I needed to replace my old bookbag of 7 years. I'm an older college student and I don't live on campus, so I just switch my books out. This is so perfect! Holds like 2 average size math books, 2 notebooks, my wallet, and more! I love the zippered angle pockets on the front. I use it to keep my keys and nomentionables in. It's so pretty that I don't want to put pens in the pen holders. So now I have to order a brush and pencil to keep those items in, but at least it will fit! Ew EW Ew, don't forget the awesome padded strap. In LOVE with this Messenger. I hope they don't get rid of this style. Would love to buy another in the upcoming Flutterby in summer 2014!
February 25, 2014
I LOVE this bag!
I have this bag in an older design (it just has two buckle closures instead of one) in the pattern Java Blue. I love this bag! It can hold my 15" laptop, my biology textbook and notebook, pens/pencils, and any other small items that would normally be in a bag (gum, phone, earbuds, etc). This bag is perfect for the college student who just has a couple of classes, or even for travel!
February 14, 2014
Love this bag
The messenger bag I have does not have the interior pockets or the zip pockets under the flap. Mine is plain inside accept for a zipper pocket which holds my pens. I have 2 books, file folders, wallet, 1 pair of reading glasses, 6" x 9" note pad, and a bottle of water in the main compartment. The under the flap open pockets holds my smart phone in one and kleenex in the other. The long zipper under the flap holds my Kindle Fire. The back pocket is handy for my car keys and sunglasses.
I really like that I can keep all these items organized. The bag is cardboard stiff so everything stays in place.
February 2, 2014
Redesign is horrible
The messenger bag has gone through two "redesigns" over the past few years. This one is horrible. The full length interior zipper was completely removed and nothing was put in its place so the back wall of the bag has no compartments or pockets. The two large front pockets were replaced with tiny almost faux pockets. The strap is thinner and more uncomfortable. It doesn't fit the legal pads the way it used to (smaller?) and there aren't nearly enough pockets or compartments to store anything. If you just want a huge floppy bag with no compartments this will work. But forget about using it as a real messenger bag. They should change the name.
January 29, 2014
Way to small!
I purchased this bag with the hopes of using it for school but after receiving it I realized it was way to small! The only way my laptop will fit is if I take it out of its sleeve ( matching one that I got specifically to use with this bag) and once it is in the bag nothing else will fit! I can only use it to hold a few small things, if you try and put more in it, it will lose its shape and become very awkward looking. If you are looking for a bag to just just a few folders or something else small then this bag is good, but for an actual school bag, it is a no go!
January 9, 2014
great for a road trip
I bought this bag in tea garden and I love it I keep: my portable DVD player 1 book
1 pair of socks
1 extra outfit
January 2, 2014
Great for adult college student
I am an adult nursing student and this bag is a great alternative to a backpack! My nursing fundamentals book (large text), my dosage book (thin text) and a 2in 3-ring binder fits perfectly. It will not hold more than this, but I don't need to carry all my books at one time. It looks very chic. Love the inside organization and adjustable strap with shoulder pad. BTW, a VB coin purse will fit in the interior pocket for change, paper clips, etc!
December 2, 2013
love the messenger
I love the messenger bag. It makes a great crossbody bag when you have to carry everything but the kitchen sink. I have this style in many patterns. I wish you would make it in the Venetian Paisley pattern.
November 17, 2013
Great bag for work
Just bought this bag tonight. I got it in the heather what a gorgeous color, it will hold my iPad my turn lock wallet, phone and my makeup bag in midnight blue, my Vera wristlet in tuti fruity, I'm very pleased with all my Vera products. Keep making pretty bags.
September 13, 2013
Exactly what I wanted
I ordered this messenger bag because I am starting college again in a few weeks. I ordered it in Mocha Rouge, which is currently my new favorite pattern. When I received it, I was pleasantly surprised that the pattern looked just as good in person as it did on the website, (often when I order things online I find that the color is dull in person, but this was not the case here.) My only gripe is that i wish it was a little bigger, but I did read that it was 15 inches online, so it was exactly what they advertised. I haven't had the chance to use it yet, but it seems durable enough. All in all I feel like I received exactly what I paid for, a super cute bag to go back to school with. :-)
August 20, 2013