Cute alternative to traditional Vera Bradley
I purchased this bag in Fanfare Fans. After long and careful consideration between that and the Flutterby Butterflies I decided that the Fanfare was the more practical pattern for versatility even though I loved the fun bright purple in the Flutterby. After I received my Fanfare Fans scalloped hipster I was so in love with the look and the functionality of it that I ended up purchasing the Flutterby as well. I normally carry a turn-lock wallet in my purses (typical bags I carry rotate between the Mandy, the mailbag and the convertible crossbody) so this hipster is smaller than what I tend to carry and I also decided to purchase the BB collection Slim Coin Purses in matching patterns as a wallet alternative. In the scalloped hipster I was actually able to fit all of the items that I was carrying in my Mandy minus the turn-lock wallet. In the back compartment in the divided interior I had a BB collection slim coin purse with all my loyalty/club/punch cards, a zip ID case with my drivers license, cash, coins, debit card and biggby coffee card and my checkbook in a VB cover (all the contents of turn-lock wallet). There was still room in the back section if I wanted to bring my kindle (which is in a vera small e-reader cover). Middle zippered section held an ink pen, gum and dental floss. front open pocket held lip balm (probably 3-4 at a time), small pack of tissues, vera pocket papers, travel sized hand lotion, small bath and body hand sanitizer, a tune-in case with 2 pair of earbuds inside and a travel size bottle of advil. I was AMAZED at the amount of stuff I could cram into what appeared to be this tiny bag. It held its shape nicely only just looking a little like I had too much in there when I carried the kindle. This little guy holds the same amount while not looking so "duffel bag" as my husband likes to refer to my vera purses. So all in all I say this is an awesome alternative to traditional VB fabric bags!
May 31, 2014
My new Favorite!
I received this bag in flower shower along with the matching slim coin purse for my birthday and absolutely love them both! The new pvc material is stunning and makes the pattern more vibrant. The scalloped edges are adorable and makes the bag all the more appealing. It looks much better in person. The bag is very roomy and versatile. The more stuff i put into it the more room it makes! no bulkiness whatsoever! The only complaint I have is that I cannot wear it as a cross body bag because it falls at an awkward spot on my hip. I am 5'9 and even at the bag's longest adjustment it just does not look right. However, that does not change my opinion on how fabulous the bag is! Still a must have!
May 6, 2014
Disappointed in quality
When I noticed that Vera was offering a new type of material for their products, I was ecstatic. I ordered the scalloped hipster and a matching wallet online in hope that it would be easier to clean than my fabric bags. After carrying this hipster for a few months, I noticed that the rubberized seam/piping was beginning to split in several different places. I have had other Vera products that I have used for over three years that still look better than this practically brand new bag. I am severely disappointed in the textured PVC quality, especially considering the price I paid for the set. It is one of the cutest purses I have ever owned and sadly I am already having to retire it. I would not recommend this purse to anyone who carries a purse frequently.
August 13, 2014