Large Laptop Tote
I received this tote as a gift from my sister (in English Rose). I love the bright pink padded laptop sleeve! I had initially thought to make this my new work bag but the six inch width is divided by three with the laptop sleeve, leaving two 2" wide areas on either side of center....not enough room to carry lunch or other bulky items. (Think Alaska in the winter.) BUT....I now have the PERFECT bag for all my guitar accessories. The laptop sleeves creates enough structure/rigidity to hold by music books and all the pockets are great for extra strings, picks, strap, wallet, snack, etc. I truly am in love with this bag and carry it every week to guitar lessons (and have it with my everyday when I practice....). As for my work bag(s), I know have the Tablet Tote and a Vera on order. :)
April 15, 2014
I never really cared for the Vera bag look, but I received a catalog choice award for 15 years with my employer and decided to choose this pretty Vera laptop bag in Plum Crazy. I have to say, although all I carry in it is my IPad, I do love this bag! I love it so much, I got a wallet, and just ordered a purse the other day. Can't wait to get it. I think I'm hooked!
March 4, 2014
Great laptop tote!!
After reading the reviews I was excited to get this tote. I was concerned though that my Lenovo 15" laptop wouldn't fit. It does!! I couldn't be happier!! As always, the colors are better in person--LOVE the ribbons pattern!!! Plenty of pockets and room inside to carry cords, mouse, files, magazines, whatever!! There is a zip pocket on front of the bag and a slip pocket on the back :))
January 26, 2014
love it! great for teachers
I'm a kindergarten teacher and I love this for taking my work computer (first 13" MacBook Pro, now 11" MacBook Air). I use the inside pockets for basic cosmetics. I have been using it in Plum Petals (also have Dogwood), and I bought Paisley Meets Plaid for my friend for Christmas. I like the outside pocket for pens and for my business cards. There is plenty of room on either side of the padded sleeve for my wallet and school papers.
I would've like a zipper on the top because it falls over sometimes in my car (my fault when driving...lol)....but I bought the laptop carryall in Venetian Paisley so I will see how that compares.
December 29, 2013
Finally, a perfect laptop tote!!
I purchased at least four laptop totes from office supply stores, as well as VB. None seemed to be large enough to hold everything, and light enough to not strain my back. This one is perfect! It holds my 15" HP, cords & plugs, files, a thick day-timer, and a bottle of water. My two cellphones, an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4S, fit nicely into the slip pocket. The zippered pocket is great for holding pens and flash drives. I place my small hipster on top of everything, and I'm out the door with one tote on my shoulder that is not overly heavy or clumsy. I love it!!
December 9, 2013
Great for anything!
I definatley recommend this. I got it in Provencal 60% off but I would have payed full price had I known how amazing it is. I have the 13" Macbook Pro and it fits perfect! I can also but some school stuff, my phone, camera, ipod etc. I'm Glad I got the large because it fits everything. Also easy for travel when you have to take electronics out to be checked.
November 24, 2013
Too small for what I expected...
This bag would not comfortably fit my 15 inch macbook pro - the sleeve that was made seemed to be too stuffed and wouldn't close properly. Had the same problem with the laptop backpack. Is also slimmer than I would have liked. Had to return it :(. I'm also a "big bag" lover - so my favorite bags are the grand traveler, the miller and the get carried away totes, so maybe I'm biased.
September 16, 2013
Love for commuter tote
Really like the computer section. I use it for papers and IPAD. The shape reminds me of the pleated tote which I have several and like a lot. I find that I like the laptop tote much better because with the three sections, my folders stay in place in the computer section. Also carry my lunch, umbrella, shoes, etc. Only thing I wish it had was a zippered top and long pocket on the inside wall where there is currently nothing there. Some have said, they would like a water bottle slot - I think that will take away from the clean/neat look of the bag.
August 24, 2013
Perfect School Bag
If your looking for a school bag this one is perfect. It has a nice place for your laptop in the middle to keep it extra safe, there is still a lot of room on either sides of the laptop holder. I will buy these for school year after year!
August 6, 2013
I'm an itinerant teacher ( I teach children with disabilities in their homes) and this bag is great because it starts out light weight which is important since I load it with an ipad & keyboard, planner, folders, (I bought the plastic Vera folders to match my bag) and a few personal items ( I no longer carry a purse to work). Two changes I would make; first, because I carry papers and an ipad I would prefer a zip top to keep out the rain, second, I would love for it to have a water bottle pocket. I purchased mine in "Canyon" which is beautiful.
July 13, 2013