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
Perfect for Dancers!!
I recently went to a dance convention in NYC and this bag was a HUGE help. Being that there are more than 200 dancers in a tiny ballroom and each one has a dance bag with them, there is little space. This also makes it hard to spot your bag and change shoes in between classes. That's why I was thankful for the get carried away bag. This bag was easy to spot from across the room and held all of mine and my two friends' belongings. This is what it held:
~3 pairs of jazz shoes
~3 pairs of sneakers
~3 pairs of ballet shoes
~3 pairs of lyrical shoes
~7 water bottles
~3 pairs of sweatpants
~3 pairs of socks
~a few granola bars and pretzels
This bag is also great for dance competitions and recitals, as it can fit anything and everything under the sun. Not to mention, it's adorable and all of your dance friends will be jealous!
June 10, 2013
I love this bag sooo much. I'm in the tenth grade and I take it to school as a regular bag for now. It holds everything I need and more: my wallet, make up bag, 2 binders, books, and pens. But now it might seem like it might be too big of a bag for a tenth grader but in the fall when I return to school I'll be in the nursing program as an LPN so it'll be great cause I have to carry two really huge books every day. But anyways it's a great bag and I love it, even one of my friends who are also enrolling into to the program is also getting one!
June 6, 2013
Bigger than I thought
I ordered this for the purpose of using at work. I do home visits and wanted something cute to tote around a laptop, binder, scanner, water bottle, etc. I ordered Tutti Frutti which is a beautiful print. I love the bag, but am not going to use it for work after all. It is a lot bigger than I thought it would be, and I even used the measurements listed to compare to my present bag. It is just so WIDE and on a short person like me it looks like more of a luggage type bag. I am keeping it since I am a bag addict and know I will use it for travel or even as a beach bag.
June 4, 2013
excellent for travel
Great bag. After reading reviews about it being so large, i went locally just to see "how" big it was. Not so huge after all. I purchased it in Go Wild and took it on the train for a long weekend trip. It was perfect. Held 4 days of clothes and sandals fit perfectly in the end outside pockets. Never felt heavy or bulky. Will travel more with this bag!
May 26, 2013
Mocha rouge is beautiful...tote is humongous!!!!
Really great tote and family sized to boot! Perfect for traveling! For the money I think I definitely got my monies worth!
May 16, 2013
Amazing For That On The Go Mom
Stay at home mom of four infants. I'm always on the go and this bag is right by my side keeping me orgianized and colourful !
May 13, 2013
I bought this for my aunt since she's a teacher in Va Va Bloom. She can hold so much! She carries her planner, textbooks(4), 3 notebooks, and a pencil box! She's had it for about 2 years and no damage! The stitching's wonderful. And it's also good for vacations, I really recommend this bag for anyone looking for an awesome tote!
May 12, 2013