I just purchased this tote yesterday and it is gorgeous! The quilted pattern and silver toggle give this tote a more sophisticated and professional look than the signature collection (don't get me wrong, I LOVE the signature collection, too!).
As other reviewers have mentioned, the straps on this bag are a little bit stiff. I think that the stiffness will work itself out overtime or you can help work it out yourself. Either way it won't stop me from using the bag or purchasing any other products in the Vera Vera collection.
I'm a teacher and plan to use this tote to carry my school work back and forth every day. I think it will be the perfect size to carry a book or two, folders with student's work, my calculator and grading scale. However, if I plan to take a little bit of extra things with me, I think I will have to take another bag where as there wouldn't be enough room in this tote. But like I said, I just need it for my school stuff and think it will be a perfect fit for a few things!
November 27, 2013
My First Piece from Vera Vera - LOVE IT!!!
So I'm normally a signature kind of girl but when this piece came out in the new Cobalt color I fell in love. I have several of the regular Totes anyway and I love how versatile they are. I use them as handbags during the week for work as they accommodate my iPad and all of the other stuff I would carry in any of my other non-tote handbags. This microfiber piece has the exact same interior features as the signature totes. One of the things I like better about this one in microfiber is how substantial the fabric feels. It's a lot stiffer and sturdier than the signature fabric. I just received it so I'm not sure how easy it is to keep clean yet. We shall see. I do see it as kind of a bummer that of course this fabric can't be washed like the signature fabric can. It's just the type of fabric it is. I can say the Cobalt color is absolutely stunning in person. It's very vivid but not loud. It's a beautiful shade and very "In" this season. I love it and would definitely purchase another piece from this line after seeing what great quality this fabric is.
October 14, 2013
Good bag overall
I purchased this bag because Vera's microfiber holds up very well and black matches everything. The construction of the bag is very solid. This bag is much stiffer than the printed totes so it doesn't quite hold as much. The straps are also firmer feeling and therefore it feels heavier than my printed Vera totes.
July 13, 2013
Love the bag!
The tote bag is the perfect size for my ipad, a few folders, a book, and all the other usual purse items (wallet, phone, etc). The bag itself feels nice and sturdy, and the toggle on it feels more secure and looks more professional than the toggle on the regular, patterned tote bags. The straps also feel more sturdy than the straps on the regular tote bag. Overall, it's a very nice bag if you need something a nice, solid tote bag.
My only negative is that I got my bag monogramed in the purple thread color and the end result was a very reddish-pink purple, rather than the darker, more true purple that it looked like on the screen. I still like it, but it wasn't what I expected.
April 25, 2013
Great small tote
This tote bag is just what I was looking for. I didn't want something huge and bulky. This bag is sleek and fits just what I need it to. It fits a small binder, folder, and spiral note pad, along with small umbrella, wallet and keys perfectly. I only wish my Coach wallet would fit in the pockets, but I know that isn't a true concern. I got it in black so I could use it in a professional setting as well. Very satisfied with this purchase.
March 27, 2013
Classy All-Purpose bag
I really like the black in this bag. Just wish the bag was a little wider since it is somewhat stiff to open - also wish there was one zipper pocket - either inside or out. However, I will use this bag for work - it looks classy and professional.
March 15, 2013