Two Way Tote
Best Tote I Could Find!
I had been debating about this tote considering I had not seen it in person. Fortunately it was given to be as a birthday gift in jazzy blooms and i LOVE it! Some people complained that the tote looks big but gets too bulky if you put a lot of stuff in it due to its thin frame for cross body use. That is not the case at all. The tote is the perfect size! Inside i can fit my strap wallet, small cosmetic bag, a book, and a planner with the magnetic closure closing perfectly. The inside pockets are fabulous! I can put my phone, keys, chapsticks, receipts, and plenty of other little things without having to fumble around looking for them since the bag is so organized! I could not be happier with this bag and the versatility makes it all the more better! I can dress it up, dress it down, use it as a cross body, or my favorite just throw the strap inside and carry it by the adorable handles(: Thanks Vera!!!
May 7, 2013
Great Tote and Purse
I really love this tote because I can use it as a purse also. The strap is thin enough to fit inside so it is always ready to convert from handheld to shoulder bag. I can carry a little or a lot. I thought I might like an outer pocket or two perhaps on the slanted seam near the top, but that might affect the nice sleekness that is there now. So I guess I can live without outside pockets. It's one of my favorites.
April 23, 2013
Favorite Style Handbag
This is my all time fav style with double handles and a shoulder strap. Love this bag and love the Marina Paisley! Great summer bag. Only gave it four stars because it really needs an outside pocket or two for phone and keys.
April 13, 2013
I fell in love!!!
After debating for a few months on trying this style, I finally bit the bullet. I thought the top handles were going to bother me when carrying as a shoulder bag or crossbody bag but they don't. I tend to carry by the handles on my arm alot when running in and out. If you plan on carrying only like that you can remove the strap or simply open the bag and while leaving the strap attached just drop into the bag (if you don't want the strap to be showing while carrying it on your arm). I really fell in love with the versatility of this bag & just ordered my second one.
I agree with other reviewers that an outside pocket for my phone would be great, but I still love it anyway.
Plenty of room and organization inside the bag with room to spare when you need to throw something else in. Very pleased!!!
April 4, 2013
Good Size and Flexible
I love the size of this purse. It is similar to my favorite, the Laura bag. The size allows me to drop in a bottle of water or umbrella without rearranging my other items. This bag has the rolled handles which I love and accommodates the times I need a cross body. Inside there is a zippered pocket along with 3 pockets, which is the same as my Laura, so it is easy to organize my stuff. I gave it 4 stars because it really needs that outside pocket which so many of VB purses and totes have--the perfect spot for a cell phone. Overall I am happy with the purse and will probably use it all summer.
April 1, 2013
Awesome College Bag
I've been using this bag for campus (and I ride a bike). The adjustable strap helps out a lot. Their is enough room for my
The pockets inside really help out with knowing where my cell is at all times and the zipper pocket for my make-up is awesome. As long as your not carrying around a laptop and heavy thick, 12x10 textbooks, you WILL WANT THIS BAG.
March 29, 2013
Great for Light College Load.
I use this bag to carry my VB 3-subject notebook, Student Agenda, iPad mini, and smartphone wallet, as well as, a Paperback textbook occasionally and it works wonderfully and looks stylish. Though it is heavy if overfilled, I feel that this is a non-issue for this purse is perfect for my versatile shopping/schooling needs.
March 20, 2013
Not as big as you think
I liked the patten I got the two way tote in; however, it doesn't have as much room as the mom's day out bag which surprsed me. I put everything I carry from the mom's day out to the tote and could not close it. This entails: pocket calendar, zip around wallet, smartphone wristlet, checkbook, kindle, and miscellaneous items in the pockets. I think if it had a zipper instead of the magnetic closure it would be a favorite VB bag of mine but since it doesn't close with the magnet closure, it is going to be returned. If you only carry a few items that are narrow as well as fill the inside pockets then it should close for you. The over the body strap is a nice idea and great alternative to carrying by the handle yet I would prefer the wider strap like the mom's day out bag for more comfort.
March 11, 2013
My favorite and most verstatile bag!
I absolutely love this bag. I got it for Christmas in Dogwood and I now use it every day for walking around campus with folders/notebook/cell phone/wallet/keys/water bottle etc in tow. I have another Vera Bradley tote which I also love, but this one is even better because of its versatility. I love the option to wear it crossbody. It's just great to put it on and not worry about straps falling down or slipping down to your elbow on accident. And if you don't need crossbody, it's also nice to just be able to grab it by its cute little handles and carry it on your arm or at your side without the bottom of the bag dragging on the ground. I also like the three little open pockets on the inside--I stick my cellphone, car keys, and photo ID in there. There is also a little zipper pocket on the inside for chapstick and other small things you don't want lost in the bottom of your purse. Overall, I have never owned such a pretty yet extremely practical handbag.
February 21, 2013
I have carried this bag for several weeks, which is very unusual for me. The tote can hold my ipad mini in erearder sleeve, strap wallet, a book, snacks, small cosmetic, and more. I love that I can carry this bag crossbody, but also use the handle in the crook of my arm if I'm not going to be out long. I also like that the strap is detachable or I can just tuck it inside the purse if I don't want it to hang down. I would give this bag 5 stars if it had a pocket on the outside. I like to have my keys and phone more accessible. All in all it's a great bag if you need to carry a little more than essentials.
February 1, 2013