I wanted to love this bag
I wanted to love this bag, I really did. I have 2 Little Betsy bags, which I love. Sadly Little Betsy was redesigned and is now Little Mandy. I do not care for the zipper installation. Instead of the zipper running across the very top of the bag, now it is sewn to fabric extensions. It is very difficult to start the zipper when closing.
The pocket on the front of the bag is a bit shorter than on Little Betsy. I do not think is it tall enough to safely hold an iPhone.
The inside pockets have been re-sized and the larger pockets are at the sides of the purse and are hard to put things into. I much preferred the Little Mandy pocket design with the large packets in the center.
The only thing I liked about this bag is the pattern--Summer Cottage.
I returned the bag. I hope there will be consideration in returning to putting the zipper back on time for the next re-design.
November 22, 2013
I bought this in the Baroque pattern. It's a nice small to medium size bag with slip pockets along both inside walls. Fits my Vera Bradley strap cell phone wallet and other many other things. Great for every day! I also just bought another very expensive leather designer brand handbag recently, and prefer this one! ( Wish Vera Bradley would come out with more prints like the Baroque for the ladies who aren't into the brightly colored prints..hint, hint.)
August 17, 2013
Favorite Bag of All
I guess you could say The Little Mandy is my favorite bag. I have it in 6 colors. It is not too oversized, but big enough for all my essentials. The six pockets inside keep all my things easy to locate. I use the outside pocket for my cell phone. There, it is easy too grab quickly if I get a call.
I would like it in a solid black.
August 3, 2013
Great for every day use!
Little Mandy was my first VB purchase. What can I say, but I love it! The best part is that LM stays on my shoulder, even when I am riding my bike! The outer pocket is great for my cell phone and the six inner pockets make organization easy. The overall quality is amazing as the zipper and fabric are durable. My next purchase is Mandy!
June 18, 2013
Love the Little Mandy
I have been a Vera Bradley customer since 1999. The Little Mandy is by far my most favorite handbag of all time! I LOVE it!! The 6 pockets inside keep all your essentials organized and tucked right where you need them where they can be seen by looking into the bag (no more searching around for an item in need). The slip pocket in the front of the bag is great for easy access items, such as keys. It is so roomy inside and when packed full of my things it still doesn't appear stuffed! I purchased mine in Jazzy Blooms and the print is absolutely beautiful!
May 16, 2013
Best purse from vb
Best. There is a lot of room surprisingly for the size. I love this bag. It holds everything.
•2 coin purses
•full small cosmetic
•all in one wristlets
•3 packs of mints and gum
It's a great bag there is nothing about it I don't love!
May 11, 2013
Expected to love it
Purchased in the beautiful pattern Provencal. The purse would have been wonderful except the zipper gapped and bunched. Sadly returned and have not replaced because I don't want to pay postage again on a faulty item. Disappointed Vera Bradley fan.
April 4, 2013
I have 2 Mandy's, love it. I'm thinking of getting the Little Mandy. It would help in small trips.
March 7, 2013
i would order a million
i have seen a lot of purses but this by far is the best purse i have used.
February 11, 2013
My FAVORITE purse
Out of all the VB bags I've carried (Tote, Hipster, Lizzy, Betsy, Vera), the Little Mandy is my favorite. Straps are the perfect length to sit comfortably on my shoulder and it holds everything I need while still keeping the sweet, feminine silhouette. This bag carries:
-a small lotion, small hand sanitizer, chapstick
-VB Coin Purse
-iPhone 4 in Otterbox Defender case
-AND a VB Small Cosmetic, full.
My school ID and keys fit perfectly in the front pocket. No fear whatsoever of them falling out. I'll be carrying this bag for a long time.
February 1, 2013