What Do You Think About the New Vera Bradley Pleated Tote?

I'm just curious what others think of the new Vera Bradley Pleated Tote.  Of the new fall 2009 styles, this is THE bag for me.  I love it!  However, I have to confess I always go for the larger bags - and at 14¾” x 14” x 5¼”, this one is big.  One of these days I will probably get a lecture from my chiropractor, but as a mother, there are just too many things that I can't leave home without!  I can fit everything I need (and want!) to carry in this bag.

However, in addition to its size, there are a few other reasons why this tote receives my vote for the best bag of 2009:

First, I love the two generously sized slip pockets that wrap around each side of the outside of this tote.  They are large enough to hold water bottles, and I'm guessing for those of you with little ones, these pockets are also perfect for carrying baby bottles.

Also, the main compartment of this tote has a zipper enclosure.  Personally, I wish all bags closed this way, but that's just because I'm clumsy.  However, I won't have to worry about spilling my wallet and cosmetics all over the place if I drop this one.  In my case, its inevitable, so this feature is a big plus for me!

In addition, there is a zippered compartment conveniently located inside the bag.  There are also three additional slip in pockets located in the interior of this tote.  If it were not for pockets, I would not have the first clue how to organize my bag.  I can't have enough!

Finally, I am absolutely smitten over the looks of the Vera Bradley Pleated Tote.  I think you will agree that totes have a tendency to be boxy, but this one breaks out of the mold.  Its attractive pleats and curvy top guarantee this style will be in vogue for many years.  I can't wait to add this one to my collection!

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