Beautiful, roomy tote
I bought the Tablet Tote in African Violet to use as my "teacher bag" for school this year. I have been a loyal VB shopper for years and I have to say this is by far my favorite tote I have purchased! It is very roomy inside, large enough to hold all of my lesson plans, notebooks, projects I need to work on, and wallet. I love the pockets inside. The zipper pocket is perfect for feminine products, the slip pockets are great for lotion, Chapstick, hand sanitizer, etc. and the pencil pockets are so nice to have right there for easy access. I also love that it zips for extra security. The outside side pockets are perfect for a water bottle on one side and keys and cell phone in the other! And of course the tablet pocket works well with my iPad; because I only use the magnetic case it fits perfectly snug inside. Very well done VB!
August 23, 2014
A bag with many uses
I chose this bag for its size, and because of the larger front pocket with the turn-lock closure. I'm very happy with my choice - it's remarkably versatile! I've only had it for a couple of months but have already found several uses for it.
I bought it mainly as a "rehearsal bag" for the singing groups I belong to--plenty of room for my binders/folders of music in the main compartment, and the turn-lock pocket in front is great for pens, a pitch pipe, throat lozenges, and so on. And, finally, my water bottle goes in one of the side pockets.
I've also used it as my "personal item" to be carried on a plane - it held my iPad, my Little Hipster purse, some needlework in progress, and a few other odds and ends that I wanted during the flight.
On a driving trip, where I had a large suitcase but just needed a few items in my motel room overnight before resuming the drive the next day, it was a perfect little overnight bag. Room for pajamas, a change of clothes, and a few basic toiletries; I left the big suitcase in the trunk of the car.
August 6, 2014
I bought this tote with a specific purpose in mind. I've recently taken up photography as a hobby and I wanted a stylish bag to carry my camera and other gear. Since the tote is not designed to protect anything other than a tablet, I keep my camera and lenses in individual protective cases made for that purpose. This bag is roomy enough to carry the gear I currently own and there is room for more. The slip pockets are perfect for small items like lens caps and memory cards. The outer pocket is perfect for a notebook. I look forward to using the bag when on vacation. I can carry my camera gear and other necessities like my phone, keys and other essentials all in one bag.
August 2, 2014
Love the bag
Bag is perfect for my laptop (inside) and work files for my telework days. Very pleased. I am disappointed that I cannot remove the flat bottom to wash the bag. I'm pretty rough on my bags and like that I can pitch them in the washer. Would recommend regardless.
June 28, 2014
I do like this bag. The tablet pocket works for me because I only use the thin magnetic cover for my iPad. The device slides easily in and out, so I have no complaints there. The tablet pocket would be too tight for a device housed in a large keyboard/binder like cover. The two outside pockets on either end are why I chose to purchase this bag over other totes that are similar. I use them for water bottles, tea thermos, phone and keys: so easy to access when the bag is on the shoulder. The exterior pockets are also nice and deep, keeping items secure. The inside of this tote is roomy and accommodating. Loads of stuff can be hauled...which brings me to my one complaint. The handles, for a tote this size, are inadequate. They are thin, not quilted. When the tote is loaded for work the shoulder straps are actually cutting. I find this irritating and distracting. If this tote had handles like the "Vera" it might literally be perfect.
June 7, 2014
LOVE this bag for school/work
I love this bag for school/work. I fits my Kindle perfectly. It able to hold notebooks, computer and just enough pockets for me. Perfect size, the get carried away and grand tote are extremely to big especially for my small frame!!
May 25, 2014
I absolutely love this bag. It is huge on the inside and the side pockets are also enormous and deep. The tablet pocket fits my iPad with a case on, but only if I slide it in from one side (the part where the case opens) and not from the spine of the case. (I hope that makes sense!) I highly recommend this tote!
May 23, 2014
I bought this in petals for my BFF for her graduation from university. I inspected it before I bought it and love it. I hope that it suits her for a mini work bag while she is looking for jobs. The inside of the bag is very sturdy and plenty of room. I suspect she will use the front pocket for her keys, cellphone, and gum. For everyone saying this is an Ipad tote and that it doesn't fit your Ipad- newsflash it doesn't say Ipad in the discribition anywhere. Not all tablets are Ipads. It fits my kindle, my nexus, and my lenovo tablet in there so it fits tablets, it just doesn't fit your Ipad. VB has LOTS of products that are Ipad specific and people without them miss out so I'm sorry but all these 2 star reviews because it doesn't fit your ipad are ridiculous. It's called a Tablet Tote, not an Ipad Tote.
May 15, 2014
I am a loyal fan of Vera . I ordered this bag sight unseen. At first glance I love the bag, great size, lots of pockets and love outside pocket with closure. Top zipper great too. However ,returning it because it's not washable due to non removable hard bottom. I always remove the cardboard inserts and wash all of my bags. Do not like Vera's new non removable bottom and hope it's not going to be in everything .
May 14, 2014
This is by far my favorite bag. I have 2 Laurains, the Glenna, 2 Two Way Totes,the Mandy, Little Mandy, 2 Alice, and bought my mom the curvy tote and others. But this bag is the one I have ended up carrying everyday. I have it in Citrus. Perfect pattern. I use the outside center pocket for my keys not my kindle (no ipad). It is incredibly roomy inside. I use the pen holders. I put items like my lotion, tissue, small notepad, work ID in the three side pockets. I put my feminine products in the zip pocket. I carry in the center my wallet, the mirror and small cosmetic bags, my kindle, another small notepad, small flashlight and I still have room for more. I put water and/or snacks in the side, outside pockets. It is a great bag especially for everyday!!
May 9, 2014