Do you use a Vera Bradley for a teacher tote?

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  1. TamiJ

    TamiJ Virtuoso

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    I've seen this mentioned so much here that I might just order one for this following year.
     
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    I have used a Vera tote for a long time and love it! I love the pockets on the inside.
     
  3. mrsleapfrog

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    Thanks for all of the replies. I just needed some direction as to which tote would be the best.
     
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    http://www.verabradley.com/product/...Island+Blooms/pc/638/c/0/sc/646/p/1000945.uts I have the Get Carried Away Tote in Folkloric. It's gigantic and I love it.

    I will say that I really didn't like the look of VB but a lot of my students had this bag and I loved that it's so big. I hate going out the door with a lunch bag, bag for school work, laptop bag, purse, etc. It all fits in this bag, and the bag still feels secure and comfortable to carry even with all that in there. It took me a really long time to find a pattern I liked but now I really love this bag. And I think some of the newer patterns are cuter than what they have had in the past. Or maybe I am just becoming a fan now.
     
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  6. Aliceacc

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    You can save $18 or so if you're willing to buy a sale pattern:
    http://www.verabradley.com/catalog/...=searchForm&keyword=get+carried+away&x=35&y=4
     
  7. Mrs. K.

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    I'm going to be in the minority right now.. I don't care for Vera Bradley designs at all. *I'm ducking from flying coffee cups and pencils.*

    I do have a 31 Something Tote bag... this I love!!! :)
     
  9. Maryhf

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    My Vera bag is starting its 3rd year. It also took a trip through Europe. BTW, they really don't do color in Europe and my bag was definitely one of a kind (until I got to the airport).
    Mine is "Get carried away" in the red deco pattern. Love it for all my papers and books. I just throw a wallet into a pocket (no purse for me) and throw my lunch box and gym bag on top.
     
  10. bandnerdtx

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    I'm actually not a big fan of the prints, either, but they are so sturdy! I bought my daughter the back pack and it's been wonderful. I use the little wallet that holds your cell phone and I can't believe how durable it is. I did have to do a lot of searching to find a pattern I could tolerate, though. LOL.
     
  11. amakaye

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    Same here. I needed something sturdy, with a lot of pockets, big enough to haul my stuff, but not too heavy. This is the only bag I've found that meets my needs, so I tolerate the pattern. :)
     
  12. Aliceacc

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    I used nothing but leather until the doctor nixed it.

    Since then, I've grown to love the Vera Bradley stuff.
     
  13. Mrs. K.

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    They do have some solid colors choices in microfiber. My "winter purse" is the brown microfiber flap bag. I wish they had more of the wallets in microfiber, and I wish they'd do another more neutral pattern like my tote, which is brown and black.
     
  14. teacherintexas

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    There are usually only a couple of patterns I consider. I bought several pieces in Twirly Bird which is just navy and white, but I think they retired that print.

    I have a few solid navy pieces too.

    But, when I go to the outlet mall, the VB store is always one I go to, even when I am terribly tired and ready to go home!
     
  15. teacherintexas

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    I love my market tote. 31 is like VB for me in that there are usually just a few prints I like.
     

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