Rated 3 out of 5 by KatefromKent Colour problem
I chose this bag because the colour said Jazzy Blue. What has arrived is a French navy, pretty but not vivid in any way. I already have a pink Purity which is wonderful and just want a bright blue bag for winter. This has great front pockets which easily take my keys and the zipped back pocket will hold 2 small water bottles. I always carry my bags on my left shoulder so turn the bag round and the zips are at the front. will I keep it? Not sure but it is tempting as holds so much.
September 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by jingle123 Design and pattern excellent.
I love the design of this bag and the butterfly print. The handles are just great for over the shoulder but I carry mine on my arm. There are many Kipling bags with handles that do not get in the way of wearing the bag using the over the shoulder strap. There is definitely a bag for everyone and Kipling in my opinion provides this. Well done Kipling as this is one of my favourite styles and of course cannot please everyone. I love the patch pockets which are a good size as I keep my Lumia (in a case) in one of them. There are very few bags on the market that are as organised as Kipling. I notice the key fob on the side where the zip starts to open the bag, no need to whiz the zip all the way across to get at the keys! Brilliant idea. All my bags are Kipling just love the organization.
September 08, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by 2blackcats nice pattern - poor design
purchased the butterfly print - which is lovely. The design of the bag though needs a little more careful thought and should be tested by petite and tall ladies as well as slim and large. I suppose it will suit some people. And why such high postal charges?
September 03, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dogmadperson Bit of a curates egg
Ordered this in black and love the size and shape but....agree with other reviewers that the grab handles simply got in the way and the 'lip' on the back pocket was just annoying. A two way zip would be a considerable advatage too. Loved the elasticated phone pocket. Sadly had to return but would buy again if the above improvements were made!
August 29, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jaysea Dissapointed
I love kipling bags but this design didn't work for me. I like to wear a cross body but this doesn't quite work due to the long handles that are just in the way. As a shoulder bag it looks much better but I have a real issue with Kipling bags having a zip that runs from front to back. This isn't safe because it's easy access for pick pockets in a crowded space. Why not have a double zip so people have a choice which side to open the bag from. I ordered 2 different kipling bags at the same time. Great colours but both going back for pretty much the same reason. So disappointed. Loss of P&P's plus returns costs I've incurred :-(
August 23, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dottietoo Not for me
I am an avid kipling collector and have many, many bags.I desperately wanted the new "rose bloom" print. I purchased this bag as it had the colour I was looking for and at the time was on a OTO price.
I thought it was a good work bag - everything from my current kipling bag (aleyna) went into it and everything was very organised and everything had its own little place.The pockets on the front were a good size and the pocket on the back was perfect for either a kindle or shopping bags.The straps were long enough to go on my shoulders (I'm a size 14/16).
However,I LOVE a cross body bag and this just didn't suit to be worn in this way.it look big,ugly and cumbersome when worn cross body.Plus as much as I said the pocket was on the back was useful - its got a "lip" running over the (tiny) zip and it is a real pain to get in and out of. Unfortunately I think that looks ugly too when filled.
This bag reminds me a lot of another popular kipling bag - the defea.Actually its an improvement on the defea because at least the handles do go over your shoulder - but it really is a defea reinvented.
I hope QVC will stock more of the bloom print and look forward to purchasing one in a cross body style.
August 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Drawingthefuture Good generous arrangement
Quite a large bag and I like the arrangement of the pockets - the two pockets at the front are deep and zipped (therefore secure) and would be handy for phone and small purse. The concealed zipped section is great and a surprise. I did not see all the presentation as it was a OTO (great price) and I had to get my order in quickly before it sold out. The bottom of the main section is lovely and wide making it flat for larger items. I like the choice of straps and often use the shoulder straps so it is good I can take off the cross body one. However all that said I have reluctantly returned it because I chose the wrong colour. I saw a definite blue bag on the screen (the blue roses) and liked the colours and new pattern, but I wish I had bought the more neutral one now as in real life it is not the blue I saw on the screen and the pattern has so little blue on it that I think the name is misleading.
August 19, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by SheMag Not so blue rose
The colour contrast on the blue rose online looks really marked but in real life the blue is much darker. I really liked the stormy look of this bag but it simply doesn't look like that in real life. It's a great bag but I bought it for the colours, so it's gone back today.
August 18, 2016