Great Purse. Wish front pocket was bigger.
I bought this bag because of the name "Tablet Tote". I thought it would be the perfect sized bag and fit my iPad 3 as well. I do love the bag, especially the color. I have always bought the bright patterns, but the simple black color is great, and the inside is light, so looking inside and trying to find things isn't an issue. My problem is that my iPad will not fit in the front pocket. I have the Griffin Survivor on my iPad but it will not fit comfortably at all and I fear ripping the bag. I tried the iPad without a case and it fits fine, but I can't imagine carrying around my iPad without a case, especially in a purse where it can get dropped/bumped/dirty or worse.
Other than the fact my iPad doesn't fit with the case in the front pocket, I like the purse. I do wish the pocket was a bit bigger, but I use it for my car keys and cell phone. I love the pockets on the inside and it has a good bit of space. Plus having a zipper is great!
April 28, 2014
Great Fit for My IPAD 2
I have this in Canterberry Magenta and am using it as an everyday, go-to-the-office bag. My IPAD2 with the the Apple Smart Case fits nicely in the front pocket. I think I have tried just about all of the VB totes. I think the Vera is an excellent bag. By comparison, this tote is smaller but seems to hold the same amount. It has more organizational features including two convenient outside end pockets and, since my IPAD is isolated in the front pocket, I don't have to worry that it is getting tossed around with my other things. I still use the Vera for knitting (for which it is excellent) and will probably go back and forth between these two but all in all, I think this is a great design. I am very pleased. Will make a great carry-on bag as well because it zips closed.
March 24, 2014
great everyday bag
I love this bag! It holds a little; it hold a lot!
March 21, 2014
I have had this bag for a while now and carry it as my everyday bag. My iPad mini fits in the front pocket perfectly even with a cover on it. The inside has enough pockets, both slip in and zippered, for all of my things. I love this bag!!
March 19, 2014
I am going on vacation and wanted a new bag for the trip. I've been a LongChamp person for a long time, but wanted a change. This bag is perfect because it is professional looking, functional, and cute all at the same time. My iPad does not fit in the front pocket because I have a case on it, but that is not why I bought this bag. The bag has plenty of room inside of it! I get compliments on the bag all of the time! I can't wait to take it on my trip.
March 3, 2014
I just bought this tote, for me it was irrelevant if my tablet could fit in the front pocket or not I just loved the look of the tote. I wanted something new that didn't cost me an arm and a leg. Its a great size with lots of pockets. I would say this is definitely a large bag. Seems to fit comfortably over the shoulder. I would recommend this purse.
February 21, 2014
iPad does NOT fit in front compartment
I purchased this bag because it said "The front compartment is a perfect fit for a tablet." My iPad with the thinnest of cases barely squeezed in to the front pocket. It was so tight that I needed my husband's help to pull it out.
It's a beautiful bag, but unfortunately it is going back to the store today.
I can't imagine why a bag made for tablets wouldn't be designed hold an iPad.
February 8, 2014
Not just for tablets
I got this for my reluctant daughter to take on job interviews during her last year in college. She does not use it with a tablet but reports her laptop computer fits very well. She uses the outer pocket for other items that need to be reached quickly. She has already used it several times and has received multiple compliments. It fits all her stuff, looks professional, and is easy to carry. I may win her over to Vera Bradley yet!
January 22, 2014
Just received yesterday and love it!
I ordered this bag the day it was available and received it yesterday. I absolutely love it - it looks so sturdy and professional and it holds all my stuff! The straps are a little stiffer than the patterned bags, but I'm fairly sure they'll lax a bit with regular use.
January 17, 2014