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Haiku City Satchel Reviews

86 reviews
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Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

85 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/29/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I bought a 7" tablet, with all my purses I didn't have the perfect one for carrying the tablet. This purse is perfect. It is very light-weight so when I put my "stuff" and the tablet in, it isn't heavy. Works well as cross-body, too.

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/19/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I got this bag to replace my "to go" bag after I bought my iPad, thinking that the bag would be just enough bigger to hold the iPad. To my surprise, it really is no bigger, and the iPad doesn't really fit with a cover on. Too bad, because I really like the bag, but I am afraid I have to return it.

Additional 66 City Satchel Haiku Reviews

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December 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

I love this purse! It is just the right size, has lots of pockets, and it's really well made. The colors are rich, and it's cute. I will buy this brand again. The only slight con is that the strap slips off my shoulder a lot. Not sure what the fix for that would be.

Brands I'd also recommend: Kavu

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 4, 2011

Jill T

from Minneapolis

Love this bag! A place for everything and everything in its place, including my iPad. I searched purposely for a bag that would accommodate my iPad and this was perfect. Great that it's named for lovely Japanese poetry, too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 8, 2011

S. T

 

This is a great bag and the video on Zappos does it justice. It is roomy, and has many zippered pockets both on the inside and outside. I have the gray one with light blue strap and get many compliments on it. My friend couldn't take her eyes off it, and ordered the exact same one, which is a comment on just how nice this bag is. If you want something roomy, cross shoulder and just a little off beat, this is the bag for you.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Cody, WY

I have the bamboo purse made of the faux suede. I love it, the color and size is just perfect. I love that you can wear the purse across the chest or off the shoulder. It is super cute and not as bulky as it looks on the model wearing it. I can fit all of my belongings (I carry a lot) and it still does not look bulky. This is a purse that you can dress up or down. The quality seems very good thus far. I am not too sure about the new nylon material. The faux suede is great and I would recommend it to anyone, better hurry though. I have been looking around and it looks like Haiku is going away from that look to the newer nylon.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 3, 2011

Anonymous

from La La Land

This bag is exactly what I expected size and style-wise thanks to the video demonstration. It's made from recycled plastic bottles and is a backpack like material, tough but stylish, perfect for a tech-girl. The pockets are perfectly sized for cell phones, work IDs, chapsticks, etc., and have kept me organized! Two small issues: the strap doesn't seem to stay adjusted. It's easy to grab half the strap and make an unscheduled adjustment to the length. I ordered another Haiku purse in a different style that did not do this, so not sure why the buckle seems loose. Also--if you use your purse while driving a lot, be aware that there isn't much structure to the zippers--they're soft--so they don't close well with one hand while multi-tasking. Otherwise, very happy!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 31, 2011

Carolyn

from Seattle, WA

This is a very handy everyday bag or for traveling. It's what I would consider a standard purse size. It's not a giant purse where you stuff in a sweater and lunch. It's big enough to hold camera, phone, wallets, snack, book, make-up bag, and even a water bottle if you don't mind it sticking out. The zippered pockets are great. I got it for a trip to Naples where I feared the pickpockets would outsmart my regular purse. I'm happy to report that I and the purse survived.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fossil Keypers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 19, 2011

Laura G

from Charlotte, NC

I got this bag to replace my "to go" bag after I bought my iPad, thinking that the bag would be just enough bigger to hold the iPad. To my surprise, it really is no bigger, and the iPad doesn't really fit with a cover on. Too bad, because I really like the bag, but I am afraid I have to return it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sherpani

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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October 12, 2011

Anonymous

from Buffalo, NY

I love this bag. I love that all the pockets zip shut. It's really attractive and spacious.

Brands I'd also recommend: patagonia, overland equipment

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 9, 2011

Rebecca D

from St. Louis, MO

I agree that this is a casual bag and I bit high for that, but it is a great bag. The large back pocket is large enough to fit a Kindle or an iPad. The smaller front pockets are great for kiddos snacks or phones (with the zippers open I have even used them to hold bottles). This coolest "mom" purse I have seen. I have gotten many compliments from a variety of people, many of whom were surprised that is not suede/leather.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Indiana

Love this purse! It is so cute and I get lots of kudos everywhere I go. I am so glad to have finally found a crossbody purse that is big enough to hold my stuff, but not so big that it hangs funny. I can also easily shorten the strap and carry it over my shoulder when needed. The fabric is great too. Does not show dirt and it even got soaked once when I was caught out in the rain. It dried and still looks good as new.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 11, 2011

R M

from NYC

I was surprised that the ink/black/blossom -the one with the reddish flowers was not faux suede/leather as described. It is really made of shiny nylon canvas. It would be a cute bag, but the shiny canvas makes it very very casual looking. It is not a bag I could take to work. And definitely is not a bag I would go out with, ever. I do not understand how this canvas bag was given the same price as other classier looking ones. I guess mistakes happen. I sent this back. I really liked the size, the pockets, and how the middle had big enough space for water, a book, snacks, and more. It is not big enough to carry spare shoes or anything like that.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 9, 2011

Anonymous

from South Dakota

I have had this for about a month. As a mom of a 2 year old, I like the size to carry the extras that I need to have for him. I also like that it is an across-the-body so my hands are free to chase the aforementioned 2-year-old. Overall, I'm happy with it.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 22, 2011

Stephanie

from Los Angeles, CA

This bag is great! I was looking for a small crossbody satchel bag and ended up buying this and was happy. I wanted a small type bag that could carry a few things and not feel bulky or short of space. Well the few things I wanted to carry were bulky items, so smaller bags did not do. I ordered this and it was perfect. Yes, it is not a small bag but it is not that big either. Plus the crossbody strap makes it so easy to use. There is plenty of space if you need to carry a magazine (back pocket), cell pone bulky wallet, keys, and more. The only minor issue is the threading in the back pocket started to fray but I cut off the fraying piece and all is well. This is highly recommend if you want a light weight stylish purse/satchel.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 15, 2011

Susie F

from Mckinleyville, CA

I have been searching for a shoulder bag for a very long time. I didn't shop online until this purchase because I strongly believe in supporting local merchants. However, I really needed a new handbag, so I went to Zappos and found this one. I love it! It looks great, it has plenty of room for all my items, and it's vegan. It's made really well and I can tell a lot of thought went into the design.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Silicon Valley, CA

I've had this bag for almost a year now. It's served its purpose well as "hands free" bag for a busy mom. I like the bright lining which actually helps me find stuff inside. I've received many compliments on the bag. That said, there are a few issues others have brought up. 1) the main zipper tends to "flip" making it annoying to close. 2) The strap - it's an uncomfortable material, makes the bag look "cheap" and after a year the light color is very dirty even with spot cleaning.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 29, 2011

Donna B

from Florida

I bought a 7" tablet, with all my purses I didn't have the perfect one for carrying the tablet. This purse is perfect. It is very light-weight so when I put my "stuff" and the tablet in, it isn't heavy. Works well as cross-body, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 24, 2011

Anonymous

from New Jersey

I love this bag. It's a great size - keeps me from carrying around too much pointless stuff - and it's super cute! My only complaint (and that seems strongly worded) is that the strap dresses it down a little. If it were a darker color it could be dressy casual. But for a casual bag it's perfect!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 23, 2011

Anonymous

from Tulsa, OK

Great purse! A little bigger than I usually carry but not too big. Just enough pockets to keep things organized without losing where you put them! Purse itself is lightweight.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Fresno, CA

I love the design, material and colors. However, I very much dislike the placement of the zippers. The full top zipper is too far down so I have to fish for it and then untangle it. The side pocket zippers are also too far down so more difficult to use and also require fishing for them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 13, 2011

Anonymous

from New York, NY

This bag is surprisingly roomy, was able to fit all my doodads in all the pockets. Compartmentalization is important to me, so I was able to disregard the fact that you have to tug at one end of the zipper to open and close it. Color is nicely neutral but still summery enough, strap is okay. Great for this casual mom!

Brands I'd also recommend: hobo international

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 11, 2011

Anonymous

 

Love this bag. Have had many compliments. It's very very durable, and I think these colors aren't going to show dirt; the main material in the bag is really dirt-repellent. I wish the strap was a different material; something more like a leather. Otherwise it's really great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 6, 2011

Debra L

 

I love this purse. It appears to be like leather but it is not, so I like that. It is a perfect size for me and I was concerned about the strap being a different color, but once I got it, it really looks great. I love the green color inside the purse. I can find things easier. The service from Zappos was great too. Thanks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 25, 2011

Anonymous

from Washington, D.C.

This is a great size for an everyday bag. I can carry a large wallet, a small water bottle and still have room for an umbrella and a book. I often take public transit so the zip-up pockets are great for keeping my stuff secured.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 9, 2011

Nancy W

from Seattle, WA

I love the styling of this purse, and the cross body strap makes it easy to carry while shopping. It's a good size and holds everything that I want to day to day. That said, I don't like how the zipper is attached to the purse - it tends to sink down into the top of the purse so in order to unzip it you have to use both hands - one to pull the zipper up out of the purse, and then the other to unzip it. It's impossible to reach over with one hand and open the purse to get something quickly. Maybe it will get easier with more use, but so far I've opted to carry a different purse for now.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fossil

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 3, 2011

Kelly M

from Kirkwood, CA

Overall a great bag! Lots of compartments and ways to keep your things organized. I love the style and I also got the matching wallet which I love as well!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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