love it, but adjustable strap broke after 2 weeks
I purchased this bag in espresso as a gift to myself for returning to work after my son was born. I fell in love with it online and was so excited when it came in the mail. I have recieved many compliments on the stylish design from coworkers and friends. Plus, it is perfect for organizing all of my files and has plenty of room for my laptop, planner, phone, keys and wallet. However, today the clasp on the adjustable strap broke in half, which was a huge disappointment. I am hoping that I will be able to return it for a new one.
February 10, 2013
This is the most durable Vera product ever
I have been flying with this bag every week for over a year. It looks professional and is lightweight. The only wear it shows is where the chrome finish on the clasp has worn off in spots. The print lining makes it easy to locate small items. Well designed with many pockets. Am tempted to pick up a second one in case this model is being discontinued - but not sure it will ever wear out.
July 22, 2012
Sadly returning - too small for a 17 inch HP
This bag is beautiful, but I couldn't fit my HP laptop in it. It is so nice and the color is "richer" than in the picture.
Hate to have to return it, but I can't use it! =(
They need to update the description though and remove (fits most 17 inch laptops) piece. I couldn't even fit a 17" Toshiba in it - bummer!
June 29, 2012
Not for a Dell 17" laptop, but otherwise very nice
I bought this because it states that it fits "most 17-inch laptops"; however, for mine to fit I had to wiggle it in and to get it out I had to turn the attache upside down and pull the laptop out. So it does not fit my Dell 17", atleast it does not fit well enough that it is feasable to use. Sadly now I pay to return it and look for a non-Vera product to transport my laptop around. I did purchase the 17" laptop sleeve in wine color and it does fit my laptop. So that may be an option for you. It is inconvenient to carry in the sleeve as there are no handles or shoulder strap so you will have to put it down inside of another bag that is atleast 19" wide for room.
May 8, 2012
I've been looking for a professional, stylish attache that wasn't the typical "black case" everyone seems to have, so when I saw this I knew this was it. I ordered the attache in wine and it's really stunning. The attache is made extremely well and feels very sturdy in your hands. It's covered with an elegant embroidered floral pattern that sets it apart from a normal case you'd see at the mall and has a lot of room for storage.
On the front and back exterior there are two large pockets. The back pocket is good for storing files and folders while the front pocket has a bit more room, fitting things like snacks, small packages, or even a water bottle if you really wanted to. The interior of the front pocket also has a compartment for credit or ID cards, a holder for pencils and pens, and a small side pocket. The inside of the attache is made with a nice floral print fabric that really looks good with outside color. The interior has a large laptop compartment, in which my 15" MacBook Pro fits perfectly, three medium side pockets, and a deep center in which to keep books and anything else you wish to carry. The medium pockets fit my external hard drive well and also fits the power cords for my computer. The over the shoulder strap also looks very nice and is strong and secure. The outside clasp also slides gingerly into place each time you close it. This attache is quite lovely.
Once I loaded everything into the attache, it was a bit heavy, but then again a laptop, a large text book, an external hard drive, folders, and power cords can come together to make a considerable amount of weight. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase and I think I will be using this attache for a long time. I would definitely recommend it.
January 9, 2012
Law School Bag
I've been looking for a suitable bag to go to law school with me this year. It was a hard decision since I carried a VB tote during the latter part of my undergrad and loved it. However, I didn't think it would be appropriate to show up to professional school with a colorfully printed tote. I really liked the commuter tote from the black microfiber collection but couldn't find it locally, but when the new catalogs came out, I saw this and I instantly fell in love. I purchased it yesterday. My MacBook fits with ample room and I was able to put two spiral notebooks and a big textbook in but it was very heavy and (I have a small frame) looked kinda odd. I think I will just have to play around with the organization since I love it nonetheless. It is wonderful quality and a substantial size, it is a great bag.
August 4, 2011