Simply the best bag VB makes
I have finally found the perfect bag for every need. The backpack stores my Euro wallet, my phone in one pocket, a coin purse, my hair brush, and snacks for my 3 1/2 year old. The front pocket holds small loose items that I may need and one pocket holds a pack of wet wipes and the other holds my chap stick and my sanitizer. The back zipper pocket holds coupons and other stuff I want to have zipper access to. I have this in four patterns: Midnight blues, Va Va Bloom and I have the two limited edition Disney ones, Midnight Mickey and Hidden Mickey. I am very disappointed that it was dropped for summer colors and really want it to be re-added to your product lineup.
April 15, 2014
Love my new backpack!
I received my new backpack in the Lola pattern today when I got home from work. I was so excited and I got a great deal on it too! It is the perfect size for just about anything you want to use it for. One of the ways I will use it is for going out hiking in the woods, another would be while your shopping. This is a quality made product and I am very happy with it. I would definitely order it again.
March 24, 2014
Love my backpack
I have had my backpack for about 8 years...finally need a new one. The edges are wearing, the plastic cording is beginning to pop through. I have carried it all over Mexico, Scotland, Italy and Canada. It has gone through the wash dozens of times. I am ready for a new one. It easily has stowed my laptop and now contains my Surface computer & iPad along with all the other "stuff" I travel with. It is very comfortable and easy on my shoulders. I am a super pleased 63 year old grandma who owns about 20 Vera Bradley items from Betsy purses to a garment bag (which is the only product I will complain about...tho great it is wAyyy too heavy). Keep on shopping.
March 12, 2014
sent from heaven
This bag is actually my best friend. No joke. It is the single most useful thing since the medium cosmetic.
First off- the size. THIS IS NOT A BOOK BAG! If that is what you are looking for, do NOT get this. But for a purse backpack, this is PERFECT! It fits a surprising amount. For example, at theater conferences, it holds
1. Dance clothes (yoga pants, tee shirt, ballet flats)
2. full sized water bottle
3. iPhone, charger, and buttery pack
4. several granola bars
5. lots of random purseish things (lipstick, lotion, small notebook, etc)
When in use as a ballet bag, it holds
1. pointe shoes
3. hair stuff
5. leotard and tights
It also fits a macbook air (11 inch) in the main pocket but does not have any padding, so I wrap mine in a pair of PJ pants or something before tossing it in.
quality- I've had mine for a year and it looks brand new. I've washed it twice and it doesn't show it all.
Other- it is easy to carry. VERY easy to carry, actually. overall, just... perfect. Love it.
February 17, 2014
MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE SIZE!!
i asked for this for Christmas and not knowing it was a travel bag. im 17 in high school and its not suitable for high school. good travel bag! great bag just know what you're purchasing!!
February 11, 2014
Perfect but quickly falls apart
I love, Love, LOVE this backpack, the size, shape, everything! Even the pockets are placed and sized perfectly. The backpack easily accommodates all of my "must carry" essentials including matching cosmetic bag, full size wallet and much more) in a neat and orderly fashion and I can ALSO fit my MacBook Air at the same time! That's the good news. The bad news is with daily use the fabric wears out extremely quickly, literately falling apart after mere months of light/easy use. I don't know if this is common with all VB fabric bags or if my bag is defective. Very disappointing, especially for the price.
February 4, 2014
Wonderful backpack purse for commuter
I love this backpack for its ability to act like a purse and carry like a backpack when I need it. Walking the several blocks from the bus stop to my building is much nicer when my hands are free, especially in icky weather. It holds my essentials without allowing me to carry too much stuff, and the padded pocket for the iPad is particularly nice.
I purchased this in Baroque and Indigo Pop for myself, and the older style with the smaller front pocket for my mother in Doodle Daisy. Things I love about this bag include its size, shape, overall look, light weight, pocket for tablet, ability to wear as a backpack, top handle, and back zippered pocket. Things I think would improve this exponentially: a double bi-directional zipper instead of the single uni-directional one, improve the two outside pockets (one maybe bigger, with an elasticized top to hold a water/baby bottle, longer on one side to hold an umbrella), shorten the interior slip pockets (they're really deep), deepen the base of the bag a bit to give it more stability, and add metal D-rings for hooking keys, lanyard, carabiner, etc on. I will probably sew in a couple rings myself, since I really think they're handy with a bag of this style. I find that using the cosmetic bag trio helps keep me organized inside the backpack.
If I am carrying a lunch or books for school, most of the time this bag is not going to be big enough. I then carry the double zip backpack and slip this purse into it, as there is enough capacity for everything, and I'm still only commuting with one bag on my shoulders.
January 29, 2014
Best Purse Backpack
I have all the VB backpacks between my girls, my Mom, and me. The latest version I bought, the BackPack tote (I do NOT recommend that one because of the design problems), does not compare. I have this backpack, it is six years old, and it still goes everywhere. I have also given it to friends for birthdays. I have two young girls and this keeps my hands free. It is an absolutely secure purse. I love it.
January 8, 2014
Love it! Not a "Book" bag though
"Petite Travel Piece" is definitely the correct description. Not to be confused with a book bag. This is my little something extra bag. As a mom I am always carrying something for my boys. This bag is great for when we go to the ball park. I can through some drinks in it, my few essentials, sunscreen, etc. On vacation I tote this to carry all of those extra little things. I Love it.
December 26, 2013
I Chose This for the Size
I always go out with my 3 YO son and I didn't want to carry 2 small bags for him and for me when we do short walks or outings. So, I bought this. I put my e-reader in the outside pocket as shown on the display. I love the bag but I wish it had 2 zippers for the main compartment. I'm used to backpacks with 2 zippers for easy access when on a one-slingcarrying. One time, my wallet fell off because I didn't fully zip it rom right all the way to the left - and the bag gets full easily as it's not that big. If there were 2 zippers, it would not happen because the opening is on the top.
November 26, 2013