This is the BEST bag!
I am a handbag fanatic, especially for Vera Bradley Handbags! The Puffy Messenger Bag is by far my favorite. I have three of them. I use mine for many different purposes! One it serves as a great purse. You can fit all of your essentials plus more into the bag. You can also use this for a diaper bag! The compartments in the front are great for holding diapers and wipe envelopes and the main compartment is great for diapers, change of clothes, other baby accessories. The side pockets are perfect for baby bottles and bottled water, and it still has room for a wallet and other accessories after this! Great business and school bag too! I just love this and hope to see more colors in this puffy style bag. :)
May 29, 2014
Small for a Messenger, but very pretty
Overall the design of the bag is nice, plenty of pockets and an easy open flap thanks to the inclusion of magnets rather than a quick release buckle. I like that I can fit my keys and cellphone in the side pockets. I also keep a small umbrella in one for quick access on rainy days. The colors are vibrant and I like the material. The seat belt like strap material and metal buckle are also really nice.
My only complaints would be that they switched the inside pockets from the front of the bag to the back, so now notebooks/papers aren't sitting flat up against the back. Plus the smaller size barely allows me to carry my oversized rehearsal score (13"x10 1/2"), which is one of the reasons I carry a messenger to rehearsal rather than my Laura. If this bag were the same dimensions and hadn't changed the inside pocket location from the previous messenger bag it would have easily been a 5 star rating for me.
I love the vibrant colors of the Puffy line so I really wanted something in Venetian Paisley. Unfortunately, all of the bags, aside from the messenger, in this line are too small for what I was looking for so I'm really glad I was able to find this bag!
May 13, 2014
Too small and no creative compartments inside
This bag is even cuter in person, which is why I am so disappointed in it. I bought it specifically as bag for work, school, etc and I am okay with a smaller bag that I need to switch things out of. However, the bag does not even fit my 13" laptop! It is not long enough. I was also surprised that the bag does not have more compartments or a divider like many other Vera bags. The magnetic closure is great, and it does have some small spaces to store things. But for the price, I think this product could be better. Probably will buy the regular messenger bag instead.
May 8, 2014
Not a everyday bag
Would be great for campus life but not a everyday handbag too big., returning for a little smaller tote. Great for a school bag.
March 16, 2014
Very Pretty in PUFFY
I love messenger bags. Here is my review...SIZE - This messenger is lot as long vertically as the "regular" messenger but it is horizontally "taller". If you carry books you might want the regular messenger. I carry this bag as a purse to work. Holds kindle, wallet, cosmetic bag and space for a bottled water. But I would NOT overstuff this bag, it has a magnetic closure in comparison to the "regular" messenger that has the snap closures.
POCKETS - There are nice pockets on the outside of the bag in the form of a nice zipper, and side pockets. There are lots of pockets inside the bag. PUFFINESS - The puffy factor makes this bad very pretty. It looks very unique. The VB logo is in black on the bittersweet. I like that the VB logo is like a black metal enhancement. STRAP....The strap is adjustable...Recommendation - I do recommend this bag and I think the puffy factor is so unique that I plan to purchase another one at some point.
February 8, 2014
Perfect for Educators
As a homebound teacher, I travel throughout my parish. This Messenger certainly makes my traveling smoother. It not only carries my school supplies, but it also contains my purse items. And, it doesn't hurt, that this Fern/Olivia Pink Puffy Messenger is fashionable, light, comfortable, and beautiful.
January 10, 2014
This bag holds everything I want to carry. I do have a couple of suggestions for improvement: a zipper under the flap to close the bag and another magnetic closure in the middle of the flap. This would make everything more secure.
December 10, 2013
Comfortable, roomy, lots of pockets and room to put (and easily find) keys, phone, pen, etc. Roomy enough for tablet and kindle Love the shiny fabric.....seems to be easy to clean and will wear better than matte cloth. I ordered Olivia pink but want to get large messenger in bittersweet too.
October 5, 2013
I bought this bag on a whim! I carry it for my everyday purse. I am a mommy of a 19 month old little girl. Not only can I carry all of my things, it holds stuff that she will need as well, and still manages to be a light weight bag. I love the deep back zipper, I carry my iPad mini in there and still have room for much, much more!!! (And the new puffy style I LOVE) Great choice!!!
September 22, 2013
Stylish and functional for the student on the go!
I am a high school student with a ton of books! I have to carry half of my day's worth of stuff in this bag! It holds all of my textbooks, not to mention all of my other stuff, perfectly. The best part, it is stylish at the same time. It is built so that the weight of the bag is distrubuted evenly etween my shoulder and my hip which is also great! GET THIS BAG AND STUDY HARD!!!!!
September 1, 2013