Small Colorblock Tote
Great tote, small size - read dimensions carefully
This is a great little tote bag but it is small. I'd advise all buyers to consider the dimensions carefully before purchasing this item. It's the perfect size for carrying a change of shoes or clothes, however, the large colorblock tote would probably be a more practical size for the beach, day trips, or traveling. Despite its small size, the straps are just long enough to fit over your shoulder so it can be used as a purse for those with smaller frames, although it does not have a zipper so you probably want to make sure your wallet and other valuables aren't easily accessible. This tote is made of high quality canvas with two cotton print pockets at either end and a hanging zip pocket and handy keyring on the inside. It has a solid, removable base which keeps the bag standing upright (great to prevent drinks from spilling) and makes the bag easy to wash. A friend of mine got these monogramed for all her bridesmaids at her wedding and then again ordered some more for all her baby shower guests! (for this purpose, it's much more affordable than the large colorblock tote). It looks like this small tote is being discontinued which is a shame because it is a great size for younger girls in particular. My little sister got a bunch of these monogramed totes for her dance crew for Christmas. Now they all have matching bags with their names on them. So cute! They would also make great birthday gifts. I do hope Vera Bradley continues to make smaller versions of her classic totes and handbags. Little girls love dressing up like their mothers and older sisters and it would be a great way for Vera Bradley to attract younger customers who will grow up to become loyal VB fans like me!
April 14, 2014
I saw is many reviews on how small it was but I think it's a great size for a tote for quick trips. I can wear it underarm comfortably. I'm 5'1 and weigh 115 so it works well for me. I do wish it had a snap button or something because it does just hang open.
March 25, 2014
Small - Read Measurements to be HAPPY
I received this small tote today and it is SMALL. I received Tutti Fruiti and this version of the small tote has a zipper inside pocket and key fob to attach your keys on the inside. SIZE - Please to avoid disappointment please read the measurements and get a ruler or something and measure the dimensions The is a small tote that you would use to take a brown bag lunch or small lean cuisine type frozen meal for lunch. If you are carrying a shoulder purse and just need a small tote to bring lunch to work or bring something home that is small from work then this tote will work. It is not large enough to carry over your shoulder. It is a small bag that I could fit 4 bottled water to take to work, I could fit lunch, I could fit small CVS items, but it can not be used as a small purse. It is a small tote as descried. I like it but it was smaller than I expected but that is my fault for not measuring the size so please understand the size of this item and you will be pleased.
February 22, 2014
Perfect for books; great Good Book cover stand-in
I got the bigger version of this tote, and I loved it so much that I decided to get this one too when it went on sale. Got the Tutti Frutti with the pink monogram, and it's so cute! I love the mint green color-blocking with the pattern accents on the side pockets. It's the perfect bag for me to take to bible study, which is great, since VB decided to discontinue the Good Book cover just before my pattern debuted. I think I like this better anyway, since it's more versatile. It has two pockets on the sides, which hold my keys and/or travel mug, a zipper pouch on the inside for small items/receipts, and even a key clip, which is great for clipping on an ID holder! It fits my bible, my study book, and a notebook with room to spare. I think it would also be great for book club meetings, as a small shopping tote, or even in place of a purse.
January 27, 2014
Great little tote
I have this tote in Lili Bell and I couldn't be happier with it. I use it for back and forth to work to carry my lunch and books and anything else I might need. I love it so much I'm getting a darker color for the fall/winter!
August 11, 2013
Lov this Tote!!
I was concerned about other comments saying the bag was small. Before I bought it, I went to my local VB store and checked it out. I loved it. I wanted it personalized so I ordered it online and got it personalized with my initials in pink which looks great on the Tutti Frutti. My concern was that there was no zipper or snap to keep it closed. So I had a snap sewed in and I now use this tote as an everyday purse. I love it. There is so much room. I have my turn lock wallet in Tutti Frutti a VB coin purse, checkbook, glasses, Ipod touch, mints, extra spare set of keys, in the inside zipper pocket I have a small hair pick, gum, nail file. The two outside pockets hold a pair of sunglasses and my IPhone 5. A great feature which I wish was in every VB bag is the key holder. There is plenty of room to also hold my Kindle and not make the bag heavy to hold. It stays on my shoulder nicely. I have many, many VB bags, but this is my favorite so far.
July 14, 2013
Pretty but SMALL
Ordered four bags - two in pink and two in green and had them personalized. They are beautiful quality and the colors are lovely. However, the bag is much smaller than I expected. Even though I did read the measurements, the bag is very narrow at the top and you can barely fit a beach towel in the bag. Purchased these for my 11 year old twin daughters and two younger nieces - now wish I ordered the larger version, which I originally thought would be too big. I can't return them because they are monogrammed, but wish I ordered the larger bag...bottom line - lovely product, just recommend ordering the next size up.
June 9, 2013
My wonderful husband bought this tote for me along with the matching larger one. Had both of them monogrammed with my initials. So beautiful , excellent pair for travel. Very easy to organize with the wonderful pockets. Just can't get any better than a Vera Bradley product.
April 25, 2013