I have been searching for a tote for months that will eliminate me carrying more than 2 bags on my daily commute and this is the one. I got this bag in Canterbury cobalt and I love this bag. I can now carry my Tervis water bottle in the outside and my iPad mini in a case in the tablet pocket and it does not compromise the inside of my bag like my miller bag and get carried away tote. (When using those, when you store something in the inside pockets it minimizes the inside of the bag.) On the inside, I can store my important documents, a few magazines, my pencil bag, my lunch bag and in the side pockets and zipper pocket I can carry my pens, some gum and a few snack bars. THANK YOU for this bag Vera Bradley!!!!!!!!
March 8, 2014
Great Bag for Work
I recently started a new job & needed a bag to carry a variety of items. After a lot of looking around at VB attaches/messenger bags, I decided on this one. Although I don't have an iPad, I do carry my MacBook Air every day. It fits in the main compartment, vertically, & I can still easily close the zipper. My VB Lunch Bunch (well, it's actually my daughter's, but it works better for my lunches than hers) also fits in the main compartment, & there's still plenty of room for random items like earmuffs, sunglasses, etc. One of the slip pockets is great for my iPod & earbuds & the other I keep a granola bar in. The zipped pocket is good for personal items. The iPad pocket on the front is where I keep my wireless mouse & charger cords (& there's plenty of room for more stuff), & the end pockets are great for water bottles, coffee/tea, etc. I'd give this 4-1/2 stars if the option was there only because the straps are just a tad short to easily put it up on my shoulder w/a winter coat on, but it's not enough of a problem to reduce the rating to four stars only. I can easily see using this as a carryon for a plane trip; I've already used it for a car trip & it works great to corral an atlas, CDs, & snacks as well as all the usual stuff (except the Lunch Bunch). I may get a second in a summery color (I have Blue Bayou)...
March 7, 2014
Really wanted to love this tote.
OH, how I wanted this tote to work out! I love everything about it, except the tablet pocket is not the same size as the tablet pocket in the tablet hipster. I was so disappointed. I ended up returning it and purchasing a backpack that has worked out wonderfully. I would think that a tablet pocket size would be a uniform measurement from hipster to tote, but apparently not. I have a Nook HD+ with a cover, which is a larger size e-reader and use my tablet hipster for quick trips out of the house, but really wanted a tablet tote for when I want to haul a bit more.
March 1, 2014
Love this Tote!!
The only thing that could make this tote better is if they would put the "Vera Tote" straps on this one, other than that it's perfect!! I have it in Jazzy Blooms and just ordered Citron. Clementine will most likely be next!! Fun Fun and very useful bag!!
February 24, 2014
Cute but deceiving
I got this bag in Heather for my birthday. I will admit, it's adorable. It has enough room for my binder my books (I am a high school student) water bottle, and I have even managed to shove my VB lunch box in there sometimes. It fits everything EXEPT my iPad. I have the 2nd generation with a keyboard case, because let's face it just about everyone that has an iPad has some sort of case. It only fits without the case which is very annoying. They really should have made it with a bigger slot for the iPad, but it's cute otherwise.
February 23, 2014
Great work tote!
I originally ordered the Bucket tote because I wanted a new bag for work. I LOVE the Vera, but it's a little too big. I love the Tote, but wanted an outside pocket/pockets. I was disappointed when the Bucket Tote arrived because it was much smaller than I thought. The dimensions were very similar to the Tote but the Bucket Tote is definitely more of a purse. I needed something for my 13" macbook air to fit in so I exchanged it (at a Hallmark store--so glad they made the exchange!) and opted to get the Tablet Tote. I love it. The front pocket is made for a tablet, but I typically carry my mac, so I slid my agenda and a small notepad into the front pocket. The side pockets are perfect for a water bottle on one side and your keys on the other side. There's an inside zipper pocket (I use for feminine items I don't want thrown loose in my bag), 2 slip pockets (cell phone or pack of gum size-- that's what I have in them), and 3 pen/pencil slots. I have my 13" macbook air (in a neoprene Incase sleeve), a spiral notebook, a couple folders, coin purse, and still have a little room to small.
I wish the quality of the straps was a little better. It's got fairly thin material on the straps and I prefer the thick quilted straps like the Vera.
I would definitely recommend as a work or school bag if you want something with just enough room for what you need and a little extra on days you might have an umbrella, cosmetic bag, or other small accessories.
February 22, 2014
Great work tote!!!
My favorite purchase from Vera yet!! The BEST work tote. Fits my Ipad perfectly and conceals/protects it from everything in the main compartment of the tote. Love the 2 outside pockets that can hold my water/coffee on one side and phone/keys on the other side for easy accessibility. I will definitely be purchasing another one of these in the spring!!
February 9, 2014
Favorite Vera Bag Ever!!
I recently purchased the Tablet Tote in Canterberry Cobalt and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I have many, many Vera bags and this by far is my favorite! I do not have a tablet but was looking for a bag big enough to carry all of the many things that I take with me on a daily basis. Some of my favorite things about this bag are: it has a zipper to keep all of my things safe in case I knock it over, the front turn lock compartment is perfect for keeping my keys and phone (now I know exactly where they are and do not have to search all over my bag for them!), there are two very deep outside pockets that are perfect for carrying my water bottles or my son's sippy cups, the inside has places to keep pens, two other pockets for smaller things, and large zip compartment inside to keep other things safe, or out of sight. I always have a ton of things to carry with me to work every day and I am amazed at how much room I still have to store other things. I have a 2 year old and am expecting a baby girl in April and this bag would also be perfect for a diaper bag. I think I will be purchasing another one shortly!! :)
January 23, 2014
Great bag for work, school, or hauling around kids
I wanted a new work bag because the previous tote I had didn't have a zip closure at the top and sometimes things would fall out if the bag fell over. Even though I didn't have a tablet at the time I purchased this bag. I liked that it had a fairly large zip pocket inside, pen holders, and two pockets that perfectly fit an iphone with a lifeproof cover and my gum and business cards. I was worried that this bag might be too small but it fits a lot in it. I carry around some books, binder, wallet, planner, and notebook for work. The side pockets are perfect for carrying a water bottle and can fit a larger water bottle. The only thing I wish this bag had was a clasp to hook your keys onto. Other than that I think it is probably the best tote from Vera Bradley. Even if you don't need a bag like this for work or school, i think it would be great for a mom needing to carry around wallet, planner, snacks for kids and some extra things.
January 18, 2014
I ordered the Tablet Tote in Clementine it is so beautiful it took my breath away when I opened the box!!! It is a must-have!
January 17, 2014