I recently received my Little Mandy in portobello road. Let me start by saying I am a very petite woman, this bag is not too big or small and fits my frame perfectly. I have many Vera travel bags but few purses because I like a smaller bag. This is where the Little Mandy shines for me, absolutely a great everyday purse. I'm a little sadden not to see it in the new colors so I am assuming it's being discontinued. i sure hope not, it's a great purse!! I'd love to have this in Flower Shower as I love the bright colors in that pattern.
I can fit way more than I need or normally carry in here it is very roomy. Please don't discontinue this purse.
April 5, 2014
Great, but needs larger outside pocket
I have 5 larger Vera Bradley bags, but often find they are very heavy to carry when I load them down. I have 1 smaller bag, but it's really too small and my VB wallet doesn't fit into it. Little Mandy is a perfect size for my daily travels. However, I like to put my cell phone and car keys in a outside pocket. The outside pocket doesn't hold both items. So either a little larger pocket or one on each side would make this REALLY perfect for me.
March 29, 2014
Love the Little Mandy
Little Mandy is the perfect bag for me. So much so I just ordered my second one. It holds my cell phone , business cards and sunglasses in one of the six interior pockets. Additionally it fits a VB makeup bag and VB wallet along with my car keys too. I do not use the outside pocket for anything of value.
The bag is beautifully made and I have had no problems with the zipper..
March 6, 2014
I have 6 Vera Bradley handbags/totes and was very dissappointed with the size of the Little Mandy when it arrived yesterday. Especially unhappy with the exterior pocket which is way too small. The pocket should be much larger and there should be two of them, one on each side, and one of those should have a zipper or snap close.
February 27, 2014
This is my favorite Vera Bradley handbag. When a new pattern comes out that I like I always buy it in the Little Mandy style first:) The Mandy is too big where this size is perfect. I get lots of compliments on it when I am out. For a smaller bag it holds a lot. The front pocket holds my cell phone tightly but makes it easy to access which I LOVE. Inside the 6 pockets add instant organization. It holds more than you would think as well in the center section. I would highly recommend this bag. Also, Vera please consider NOT retiring it. Thank you.
January 30, 2014
Best purse ever!!!
I have had the little mandy for many years now and have bought a new little mandy every single time a new round of patterns come out! The mandy I thought was a little too big for what I needed, but the little mandy is the perfect size! It may seem like it is just a bit too small just by looking at it, but believe me, with all the pockets you can really stuff the purse with everything a girl could need! I am a little disappointed right now that the style is not currently available in blue buoy. I hope this is just temporary because I really do love this bag and would recommend it everyone especially to people who are looking to downsize their purses!
January 15, 2014
Little Mandy vs. Reg. Mandy
I have both now. I always thought my Big Mandy was too big for my needs. I got little Mandy and it's JUST right. I was trying to downsize and still use this for everything and it works great. Love all the individual pockets.
One wish...that the front pocket was a bit deeper, like to put my keys there, but am afraid they would fall out.
January 1, 2014
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