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Kipling Defea Handbag

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  • Versatile and edgy, the Defea Medium Handbag from Kipling® boasts a style that is unsurpassed.
  • Made from water-resistant crinkle nylon for rugged durability with fashionable style.
  • Adjustable, detachable shoulder strap and dual carry handles allow for versatile carrying options.
  • Front of bag features two zippered pockets that also include a diagonal zipper and flap compartment secured by hook-and-loop closure for holding your smaller accessories.
  • Two side pouches with hook-and-loop closure and back zippered pocket offer additional storage for smaller items such as your ID or a parking voucher.
  • Main zippered compartment contains a cell phone pocket, a personal electronic pocket, three pen sleeves, and a key clasp.
  • Comes with signature Kipling monkey key chain.
  • Weight: 1.4 lbs.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Bottom Width: 14 in
    • Depth: 6 12 in
    • Height: 9 12 in
    • Strap Length: 22 in
    • Strap Drop: 11 in
    • Handle Length: 7 in
    • Handle Drop: 7 in
    • Weight: 1 lb 4.75 oz

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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Versatile and edgy, the Defea Medium Handbag from Kipling® boasts a style that is unsurpassed.
  • Made from water-resistant crinkle nylon for rugged durability with fashionable style.
  • Adjustable, detachable shoulder strap and dual carry handles allow for versatile carrying options.
  • Front of bag features two zippered pockets that also include a diagonal zipper and flap compartment secured by hook-and-loop closure for holding your smaller accessories.
  • Two side pouches with hook-and-loop closure and back zippered pocket offer additional storage for smaller items such as your ID or a parking voucher.
  • Main zippered compartment contains a cell phone pocket, a personal electronic pocket, three pen sleeves, and a key clasp.
  • Comes with signature Kipling monkey key chain.
  • Weight: 1.4 lbs.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Bottom Width: 14 in
    • Depth: 6 12 in
    • Height: 9 12 in
    • Strap Length: 22 in
    • Strap Drop: 11 in
    • Handle Length: 7 in
    • Handle Drop: 7 in
    • Weight: 1 lb 4.75 oz
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Kipling Defea Handbag

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4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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First of all, I love Kipling purses. They are quality made, light weight, and last forever. This bag is no exception. I like that it has pockets, but not so many that I would get confused when looking for things. Can you tell that I don't think numerous pockets, slots etc.. add to a bag. This is one of the simpler of the larger Kipling bags. The only thing that I didn't like was the handles. I am very very short and because the handles are so long, they hang down, causing the strap to touch the floor. The handles were a nuisance, falling over the zipper opening. I wasn't about to adjust the strap every time I wanted to wear it Bandolareo style, which I do most of the time. I was all set to return it. :-( and hubby and I after a lot of consideration (and I don't advise this for any one else ..), with a single edge razor, he sliced off the four handles from the rubber/plastic that they were sewn into. We held our breathes and guess what, it was a piece of cake and with a little careful trimming, the handle problem has disappeared. So now I have just the bright red casual bag that I wanted for a long time, and I am thrilled. So thrilled that I am going to order a black one too, and perform the same surgery. Again, if you like the handles and/or are uncomfortable with altering the bag, don't!

I'd also recommend: Dooney, Longchamp, Perlina

  • from San Francisco, CA
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love Kipling bags, but this is the first one that I felt looked nice enough to use for work. I own it in black, which is always dressier, and I removed the shoulder strap. I was surprised how easy it was to carry with one hand; I always wore cross-body bags before. As far as weight and organization, these bags can't be beat. I try nicer leather bags for a day and always switch back.

  • from New York City
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love this purse! I looked for months for the perfect purse to hold my cell phone, iPod, and work card keys in easily accessible but secure spots and the front pockets on this were perfect! It's big enough to carry a wallet, camera, water bottle, etc., but not so big that it's like carrying a suitcase. Highly recommend and I plan to purchase in other colors for other seasons.

  • from Chapin, SC
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I really like this bag. It is very user friendly. Plenty of pockets on the outside. All zippered for security. I have 2 Kipling handbags. The fabric never wears out!

I'd also recommend: Stick with Kipling. They make other products as well.

  • from Owings Mills MD
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love this purse...bright red, well made, and lots of pockets. I have several other Kiplings and over the years Kipling have continued to maintain their excellent quality. The zippers slide beautifully and I like the contrast between the color of the purse and the large silver zippers. I rated this bag 4 stars instead of 5 because I am under 5' tall and when I carry it by the handles, the shoulder strap hits the floor. I don't want to have to keep adjusting the strap every I put it over my shoulder. This would be fine for a taller person, but not for us shorties. It is a minor point for most people, but not me. If the handles had been a few inches shorter that would have solved my problem and they still would be comfortable to wear over my shoulder. The red is gorgeous and I will be using this bag regularly. Thanks again to Zappos for fast service and excellent customer service.

  • from San Francisco, CA
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