|Mandy: Island Blooms and spiral notebook. |
Wallet: Symphony in Hue
I was originally looking for a small-medium sized every bag. The Mandy seemed perfect, and so did the Little Mandy. The final decision came down to inner pocket size and functionality, which the Mandy won.I absolutely need pockets because they keep me organized, and I want to have the option to put larger items in them like my wallet, sunglasses, snacks, etc...without worrying they'll fall out. To put it into perspective, my pockets currently hold sunglasses, a pen, snacks/gum/candy (which sometimes take 2 pockets), clamshell wallet, extra small cosmetics bag and keys. Even when I toss my bag around, nothing falls out. This leads me into the zipper closure, which has become a must for me now because it keeps everything secure and out of sight.
Another winning point of this bag is the simple and subtle design. The pattern of the bag isn't broken up from outer pockets and the curved piping detailing around the top rim makes it more handbag than tote. I definitely favor preserving the patterns when there's a lot of big details.
I would also recommend the Mandy as perfect introductory bag to Vera or a gift because it's such a well-sized, functional, and eye-pleasing bag.