Small but .....irresistible!
I give it 4**** because I like everything about it except...
I usually use the Laura (10 ¾" x 13" x 5" with 11 ½" strap drop) so when I ordered the Bucket Tote (13 ½" x 11" x 4 ½" with 11 ¼" strap drop) I expected it to be comparable, but the Bucket Tote is much smaller.
Even though the measurements state 11" it is really closer to 9" that is usable and slightly less if the magnet closure is used.
The design is irresistibly cute! I plan to keep it and carry less in it when I am running quick errands.
Hint: There is a clear soft film over the magnet so remove it to get a tight closure.
August 13, 2014
The perfect everyday tote!
Not as big as Vera's classic tote, this shorter tote still holds lots. I got it in Jazzy Blooms because I really liked that the DARLING interior pattern was visible from the top of the bag. Perfect drop length. Fits great under my arm.
July 13, 2014
The Bucket Tote is my absolute favorite Vera purse. It was my very first Vera purse that I bought in Petal Pink. So happy to see that it has made a come back. Thanks Vera. Hope you keep it. I am a creature of habit and will buy it in a fall color soon.
June 28, 2014
Not what I expected....
I expected this "tote" to be bigger. Luckily, I got it to use as an everyday purse, so I wasn't too upset. I don't think it should by any means be called a tote though, it's very misleading. It's more like a nice sized purse. I can fit my kiss 'n snap wallet, a tech case w/my travel charger, & checkbook cover in the main compartment. There are 3 slip pockets which are nice. I can fit my chapstick, compact, cell phone, ibuprofen and work keys in those with room to spare. There is also a nice zip pocket on the outside that I stick my car keys in and an interior zip pocket that can fit feminine products, along with band aids and shout to go.
June 7, 2014
Too small for a tote
I chose to get this bag because the website said it was similar in dimensions to the tote with the tortoise toggle closure. It is nowhere near the same size. In fact, the bucket tote will fit nicely inside the other tote with some room to spare. Also, the placement of the magnetic snap further inhibits the usable interior space. Unfortunately, it will get returned.
May 25, 2014
A good size. Just right
I really am pleased with this bag, I have it in the fanfare, which goes well with a lot of my outfits.
April 7, 2014
Not a Tote.....But I love it.
I'm so glad the Bucket Tote is back, BUT it's actually a handbag, not a tote! I love the size. If I want a tote that is not too large I use the Vera or the Pleated Tote or a number of other actual totes, but not the Bucket Tote. Maybe it should be renamed the "Bucket Bag". Whatever you call it, I love it.
April 7, 2014
My New Favorite!
This is my new favorite! Most of the Vera bags are too big for me. I don't like to carry around a ton of stuff. This tote holds all of the essentials (sleek and chic wallet, small cosmetic bag from the trio set, cell phone with case, keys, chapstick, kleenex and a few other small odds and ends) with room to spare. I can throw in a magazine or paperback or even my small point and shoot camera when I need to. It is lightweight even when full and stays on my shoulder. The wide flat bottom helps it stand upright when I set in on the counter or floor. The straps fall to the side out of the way making it is easy to access all of the items in the bag. The snap closure helps everything stay securely in place. The only thing that would make this bag even better is if it was available in Ribbons.
April 2, 2014
Ordered this tote in Flutterby and when I got it I knew I was returning it. The tote is too small, a teenage girl maybe can use it. I'm a mom and I need a roomier tote, I do own a Three O Tote and the size is perfect so I was hoping it be in that size family. Another thing was that I always buy a matching wallet and in my case it's the turn lock wallets and as soon as I put it in the bucket tote the whole bottom looked full with little room left. So if I had my turn lock wallet and added a small or medium cosmetic case the bag is almost reaching a little past halfway to full. To top it, no zipper just a magnetic closure. So ladies beware.
April 1, 2014
Great tote for smaller adventures
I have a bucket tote from about 9 years ago and love the size. I recently pulled it out of my closet to use again and found the straps worn. I was excited to see that it came back. For my birthday present I am buying a new one. I love the size for small everyday adventures. I have a lot of Vera Bradley due to the ease of cleaning and different patterns. I can't wait to add this to my collection.
April 1, 2014