Large Market Tote
Great for potlucks
Finally a bag that can transport a 9x13 pan or plastic container with the bag standing upright. I was able to haul 3 different dishes of various sizes in one trip from the car. I folded the bag flat and got it out of the way until the event was over, then loaded my empty (or nearly empty) containers back in this bag for the trip home. The bag would be useful for many things, but it will be my "go to" bag for transporting food to holiday dinners and parties. I will still use my heavy duty insulated carriers for transporting really hot dishes, but this is perfect for everything else.
October 5, 2013
Great Beach Bag
I have this large market tote in marinia pasley makes a perfect beach bag.I carried 3 large beach towels,, my Kindle fire, my large clear vera make up bag, full of sun tan lotion, and camera in camera bag. Don't worry about sand or water it all wipes clean. It is also great to throw stuff in for a day road trip. I love it !!
September 17, 2013
NICE LARGE TOTE
This is a very nice large tote. It is perfect for those who carry several items to work and commuters. I hope VB continue to make this item, I prefer to carry ONE tote to work with a small purse, shoes, lunch, office documents etc. instead of carrying SEVERAL bags and a purse.
REVIEW - Print - very bright and attractive. PRICE - EXCELLENT, for those who have a lot of VB bags, this allows me to get the new print without investing in a new bag. STURDY - This is meant to carry medium weight items, this is not to carry SUPER heavy items. I'd guess to say 25 lbs might be the limit.
STRAP DROP - Length is able to go over the shoulder.
SIZE - This is a large tote, it is around the size of the VB Grand tote. It is larger than you might expect but for the price, it is a great buy. USES - Perfect for beach trips, mother's taking kids to grandparents, work commuters like myself, students in college.
REQUEST - I wish VB would add a pocket on the inside of the bag
July 15, 2013
Great mutli-use tote!
This is the perfect size for a day at the beach or a shopping excursion - no more juggling 4 or 5 bags at a time, or looking for something that will hold a beach towel plus a change of clothes plus snacks and drinks - this will hold them all! And the Marina Paisley pattern is perfect for summer fun!! It's disappointing to see a few negative reviews on this bag, since it's purpose is simply just a re-useable shopping bag, not meant to function as a purse or daily handbag.
May 20, 2013
This tote is a Beast!!!
I have this market tote in Marina Paisley and it is a beauty! I was very surprised on the size! It is massive. I use it when shopping and plan on getting a few more for gifts! This tote is a winner, Ladies!
April 13, 2013
Large and very handy!
I received this bag in Marina Paisley at a store event and the next day put it to use. Very spacious bag, has a lot of room with sturdy handles. It pops out with ease and holds its shape making it simple to pack. It also folds back up easily, flat. Easy to store in small spaces. I fit 4 Vera beach towels, 3 normal bath towels, 3 pairs of flip flops and my son's bucket and shovel for the beach in this bag. It never failed me even with all the walking and being on my shoulder. Excellent bag!!
April 5, 2013
useful for groceries and more!
This is a great bag for your groceries. The picture is slightly deceptive because the sides won't flare out like that once you have things in the bag. It is constructed with gusseted seams in the sides, so that once unfolded the bag has a 16" by 9" rectangular bottom and it's 14" tall.
This is much bigger than the reusable bags they sell at my grocery store, and much sturdier also.
I also plan on getting one to use as a beach bag. I think it will be perfect because the sand won't stick to the smooth material and it seems to be waterproof, so it can be rinsed out easily and will dry quickly
March 15, 2013
could use some improvements
The bag is very pretty and durable BUT the bag would be a lot more functional if the sides were not angled. Vera Bradley should have also mentioned the width of the bottom of the bag which is a little less than 17 inches by the way. the width of the top of the bag is also false. It's not 26 inches. my bristol pad is 24 inches and it turns out to be a VERY tight fit. I'll keep it just because its a little bigger than the original market tote. they shouldve included the small pocket like on the original market tote.
March 8, 2013
Too big, flimsy
The Midnight Blues patterns is really pretty but this bag has no structure. The side seams need to be reinforced with a binding so it stands up. Perhaps the size of the bag is the problem, too. It comes so folded up that it took me a moment to realize it has a flat bottom, but it just want to go back to its folded shape. It's okay, but I will only consider buying another one after I have seen it in a store, not online.
March 2, 2013