Double Zip Satchel
Not very functional
The double zip satchel is not very functional...although it has good styling with adjustable strap and zippered closure. This satchel needs some padding for my laptop and another couple inches of size (to hold 15 inch laptop); and, it would be lovely in the microfiber too!
December 3, 2012
Beautiful and Professional Bag!
I got this bag in the Navy Nylon color, and it is absolutely beautiful. The adjustable strap is nice and strong and securely attaches to the bag, which is great. I do agree with another reviewer that the short straps are a little tight to use over the shoulder, but you can still easily carry the bag with them (like a briefcase). I do wish the short straps were a little longer though. My 13'' MacBook fits perfectly (with room to spare) in one of the zipper compartments! (However, I do not think a larger laptop would fit.) I also fit my Vera Bradley Large Folio in there, along with two (thick) folders. In the other zipper compartment I fit my Vera Bradley Umbrella, a Brush and Pencil Case, a Slim Case, a Mini Notebook, and a mouse for my laptop, and still, there is some room to spare! This satchel is small enough that you can't really fit binders or large textbooks in it, but it is just big enough for all my work essentials! All in all, this is a beautiful and well-made bag and I am very pleased with my purchase. I do wish there were something like expandable side pockets on each side of the satchel so I could keep a water bottle separate from the rest of the stuff in the bag. Also, while I can fit the basic items I need for work everyday, I really can't fit too much more than that, so that does limit what I can carry overall. Despite some of these issues, I still give this bag 5 stars!
March 30, 2012
Great bag, wish small straps were a tad longer
This bag is great - love the lining, pockets, exterior, etc. but the small straps are a little tight to wear on my shoulder. If I use the longer strap, the bag looks too much like a laptop bag. If you're only taking this into the office and won't have it on your shoulder for too long, I recommend it, and I like the look of the short straps more than the long one.
January 29, 2012
SMALL but CUTE
I love the look of the bag and its super cute but honestly all I can fit is my mini laptop on one side and my planner on the other side... its a fine bag for a quick trip to a coffee shop and read a book... but I cant fit all my work in it. ( I'm a teacher) and I have a lot of grading to do!
October 3, 2011
Great for College Grads!!
My fiance bought this purse for me as an early Valentine's Day gift and I am so proud of him! Not only does this bag meet my professional and personal needs, it's classy and stylish too! I have only used this bag for two days and have already received more compliments than any other purse I have owned. Plus, there are plenty of pockets on each side to hold your "quick grab" essentials like your keys, cell phone, or PDA! I love it!
February 7, 2011
Good bag, but too small
The bag is good, but it is too small. does not fit a laptop 14 inches. small space.
January 31, 2011
This is such a great satchel. i use mine all the time. there is tons of room inside and matches everything! love it!
January 19, 2011
Now that looks professional!
I previously ordered a Charleston tote for my laptop and was so disappointed when it didn't fit. I ended up sending it back and getting this bag! It is the PERFECT size for a 15.4" laptop. I put my laptop in one compartment and my cooling fan, mouse, and power cords in the other. The fact that it has handle and a strap is awesome too. I usually use the strap instead of the handles though because I also have the Vera bag "Got it handled", which obviously has handles lol =)
January 19, 2011
Great bag for work and organizing
I am an appraiser and have used a Vera Bradley bag for years because of the organizational properties in most bags. I carry a camera, tablet PC, papers, measuring tools, etc. and always need them on my person when I'm walking through a house. I was excited to get this bag, because it's a bit sturdier than most Vera bags, and has that long handle that I wear cross body when I'm working (I need my hands free and hate when straps slip off my shoulder!). This is a great bag, fits everything with ease, BUT I wish that Vera's signature colors came through somewhere in the bag, even if it was just an accent on the outside, or a choice of fabric for the inside. The stripe pattern is nice, but not AS nice as some of her other prints.
I also was disappointed that a couple of the pockets on the inside (there are 4, with an additional zip) were narrow, to fit a phone but not much else. Some of the other fabric bags have all large pockets, which I appreciate. And 1 or 2 pockets on the outside would have elevated this bag in my mind. BUT I am keeping the bag and can't wait to use it!
January 2, 2011