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
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
I love everything about the print hipsters-I think own 6 now. I decided to go solid for fall and change it up by purchasing the microfiber black. Bad Decision-I have had this bag for two weeks. The shoulder strap is stiff and uncomfortable. It has not softened up at all. This hipster has a very tight opening and and the whole bag is just stiff and awkward. Nothing about is natural. I thought it would grow on me. I was wrong. I wish I had just returned it right away.
October 11, 2013
I love this bag! Just the right size to carry everything you need! It's also easy to clean.
June 27, 2013
Yes, I like this bag - I have two of them!
I guess the fact that I have two of these bags, one red and one black, says it all. This slim profile, lightweight, handsfree bag is great for everyday use whether it's work, shopping, meeting friends, whatever. I like the versatility of the microfiber fabrics as they "go" with more of one's wardrobe, plus I just like the luxurious feel. The pockets make smaller items (such as keys and phone) easy to get my hands on keep me organized. Great bag!
June 22, 2013
Great in solid colors!
I LOVE this bag! I wear it only as shoulder-strap, not crossbody. I like it because it can look dressy if needed. The outside pockets are a must for me and there are three of them. I would have liked a zippered pocket inside also. I am experimenting as to whether or not the stiff strap will slip off my shoulder. In the prints, the strap is soft fabric and stays on my shoulder. I got the black, only color available. PLEASE make other colors! You used to have a red but from reviews I see it was NOT a TRUE RED, but rather an orange-red which would not be good. How about Navy or Lime Green or True Red or Fuschia? I have many of the prints in various styles and love them, but since I almost always wear a print shirt or blouse, they don't get too much use. Solid colors are great! I can use the fun prints for my wallet, cosmetic case, and all the other smaller items that go in my purse!
June 5, 2013
Just love it !
I change my bags quite frequently. Bought black hipster as a Christmas present to myself:) Have been using it since and got favorable comments too. Holds comfortably my wallet, phone and other basics. Never used as crossbody, always on the shoulder, works for me. Being solid color, will never go out of fashion. Great Buy!
February 25, 2013
cute but not great. not worth the money
Love the microfiber. Love the Chili Pepper color. Hate the shoulder straps....hate that the shoulder straps are on the same side of the bag. It makes it hang wierd. I am so sorry I bought this bag. Hard to get in and out of. The regular hipster is awesome but the microfiber is overpriced and cumbersome
December 28, 2012