Great beach bag!
I just returned from an ocean getaway where this bag was my best friend! It held everything I needed to make the days at the beach a success. The sand fell right off it and the couple of times it did get wet, it dried so fast I had forgotten that it had even been wet. I liked the thinner straps, they were comfy, soft and didn't add bulk to my shoulder. The only thing I would change is the I would add a zipper to the inside pocket. Other than that I am thrilled with this bag!
August 27, 2013
pretty as it is ...... there is room to improve
Just received this gorgeous beach tote. The color, with print fabric is amazing .Would be great for the beach with a party of 2. To small for a family of 5. I also agree with other reviews the handles are too thin and small. A rolled fabric strap or hipster width strap would be much better. I also ordered the coordinating plastic make-up tote to store phones, ipod ect. in while at the beach....... it is a little to large and takes up half of the tote. It could be smaller and still have room to keep electronics safe from sand at the beach. If it was a little larger and had better handles I would recommend it to a friend.
July 26, 2013
My mom got this for me as a birthday gift in the fishie Tutti Frutti pattern. This bag is GORGEOUS in person! I can't stop staring at it! I can't wait to use it at the beach, pool, and water park on my next vacation. It's big enough to hold everything my husband and I might need for the whole day - 2 large beach towels, sunscreen, wallets, camera, phones, sunglasses with cases, cover-ups, flip flops...it all fits, no problem. The only thing I can imagine not fitting into this bag is a big beach umbrella!
However, the reason I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5 is the handle design. With such a high-capacity bag, you need handles strong enough to support it when it's full. These handles are made out of nice, strong leather, but they need some reinforcement for the size of the bag. I understand that wanting a certain aesthetic and wanting to keep cost down means that they have to be skinny, but they could have made them stronger with metal hoops or eyelets or something. Instead, they're just sewn to the outside of the bag. I love this beautiful bag, and I plan to use it for a long time. I really hope the handles don't break off...
July 7, 2013
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Typical Vera quality, excellent! I purchased the Seashore Tote in Marina Paisley (one of my fave prints so far.) I am in love with this tote. It makes a PERFECT beach tote. Roomy enough for at least 3 Vera beach towels and all the goods you need for a day at the beach. I was a little worried about how the fabric & straw would hold up with all the toting to and from the beach but it has held up beautifully so far. I've used it on 4 beach trips already! Not to mention that every time I have used it someone asks where I got it and I've received so many compliments already! It makes a perfect addition to my beach gear. Super colorful anchor against a navy straw background. This one is definitely a winner and I hope to see it again next year!
June 30, 2013
Great for something different!
I was lucky enough to pick up my Plum Crazy "crabby" Seashore tote on sale yesterday at my local VB sidewalk sale! I started using it right away today and honestly the first stop I made I had three compliments on it. It draws attention...that's for sure! I knew that its not real sturdy, but for me that's ok. Once I put in my clear matching cosmetic it works great for support. I also didn't think the cell phone area would stay up to hold my phone so I dangled a tech case from the strap inside and that works great. I use the little pocket for a lipgloss instead. I love this bag and a lot of others sure do to! I may just have to keep the Tutti Fruti one for myself now instead...LOL
June 29, 2013
I just received my tote in Tutti Fruitti which has the fish on it, LOVE IT so cute! I will be using mine as a summer purse/ tote. I have 3 girls and it never fails that they always want to throw their stuff in my bag so I need lots of room and this tote is exactly what I need. Its super light weight like all Vera bags. And super cute!!!! It's exactly what I've been looking for.
June 27, 2013
Great Bag For The Beach!
I ♥ This BAG! I have one in Lillie Bell and my daughter Jyl (pronouced Jill) has one in sun valley and we love them! The olny problem is that it only has like 5 or 6 colors! I think it needs more patterns! I will get a chance to use it when I go to the beach! My friend got it and she said it was a great size and very light! She thinks the should have a Seashore Tote and a Seashore Tote Jr.! I agree! I LOVE THIS BAG! I will purchase this agian!♥
June 19, 2013
Plum Crazy Beach Tote
Beach totes MUST be water proof......what good is it to stash your stuff in a bag & have it get wet or full of sand. I also agree that this (super cute) tote is too small & flimsy to carry bulky beach towels & lotions & such. Sorry, but I wouldn't suggest this tote to a friend.
June 13, 2013
I love the animal design on the bags but when I first saw it I knew it wouldn't be sturdy enough to hold much without putting too much stress on the thin handles. Other people who own the tote are saying the same thing. Also, it's way, way over priced. The straw doesn't cost that much, there is not a lot of intricate sewing and reinforcing of fabric. This idea would have been better suited on their color block tote.
June 6, 2013
So pretty!! And HUGE!
Strongly hinted that I wanted this for Mother's Day and thankfully hubby picked up on it. This tote is so pretty and girly. I received the green one with the whale in the Lilli Bell print. The colors are vibrant and very summery. Just a word of caution....the tote is huge. While that is a plus for most, those who are looking for more of a purse size are going to be surprised. Also as some others have reviewed it is not super sturdy. All in all I do love mine tho. I might need the crabby tote too if/when it goes on sale again. :)
May 23, 2013