Perfect Size for the Essentials
First things first, I am not a large bag person. Prior to purchasing this hipster, I had only been using a wristlet. However, I found that my Vera Bradley wristlet was unable to carry all the essentials. I came to the conclusion that I needed to look for another bag. I personally do not like carrying purses, so I was instantly drawn to this cross-body design. I believe this bag is beautiful, as well as functional. It is able to hold everything I need and then some. I am able to fit a Vera Bradley wristlet, my lanyard and keys, my zip ID, some pencils and pens, and a book with some space left over. In addition, the front pocket is perfect for holding my iPhone 5S. I love how many pockets there are on this bag and it helps to keep everything organized. If you are looking for a small bag to carry your essentials then this is the bag for you.
July 30, 2014
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
I bought this bag in the Go Wild pattern. The black and yellow color wave is so versatile. I don't like big purses, so this is a perfect size. I carry two check books, the small Vera cosmetic (in the matching Go Wild, of course), a very slim wallet, and a few other small odds and ends. The outside zipper pocket (or inside) is great for the Samsung Galaxy Phone with an Otter Box and also for keys. I don't use the push-lock closure pocket because I find that time-consuming to fasten. I think zipper pockets are more secure.The front push-lock pocket would hold several slim items. I love that I can use it cross-body for hands-free shopping or as a shoulder bag!
July 27, 2014