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Kipling Alvar Shoulder/Cross-Body Travel Bag Reviews

67 reviews
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Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Additional 47 Alvar Shoulder/Cross-Body Travel Bag Kipling Reviews

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October 9, 2011

Donna B

from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Love this purse. It's light in weight, strap is very adjustable. I have a 7" tablet, it fits in without any problem and the bag still isn't heavy. I own two of them, love the red so I'll probably order that one, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 11, 2011

Ellen P

from San Francisco, CA

This a a nice looking, well made bag, but it doesn't have enough room for my stuff. It looks larger than it is. You can put things in the zippered sections, but anything more that pieces of paper or lipstick, keys etc. and it bulges and loses its shape and looks puffy. So if you like most of your things in one compartment and a few pockets for smaller items, this might be the purse for you. I returned this purse.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dooney, Longchamp, Perlina

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles,Ca

I bought this bag for my daughter and she loves it. She uses it almost everyday. It is one of her favorites. Thank you!

Brands I'd also recommend: Marc Jacobs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Costa Mesa California

I've loved Kipling for just about ever now. My dad's wife brought me a bag back from a trip to Europe over 10 years ago and I have been a fan ever since. They last forever and can be washed if you want. They are my favorite.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2012

Angela K

from Providence, RI

I have this bag. Mine is silver (maybe the one they call grey). I love this bag! It's waterproof! The zippers work really well. All the hardware works really well. I wanted to downsize my bag and this was perfect for me. I'm 5 ft. tall and most bags today are huge! It does have several pockets, but I added more by adding some smaller make up bags and it works well. And who can resist the cute gorilla. :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Timbuk2 Bags

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 19, 2011

Marthoward@hotmail.com

from Florida

The zippers on this bag keep it from looking too boring and they provide easy access. Lightweight with lots of compartments for traveling and walking around with stuff, but small enough to put in my carry on luggage. Love it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 25, 2012

Anonymous

 

Amazing bag! I ordered "lustrous night" which was limited edition and I'm so happy I purchased it. Only downside for that bag is the sparkling things come off and gets all over you. After a few days of use you don't have anymore sparkle on your clothes, but two more days later, there is no sparkle left on the bag at all. This color really needs the shimmer and sparkle to go with the color, since without the sparkle, it just looks like messy purple blue and other color mixed. That's why I'm giving 3 stars, but for solid colors, I don't think it matters.

Brands I'd also recommend: yes

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 23, 2014

Marie T

from Little Rock, Arkansas

I love this bag! The fabric does not retain dirt. The number of pockets accessible from the outside makes it easy to store and find everything. The adjustable strap allows for the length to adjust depending on what I am using it for. I am 6'3" tall and the longest length is plenty long for me; however, it could also be made much shorter if you needed that. I was looking for the perfect cross-body bag and I found it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 8, 2014

Judith G

from United States

I'm a Kipling "Queen" with probably 20+ bags over the years! This one is loaded with zippers and pockets, so I know just where to find everything -- no stress, no mess! The key holder is handy, the bag is a perfect size for me to use over the shoulder or cross-body for hands-free.The fabric is fabulous and long-wearing. I love Kipling and I love Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 19, 2014

Emma

from Illinois

I first saw the Kipling brand while I was in Spain this summer and have wanted a bag ever since. I just got mine yesterday! I love it already and becoming a fan of Kipling products. It's big enough to hold my iPad mini and all of my other things (wallet, gum, lip balm, contact solution, pens, and other stuff). I carry with out being too bulky. Zappos really impressed with their super fast delivery and great prices I'm thinking about ordering a Kipling creativity pouch!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 7, 2013

Lisa K

from Bethesda MD

Love it. I bought it for an up-coming trip, and it has become my everyday bag. I can fit my iPad or a thin cardigan.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Midland, Texas

I ordered this purse day before yesterday and received it yesterday. I love Zappos' speedy delivery best I've ever experienced. I immediately switched purses and the material seems very durable and I love how much stuff you can get into this purse and it's not heavy. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks again Zappos for outstanding products and service. I'm a customer for life.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fossil, Dooney & Bourke, B. Makowsky

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 2, 2012

Judith H

from United States

I purchased this bag to take on a trip. Now it's my everyday bag! Absolutely love it, it's lightweight, zippers work smoothly, can keep things separate, quality product.

Brands I'd also recommend: fossil

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 22, 2014

Anonymous

from The Great Midwest

What a great purse! Perfect size for all of my essentials, including iPad, phone, wallet, keys, sunglasses, kid snacks, etc. It's very versatile and is very high quality construction.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Albuquerque, NM

This is the perfect bag - not too big but not too small. I am able to carry my usual ton of stuff, but in a much more organized fashion. It is lightweight and the lining of the bag is a light color, which makes it easy to find things. I bought this bag for travel, but it will be my regular purse from now on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 14, 2014

Tl

from Port Huron, Mi

Love this bag! Holds the essentials. Great for travel but I have been using it as my everyday bag.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 8, 2014

Barbara F

from San Jose California

I love this bag. It's light weight, stays on your shoulder and you can always stuff one more item inside. Useful for travel as well as for daily use.

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Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 25, 2014

Anonymous

from Michigan

Great bag for travel. Extremely lightweight, plenty of separate storage areas to stay organized. Big enough for larger items, like bottle of water. Very secure with all compartments zippered...love Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: stone mountain

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 22, 2014

K. E

from East Windsor, NJ

Love it! I love Crossbody bags! This crossbody is amazing...it is made well and it has tons of zippers and compartments. I purchased it for my vacation and it truly helps free up your hands for airport travel...recommend!

Brands I'd also recommend: Fossil

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 14, 2014

Anonymous

from Long Beach, CA

Love this brand. Light weight. Material and zippers very sturdy. Plenty of compartments to keep items separated.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 4, 2014

Anonymous

 

I love this purse. It is medium-sized, so not too small and not like a huge shoulder bag. It is made well -- I've used it for a few weeks now -- and it is holding up. I love the bright blue color. The pockets are handy. Durable yet stylish. Can't go wrong.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 29, 2014

Kathy K

from Virginia

Great for travel or around town. Strap is adjustable for either shoulder or cross over. This bag has so many pockets, it is all you need, especially for travel. Has room for wallet, glasses, phone, camera and much more. Love it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 24, 2014

Carol

from Kansas City, Missouri

I love this bag! It holds a lot of stuff and has a strap long enough to wear across my body very comfortably. I got it in both pink and black. I have used it for 6 weeks now and it still looks new. I highly recommend this bag.

Brands I'd also recommend: Kipling

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 16, 2014

Pat H

from Syracuse, NY

This a great purse! It is a real favorite of mine. Each zippered section is a perfect size and there is plenty of room. The zippers are heavy duty and easily zip. The material is light weight and it stays clean, is also washable. I got it to take on vacation but I am going to use it from now on everyday. I also have a black Baggalini just like it. Both are the best!

Brands I'd also recommend: Baggalini

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 28, 2014

Anonymous

from Lansing, Michigan

It is not very often that I write a review for a product, but I just received my first Kipling bag yesterday and I LOVE it! I was shopping for a new handbag that wasn't leather. I wasn't sure if this material would look professional enough for everyday use (mainly work) but I was pleasantly surprised. In the pictures, the material has a corduroy look to it. With that said, I will say the zipper ends are a bit larger than my preference and I did remove the monkey, but I love the bag. It is roomy with lots of pockets, light, and made from a durable material. I just ordered one of the Kipling wallets. The Kipling brand has a new fan!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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