Great for adult college student
I am an adult nursing student and this bag is a great alternative to a backpack! My nursing fundamentals book (large text), my dosage book (thin text) and a 2in 3-ring binder fits perfectly. It will not hold more than this, but I don't need to carry all my books at one time. It looks very chic. Love the inside organization and adjustable strap with shoulder pad. BTW, a VB coin purse will fit in the interior pocket for change, paper clips, etc!
December 2, 2013
love the messenger
I love the messenger bag. It makes a great crossbody bag when you have to carry everything but the kitchen sink. I have this style in many patterns. I wish you would make it in the Venetian Paisley pattern.
November 17, 2013
Great bag for work
Just bought this bag tonight. I got it in the heather what a gorgeous color, it will hold my iPad my turn lock wallet, phone and my makeup bag in midnight blue, my Vera wristlet in tuti fruity, I'm very pleased with all my Vera products. Keep making pretty bags.
September 13, 2013
Exactly what I wanted
I ordered this messenger bag because I am starting college again in a few weeks. I ordered it in Mocha Rouge, which is currently my new favorite pattern. When I received it, I was pleasantly surprised that the pattern looked just as good in person as it did on the website, (often when I order things online I find that the color is dull in person, but this was not the case here.) My only gripe is that i wish it was a little bigger, but I did read that it was 15 inches online, so it was exactly what they advertised. I haven't had the chance to use it yet, but it seems durable enough. All in all I feel like I received exactly what I paid for, a super cute bag to go back to school with. :-)
August 20, 2013
Should have left it alone.....
Just one question > why in the world did you take the end pockets off of the newer colors/prints? I need a bag like this but am looking for something in Heather, and you guys took the slip pockets off the ends of the outside, which I need for my phone and keys! What were ya'll thinking? And while I am on a roll, BRING BACK THE PADDED STRAPS ON THE TOTES AND PURSES........
August 4, 2013
Wish it had a zipper!
Took this bag to France and LOVED it. It was perfect fort he work we were doing and carried a lot. Unfortunately, the only closure is the buckle which the person sitting behind me on the found convenient when he stole my wallet (Vera Bradley) and my Kindle Fire. I still love the bag but I will be adding a zipper or Velcro or snaps or something to better secure the main compartment.
August 1, 2013
Great backpack for back to school!
I am in love with this backpack!!!! I got it in baroque and it is beautiful. And functional it fits all of my books and papers and is stylish. I will definitely tell everybody about this bag.
July 11, 2013
Stylish, but only when empty
My daughter has this in Ribbons with matching lunch box. It's very cute, but I really doubt that the closure clasp was ever field-tested with anything in this bag. Minimally, it would have a longer strap for the clasp, and optimally it would be an adjustable one. Most messenger bags have two clasps, one at each of the bottom corners of the front flap. And on most, these clasps are on adjustable straps to allow you to expand and contract based on how much stuff is in the bag. This bag has only one clasp, in the center of the front flap, with an extremely short strap. Once you place a few things in the bag, it is very hard to close the clasp. With more than a few folders inside, it becomes extremely difficult, and when you do get it closed, the two corners of the front flap stick oddly out. This would be cute and stylish to hold only a laptop or a few small books, but if you want to carry more, or want to toss in a jacket or something oddly shaped, you'll be disappointed. So, be sure it matches your needs before picking this one up; it's definitely cute, but just not as versatile or expansive as other messenger-style bags typically are.
June 25, 2013
Holds a lot!
I received this cross body for Easter in my favourite pattern- Island Blooms. I took it to school the next day and immediately fell in love with it. I can fit my phone, iPad, wallet, 3 paperbacks, fold up umbrella, several pencils and pens, 3 lip balms, a pad of sticky notes, my key, hand cream, notebook, agenda, binders, and much more. It has so much room and several pockets, and now I have some friends going online to order some for themselves!
If you feel skeptical about getting this for school, have no worries. It is bigger than it looks and has a total of 7 pockets. I'd absolutely recommend this for everyone looking for a new school bag! It's everything you need in one. Once again, thank you Vera Bradley!
May 21, 2013
great for school
I bought a messenger for my daughter and she takes it every were. I asked her if she uses it for school and she said she did. it fits all of her books, pencils, makers, erasers, and crayons. she said she can fit her laptop and phone in it. i got my other daughters one too. they said they love it and use it for school also. :)
May 1, 2013