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Love Kipling bags,
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This review is from: Kipling Alvar X-Small, Celo Grey, One Size (Apparel)
This bag is great. In other reviews I can see it's been purchased for pre-teens and other young folks, but if you remove the stuffed monkey it's a perfectly functional casual purse for an adult as well. My first Kipling purse was the Kipling Multiple Waistbag and it's still going strong after 8+ years of daily use, including tons of travel and being overstuffed, washed in the washing machine, taken to the beach, etc. The zippers simply do not fail, and can be opened and closed with one hand. I bought the Alvar purse based on the great longevity of my Multi Waistbag and so far it seems like exactly the same quality and durability. I love the sturdy zippers, and the size of the bag, the adjustability of the strap (it's perfect for cross-body wear) and the size of the compartments. I'm actually really loving the flatness of this bag as well, as it can lay close to my body (the Waistbag, which I always used as a purse and never once wore around my waist, was more chunky). The only tiny issue with the size is that the Alvar X-small doesn't fit my full size wallet easily - the wallet will fit, but it's more bulky than this purse is ideally made for. I'm really happy with the grey color as well.