I love this bag! Many other peoples comments made me think that this bag would be to small, but its really not. I can carry my gum, lip balm, phone and tissues in the two inside pockets. The front pocket latch is very easy to open so don't worry if you think it will be hard to open. Also in the main pocket i carry my wristlet and it fits just fine. In the back zipper pocket i keep my keys and other things I might need. DO NOT let any other posters make you think this bag isn't wide enough because it is. Many people say that that the strap isn't long enough but it does have a extender. I got this bag in heather and it's perfect.
October 14, 2013
Bigger than it looks!
I bought this bag for my recent vacation. I was mildly concerned it wouldn't be big enough to carry all I needed it to. Im used to a much larger bag. But I was pleasantly surprised! It held everything I needed it to an more! Even my bulky sunglass case! I was and am thrilled by this! LOL I Especially love the pocket in the front! I used this for my cell phone and it was fantastic. Easy to open and held my phone securely! I wasn't heavy or bulky with all the walking we did and just felt nice to carry. I also have the Hipster and would actually use this bag over that one! Love it!
August 27, 2013
Love this bag!
I love this purse! I disagree with a previous reviewer that its too flat, it's perfect for me. I love it! Again! I have it in lola, it was a b-day present. I'm a little small, so it fits me perfectly. I love it, and will be looking for more great quality items. I also LOVE the Lola pattern. My personal fav!
August 22, 2013
Perfect for everyday, shopping and ballpark use!
First - I just love the rounded corners of this bag. REALLY softens the look. Unlike the other posters it holds ALL of my items without any issues. The back zipper pocket contains my lip balm, gum, pill case and keys. My cellphone sits perfect in the inside slip pocket. Tissues are in the other. I carry a small wallet much like the size of the ID case and I put that in the main compartment with room to spare! I have no problems with the front push lock at all and like my sunglasses there so they are out of the way without getting scratched on anything. Most concerts, football and baseball stadiums now restrict how big of a bag you can carry in. This is GREAT for those times also. Plus it is a crossbody! What more could you want?
Do not let the other posters scare you away from getting this bag. If the hipster is just too big for you than this big will be perfect. I bought in Heather and LOVE IT! Looking forward to the new fall colors and hope Bittersweet will be available soon!
August 9, 2013
This is about my sixth Vera bag this year, I just found this website in January. I have always loved Coach, but now Vera Bradley is my favorite. I purchased this bag in Heather and also purchased the Euro wallet to match. This is my favorite bag so far. Love the front buckle pocket for my HTC one phone in a case, and it fits just fine. The interior pockets are great for sunglasses or readers. The outside zipper pocket is great for cosmetics. I get compliments on it almost daily. I honestly have to say this is the most favorite purse I have carried, and I have bought ALOT of purses!
August 8, 2013
Went to my fave VB store to compare two OTHER bags I saw on line - the Lizzy and the Clare. Lizzy was too small, great pockets - I just needed a little more room. Clare however was too big and almost 'puffy' for a cross-body bag. I wanted a bag that was going to be pretty flat, even with my stuff in it. Came across the Saddle Hipster! Great pockets, locking front and nice long strap! It was EXACTLY what I was looking for! Got the Euro wallet as well and it fits perfectly!
August 5, 2013
Cute, but too small
Got this adorable little gal as a gift, and while she's cute and has a lot of great features, she's just too small for me.
Pluses: two nice sized slip pockets inside, and a back zip pocket (like Hipster)! I also like the narrower strap in comparison to Hipster, Clare and On The Go.
Cons: Outside flap pocket is cute but I need two hands to open the clasp - maybe I'm just uncoordinated - but it's not easy to get into. But more importantly ... *no* expansion!!
I don't like to carry a large bag, so I purposely don't lug much around. Even so, I could not fit all my stuff into the Saddle Hipster. I use a Tech case for money and cards; that plus keys, a small, old-fashioned cell phone, mints, a pen and my sunglasses were about all that would fit - I had to leave some stuff at home!
If she had a width of about 2" it would help.
Sadly, I might have to exchange this one.
(Clare is still my favorite...put a back zip on her and she would be just about perfect!)
July 24, 2013
Love the NEW Saddle Hipster
I am the most critical bag shopper around. There is always something about a bag I don't like, in fact I think a lot of women are like me. That being said, I love this new Saddle Hipster. I don't carry much but it all fits fine. I use the front flap pocket for my iPhone in it's case and my keys. My full sized wallet fits perfectly along with my items in the two pockets.
I bought it in Coco Moss and Heather and love them both. Try it you may like it too!
July 23, 2013
This cute crossbody is flat and compact, so no, it is not for schelpping around mama bag items, but I like the slim profile for my urban lifestyle. It does fit my vera turnlock wallet ( horizontally or vertically), a compact, lipgloss/ other small items and an iphone w/ otterbox. There, now you know what's in my bag. The flap lifts to a small compartment, but it is big enough to hold the otterbox although not much else. I love it.
July 18, 2013
it needs a bottom
this is a cute cute bag, but I am returning it. it is flat...there is no base to it so pretty much you cannot carry anything in it unless what you carry is flat. my wallet would not fit--got a different one but it doesn't fit either. pretty much if you carry nothing with you (which lets face it who carries nothing) this would be perfect. love the look of it--hate that you cannot put anything in it. going to trade it in for another regular hipster--its the only style I carry. please Vera--make some more bags with longer handles--some of us do not actually want to 'carry' our bags, we want them to stay nicely on our shoulders.
July 18, 2013