Triple Zip Hipster
I love this bag!! I was never into the Hipster as I felt you were limited to only putting flat things in it so it wouldn't jut out awkwardly. This bag has an almost gusset like panel on the sides that allows it to stretch to accommodate your stuff without looking bulky. The middle pocket is great because it puts things midway up the bag so it's not super bulky on the bottom. I was very impressed with how much I could fit in it. All the little pockets are great. I especially love the small slip pocket on the back where my keys go or you could fit a cell phone, but I used it recently when travelling and slipped my hotel key card in there for easy access.
I'm thinking about putting up a video review because there's nothing really out there about this bag and I always find those really helpful. If you're on the fence and need an essentials bag this is great, plus the price is on point. It can also fit an ipad. I got it in African Violet which reads a little deeper in color in person, and I really think it's beautiful. Even though I'm normally not an animal print fan the leopard print isn't really obvious on the exterior print, it just reads the deep blue with the accent colors.
I'm super impressed!
August 13, 2014
Lots of options. Great for organizing and safety.
I love this bag! I just bought another one to go with more of my outfits. The bag allows you to carry your personal items you have to have everywhere and you can keep them organized and safe. There are three zippered compartments, two are outside of the bag. The main bag is zippered with another zippered compartment inside the bag. One of the outside zipped compartments has two pockets to keep small items you want to keep handy within reach like chap/lipstick, pens, a comb, glasses. In the other outside you can put a wallet, cell phone, keys. Or you can use the deep pocket on the other side of the bag for your phone or a water bottle. Lots of options for your personal preference. I can fit my iPad and wallet in the actual bag zipped for safety with plenty of room to spare. And there is another zippered compartment on the inside for more personal stuff. Lots of options. Great for organizing. Great for safety.
August 31, 2014
I just received this hipster in the mail in African Violet and Moon Blooms. Both of these colors are vibrant and gorgeous. I emptied everything I had in my Mandy into this bag and it all fit. Here's what it held. Inside large section there is a back-zip pocket. In this I placed a bunch of keys I have to carry on a lanyard. In the bottom of large section I placed a small VB cosmetic containing a large powder compact, wet-wipes, two small pill boxes with meds, contact case and rewetting drops, lipstick, highlighter and pencil, nail kit, glasses wipes and a couple fem. hygiene items. On top of this I placed my VB tech case with my Ipod and earbuds, reading glasses and VB coin purse filled with tissues. The middle zipper goes about halfway down the bag making it ideal for quick-grab items. I put tic-tacs, lipstick, lipgloss, and rescue inhaler for asthma. The bottom pocket has two long slip pockets. In these I placed pens and calculator and coupons. In main part of this pocket I put my pocket calendar and my VB wristlet (using this as my current wallet). I can fit my checkbook in here too, when needed. Back pocket holds phone. In reality I probably would not carry all of this in this bag but one thing that frustrates me about some crossbodies is that you can't fit extra stuff when you need it, but this can. I also tested this bag to see which pocket would fit my Nook with heavy leather case. It actually fit in all three pockets!! I can use this bag with the Nook or my Jr legal pad-sized planner and still have room for basic necessities by removing some items listed above. This purse reminds me of the VB Neoprene Organizer crossed with the VB Mailbag. For reference, my usual cross-body bags are VB Tablet Hipster and the VB Little Hipster. My favorite shoulder bag is the Mandy and Glenna. I took my chances buying this bag sight-unseen in not only one, but two prints and I am glad I did! You won't go wrong with this bag!
September 10, 2014