Sophisticated, Functional, and Gorgeous Crossbody
This hipster, in my opinion, is far better than the Signature Collection Hipster.
This microfiber black looks and feels much nicer than my regular hipster.
It is so functional, with the two pockets in the front, then the large zip pocket on the back. These are perfect for cell phone chap stick, headphones, tissues, bandaids, toothpicks, and whatever else you need. Also, I stick my VB pen with my notepad in the back so that i can easily take quick notes where ever i am.
In the inside there are the three slip pockets, no zip pocket inside. This Is really great too because since it is a small cross body, too many pockets would make the bag bulge out. I put my lotion and hand sanitizer in one pocket, car keys in the other, and anything else in the other slip pocket. Then I have my wallet, and a few other trinkets in the main compartment as well.
This bag is so perfect for matching with anything and everything because it is a solid color. It is so smooth and sleek, especially the strap (possibly my favorite feature). I love the material of the strap so that it does not stick to my clothes, it can just slide forward and backward on my shoulder easily.
I do not think this is too heavy, honestly, how heavy could a small bag like this really get? I think it is perfect!
Just watch out for the threading on the microfibers; be careful not to snag any of the threads out of the stitching (with your keys, or chipped nail).
October 22, 2012
Love my Hipster except for ...
Received my Hipster in black with a royal monogram for my birthday
last August. Have used it three or four times a week since then.
Love the size and the look of this bag. Have had a problem with the
quilting stitching coming loose, but have been able to use a needle
to put in back into place.
I would love for the inside pockets to be on both sides and to be
deeper. The outside pocket options are perfect. You almost have this
bag right - deeper, wider, and more inside pockets would make it a
Diana Mae Hunter
26 February 2014
February 26, 2014
I purchased this hipster when it came out in black.
I love it. I recently downsized to an ipad mini and it fits perfectly in the hipster with a small wallet, my internet connector in the outside zip pocket, tissues, keys and a pen.
If I need more space, I simply use the Vera or the Laptop tote and put my hipster into it.
Every Vera bag has a unique purpose for me. This bag allows me to carry what I absolutely need, hands free.
I highly recommend it!
February 22, 2014
Great for travel
I bought this in Magenta and used it for a 2.5 week business trip. Fabulous. Great as a crossbody and elegant as a shoulder bag. Well-thought out pockets inside and out. It is roomy enough to hold essentials yet sleek enough to not look bulky. Love love. thinking about getting one in cobalt!
February 4, 2014
what is with the hard strap ??
I purchased the Hipster bag in black for a upcoming vacation.returned it the next day. Seen it in the quilted prints and feel in love with the style, was perfect for traveling. I decided that black would be better for me, when I found one could not believe the strap ,stiff as a board and could hardly get it adjusted. and when I got it were I wanted it, it didn't lay nicely because it was so stiff it still had marks that would not lay flat. It felt like it had cardboard inside.
I definetly would have kept this bag, but the strap was junk.Why would you make such a cute bag and finish it off like that?
I think this needs your attention...big turnoff !!
January 27, 2014
I love my Hipster in a signature print and have looked at buying it in the Vera Vera black. I have shopped this bag twice and both times I have been floored at how stiff and heavy the strap is. It is difficult to adjust, doesn't feel nice against my body, and is out of proportion with the rest of the bag. I even came home to exam my signature fabric Hipster and the straps are so different. Please change the strap, I would love to buy a Vera Vera Hipster.
January 4, 2014
Sleek, functional, versatile; best crossbody ever
I own several (8) of the print Vera hipsters, and have really liked them. My husband bought this for me, in cobalt, for Christmas. It is beautiful, holds everything I need, and because it is microfiber, it keeps that lovely slim profile better than the cloth hipsters.(too easy to overload a cloth hipster with unnecessary items and have a bulged look.) I love the thicker quilting on this bag...makes it much more durable.
On the back is a full zipper which holds all those items you want to keep private. Front zipper and slip pocket are great for easy, quick access to phone, coupons, etc. The three slip pockets on the inside hold my hand sanitizer, pen and pencil, and my wallet (which is actually a man's trifold...try it ladies; It holds everything and fits in most slip pockets.)
I actually like the structure of the strap and find it very functional.
I'm sure it's just personal preference, but I am a small built woman and like a hands-free purse that holds all of my daily items without looking like I'm carrying luggage. This is so sleek and attractive...for casual or dress.
December 27, 2013
Perfect crossbody purse!
I am so happy with my purchase. I bought this last minute before a trip so I could have something that would hold necessities plus a bottle of water in a way that I could keep everything close and secure with hands free. This bag is perfect for that. I have discovered even more reasons to like the bag since I bought it. The fabric is high quality and durable. I got gelato on the strap of this purse while on my trip. I washed it out in a sink with soap and water and it looked like new again. I feel this purse will last a long time and never go out of style (especially the black). I have not had any issues with the stiffness of the strap and this purse is always comfortable to wear.
December 5, 2013
I have the Hipster in 3 of the printed styles. I decided to try the solid because it goes with everything and it would get me through the winter months.
I have had this bag two weeks and have waited for the shoulder strap to soften up (it is unbearably stiff!) and it has not happened. The strap gets stuck between the armrest and seat of my car and I can barely get it out. On top of that, it doesn't even sit right on my shoulder because it is so stiff. I am taking it back to the store with my receipt and asking what they can do for me because this is not a typical Vera Bradley product.
November 22, 2013
Great Bag For Day And Night
I am just thrilled with this little black bag. It holds a lot and still has a nice slim look to it. Very comfortable on the shoulder or as a cross body leaving hands free. I can fit my large wallet, Vera glasses case and keys inside as well as other incidentals in the large outer zip pocket. The smaller zip pocket holds my cell phone, and there is even a slip pocket in front for small notes or papers. If I need more room, I can pair with one of my Vera totes........even fits inside.......and because of the solid color, it goes with all prints. A very pretty bag for nighttime use as well. You won't be sorry with this one. It's a true winner!
November 12, 2013