Great for everyday activities!
I love this hipster! I use it almost every day, and it works just like a purse. All of my Vera Bradley items are in this color because I love it so much! I really wish they hadn't retired it.
July 10, 2014
Perfect for a MacBook Air
It's not just for tablets ... A MacBook Air fits perfectly in the main compartment, and an iPad and mouse in the front flap section. Love it :-)
July 6, 2014
If you're buying this to use as a "purse", I'd choose something more fashionable in shape. I purchased this bag to use like a "brief case" or "computer case" for my tablet. The front slip pocket is intended to hold the thin tablet, but I keep my tablet in one of those folding cases that also allows you to stand it up, so it's thicker, so it fits really well in the larger back compartment. There is a large outside pocket on the back, too, which is perfect to hold important papers as you would in a brief case. Yet, it's small, light and easy to carry around. Even with the tablet in the large compartment, there is still room for car keys and other thin items like a small wallet, lip color, sunglasses, etc.
June 26, 2014
I bought my tablet hipster last week (Ribbons) and used it this past weekend. I was able to fit my ipad mini with cover, a large wallet, keys, a small cosmetic bag, and my iphone without any issues. The bag bulges slightly but this is not an issue for me. I love the table hipster and will be buying it in another color for sure.
May 27, 2014
Fits the Surface Products!
Just got this as a gift for my Surface 2 and I love it! My Surface has a leather folio and it still fits nicely. I love that there are two outside compartments for other essentials. I plan to use it without my Surface as well.
May 6, 2014
For Tablet & So Much More
MY PATTERN: DOGWOOD (Lovely!)
Anymore, I seldom go anywhere without my iPad. This works beautifully as "I-don't-need-everything-with-me-quick-go-purse" with outside sleeve/pocket for a standard tablet. (Has long, adjustable, crossover single handle. The outside tablet pocket has separate magnetic flap closure. I love the easy access AND protection for my tablet. Note: Tablet will fit in outside sleeve with a magnetic protector on it--does not fit with bulky protector/case. This handy bag fits in my large Vera bags for easy access. I can get all my essentials in this. It holds anything that is relatively FLAT. My must-haves include: iPhone, keys, 2-3 credit cards, ID, & cash. reading glasses, 2-3 tissues, small powder compact & a lipstick, tiny pill case, tiny pen & paper, & of course, the tablet. THIS HOLDS ALL THESE THINGS without looking over-stuffed.
CONS: 1. It's not balanced while free-standing & it tends to lean outward a bit while wearing. 2. It can easily look over-stuffed & that really detracts. If you're using it JUST AS TABLET CASE, IT HOLDS EVERYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR TABLET. I'm considering buying a second one---I really need to "lighten my load". This is perfect.
April 11, 2014
Good idea, but....
The other reviewers are right. If you have your iPad or iPad mini in the pocket, it tips forward. There is no zip on that pocket or way to hold it together. So that makes you a little hesitant to carry things that way. Put it in the bag itself. I'm a little bit like meh... on this one. I think it's a great idea and I really wanted to like it, but it's just ok. I hope to see something great from the minds of VB for this type of style in the future. This is just ok. I'll make it work, but for the cost, I would hope it's something I would be able to use and use well. I can see where the fabric strap will be flimsy for carrying things if I add to my items in this hipster. It's not terrible and I'm glad to have another VB to organize me, but it's by no means great.
March 25, 2014
All vera products are lifetime guarantee. That is a purse lifetime but I had one for almost two years and it started fraying and they replaced it for free. A tip to extend the life of your purses/bags is when you first get them, before the first use turn them inside out and soak them with spray starch. let them dry then do the outside. repeat every time you have to wash them. This was a trick from my grandmother who loved vera.
February 18, 2014
Great purse, but strap placement problematic
Love my tablet hipster and have been recommending it to everyone. Bought it about 4 months ago and carry it daily. It holds everything wonderfully - with or without my iPad2. I was worried about the unbalanced feel when I carried it on my shoulder due to the straps being attached on one side, but got used to it and decided it wasn't a big deal. Until today, when I looked down and saw that the fabric around the straps had begun to rip where the weight of the bag (& I'll admit that I do keep a lot it in, but no more than one might expect) has caused the unbalanced bulk to pull away from the straps. Very sad, as I'm not sure how I'll repair it so I can keep carrying it. So, a great bag as long as you keep the contents light. But I'm afraid I can't wholeheartedly recommend it anymore.
January 28, 2014
Initially I bought the large hipster. Because I'm petite at 5"0 I found it to long even with the adjustable bag. Took me a while to try this bag. I don't use it for a tablet. I use it as a regular purse. This bag is my favorite out of all the bags so much so I have 4 in different patterns. The organization is great. Easy to find things.
I'm only giving this 4 stars because the depth of the bag would be perfect if it where 1 or 2 inches wider with the same width and height.
January 10, 2014