Wonderful size, love the built in wallet, but....
For me this purse is awesome!! I downsized several years ago after having a purse stolen, along with "my life" which I carried inside. I love the size, the cross body design and the built in wallet. The one thing that would make this purse the "ultimate" purse would be to add a small zipper compartment inside the front flap of the wallet section for change. Otherwise it is great!
November 27, 2013
Great purse but needs a few changes to be perfect!
I bought a printed version of this purse and absolutely loved it--perfect size, side pocket with magnet closure for my phone, wallet side pocket for dollar bills, credit cards, and change. Then I bought the black Little Hipster thinking it would be exactly like my printed version. I could not believe that the place for the dollar bills had been stitched down the middle. I took it to my seamstress and got those stitches taken out. So now it works great for me, but we should not have to alter the bag to make it workable. The company really needs to fix this before producing more. I would also like them to change the strap to a soft fabric as other reviewers have suggested. Please, Vera, make these changes for us!
September 6, 2013
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
I Love It!
The Little Hipster is perfect for scaling down to a smaller bag for weekends. The classic shape in black is perfect for daytime or for any event in the evening. I like the more structured strap and keep it short to make a it a perfect shoulder bag. It fits well into my Vera Bradley totes so I am using it through the week as well. I am especially happy to see it in black and lined with such a nice fabric. I use a very small wallet for my money and a collapsible brush. Phone, wallet, vitamin container fit well in the center section with space for keys. It's great!
July 27, 2013
Different than same style with pattern
I love my little hipster in the print fabric. I was thrilled to see that it was made in black. I ordered it from the signature store since they did not have any in stock so I did not see it before ordering it. I was disappointed when I received it.
It is NOT the exactly the same. This one does not have the bill pocket behind the card slots as my regular little hipster has. On this one, behind the credit card slots are two deep pockets. What would have been the bill slot is sen in half vertically along the line of division between the slots for cards. There is no slot for bills but it states above under "details & care tips" that there is one: " Front zip-around compartment has three card slips, bill pocket and ID window". I want the bill pocket & wonder if mine was sewn wron perhaps.
The strap would be fine if the creases weren't there from being folded up before reaching me & if there was not a crease where it had been buckled before I extended the strap. Maybe they will go away if it is ironed. Not sure.
I wish I knew if mine missing the bill pocket was a fluke, if so, I would return for another.
May 25, 2013
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
Better in Print Fabric
I saw the Little Hipster in the print fabrics and loved it. Decided to get it in black, but was very surprised and disappointed to discover that it costs twenty dollars more for plain black fabric and the strap is stiff and uncomfortable. The print version has a softer strap.
March 4, 2013
Wonderful little bag
I bought this mainly because of the color. This litle bag will be great for my upcoming cruise. I can fit my camera and all my accesories in this bag. I gave this 4 stars because of the straps. The straps are stiff and alittle thicker than I would have liked. All in all I love it. Hoping now that they are making more in black they will change little details.
January 27, 2013