NOT LIKE THE ORIGINAL
I bought this back because I like my original Little Hipster so much and wanted something in Black for the winter and to look a little dressier. I was EXTREMELY disappointed that the front zip pocket has NO place for your "dollar" bills. It is stitched; therefore, you have to carry something for your bills. That's one reason I want an organizer bag--I don't have to carry a wallet. Please change this Vera Bradley and I will buy it rather than returning it. Also, the stiffer strap is not a problem for me.
August 18, 2013
Perfect little purse on the go
I purchased Little Hipster in Cobalt at a nearby Hallmark store about two weeks ago. I love it and use it every day! I own a Hipster, a Clare, and a Little Flap Hipster, but Little Hipster is my favorite among these crossbody time purses.
If you don't carry a lot of things, Little Hipster is the perfect purse. I can put all my essentials (keys, meds, bandaids and neosporin, hand sanitizer, and feminine products) in the main compartment and I put my huge galaxy s5 in the back pocket. It doesn't hold much compared to Hipster or Clare, but that keeps it from getting too heavy and bulky. I can't carry a heavy purse, so it's a huge plus that Little Hipster keeps me from putting more weight on my shoulders.
I read some reviews here that there was no slot for bills on this microfiber version, and I wanted to check it out in person before I purchase it. The cobalt microfiber purse I got has a bill slot! The store didn't have other colors, so I'm not sure if it's only the black microfiber that doesn't have a slot. By the way, the wallet section doesn't have a zipped compartment, so I use a zip ID case to store my coins and some store rewards cards.
One thing I hope VB will make a change in the future is the stiffness of the strap. It got used to it (so I still give the purse five starts) but it'll be nice if VB come up with a replacement.
April 25, 2014
great little hipster
This is a perfect handbag. It is very classy in black. I know the other reviewers did not like the thick, stiff strap but it is perfect as far as I am concerned. I do wear it crossbody and the thick strap keeps it in place and does not allow the purse to keep turning upside down. It is perfect for me as I do not want to carry tons with me but want to carry the essentials. It has a perfect little, magnet closed side pocket for my smart phone so I can grab it easily. The zippered part carries 2 sets of keys, my checkbook, sunglasses, women items, etc. The built-in wallet carries everything else, including change/dollar bills. Great purse!
March 16, 2013