Get Carried Away Tote
I purchased this bag online. When I received it, I thought it might be to big and that I might send it back. Before I could send it back I went out of town and used it as a suitcase. I love this bag! I was able to pack for 3 days in this bag with some room left for purchases I made. I love all the pockets and the padded strap. My Mom went with me and she had two bags and needed more room. Guess what she is getting for Christmas?!
November 20, 2012
Strong, gorgeous, with Unlimited Uses!
I am a nursing student. I carry around enormous textbooks, binders, and folders, not to mention scrubs, and nursing shoes, stethscopes, you name it- I have had to have it on some given day.
I use this for school, to go out (while it is a bit big for a purse, only one of us has to carry a bag when I take it!:), and for trips (perfect airline carry-on, and the pockets make it easy to retrieve anything quickly, while the zipper makes it perfect and safe for going on the security belt at airports!).
This bag has SAVED me. I was worried that a cloth bag would not be able to withstand the weight of 2000+page textbooks, and a laptop, but it did and does. There is no pulling on the stitching, even after placing it in a washer and dryer several times. The colors are not fading, stains come out, and the straps are as stable and strong as they were the day I left the store with it.
The padded shoulder straps are what make it for me. With that amount of weight, all other bags caused me to have shoulder and back pain, not to mention the marks they left on my skin. These thick straps with padding not only distribute the weight perfectly, and are more than long enough for comfortable shoulder wear, but protect my skin as well.
I use the plastic pockets for water bottles and have six MORE pockets inside, the smallest of which fit a cellphone perfectly (even large androids) or a pair of sunglasses. Four outside pockets can fit large wallets or small makeup bags and even my closed top coffee mug with a very wide base. You can find a way to make anything fit.
Months after I started using mine, I see them all over school now, and I still get daily compliments and questions about this tote. It is a comfortable, gorgeous, strong and lifesaving bag. To be honest, mine is still in perfect condition and yet I still consider buying a second one just to have it in one of the new great patterns.
I cannot recommend it enough!!!
May 5, 2011
Perfect bag for Teachers, Travel, and Mommy Stuff
I'm a third grade teacher. I have this tote in Symphony in Hue. I LOVE it! It is big enough to carry all my teaching materials, purse, and lunch with room to spare. The pockets are very convenient for small items. I love the zip top. I can zip it closed if needed or tuck the zipper flaps down for an open tote. The padded straps make carrying it on my shoulder very comfortable. This bag is roomy enough to pack clothes for a weekend away or as a plane carry-on. It is also perfect for moms to use as a tote for all their kids' items. It will easily hold toys, clothes, diapers, snacks. I use it for school, as a weekender for short trips, and as a plane carry on. It is roomy, well made, and looks great! BUY IT! You'll love it, too.
January 19, 2011
Great for Travel!
I got this tote for Christmas a few years ago. I got it in Va Va Bloom and the colors were so vibrant. I am a dancer that dances 5-6 times a week and as one would imagine, I always have a lot of stuff. This bag fits my every need and the pads on the straps make for easier carrying. Overall, this is one of my favorite Vera products.
March 4, 2014
Great carry all bag for all your mall purchases
Where I live there is a reusable bag ordinance, so basically when you shop at the mall, you have to pay 10 cents for a shopping bag. So instead of repeatedly paying the 10 cents whenever I make a purchase, I bring this bag with me to carry all of my purchases home. It carries all of my purchases from my shopping trip along with my wallet, cell, keys, and sunglasses which I compartmentalize into the various interior pockets. Because it is fairly large, it easily accommodates all of my purchases for the day. And because the shoulder strap is padded, it not uncomfortable to lug around even though the bag is full.
March 3, 2014
Love this tote!
I purchased this tote a few months ago. When it came I was a little unsure how much I would use it because of the size. However, I have used this so many times. Right after I purchased it, my husband was in the hospital for several days. I used it to carry my things back and forth. I could take a couple of changes of clothes, an e-reader, cosmetics and snacks. I use it every time we travel for my fun stuff...snacks, books, iPad and cosmetics. It is one of my favorite Vera items in my collection. I think it would be great for a student who didn't want to carry a backpack, but still wanted something easy to carry.
February 27, 2014
Absolutely a must have bag!
When I got into college to work on my second degree I wanted to get a tote bag that I could comfortable carry and organize all my things Id need for classes. I went online and fell in love with Happy snails. I will point out the colors are brighter online, for those of you who think you could stop traffic with all the colors in this design. It arrived a few days later and I was shocked at how much bigger it is than I expected.
The 4 outside pockets are large enough to put a water bottle into and makes great storage for my keys. The inner pockets all around the inside are perfect to put all my must haves. Along with my binder, notebook, pencil bag, makeup up bag, 2 accounting books, and 3 folders. I more than enough room to fit my tablet/laptop, and my Vera Bradly Lunch tote. The zipper that closes the bag keeps it together and makes it easy and comfortable to carry on my shoulder.
February 25, 2014
Love Love Love
I was looking to purchase a cute but functional gym bag. After himming & hawing about the reviews of the sports duffel, someone suggested the get carried away tote. So I decided to get give it a try I purchased the tote in Canterberry Megenta (the pics on the web do NOT give it justice - It's a beautiful pattern) & let me just say that I LOVE THIS BAG! I do feel that it's too pretty to bring it to the gym but I will use it seeing that I did purchase it for that purpose. I will however be using it for other things as well - this bag is huge & pockets everywhere!!!
February 24, 2014
Perfect for carry on!
I bought this as a carry on and was worried it would be too large as many people said it was huge. I took a chance and bought it anyway and very glad that I did. I am 5'4" and did not find it overwhelming to carry and fit all my clothes for a 4 day trip. If you are familiar with LLBean canvas totes, I would say it is about the exact size as the LLBean Large tote (not xtra large) which I use to carry all my daughter's things for daycare. This bag would be perfect for that as well.
February 24, 2014
Great Everything Bag!!
I ordered this online and didn't realize how big it would be. I thought it may be a tad too big for everyday use but once I carried it I found it to be awesome!! It has so many pockets and room I use it for my stuff and as a baby bag all in one! Perfect for an upcoming trip as well! Love it!!!
February 16, 2014