Great tote but needs a zipper
I carry this tote for work and found it to be quite practical. And it provides great organization inside the bag. I even use this tote once with me on the plane. However, I really wish this bag has a zipper closure on top, or a zipper inside. When I carry this bag walking around the city, I always found myself worrying about my wallet fall out. And sometime in crowded areas, I feel I might get pickpocket carrying this bag. When the bag is kind of full, someone can easily snag my wallet from this bag.
May 12, 2014
love the solid colors
I just ordered the tote in magenta. I have tons of Vera but am so happy that they are making solid colors now. Great to mix and match. My symphony in hue wallet will match , I love that pattern and don't want to switch wallets.
More solid colors please.
April 11, 2014
Perfect Size Tote for work
I just purchased the tote in magenta, I am in love with this tote the size is perfect it holds my iPad mini, medium cosmetic case, magenta wristlet, cell phone, a bottle of water , keys and room for mail that I drop off at the post office from work everyday. The construction is stiff enough so it doesn't lose it's shape or appear bulky. The straps are wide enough to rest comfortably on your should. The color is vibrant and surprisingly has a sheen to it making it dressy enough for the office. I will carry this tote everyday as it meets my daily needs. Also matches my large duffle, grand traveler and throw in Canterbury Magenta.
If I have a negative about this tote it would be it does't zip close, however this bag is stiff in construction and sits flat so I don't have to worry about it tipping over and my things falling out.
I also love the silver Vera toggle closure, really great product
March 31, 2014
beauty in lemongrass
I just love this tote in lemongrass. If the vera would be available in lemongrass, I'd buy that too. Just love these totes.
March 30, 2014
Beautiful color and a beautiful bag!
I recently ordered the tote in magenta when Vera was having a sale and i was not disappointed at all! The tote is simply adorable. The magenta color is gorgeous and brings a nice pop of color to any outfit. The bag is very spacious and holds much more than i originally thought it would. I carry a wristlet, the canvas cosmetic, manicure kit, tune in, and my kindle with plenty of room to spare. If you are looking for a new, durable bag this is the one for you!
March 29, 2014
I just purchased this tote yesterday and it is gorgeous! The quilted pattern and silver toggle give this tote a more sophisticated and professional look than the signature collection (don't get me wrong, I LOVE the signature collection, too!).
As other reviewers have mentioned, the straps on this bag are a little bit stiff. I think that the stiffness will work itself out overtime or you can help work it out yourself. Either way it won't stop me from using the bag or purchasing any other products in the Vera Vera collection.
I'm a teacher and plan to use this tote to carry my school work back and forth every day. I think it will be the perfect size to carry a book or two, folders with student's work, my calculator and grading scale. However, if I plan to take a little bit of extra things with me, I think I will have to take another bag where as there wouldn't be enough room in this tote. But like I said, I just need it for my school stuff and think it will be a perfect fit for a few things!
November 27, 2013
My First Piece from Vera Vera - LOVE IT!!!
So I'm normally a signature kind of girl but when this piece came out in the new Cobalt color I fell in love. I have several of the regular Totes anyway and I love how versatile they are. I use them as handbags during the week for work as they accommodate my iPad and all of the other stuff I would carry in any of my other non-tote handbags. This microfiber piece has the exact same interior features as the signature totes. One of the things I like better about this one in microfiber is how substantial the fabric feels. It's a lot stiffer and sturdier than the signature fabric. I just received it so I'm not sure how easy it is to keep clean yet. We shall see. I do see it as kind of a bummer that of course this fabric can't be washed like the signature fabric can. It's just the type of fabric it is. I can say the Cobalt color is absolutely stunning in person. It's very vivid but not loud. It's a beautiful shade and very "In" this season. I love it and would definitely purchase another piece from this line after seeing what great quality this fabric is.
October 14, 2013
Good bag overall
I purchased this bag because Vera's microfiber holds up very well and black matches everything. The construction of the bag is very solid. This bag is much stiffer than the printed totes so it doesn't quite hold as much. The straps are also firmer feeling and therefore it feels heavier than my printed Vera totes.
July 13, 2013
Love the bag!
The tote bag is the perfect size for my ipad, a few folders, a book, and all the other usual purse items (wallet, phone, etc). The bag itself feels nice and sturdy, and the toggle on it feels more secure and looks more professional than the toggle on the regular, patterned tote bags. The straps also feel more sturdy than the straps on the regular tote bag. Overall, it's a very nice bag if you need something a nice, solid tote bag.
My only negative is that I got my bag monogramed in the purple thread color and the end result was a very reddish-pink purple, rather than the darker, more true purple that it looked like on the screen. I still like it, but it wasn't what I expected.
April 25, 2013
Great small tote
This tote bag is just what I was looking for. I didn't want something huge and bulky. This bag is sleek and fits just what I need it to. It fits a small binder, folder, and spiral note pad, along with small umbrella, wallet and keys perfectly. I only wish my Coach wallet would fit in the pockets, but I know that isn't a true concern. I got it in black so I could use it in a professional setting as well. Very satisfied with this purchase.
March 27, 2013