Monday, May 9, 2016

What is a Crossover Mini Hipster?!

It sounds like some sort of riddle, doesn't it? What is a crossover mini hipster?  One of those vehicles that is a cross between an SUV and a car? No. What is a hipster? A trendy and unconventional young person? No. Or slacks that hang low on your hips?  Nope. None of the above. The riddle is solved. What is black and white and cool all over? My adorable Crossover Mini Hipster bag by Vera Bradley.

Why I Ordered a Mini Hipster Bag

I just received my mini hipster bag and I love it. Since I hate purses, it seems strange to be so excited about this little bag.  But I am excited and I love it so much that I have to tell you about it right away.

I hate purses. I always have.  As an adult, I have carried my driver's license, bank card, and a few dollars in a small ID case.  I carry that case in one pocket and my cell phone in another pocket. As years go by, my cell phones have gotten larger and I find it difficult to carry them in my pocket. 

Recently, I always feel as though I am always juggling; keys, cell phone, and wallet. To solve this problem, I decided to purchase a small bag.  Because I have been so pleased with my tote bags over the years, I browsed the Vera Bradley site first. 

Vera Bradley Crossover Mini Hipster Review

This Vera Bradley Crossover Mini Hipster is made with that same high quality workmanship as their other bags. All of their bags come in an astonishing large variety of colors. I chose the Baroque pattern for my hipster.

My mini hipster has the solid color interior and a snap closure for the flap. The other compartments close with zippers. Please note that some of the mini hipsters have velcro closures rather than snaps. I believe these are the older versions of the mini hipster - perhaps the discontinued colors. 

Crossover denotes the long length of the shoulder strap, so that the bag can be hung across the body, in a hands-free manner.  I am not the biggest fan of crossovers for daily use. Fortunately, this strap is adjustable. I carry it as a small shoulder bag.

I wanted an extremely small bag. While this bag is very small, it is large enough to carry my keys, my ID and bank cards, a few small personal items, and my Samsung 7 inch tablet.  

I have an older version Kindle (the paperwhite) with a lighted leather case. The Kindle fits into the bag, but not completely. The zipper just wouldn't quite close.

If you are looking for a small, convenient, high quality bag for your small items, take a look at the Crossover Mini Hipster by Vera Bradley. You may ending up loving it as much as I love mine.

Vera Bradley demonstrates the mini hipster bag in rosewood color - a variety of photographs and a short video in the crossover bag category on their company website. The video shows the inside pockets and gives a good look at how much space there is (and isn't) in this mini bag.

For new releases, current sales, and other Vera Bradley news, check out their Facebook page.  It is an easy way to stay up-to-date with the new prints and to have access to exclusive online sales.

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  1. Excellent review of the Vera Bradley crossover bag - I can tell you are delighted with your 'mini hipster' bag, Dawn Rae. I have a crossover purse - larger than your mini but just as handy as far as 'hands free' goes. It's definitely the style for me and every woman who would rather not have to carry a purse , so I can see why you prefer it too.

    1. I am delighted. I like it when I discover something I like right away.

  2. What a really neat bag to carry just the necessities and to eliminate the bulky purse! Like you, I stopped carrying a purse years ago, but I do on occasion need a small bag to hold a few things. I am familiar with the quality of Vera Bradley totes, but simply have not looked at the smaller bags. I had no idea there was a crossover mini hipster. Perfect for those of us who hate purses, but sometimes need a little bag.

    1. Thank you. I really am happy that I thought to look for smaller bags on the Vera site. I had no idea before then either. It was such a good find.

  3. Cute! I carry a very small bag, too, and much prefer it to something where the contents disappear to the bottom. This Vera Bradley Mini Hipster looks just right!

    1. I know exactly what you mean about things disappearing at the bottom of large bags. I hate when that happens. It happens in my tote bag occasionally. So annoying.

  4. I think I may just need one of these. I'm going to Rome in a couple of weeks, short notice, but I am going......need one real soon!

    1. Oh GrammieO, I hope you tell us all about your trip to Rome! Safe travels.

  5. Well I carry everything in my pockets and whatever I can fir in my wallet.I just don't think that I would look good carrying around the Mini Hipster!! Although I'm glad you found it and love it,and The Mini Hipster is right for you Dawn. Excellent review Thanks :)

    1. Thanks for the visit - even though purses aren't your cup of tea. ;)

  6. This really does look great. I must consider carrying a smaller purse.

  7. I should carry a smaller purse, but I like to carry everything with me but my desktop computer. I need my phone, my camera, sometimes my kindle, medications, wallet, tissues, a memo pad, pens and pencils, and much more. Were I to downsize, though, this looks like a good choice.

  8. Smaller DIY purse! These purses look so adorable that one may feel happy if you give it to them. I've sewed a DIY handbag for my friend at her birthday and she became very happy. She uses it to carry her smartphone. BTW thank you for the blog!


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