If you like small purses, this is a great choice..
I've never wanted to carry everything I own around w/me, but I'm not such a minimalist that a wallet on a cross-body strap would work for me. The Saddle Hipster is pretty close to being the perfect size for what I want w/me. The front pocket holds my keys & iPhone w/room to spare, & I don't have any problem opening the push-lock w/one hand. The back zippered pocket holds my wallet safely next to me. The main compartment is where I'd suggest an improvement…an extra half-inch of width. I have a purse organizer that I move from VB bag to VB bag that holds a mirror, comb, facial blotting tissues, a small bottle of hairspray, hand lotion, a small pill bottle for ibuprofen, a nail file & scissors, my Swiss Army knife, a packet of pix, some business cards, a pair of reading glasses, a pen, & a few random things. In other VB purses the organizer also holds a nail care block (different sides smooth nails differently), a compact w/powder, & a small packet of tissues, but those three things had to come out to make it fit in the Saddle Hipster, as well as a little notebook. The slip pockets in the Saddle Hipster hold a lipstick, lip balm, mints, & some packets of sweetener. There's still room for my sunglasses in their case on top of the purse organizer, so for the most part I'm extremely happy w/the Saddle Hipster & would buy it again if it's made in another print I liked.
July 23, 2014
Great go to bag! but snug =)
great for errands, lip balm, phone, wallet, ear phones, gum and mascara (the little essential things) Its not a bag that will stretch out to fit more things, the zipper will open it self as your walking if its too crowded in there. I love it. There is no room for extras. Allows you to keep your purse clean and not be a portable horder, =) I have other Vera's for that. But this bag I use when going to work,runnig errands, lunch etc
I thought it would be more spacious and maybe with time the fabric will stretch out a little bit but its perfectly fine for me either way.
July 21, 2014
My Everyday Bag
This is my favorite VB bag for everyday use. I own way too many styles that just hang in my closet - not so for this one! I keep my wallet (Euro Wallet) in the back zipper. In the main compartment I keep my mirror cosmetic case, feminine products in a coin purse, manicure set, and tech case (holds chargers and accessories). In the little slip pockets I hold my inhaler, tissues, a pack of gum, a pen, a pencil, and a stylus. My iPad mini fits in the front flap pocket. When not in use, I toss my iPhone (in otter box) in the back zipper with my wallet. There is still room for more! I absolutely love this bag!
July 11, 2014
Great bag but...
I recently bought this in Lola. This bag is amzing, but it is a little bit too flat. The main compatment fits an iPad mini in a neoprene sleeve nicely, but I took the purse to the movies and the mini water bottle did not fit in the bag well.The small slip pockets on the inside are good for earbuds and my mini stylus. The front pocket is perfect for holding my iPhione 4S. I don't understand why people complain that the front pocket is hard to open with one hand. The back compartment holds my wallet, keys, and tech case quite well!
June 5, 2014
Perfect size for me
I have always been a fan of Frannie as I tend to be a minimalist. I had the need for something a bit larger so I tried Clare. I love the Clare style but it was just too large for the amount of things I carry. Then I discovered the Saddle Hipster. I use a Smartphone Wristlet as the wallet in case I want to ditch the bag and go super light, yet it fits nicely inside. I can also carry a Zip ID to contain small objects instead of letting them jangle around. This purse also holds the Travel Pill Case easily, my sunglasses, my reading glasses (ug!) a comb, a pen, earbuds, chapstick and keys. The back zip pouch is perfect for filing those shopping receipts until I return home. The front compartment is a nice size for the larger phone I prefer to carry, even in it's case (when said phone is not in the Smartphone Wristlet!) All this with room to spare. I especially love the fact it is a crossbody, but I have been know to use it as a shoulder bag too. Versatility perfection!
April 28, 2014
simple, practical and stylish!
I have it in Blue Bayou, Canterberry Magenta, Canterberry Cobalt and I just love them all. I wish it came in Petal Paisley as well. I put in my wallet, iphone, keys, coin purse, sunglasses and it still has lots of room to spare. It's perfect for my nook or even if I want to take a few diapers and a small case of wipes for a short trip to the park or store.
April 25, 2014
This bag is small. It doesn't hold much and when you do put your things in it the bag bulges badly. The design also looks too plain. It's missing something and I don't know what. It almost looks like a prototype that snuck out to be released.
March 30, 2014
My New "Go To" Bag!
This has bumped the Mailbag as my favorite VB! After extensive neck and shoulder surgeries, I was looking for a cross body bag a little smaller than the Mailbag, yet could carry all my essentials. The front flap is perfect for my Kindle Paperwhite. The inside holds my phone, zip case for cash and cards, hair brush, EOS lip balm, tissue pack, and charging cords. The back zippered section holds a lanyard with my work keys and another key ring with my library cards, rewards cards, etc. I am sad to see that it's not being produced in the newest colors! Please, Vera Bradley, keep this gem in your lineup!
March 29, 2014
I have a Saddle Hipster in Blue Bayou and it's really not big enough for me. Although it doesn't look it, I think it's smaller than the Hipster. I had a really hard time getting my wallet in and out of it and struggled with the pushlock.
March 27, 2014
Perfect for Mini Tablets
I looked at various styles of Crossbody bags that would allow me to carry my iPad mini securely while still leaving room for other essentials. The Little Hipster almost fit the bill, as the iPad mini just fit Into the main compartment, but there was no room to carry much else....and the Tablet Hipster was just way too big for my small frame. This Saddle Hipster came up a winner in my search! The front push lock closure pocket perfectly accommodates my iPad mini in its folding case....it slides into this pocket like a glove, securely holding the iPad in place. The inner compartments give me ample room to carry my other belongings. I paired this bag with a matching mini zip-around wallet to hold my credit cards, cash and change....its slim silhouette allows it to fit into the main part of the bag without taking up barely any room at all. The adjustable, flat strap is comfortable and allows you to easily accommodate any thickness of clothing you might be wearing. The rounded edges of this bag give it a soft, feminine look. This is the perfect bag for anyone who wants to tote along their mini tablet but still be hands free with a Crossbody style!
March 21, 2014