Shoot From the Hip
Tiny, pretty, and easy to carry
I couldn't resist this little Vera in the new spring colors, especially at the Leap Day special! This is the twin to the Little Hip Bag that was offered a year or two ago, minus the silver ring. Be warned, this is a tiny bag, just big enough for the essentials and very convenient to wear. It is not a regular purse and does not hold as much as Lizzy or Little Hipster. Neither is it a wallet; it has a larger compartment to hold things other than money and cards.
The main compartment has a zipper on top and two card slips inside for DL or ID and a couple of cards or bills. It will also hold a large smartphone or a camera, keys, lipstick, and a few other small items. Any kind of real wallet would take up most of its space, but one of the VB zip ID's would fit with a little space to spare. It's not wide enough to hold a checkbook. There is also a full-width slip pocket on the front which is covered by the magnetic snap flap. This pocket is large enough to hold a phone. The belt channel on the back could be used to stash something like a tiny hand sanitizer or tissues.
One feature that would improve this bag would be to add a clear ID pocket under the flap.
Great when worn crossbody for errands, shopping, taking walks, visiting parks, etc. when you don't want to be bothered by carrying much. For most people, it's probably better as a special purpose bag than a daily one.
I think the charm of the bag is that it's hands-free, cute, and can hold more kinds of things than a wallet can while not being much bigger. It's not for everyone, but I like it for its ease of carry.
March 7, 2012
Perfect Little Bag
This bag is so handy. It fights your necessities for "date" night, phone, money and lip gloss! I love to carry it around, I get so many compliments on it! I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Too bad they don't have it in more patterns..
October 7, 2012
Great for Diabetics on the Omnipod Pump!!
I just recently switched from my insulin pens to the pump (Omnipod) and I have a PDM (personal diabetes management) device that I have to carry with me. It is rather like a Blackberry, but maybe a bit fatter. Anyways, I have been trying to find something that it will fit in along with my lancent and test strips bottle (Freestyle). I was at my local Hallmark store awhile back and they had this and it fits the bill!! Yesterday I went on a day trip and I had my purse but I used this mostly all day, with my id, some cash & cards along with my ipod touch, and my PDM and test strips/lancent!!! Please don't discontinue this little bag. It is small but mighty and I LOVE it. And, you can also wear it as a "fanny pack" but I haven't tried it that way yet. And the fact that it has an adjustable strap makes it great as well. PLEASE BRING BACK.
July 7, 2012
One of my Favorites!
I am addicted to vera bradley's styles and patterns. Crossbody bags are my favorite bag type and this one is amazing! I looked at it in the store first, and trust me when I say it is deffinitely small. However, I am someone that carries a wristlet with me everywhere just to avoid having to drag a larger bag around and for me this is just like a hands free wristlet. I can throw my zip id wallet, keys and phone in there and still have a little extra room. I only wish they offered more colors for this bag! I highly reccommend!
June 22, 2012
I must say, I am truly disappointed that the company is discontinuing this bag instead of making it in the new colors. Its just the perfect size, especially for people like me who already carry a book everywhere. It fits my smart phone along with other essentials. Let's face it, the new strap wallet is NOT a good replacement for this bag. I can't even put my phone in it, which makes it useless. If this came in Lime's up, I would buy it immediately. Instead, I am going with a different bag from a totally different company that is similar to this bag. Honestly,none of the other VB bags are like this bag. They are all too big or too small. It's a real shame that this perfect bag is being discontinued. It's my favorite bag, and now it will be gone. So disappointed in this choice to end this wonderful bag.
June 11, 2012
My dog's best friend!
I hope VB will continue this (or something a smidge wider) .... I have the similar version from a couple years ago, and just purchased another (should I buy one more just in case?)! It's just perfect as a waist pack - holds my phone, $/id, extra potty bags, wipes and the most important Dog Treats! We don't leave the house without it ....
June 9, 2012
Perfect as a camera bag!
I got this mainly to use for my point and shoot camera! I got a nikon coolpix and for whatever reason- there are hardly any camera cases out there that it will fit in (its larger than all of them!) so i found this and it is perfect! i have my camera in there and i also plan to put my charger in it. whats really nice is that the main pocket has a zipper so everything stays in!
June 4, 2012
MORE MORE MORE
I am so dissapointed that this purse is no longer in production. My sister has this purse in island blooms and I set out to find this purse and than found out that is was no longer in the stores :-( I have been searching for this purse all weekend, and finally have found one in blue ellie :-) This is going to be the perfect purse for our upcoming trip to Disney! I hope that Vera Bradley will reconsider putting this purse out with other color options. This is the best little purse.
June 4, 2012
Wonderful for daily dog walking
I own several colors in the "little hip bag" as well, love to wear as a fannie pack.
Keeps my phone, house key and (un-used) doggie duty bags organized,
and I can look "hip" as I walk my dog : D
Refreshingly cute but very functional accessories.
I hope VB offers more colors in "shoot from hip" style. Thank You!
April 15, 2012
Best Vera Bag!!
My mom got this for my birthday. At first, I was unsure if I would like it, because it is small. But I actually love it!!! It has a lot more space than one would think. I am a highschool student and I have to carry around a lot of supplies. I switched from my chain bag to this, and I could not be happier! It fist everything I need! I love how I can wear it all day and not even realize it. I get so many compliments on it! It is so versitle, the strap can be taken off to use as a clutch. It also has a spot for a belt to go through, to be worn as a "fanny pack." Thie bag has so many options, I love it! GREAT BUY!
April 12, 2012