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
Cute, Fashionable, and Functional
I have various patterns in the Large Hipster, Little Hipster, Mini Hipster, and Little Flap Hipster, but I like the Saddle Hipster much better than the Large Hipster. One day, I decided to purchase the Saddle Hipster and give it a try. I got it in Jazzy Blooms and I absolutely love it. The colors are so bright and beautiful and this style of hipster is so much more fashionable than the Large Hipster. For the longest time, I use to think that the Saddle Hipster was too flat. Some of the other reviewers have stated.the same, but once I got it and loaded my things inside, I had a different attitude toward the bag. It can hold a lot of essentials that I carry with me. In the front flap pocket I keep my HTC Evo 3D phone with hardshell case, a pack of gum, and mints. In the main compartment, I keep a VB Clip Zip ID, VB Coin Purse, trial size Bath and Body Works lotion, and my keys. In one of the slip pockets I keep a manicure set, in the other slip pocket I keep a small package of tissue, and a VB calculator. Also, I have a VB gel pen in each slip pocket. In the back zipper pocket I keep VB Pocket Papers, a checkbook with VB Cover, a few personal items if needed. I am so glad that I decided to give this bag a try and I plan to purchase more of this style hipster. Thanks VB for always adding creativity to your products.
January 26, 2014
I love this bag! Many other peoples comments made me think that this bag would be to small, but its really not. I can carry my gum, lip balm, phone and tissues in the two inside pockets. The front pocket latch is very easy to open so don't worry if you think it will be hard to open. Also in the main pocket i carry my wristlet and it fits just fine. In the back zipper pocket i keep my keys and other things I might need. DO NOT let any other posters make you think this bag isn't wide enough because it is. Many people say that that the strap isn't long enough but it does have a extender. I got this bag in heather and it's perfect.
October 14, 2013
Bigger than it looks!
I bought this bag for my recent vacation. I was mildly concerned it wouldn't be big enough to carry all I needed it to. Im used to a much larger bag. But I was pleasantly surprised! It held everything I needed it to an more! Even my bulky sunglass case! I was and am thrilled by this! LOL I Especially love the pocket in the front! I used this for my cell phone and it was fantastic. Easy to open and held my phone securely! I wasn't heavy or bulky with all the walking we did and just felt nice to carry. I also have the Hipster and would actually use this bag over that one! Love it!
August 27, 2013
Love this bag!
I love this purse! I disagree with a previous reviewer that its too flat, it's perfect for me. I love it! Again! I have it in lola, it was a b-day present. I'm a little small, so it fits me perfectly. I love it, and will be looking for more great quality items. I also LOVE the Lola pattern. My personal fav!
August 22, 2013
Perfect for everyday, shopping and ballpark use!
First - I just love the rounded corners of this bag. REALLY softens the look. Unlike the other posters it holds ALL of my items without any issues. The back zipper pocket contains my lip balm, gum, pill case and keys. My cellphone sits perfect in the inside slip pocket. Tissues are in the other. I carry a small wallet much like the size of the ID case and I put that in the main compartment with room to spare! I have no problems with the front push lock at all and like my sunglasses there so they are out of the way without getting scratched on anything. Most concerts, football and baseball stadiums now restrict how big of a bag you can carry in. This is GREAT for those times also. Plus it is a crossbody! What more could you want?
Do not let the other posters scare you away from getting this bag. If the hipster is just too big for you than this big will be perfect. I bought in Heather and LOVE IT! Looking forward to the new fall colors and hope Bittersweet will be available soon!
August 9, 2013
This is about my sixth Vera bag this year, I just found this website in January. I have always loved Coach, but now Vera Bradley is my favorite. I purchased this bag in Heather and also purchased the Euro wallet to match. This is my favorite bag so far. Love the front buckle pocket for my HTC one phone in a case, and it fits just fine. The interior pockets are great for sunglasses or readers. The outside zipper pocket is great for cosmetics. I get compliments on it almost daily. I honestly have to say this is the most favorite purse I have carried, and I have bought ALOT of purses!
August 8, 2013