Best Tote Ever!
This might very well be the best tote in the history of ever. As with every Vera bag I have ever purchased, there are a number of great features. There are two big side pockets on the outside, large enough to hold a big 32 ounce water bottle. The nice thing about these pockets is that when they are not in use they are flush with the sides of the bag. The shape is beautiful, with some lovely pleating in the center, making it attractive and stylish. The inside has three open pockets on one side and a decent sized zipper pocket on the other. The tote also has a sturdy, reinforced bottom with straps that are long enough to comfortably throw it over your shoulder, even with a heavy winter jacket on. And, there is a secure zipper closure, instead of the usual toggle button, which is another great feature. I'm an 'adult' college student and I can easily throw my text book and notebook in this bag, as well as the usual essentials of wallet, phone, etc. I can even fit my 13" macbook comfortably. I'm also a Mom and this tote is large enough to carry the essentials for an outing with children. I'm truly in love with this tote! A great value for the size and all the awesome features!
March 23, 2014
Great bag for college students
I got this bag to carry everything I need for my college classes, and it works great! I can fit binders, textbooks, notebooks, and folders in it. The pockets on the ends are great for a water bottle. This bag is a great size.
February 6, 2011
After hearing people rave about the pleated tote I decided to get one when it was rereleased to replace my Vera bag for work. Now, I have to say up front that I don't think I like this as a replacement for my Vera bag because I need all of that space and the deep pockets to carry what I need for work everyday (laptop, note pads, chargers, headset, snacks, water bottle, etc# I was just spoiled by all of the space my Vera had and didn't realize it until after I replaced it #this just gives me an excuse to buy ANOTHER bag in the near future). However, I am still giving this bag 5 stars and highly recommended it, because eventhough it didn't fit that use doesn't mean its not a great bag. I think i'll use it as an everyday bag or baby bag instead. It is big and holds alot of stuff. I love the two outside pockets and the top zip is fantastic. The bag is also beautiful and very well made. I love big bags and never carry small purses, so this would be my perfect "purse". I hope Vera Bradley decided to keep this bag around for awhile because it really is a great addition.
November 21, 2013