Large Laptop Tote
PERFECT for students!
First let me start off by saying that I never write reviews for things I buy online, no matter how pleased I am with them, so the fact that I'm even writing one says a lot about how great this bag is! I am a busy college senior on the go and I currently have an internship at my school. I am going into a field of study that is relaxed but yet professional, so I wanted a tote that would be just that. I knew that I wanted something Vera because a lot of my friends have Vera and rave about it, but I wasn't even sure where to start. I orgininally bought the Grand Tote but upon recieving it found it was way too big and didn't have any interior pockets, so then I looked into it more and narrowed it down to the Large Laptop Tote and the Go Round Tote. I like the fact that the Go Round Tote had a lot of pockets, but I found it would be too small to put binders, books, and notebooks in, so I bought the Laptop tote. Upon recieving it, I was immediately in love! It has just enough pockets on the inside and outside, and was plenty spacious on the inside for a few textbooks, my agenda, a few folders, some small reading books, my Kindle Fire and my small pen/pencil bag. The pocket on the outside is so convienent for my cell phone. The only thing that I wish it has was a pocket on the outside for my water bottle, but this bag exceeded my expectations so much that I don't even care! I have only had it for a few days and have already gotten so many compliments on it. I ordered the bag in Provencal because it was a fresh and fun pattern for summer but I'd love to order another for winter. If you are a busy student or a professional on the go looking for a bag that will keep you organized but also gives you room, this is the bag for you!
June 17, 2013
Thank you for an amazing bag for teachers!!!
I had a gift card to Vera Bradley, and I love all their things so I wasn't quite sure what to purchase. After doing some research I stumbled upon the laptop tote. I bought it in Provencal, which is one of the prints that is part of their summer sale.. love this print it is so cute! The bag is big (without being obnoxiously big) and spacious. It has sections so your laptop and charger can be separated from other items in the bag. The bag is great for teachers to take to work even if you do not take your laptop.. you can use that space for your grade book and papers! I truly am 100% satisfied with the bag, and there are so many compartments inside and out!! A MUST HAVE.
June 13, 2013
Perfect for a teacher!
I absolutely love this bag for teaching. I teach 2nd grade and love that this bag is ultimately a file organizer! I've used the Vera style previously, and also have a smaller tote, Get Carried Away, and Miller. I was in search of a new teaching bag because I felt that the Vera was getting too heavy and I was losing items at the bottom because of how deep it was. After multiple times of visiting the VB store and checking out their bags I decided on this one. I don't use it for my laptop though. I do put my iPad, portable hard drive and chargers in the padded center section. In the two outer slots I keep my plan book, grade book, papers to grade, and teachers manuals. A lot can fit in here and I find that I'm even more organized with these three slots. I find that since the weight distribution is horizontal rather than vertical with the Vera, the bag is lighter and easier to carry. I bought it in the Plum Crazy color. If you were like me in search of a new teacher bag-this one's it!
May 19, 2013
Great for school or work
This bag is perfect!!! I am a teacher and bringing papers home and all the other jazz to go along with it can fit! I use an iPad and a laptop in my classroom and they both fit!! LOVE this bag! The only thing that could make this bag better would be a pocket to hold my water bottle!
Other than that its the best!! I have this in va va bloom and love it!!
May 17, 2013
Perfect for Work
I just received my bag 2 weeks ago. I have toted it back and forth to work each day and it is perfect! The only thing I would change is to make the straps quilted and the inner Velcro piece longer.
April 25, 2013
I love this Bag!!!
I just received my first Vera Bradley bag today in the mail. It was perfect. I got the Marina Paisley design which is also perfect and beautiful it pretty much holds everything I need for school and just my general necessities. I would definitely recommend this bag to anyone. Also i plan on using the laptop section for my iPad and bluetooth keyboard but I actually think my laptop would fit too. I just love it.
April 22, 2013
A Perfect Tote...
This is a perfect tote for a 15" laptop and a few other items; however, the PERFECT TOTE is needed for my 17" MacBook laptop and I'd love to see a sleeve on the outside of this tote that could slip over my carry-on suitcase handle!
April 13, 2013
I've been waiting for a bag like this
I love this tote! Normally I carry my iPad in a regular Vera, when I go to the hospital for monthly infusions. I don't like the tablet hipster, because all it carries is the iPad! But, the Vera dosent offer much protection. So, I bought the laptop tote. It works great not only for my iPad, but I can also fit my 15 in laptop in there too( instead of the iPad). I like this bag because it's very versital. Not only can I carry my technology, I can also carry my knitting projects, magazines, even a sweater or a change of clothes!! And it's east to carry with the long handles. I love this bag!!
April 9, 2013
Need a bag for 17" computer
I love this bag, but it won't fit my computer. I have a business computer with the 10 key number pad next to the keyboard. So it is a 17". It fits into the laptop portfolio but there is no room for the charger, let alone a few files.
I want a beautiful briefcase for the business women!
March 4, 2013
Laptop measurement is screen diagonal
I think this is a nice bag, but would be improved by more organization. I'd have preferred more pockets, a zippered compartment on the wall opposite the one with three little pockets would've been nice, and more on the outside, like the go-round tote.
As to complains regarding laptops not fitting, the recommended size refers to diagonal measurement of the screen, not the outside width (as one would measure a television screen). Hope that helps someone.
February 25, 2013