Great medium size tote.
I love this new tote, especially in the vines pattern. I had quite a bit of difficulty finding it as it was sold out online and my local V.B. Store never received it. I am so glad I went to all the trouble of hunting one down. It is the perfect size when you do not need a large tote. It is quite lightweight to carry, but holds its shape well due to the leatherette bottom. I usually pass up any bag that does not have some kind of outside pocket, but I made an exception in this case. I did purchase a loop keychain to hang on one of the straps, giving me a handy spot to hang keys or a small coin purse etc. Though there is no top zipper, the magnetic catch is very strong.
The inside lining, in the flower shower pattern, is very attractive, and, of course, all my flower shower accessories look great. The three inside pockets are as deep and wide as my hand. I usually carry a zip zip wallet, a wristlet, a tech case, a double eye case, a pair of sunglasses, a checkbook, small calendar, small notebook, Kleenex pack and a small V.B. water bottle. Sometimes I add my iPad, with the V.B. sleeve. This all fits nicely with room left over. The bag never feels heavy and it keeps it's slim profile. Definitely one of my favorites of all my V.B. bags.
June 12, 2014
I love the more subdued effect of the inside- out pattern of the day tote, along with the happy burst of color when I look inside. I was lucky enough to find shower vines when it was still available (flower shower on the inside). The thin faux leather straps feel and look very nice, but alas, they do hurt my shoulder a bit when the bag is full. I wish they were a little bit wider. However, I could overlook that minor flaw if there was on outside pocket on the bag. That would make it just about perfect.
August 3, 2014
A kinder, more beautiful version of the Tote
This bag is fantastic! I tried so many times to like the regular tote, but always ended up returning or gifting it. It just looked too plain compared to all the style of other Vera bags.
Now, this day tote is not much different in shape or size, but the differences are what makes it for me! It has the same three slip pockets inside, and same basic cut, but the sleeker faux leather straps and bottom make it look like a whole new thing. And that print on the lining is such a pretty burst of color!
The straps stay on my shoulder and the look is much classier. It holds plenty without looking like luggage.
I was lucky enough to snag one in the elusive Shower Vines, which I am in love with, and I think I'm getting a few more, at least one in Moon Drops!
Overall, a great every day bag if you carry a bit more than the essentials.
August 19, 2014