Commuter Tote in Classic Black

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SKU #12436081  | 17" x 12" x 5" with 10 ½" strap drop

Like an office on the go, this tote knows how to keep it all together! A variety of pockets and a softly padded sleeve to cushion a laptop make this the perfect commuter piece.

Details & Care Tips


  • Two exterior slip pockets, plus a fully zippered compartment in back with additional pockets for pens, ID, credit cards and a large slip pocket
  • Includes a softly padded sleeve to cushion a laptop
  • Three inner slip pockets

Care Tips

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Customer Reviews

Commuter Tote 4.2 5 10 10
Great Bag! This is my first Vera Bradley bag and it's great! I travel a lot so I needed a bag that could carry my macbook and other items including my nalgene bottle (which is pretty big). I bought this bag because it could not only be used for travel but also for school and work especially since I'll be moving to the city in a few months. It has great compartments to organize and carry everything you need and a zipper at the top to keep all your items from falling out or from getting wet when it rains. The only complaint is that it would had been nice if it had an extra shoulder strap but other than that it's a worthwhile purchase! Highly recommend it :) March 18, 2014
Nice bag but it broke Great bag for work. Unfortunately, the square metal ring that attaches the handle to the bag broke after one year. December 3, 2013
To small for my laptop I hoped the bag takes my 17"" Laptop but only in the middle. It is a little bit to small for me. August 20, 2013
Great Tote for the Young Professional! I am a young professional about to graduate law school and I bought this bag as my first briefcase. Not only is it stylish and fashionable (and very feminine) but it also holds so much! I can bring my laptop to work, and the courtroom, as well as throw in huge files and a legal pad, plus a small makeup bag, wallet, keys, planner, hairbrush, and everything else one could need in one trip. I love the classic black material. It's super easy to stay clean and it's not as ostentatious as some of the patterns for those formal events (like taking it in front of a judge!). In addition, I'm packing this bag as my carry-on for a six week trip out of the country, with a 10 hour layover. I wanted a bag I could carry around for some sightseeing in one country during the layover and this is perfect for holding a change of clothes and those travel necessities. There are TONS of pockets, and the straps are extremely sturdy, but it's not so bulky as to be a hassel to carry around. Like everyone else though, for travel purposes, I wish it had a detachable over-the-shoulder strap. But otherwise I LOVE this bag! May 28, 2013
Great Tote for Everyday! I love this Commuter Tote. I have carried the smaller Vera version of this bag for years and needed a larger tote to accomodate the daily routine of carrying a laptop. The fabric is outstanding and cleans up nicely! The pockets, zippers, and varitey of compartments give me more than enough room to carry everything neatly organized. My only request to Vera Bradley is to add a shoulder strap. I am taking the shoulder strap off my smaller Vera bag and adding onto this bag. February 5, 2013
Perfect bag! I loved this bag from the moment I saw it, and am so pleased with it since purchase. I've had Coach and Tumi bags, but they are so heavy adding a laptop makes going to work a workout! This bag is so nice, I can throw my wallet in and zip to the mall after work without leaving my Mac in the car. Great pocket organization, and looks terrific. Thanks Vera! December 29, 2012
Amazing bag for a teacher! I teach high school English and wanted a bag that would hold my laptop, papers, books, and that actually had pockets, so I wouldn't lose my keys or phone or anything else. This bag is amazing! Our school laptops are larger than an average laptop as far as the width of it, and it fits perfectly in the sleeve section of the bag. The other section has way more than enough room for my books and/or papers to take home and grade. It fits more than it may look like in the picture; as an English teacher, I have not had to take an extra bag home yet! I went in Vera when they were having a special and bought a wallet to match that I could throw in the bag too instead of taking another purse/bag with me to school. This proved to be amazing for me! If you ever go home with 3 to 4 bags including a purse, laptop case/bag, tote for grading...this is the bag for you! I never have to carry another bag anymore!!! It is a life-saver! I don't know what I would do without it now! it makes my life so much easier. I cannot put into words how much I love this bag! Plus, the color is absolutely beautiful! I get compliments on it all the time! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Perfect bag for the teacher!! ...last thing I promise, there is a pocket for everything (key cards, phone, pens/pencils, flashdrives, keys...) you get the picture!! December 14, 2012
Nearly perfect tote I am a huge fan of microfiber! This commuter tote in nearly perfect with its sturdy construction, padded laptop sleeve, pockets for storage, and a zippered closure ( much more convenient than the snap closure on attache). I gave this 4 stars because there's not an optional attachable/ adjustable strap. Please, Vera, consider adding an adjustable strap to the next generation of commuter. December 3, 2012
nice work tote Bought this bag two weeks ago to use for when traveling for work. This is almost perfect. It is lightweight, stays on your shoulder, extra pockets make it nicely organized to find your stuff. Holds my 15" laptop and a couple of files and fit my most needed items from my purse right in without having to carry it also. Only thing I wish it had was a trolley sleeve so I could slide it onto my rolling luggage. October 29, 2012
Amazing! I purchased this item because I travel a lot and I need something That could hold my laptop and more. This is perfect....It even has a place for your wallet stuff so you don't have to carry your purse. I would recommend to anyone that travels a lot. October 24, 2012
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