I have these totes in several patterns and will get more. They are great. I keep one in the car and one in the house. Since I live near one of my children I keep one to use as "back and forth" .As I find things that need to go to my son's house I put them in the tote and keep it by my door. When I am going over there everything is already "in the bag" and I don't forget things. I keep a different pattern at their house and they put things in I need to bring home. So as I leave their home just grab the tote and all is well.
I started using them as "Easter baskets" for family and friends. I find little things all year and keep them in a marked box and at Easter just fill the totes .Believe me no one leaves their "basket" behind. And they do not get put away until the next year. They get used.
April 9, 2014
Shopping Tote or Gift Bag
LOVE these as a shopping tote, at the grocery store or at the mall. We took this to the outlet mall and put all our purchases in this tote, it was big enough to hold everything... 2 Pants, 6 shirts, socks, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 pair kids slippers ( and a few things from the VB outlet store ;) ) and it was easier to carry than all those plastic bags, plus it was stylish and environmentally friendly ! I also use them as gift bags! Which is SUPER cute ! I'd love to receive a gift in one of these ;);)
March 23, 2014
Great for Larger, Lightweight Items
Got 2 of the Market Totes in Lilli Bell because I had never tried the MT & there was a good sale. Wondered what I would use them for when they arrived & even considered giving them away. Then, found one is great for my returnable cans/bottles. I wash my cans & put them In a larger plastic bag from shopping. I put this bag in the Vera Bradley tote. I can spot the CAN/BTL bag a mile away in my cellar. The other MT I found is large enough to organize my recycling bags I use to carry home my groceries. Those bags, in assorted colors, give a cluttered look to my auto. The Vera B. bags organize things well while adding a piece of artistic class or artistic whimsy to mundane collections of this and that. The handles make it easy to carry whatever. I would not think the MT would support something really heavy like bags of potatoes, big containers of milk, detergent, etc. Well worth the price especially when on sale. I expect the bags to last 5+ years with the types of uses I have chosen.
March 8, 2014
Have lots of these totes--love them all!
What a great bargain these totes are! I have several colorful patterns & use them for lots of things. I keep scrapbook & craft projects in them so I can grab & go to a crop. (They look much nicer sitting around the house than plastic grocery store bags!) I am a teacher & use one daily to cart my junk back & forth to school. Everytime, I go to a meeting out of the building, other teachers ask me where I got my tote. They are durable & wipe clean. My only complaint is that I want one in every pattern, but they don't make them. Just like the VB bobby pins--I can't have enough of these & need one to match every outfit!
December 6, 2013
Great for Shopping or as A Gift BAG!!!
I have used this Market tote in Plum Crazy for grocery shopping to Christmas shopping. (tired of having to many plastic bags at home!) It's great for large bulky items that are not heavy. I also plan on buying more for Christmas gifts and using them as a gift bag! I like the tarp-like material. Very durable (I put 20 can goods in it without any problems), hard to get dirty and so easy to clean! I like that I can trifold it and put in my VB Tote that I keep all my grocery totes in! Don't be afraid to fold it it won't harm it. LOVE the small pocket on the inside. That will be used for the Christmas Card and Tag. You'll not be disapointed with this large tote. If you can't find a use for it, send it to me please!!!!
November 25, 2013
Great shopping bag
I bought this tote in Plum Petals and Va Va Bloom as gift bags for birthday gifts. Two gifts in one. I also got another Plum Petals bag for myself to carry bags while shopping at the mall. Love it!
June 18, 2013
i use this mainly to carry my art supplies to and from college. It's been a couple months and it still looks new. The only defect is the way it folds up when i want to put it away. Its annoying to try and make it nice a neat. Other than that the straps are very strong and the material is good quality. I really like the pocket inside too with the little scottie on it. So cute!
March 3, 2013
I recieved this bag in plum crazy as a complimentary gift from my local boutique. I was very happy to get it. I think it is a nice and pretty bag and that the price is good. I don't know how much it can hold, but plan to use it soon. I reccomend it!
January 23, 2013
I ordered this item in VaVa Bloom and it is very pretty and looks more expensive then the price. I think this would make a nice gift. It is a perfect tote to carry items from the office. I plan to keep this bag in my office to bring things home in. Great Purchase and I like the fact that it does not have a store name on it.
October 10, 2012
Great for Erons and Other Pourpeses
I bought this at a small shop and don't regret it. It is great for the Farmers Market and going to the library. Very roomey and strong.
July 19, 2012