Smaller than a "tote"
I ordered the bucket tote thinking it would be similar in size to the regular "tote" because I wanted a new style work bag with an outside pocket. This is definitely smaller than a tote. I think it would make a great purse size tote, but not big enough for a work bag. I wanted to be able to put my 13" macbook air, a couple file folders, bottle of water, and small cosmetic in it. My computer didn't fit so I returned it and opted for the tablet tote (even though I preferred the price of the bucket tote!)
I do think it's a great bag to be carried as a purse, but not if you're wanting to carry a computer in it---a tablet would probably fit though.
February 22, 2014
Queen of Totes!
I have carried a tote bag to work everyday for 12 years because I commute 20 minutes each way and need to bring vitamins, supplements, lotion, etc with me. I have tried all types and sizes, including the Mandy...but THIS bucket tote is hands down THE BEST tote! It holds all my non-purse necessities with pockets to organize on the inside and on the outside....plus! I can fit a water bottle and my lunch, too. On days when I go to the gym, I also carry a Villager for my workout clothes and love it, too. JUST WISH THE BUCKET TOTE came in MORE COLORS!!!
February 19, 2014
love it but
Love the style can we get this in venetian paisley?????
February 1, 2014
Great Size Tote for Purse or more!
Got this tote the day it came out on January 9th in Canterberry Magenta. I have to say it has the perfect amount of space with out being too big. I use it as my everyday purse with the matching Kiss N Snap wallet and zip zip wristlet. I love that it is perfect as a purse, but when you need to add extra things like books and such it fits and works nice also. I get so many compliments on the print. Which Canterberry Magenta is definitely the best print in quite a few years. Anyways very happy with this purchase and I would recommend to others!
January 28, 2014
GOLDILOCKS OF TOTES.........JUST RIGHT
I have owned several totes from VB. This is by far my all time FAVORITE. Others were, too big, too small, too wide. I went to my retailer specifically to get the blue bayou but after seeing the citron in person, WOW. All pics I've seen online DO NOT DO THAT PATTERN JUSTICE. IT IS BEAUTIFUL.
January 13, 2014
Welcome Back Bucket Tote!!!
This was my all time #1 pick for bags..... until it was discontinued. It's so wonderful to see that Vera Bradley brought it back. It's the perfect size, perfect amount of pockets and zip pockets and is most comfortable on your shoulder. (it distributes the weight well and the straps don't slide off)
It's very deceiving because it isn't an overly huge bag, but holds a TON.
January 10, 2014
The Bucket Tote is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so glad you brought this style back. I have missed this so much. I was at the point that I was not going to order any more Vera Bradley as my favorite styles had been changed or done away with. May I suggest you change On the Go and Saddle Up back to their original shapes and I will be even more happy!!!!!!
January 10, 2014
WOW, IT'S FINALLY BACK !
I have this tote in four different colors. Was so disappointed when they discontinued it. I even contacted Vera Bradley concerning the discontinuation. Now I am ready to purchase it in the new colors. I am so excited. It is the perfect tote to be used as a handbag.
January 9, 2014
So glad the bucket is back
I am so glad the bucket tote has been brought back! This has always been my favorite style of Vera purses. I have several in the older patterns from years ago. I just love the inside pockets, they are so nice to have for items (lip gloss, mints, pens, change). The 2 outside pockets; one is zippered, are great for my keys and cell. The straps are the perfect length. The purse also stands on its own when you sit it down, no more rollovers and loose change in the bottom. Please...do NOT ever discontinue the bucket tote!
January 8, 2014
Happy it is returning!!!
I still have Bucket Totes from when this style was first introduced years
ago, they are in perfect condition and are one of my most favorite
bags that Vera makes. The accessibility, unique style, and roominess
of this bag is fantastic!
I can't wait to purchase all the new patterns that I like, and I am
absolutely thrilled that it is being introduced in solid Black!
Thank you so much for bringing this back, I enjoy carrying this bag.
Please don't discontinue it again!!!
January 4, 2014