Perfect sized tote!!
This tote is the perfect size!!! I wanted a tote to carry my beach/pool items in for Spring Break this year, but I wanted it to have a zipper for security when it's laying around on the pool chairs. This bag is absolutely perfect for that. It does fit a towel rolled up, but it sticks up so you can't zip it. However, I have a larger Vera Bradley tote that I use for towels anyway, so that didn't matter to me much. This bag securely holds my coverup, a few books or magazines, sunscreen, hairbrushes, snacks and everything else I need to go to the pool or beach. The zip pocket on the outside is perfect for my phone and cards, and little things like chapstick or hair bands. The pockets on the inside are wonderful, and are perfect for holding sunscreen and keeping it separate from everything else so it doesn't spill on my other stuff. I like to slip a bottle of water on the slip pocket on the outside for convenience. But the best thing about this tote is that it's not so big that it's only a beach bag. I can take this tote out to the mall or out running errands and I don't feel ridiculous carrying it. For me, it doubles as a beach bag and purse for days when I am carrying too much to fit in my crossbody (it was a lifesaver last week when I made some Christmas gift returns). I have it in Jazzy Blooms, and I will probably end up buying it in another color, just because it's so functional.
January 17, 2013
Three-O may be the way to go
I purchased the Three-O tote after I returned the Campus Tote. I was not loving the Campus Tote at all, for which I did post a review. The Three-O is certainly better. The zipper closure is great and the two outside pockets are a must. Inside there are four small slip pockets that help with organization. The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is I believe it should have quilted straps, that is one of the features that makes VB so great. I purchased the tote in Portobello Road which has very similar colors to Watercolor. It is a lovely pattern and the accent fabric at the top of the bag is a very pretty touch.
September 13, 2012
Big bag/lots of uses
I have this tote in Plaid meets Paisley. It is unbelievable how much you can fit in it. I have several thin folders for my work, my lunch with drink, wallet, medications with sugar testing meter,smalls(like lip gloss), that fit in the inside pockets. The 2 outside pockets are great! I put my cell phone .car keys and my work ID in them for quick access. And I still have more room! You won't be sorry if you get this bag.
October 11, 2013