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Great Christmas purchase
on February 16, 2014
I bought a Vera Bradley Campus Tote in "Baroque" over Christmas break. I was in the market for a new bag and I decided on trying this one. Normally, I like the crossbody style but wanted to try something new. This bag has rolled handles and they stay easily on your shoulder. There are 2 outside pockets; they are located on the sides of the bag. These pockets are pretty big and can easily fit a water bottle. I usually put my cell phone in one and my keys and VB ID tag in another. I love having outside pockets because they allow you to easily get to something without having to dig through your entire bag.
The inside of the bag has two large slip pockets. Again, these could fit keys, chapstick, cell phones, whatever. The bag has a flat bottom which is very nice because it can actually stand up by itself. Although this is called a campus tote, I never actually planned on using it for school. In my opinion, this tote is way too small to be carrying laptops, textbooks, and binders. I think VB bags are made extremely well but I doubt this tote could handle all of that weight. If you're in the market for a book bag, I would try looking elsewhere. I just wanted to use this tote as a purse and it is quite big for that! I can easily fit 2 glasses cases, a water bottle, wallet, cell phone, keys, ID tag, Nexus tablet, and various small things with no problem.
These are the dimensions of the tote: 17" x 11 ½" x 5" with 10 ½" strap drop.
Overall, I like this tote as a purse. I wouldn't suggest buying it for school.