Tic Tac Tote
Not what I expected from Vera Bradley
I first viewed the Tic Tac Tote on site and decided to check it out in the store. I am an avid Vera fan and have purchased SEVERAL bags from Vera. I love her bags for sure. With that being said, I thought I would review this particular style of bag.
I thought I was in for a change, but, this bag has an outward zipper to close the bag. In other words, you need to pull out the end to zip it back up. [If I were to buy this style, I would attach the zipper for less effort!]. The inside of the bag has plenty of room and there are pockets to put whatever is needed for daily use. I had purchased it and tried zipping it closed and realized I was not going to be happy with this purchase. I exchanged it for the "vera" style which was thicker material and better made. Also, my usual choice! The tic tac Tote seemed flimsy to me. Not Vera Bradley quality. The material was not as thick as the "vera" bag and the "vera" bag was 2.00 cheaper.
My advice would be....check it out in person before purchasing!
March 24, 2014
An Ideal Tote
I just purchased this tote from my local retailer. I needed to see the actual size of this tote because I couldn't gauge the true size by the measurements in the website description.
I was seeking a bag with a zipper that would fit my 14inch HP Ultrabook or surface tablet. I own a Vera, Laptop Backpack, Tote, Three-0, Mandy and Villager. I love them all; they each serve a purpose depending on the needs of the day. Each can hold my tablet and other purse items. However each is not designed to hold a laptop, sweater/jacket, or an umbrella with the other essential items if needed.
Initially I thought the Pleated Tote would be the perfect choice. I had my mind made up. But when I saw the Tic Tac Tote I was impressed!
-East West Styling with a recessed top zipper
-6 beautifully quilted pockets like the Vera (awesome!)
-Plenty of room in the body of the bag to accommodate my laptop or tablet, umbrella, jacket or sweater, medium cosmetic and small cosmetic from the Cosmetic Trio, Turn Lock Wallet and Fabric Journal with room for other stuff.
-4 slim pockets for pens/pencils, feminine products, etc.
-Side pocket to hold phone and/or keys
-Sturdy bottom to keep the bag upright on a flat surface.
This could be a wonderful bag for a student.
I purchased the Flower Shower print. It is lovely!
It's almost like the Vera with a zipper but not quite as deep and unwieldy when full. in my opinion the East West styling makes the bag more manageable to carry.
I am truly happy with this purchase!
I may still purchase the Pleated Tote but I am in no hurry. I may have found my favorite VB tote in the Tic Tac.
April 5, 2014
wrong dimensions/bring back 3-0
The dimensions listed online for this bag are incorrect, says 15 1/2 " when actual bag is 19 " wide, going back, sadly. It has its uses just not as an every day bag. I wish VB would re-issue the 3-0 Tote, it was my first VB purchase and I miss it terribly, straps long enough to fit over a winter coat, outside pocket for keys, zipper top, the current totes offered just aren't doing it for me : (
March 28, 2014