Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 612
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyColors Perfect "tourist bag"; holds so much, but slim!
I just returned from overseas & am so glad I bought the Triple-Zip Hipster for my crossbody purse! The design is more square than the regular Hipster, making it easier to access everything at the bottom of the bag. But the real design winner is the zippered compartments that let you separate your stuff for quick access. The top zippered area ends about halfway down the bag, helping maintain a flatter profile (for ex, my camera went there, but b/c that pocket is shorter & keeps the camera from ending up at the bottom of the bag, it spreads out the bulk vertically). For security as a tourist, you can wear the bag with all the zippers facing your body, & then you still have an easily accessed non-zip pocket on the other side for tissues or a water bottle. I rated the quality a 4 rather than 5 for one easily worked-around reason (not a quality issue per se, but a design issue): it's best if you begin zipping the main compartment using two hands so you don't stress the zipper's starting point--use one hand to hold it firmly as you pull the zip tab away, giving it a gentle start. No big deal.
(Airline-travel note: I put the empty Triple-Zip Hipster into my carry-on bag to be used after I arrived; my carry-on was the Grand Cargo and my "personal item" was the Cargo Sling b/c I wanted access to more items in flight than the Triple-Zip Hipster would hold.)
I also have to put in a plug for 5-star VB customer service in getting me this bag on time although I had forgotten to add it to my prior order. I was impressed by CS before, but this bag order sealed the deal--VB may be a huge company, but when I'm speaking with their reps on the phone, I feel as if I'm talking to a local, small store that cares about its customers.
March 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by stephthomas14 LOVE this bag
I bought this bag the other day and I must say...I absolutely LOVE it! The bag has a ton of pockets and I love the one on the back the perfectly fits by cell phone. I loose my phone all the time, so this is perfect for me. I love the length of the strap. I'm definitely a cross-body girl. The print is adorable Ziggy Zinnia. The ONLY thing I would change about the bag is making it just a little wider. I use the Turn-Lock wallet and it fits, but it could use a little more room. I honestly don't think you could go wrong with this bag! It's a perfect mix between the Hipster and Mailbag. :)
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fleurygirl Just the right size
I absolutely love the Triple Zip Hipster! I have 6 of them now and my newest favorite pattern is Rosewood...it will go with just about every color that I wear in the fall and winter. I tried the large hipster but I simply couldn't get everything I needed into it since I had been used to carrying the Villager and then the Mandy so I gave those hipsters to my granddaughters and they love them. But then came the Triple Zip Hipster and all my problems were solved...a nice slim, crossbody with 2 slip pockets inside, a zipper pocket in the main zippered compartment, an outside slip pocket for my car keys, and 2 large zippered compartments . This bag can hold my iPhone, my keys, my Wristlet, my zip id, a small makeup case, pens and pencils, my checkbook and so many other items that I can't leave home without. I think the Triple Zip Hipster is possibly the best bag that Vera Bradley has created and believe me, I have bought and used many of them so Thanks, Vera...this one is a winner!!
November 6, 2015