Not what I expected
I have this bag in a print fabric and wanted a solid color so ordered the magenta. I love my present bag and expected the same features so imagine my disappontmen when I found no place in the wallet for currency. It has been stitched down. Why??? I'm returning it today.
June 19, 2014
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
Not like the pattern!
The strap are too stiff, there's no money slot inside the compartment near the credit card slot. I owned the pattern version and loved it and wanted something simple that will match any outfit. I'm disappointed! Please make the changes to the strap and bring the money slot back!
April 16, 2014
Love the solid color, but.....
I love the solid color of my new Little Hipster (Lemongrass). I have several in the signature prints and have learned to appreciate this style. However, the strap on this bag must be cardboard as it is extremely stiff and hard to manage. With this exception, I love the concept.......would love it in orange or navy!!
April 2, 2014
Best Little Vera Ever
This is the best little bag that Vera has come out with and I have been using her purses for many years.
February 18, 2014
Received this bag as a Christmas gift and I love it. There is a small magnetic pocket in the back, and the front has a built in wallet. I expected to see the bill slot stitched up from the other reviews, but mine was not! That was a pleasant surprise. The zip compartment at the top is perfect for the essentials. The cobalt color is beautiful in person.
December 23, 2013
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