Tic Tac Tote
Love all the inside pockets!
This is a generous sized tote bag! I'll definitely use it when I need to bring extra things with me. Plenty of room and all the inside slip pockets are great! It seems to be constructed well. Happy about the zipper closure and the cardboard insert in the bottom. I especially love this tote in the Flower Shower print. The outside AND the inside are the cutest thing ever!!
April 7, 2014
An Ideal Tote
I just purchased this tote from my local retailer. I needed to see the actual size of this tote because I couldn't gauge the true size by the measurements in the website description.
I was seeking a bag with a zipper that would fit my 14inch HP Ultrabook or surface tablet. I own a Vera, Laptop Backpack, Tote, Three-0, Mandy and Villager. I love them all; they each serve a purpose depending on the needs of the day. Each can hold my tablet and other purse items. However each is not designed to hold a laptop, sweater/jacket, or an umbrella with the other essential items if needed.
Initially I thought the Pleated Tote would be the perfect choice. I had my mind made up. But when I saw the Tic Tac Tote I was impressed!
-East West Styling with a recessed top zipper
-6 beautifully quilted pockets like the Vera (awesome!)
-Plenty of room in the body of the bag to accommodate my laptop or tablet, umbrella, jacket or sweater, medium cosmetic and small cosmetic from the Cosmetic Trio, Turn Lock Wallet and Fabric Journal with room for other stuff.
-4 slim pockets for pens/pencils, feminine products, etc.
-Side pocket to hold phone and/or keys
-Sturdy bottom to keep the bag upright on a flat surface.
This could be a wonderful bag for a student.
I purchased the Flower Shower print. It is lovely!
It's almost like the Vera with a zipper but not quite as deep and unwieldy when full. in my opinion the East West styling makes the bag more manageable to carry.
I am truly happy with this purchase!
I may still purchase the Pleated Tote but I am in no hurry. I may have found my favorite VB tote in the Tic Tac.
April 5, 2014
I like the fact that this new version has a zipper closure, but that is about the only improvement I can see. This bag doesn't do a thing for me. The size is too large for everyday use. I wish the small tic tac were also made this time. Lots of my friends are saying the same thing. There are so many totes that are similar in size in the product lines. I don't know why Vera Bradley bags nowadays are either very large tote or tiny crossbody bag..neither of them are practical. If something in between, they are not attractive at all! It's a shame that lots of small-to-medium sized bags have been discontinued recently, such as petite tote and little mandy. Please, Vera Bradley, do listen to the opinions of many people before decided to release a new line.
April 4, 2014
So glad it's back!
I love the Tic Tac Tote but for the past couple of years I've had to buy this version tote second hand since they were no longer part of the normal VB line-up. The moment I saw that it returned at my local store I snatched one up in Flower Showers. I love how this tote offers a twist on the normal bags by using more of the trim fabric and for those who love an everyday tote on the medium-larger side this fits the bill. Thank you so much for bringing it back. I hope it doesn't get discontinued again!
April 2, 2014
wrong dimensions/bring back 3-0
The dimensions listed online for this bag are incorrect, says 15 1/2 " when actual bag is 19 " wide, going back, sadly. It has its uses just not as an every day bag. I wish VB would re-issue the 3-0 Tote, it was my first VB purchase and I miss it terribly, straps long enough to fit over a winter coat, outside pocket for keys, zipper top, the current totes offered just aren't doing it for me : (
March 28, 2014
It's back...with perfect improvements!
I always enjoyed the look of the Tic Tac Tote, so I was already excited to see its return to the line. The updated version is absolutely fantastic! It has a newly added slip pocket on the outside, which is a must for my phone and/or keys. I never really minded the toggle closure on the old version, but it's really nice to have a zipper closure for days when it's raining or when I want to keep the contents extra secure.
The new interior is where the update really shines. On the old Tic Tac Tote, there were a couple of tiny pockets that hung down from the top of the bag; they flapped loose and looked odd. The inside of THIS version is pretty much perfect: it has six full-size slip pockets (and they're QUILTED!!! THANK YOU for skipping the flat, flimsy pockets!). It also has four super skinny pockets, which are ideal for writing utensils (you might even be able to fit a feminine product in them). I also like to stick one "arm" of my sunglasses into a skinny pocket to hold my glasses in place.
I'm not always a fan of Vera's updates, but this one is spot-on. So glad to see that this classic is back, and much improved!
March 24, 2014
Not what I expected from Vera Bradley
I first viewed the Tic Tac Tote on site and decided to check it out in the store. I am an avid Vera fan and have purchased SEVERAL bags from Vera. I love her bags for sure. With that being said, I thought I would review this particular style of bag.
I thought I was in for a change, but, this bag has an outward zipper to close the bag. In other words, you need to pull out the end to zip it back up. [If I were to buy this style, I would attach the zipper for less effort!]. The inside of the bag has plenty of room and there are pockets to put whatever is needed for daily use. I had purchased it and tried zipping it closed and realized I was not going to be happy with this purchase. I exchanged it for the "vera" style which was thicker material and better made. Also, my usual choice! The tic tac Tote seemed flimsy to me. Not Vera Bradley quality. The material was not as thick as the "vera" bag and the "vera" bag was 2.00 cheaper.
My advice would be....check it out in person before purchasing!
March 24, 2014
Just like the original, only BETTER!
I have the original Tic Tac Tote in Kensington. The revamp of this bag has fixed all of my issues with the old bag and made this bag even better.
The original had two slip pockets on a flap inside, I love the new inside slip pockets, so much more secure and doesn't weigh down the top of the bag. I love the slip pocket on the front, perfect for a phone or keys.
I was okay with the original bag's toggle closure but a zipper?! I hadn't even thought of adding that but I am so excited that it's been added. Ensure that everything that can fit in this bag, stays in the bag.
This bag holds a TON of stuff, I can fit all my purse stuff (I'm a Villager or Tote type of girl) plus my hockey jersey and camera inside for a hockey game. I absolutely love this look and the style of this bag and now that it's revamped, it's perfect!
March 12, 2014