Large Colorblock Tote
I bought this bag in Fanfare and let me start by saying the print is beautiful for those a bit on the conservative side. The hints of yellow bring color into your style without going over board like other quilted patterns. As far as this bag it is perfect for much more than a trip to the beach. I love the canvas type fabric. It seems like it will hold up well. The straps are strong and do not bother the shoulder. The side pockets are perfect and fit something as big as an ipad with case on it which is great. I've also used the side pockets for a book or lotions and sprays. The inside is big. I do believe its more spacious than the Vera. For taht reason, Id reccomend an inside puch such as the cosmetic or clear cosmetics to keep items separate from others. I have used it for pool parties and the zoo. I was able to fit two towels, diapers, wipes, extra set of clothing for 3 children and even their shoes. The one downside would be it lacks a zipper but it doesn't really need it if you are careful with your personal items. The inside does have a zipper pocket for and id etc. Its not big enough for a large wallet but big enough for a wristlet or such. Many compliments from others. My friend is a techer and would love one for teaching and other mom friends have also complimented.
August 18, 2014
This bag is perfect for school! My first purchase of this bag was in Jazzy Blooms in 2013 because I needed a bigger tote than the Vera to start high school. As soon as I received this bag, I fell in love! It lasted the entire year, plus more. I was also able to convince my older sister to get the bag in Plum Crazy and she too loves it. This summer I was at a Vera Bradley outlet and saw the same bag but in Petal Paisley. Once again I fell in love and bought it for school because I knew it would last. I now am using the Petal Paisley bag for school and the Jazzy Blooms one for a beach/ travel/ pool bag. I recommend this bag for anyone!
August 6, 2014
Perfect tote for travel
I just got back from a 10 day cross country trip, and this color block tote was the best bag ever. I used it as my "catch all" bag for toys, snacks, a blanket, notebook, iPad, chargers, diapers, or whatever I needed to keep handy beside me while traveling with 2 kids. The bag is pliable, so if needed could be stuffed into a smaller space. The side pockets held a big pack of baby wipes, as well as a water bottle. I got this in petal paisley, and received many compliments on how pretty and functional it was. Please Vera, keep this tote in your travel line!
July 26, 2014
Best Beach/Picnic Bag Ever!!!
I recently used this bag for the pool. It held 3 beach towels, 2 shirts, 2 bags of chips, a medium sized container of fruit, a baseball cap, 2 water bottles in the outside pocket (32 oz and 20 oz), 3 sunscreen bottles in the other outside pocket, 2 cell phones, 2 wallets, and three sets of keys. There was still room for more! Amazing! I got 2 bags for myself and purchased 5 more as Christmas gifts.
July 9, 2014
I bought this tote to use for school... I'm a teacher. It is great for carrying all my stuff.
We also just went on a trip. I had my carry on luggage and this tote. .. which held a ton (my purse included) I wasn't sure if it would be too big as a personal item, so I lifted up the bottom panel, making it more collapsible. I was never questioned about its size by the airline, and I probably didn't need to lift the bottom panel, but I wanted to make sure it fit within the personal item specs. It was Perfect... I recommend this to all. Plus the personalization is a really nice touch.
June 27, 2014
My New Teacher Bag!!
I just received the Large Colorblock Tote in Julip Tulip. It is the perfect size for all of the items I will be transporting to and from work this Fall. As a teacher I need a pretty large, yet durable bag. This one is absolutely perfect. Not only is this tote perfect in size, it's also quite fashionable!!! The monogramming adds the cutest touch to my tote as well! I won't actually use the bag until the Fall, so it is with high hopes that it's durability will be favorable.
June 24, 2014
I love this bag! But I have a question, does anyone know if this bag can be used as a carry on, on a plane? I would love to take it on a trip that is coming up.
June 22, 2014
Vera is my Happy Place
This tote is useful and cheerful, there are so many uses for it due to the size and ease of use. I picked it up as a sale price meerely by accident as i thought i ordered it a few days before the sale happened to be. Point is even at the reg price it is a wonderful cheerful bag. I chose the Flower Shower pattern because it literally makes me Happy! I am relatively new to Vera (less than 2 years) and i am not necesarily a pattern person, however i do enjoy the "fun" i feel when i use them. Well Made and will last for a long time.
June 12, 2014
Great Tote for any occation
First I want to say that the picture here on-line does not do this bag justice. I don't think I would have bought it if I had just seen it here. I was in the store today and saw it, and knew that it was perfect. I like to have a tote that I can put my handbag, lunch, umbrella, book, sweater, and anything else I might need for the day. This bag holds it all. I got it in Petal Paisley, although I love the Flower Shower pattern, I thought this would be better for year round...the Flower Showeris soo cute, but seems very summery. I also love the pockets on the outside. I can slip my sunglasses in one and my cell phone in the other, and I know where they are. There is even a zippered pocket on the inside! I love this tote!
May 22, 2014
Perfect for the Beach!
Today was our first beach day of the season and this bag was great! We stuffed four towels in it, and our sunscreen. After I took the towels out, we tossed our clothes in the bag so they didn't get sandy. I love the color (we have the Clementine) and the size. The best part is the material. It's easy to dust the sand off before tossing it in the car, and the bag doesn't tip over easily, and keeps its shape, which is great at the beach.
I told my mom I want to buy a couple more, and she couldn't figure out why, because one bag was perfect for three of us. I told her I just love it so much I want more!
April 29, 2014