My new Favorite!
I received this bag in flower shower along with the matching slim coin purse for my birthday and absolutely love them both! The new pvc material is stunning and makes the pattern more vibrant. The scalloped edges are adorable and makes the bag all the more appealing. It looks much better in person. The bag is very roomy and versatile. The more stuff i put into it the more room it makes! no bulkiness whatsoever! The only complaint I have is that I cannot wear it as a cross body bag because it falls at an awkward spot on my hip. I am 5'9 and even at the bag's longest adjustment it just does not look right. However, that does not change my opinion on how fabulous the bag is! Still a must have!
May 6, 2014
Great bag with one reservation
I really do like this bag - I like the PVC material, it really does make the pattern pop. It holds quite a bit for such a small bag. The one reservation I have about the bag is that the middle compartment does not go all the way down to the bottom of the bag and therefore, small items like pens, small note papers, etc. do not stay in their compartment but can go under the middle compartment and that can be annoying. Please VB, secure the middle compartment to the bottom of the bag.
August 2, 2014
I went to the closest Vera Bradley store yesterday to spend a gift card I received for my birthday. I had no intention of buying this hipster (I planned to buy a Vera Tote), but once I saw this it, I had to have it. This cross body is not fabric; its textured PVC, which is new for VB, but I like it. It is light weight and cool to the touch - great for the summer! I also love the flirty scalloped edge in the front. It is remarkably roomy inside, with 3 separate compartments, two open ones with a zippered one in the middle. I can fit make up and Advil in the middle compartment, a wallet and keys in one open compartment, and a small notebook, pen, and my iPad mini in the other open compartment (it is a tight fit, but it does fit...even with a slim cover on it). There is also a back pocket for my cell phone.
To me, this pattern is nicer and more vibrant in person than it is online. There is also a great deal of variation in the pattern and cut on this hipster. The store had 3 of these in stock and each one looked really different - one was predominantly the blue color (this is the one I purchased), one was very orange, and one was mostly green and yellow. I would recommend purchasing from a store, where you can see the actual hipsters, if color and cut matter to you.
Because this is a new material for VB, I was a little leery of how this will hold up compared to VB's fabric bags, but the store assured me that if there are any problems with it after using it for a while, I can bring it back for an exchange or refund. That is good enough for me and the purse was too cute to pass up! I will update this review in the future if I notice any problems with it holding up.
March 22, 2014