After hearing people rave about the pleated tote I decided to get one when it was rereleased to replace my Vera bag for work. Now, I have to say up front that I don't think I like this as a replacement for my Vera bag because I need all of that space and the deep pockets to carry what I need for work everyday (laptop, note pads, chargers, headset, snacks, water bottle, etc# I was just spoiled by all of the space my Vera had and didn't realize it until after I replaced it #this just gives me an excuse to buy ANOTHER bag in the near future). However, I am still giving this bag 5 stars and highly recommended it, because eventhough it didn't fit that use doesn't mean its not a great bag. I think i'll use it as an everyday bag or baby bag instead. It is big and holds alot of stuff. I love the two outside pockets and the top zip is fantastic. The bag is also beautiful and very well made. I love big bags and never carry small purses, so this would be my perfect "purse". I hope Vera Bradley decided to keep this bag around for awhile because it really is a great addition.
November 21, 2013
Best Purse/Diaperbag Ever!
Sooooo thrilled you brought back my favorite bag.. As a mom of 2, I always carry the kids an extra change of clothes, this bag has enough room for that and all my purse essentials. The side pockets are just the right size for their cups/water bottle.
November 21, 2013
I've used a lot of Vera totes, the Tote, Vera, Laptop, but this one is by far my favorite. I have fit in two medium cosmetic bags, my regular sized checkbook wallet, hair spray, perfume, folder, etc. and bottles of water, and it carries it all. The best part is that it zips up and secures my items inside. I never thought about getting this bag, but after all the great reviews, I told myself why not. I got it in the Venetian Paisley, and it is my favorite bag ever. Get this bag; you will not regret it!
November 15, 2013
Love it - just make the inside pockets deeper!
It's the perfect medium size, zips closed, includes a zipper pocket and 2 side pockets. The curves give it great style. Just make the inside pockets deeper as things tend to fall out. This was noted in a number of the other posts, too. I also like when inside pockets are quilted and have a double row of vertical stitching on each side, just like the "Vera" tote -- makes them very sturdy. The style of inside pockets on the Vera tote should be the standard for every tote.
November 10, 2013
I'm so happy you brought this back!!!!!!!!!!! I lost count of how many I have, but it's still not enough! I could not live without this purse! I have purchased other styles and I was just not as happy with them as I have been with this one. PLEASE bring us more colors!!! You can see from the reviews how much it is loved, so we would definitely buy them!! I'll take one of each!!
November 9, 2013
Now I know what all the fuss is about......
Bought the pleated tote yesterday in Plum Crazy at the Vera Store. I really like this bag. I thought it would be too big, but I just love the way I can fit everything in it and still have room. It seems like a comfy, cozy tote if that makes sense....the perfect bag to wear with your favorite jeans and run around on the weekends, but then perfect to take to work and carry anything you might need for the day. I was so disappointed that the canterberry magenta was sold out so quick in the store and online. And I am really surprised that Vera Bradley took this out of their regular line up when it is obvious so many people love. it. Hopefully this sell-out will change their minds.
November 8, 2013
BEST BAG EVER!!!
Thank you for bringing it back!
I am known for my "Mary Poppins" purses, and this bag is fantastic! The pockets on the inside and outside hold all the essentials and there is plenty of room inside to hold my planner, sunglasses case, small cosmetic bag, water bottle, wallet, checkbook, change purse, and whatever other junk I want to throw in there!
I tried to use the Campus Tote when they retired this bag, but the lack of a zipper top and the slightly smaller size just have not worked well for me.
I decided to buy two of these bags for the Limited Release today, and now they're SOLD OUT. Dodged a bullet there :)
November 7, 2013
Best Bag for Walt Disney World!
I am happy this is coming back. I have found this is the ideal design for our many trips to Walt Disney World. The end pockets work great for a small umbrella, a bottled water, the inside holds what I need in the parks and the tote itself is so lightweight it does not kill my shoulder. The straps are the perfect length, not to long and not to short. The zippered top keeps items safe inside. I love this bag! When it gets dirty, out comes the bottom, machine wash, line dry, pop the bottom back in. I will stock up when these are available on Nov. 7th. The new colors are wonderful. Thank you for bringing the Pleated Tote back!
October 30, 2013
I miss the pleated tote!
Please bring back the pleated tote! It's my favorite Vera bag, and the only one I carry all the time. I love a big purse, and carry it as a multipurpose tote/purse/carryall. It's awesome and holds whatever I need with very convenient side pockets for quick access to phone, keys, chapstick... Every new season I check the new arrivals excitedly to see if you've maybe brought it back only to be disappointed. I would love to have it in some of the newer colors. Wouldn't it be precious in tutti frutti?!
July 20, 2013
Please bring it back!
My tote is starting to finally show wear (after using it everyday for 3 years) and I was looking around for a new one and realized that you no longer carry it! What?!?! I guess I'm not going ot be buying anything vera anymore until this bag comes back! I've tried the replacements and they aren't even close to good enough. I should have bought this in floral nightengale when I had the chance. =(
April 10, 2013