and I can't wait for the next sale. The hardest part is to figure out which pattern to buy.
July 14, 2014
A few weeks ago my youngest daughter told me that a pretty tote suitable for weekend travel was on her birthday wish list. I ordered this bag for her in Venetian Paisley, which was dark enough to not show dirt and smudges too quickly, and as a bonus, was on sale. I decided to purchase it based on its size and the many reviews praising it as a travel bag. It arrived today, and I was so impressed by it's quality, size and features, (great padded handles, sturdy construction, and many pockets), that I just ordered one for myself. I'm 5'4" and I can carry this bag by the handles without having it drag on the ground. However, if you are much shorter than that, the bag will touch the ground if you carry it that way. The handles are plenty long enough to use over your shoulder though. It's a big tote, but no larger than a lot of other travel bags. It's definitely too large to use as a purse,and I also find it too large to use as a work bag. I can see college students finding it a great size to carry books, laptop, lunch, etc., though. I have been using a much smaller VB tote for overnight trips, so I think this bag could easily work for 3 or 4 nights with a bit of space left over.
July 11, 2014
Much larger than expected.
I wanted a bag big enough to carry all my textbooks... and this is definitely big enough. Its HUGE. Perfect for packing for a weekend trip, or a beach bag, but not what I wanted. That being said, although its not what I needed it is an awesome bag. My only wish is that I knew its size before I paid for it.
July 8, 2014