Compact Zip-Around Wallet
Great for the down-sizer!
A while back, I downsized my purse from the big, heavy shoulder-style to a smaller cross-body that would hold only the essentials. In doing so, I also downsized my wallet to hold only the necessities -- cash, lisence, credit card, insurance cards, etc. I recently purchased this little wallet to replace my old one, and have absolutely loved it. It is perfect!
I really, really like that it zips all the way around. I just feel a lot more secure about the items inside, and I don't have to worry about anything slipping out when it is in my purse or as I am fishing it out. My old wallet velcroed shut, and the Velcro would often snag on my purse lining and even started to tear it. Obviously, with its zipper, this hasn't been a problem with this wallet.
However, for people who can't seem to stop stuffing things in their wallet, I imagine it is possible you could reach the point where it would no longer zip. I remedied this possibility by also purchasing the Coin Purse, which is more than large enough to hold not only my coins, but my gift cards and more, too.
On that note, this little wallet does have a tiny zippered pocket to hold coins, but it is exactly that -- a tiny zippered pocket. Don't get me wrong, it holds coins, but it is not a coin purse. (The zippered coin pocket is on the exterior and is accessible whithout having to unzip the main body of the wallet. I figured I would mention this since it is not pictured on the website.)
Overall, I recommend this wallet for the committed downsizer. If you're used to a big wallet that holds everything, this may not be the best option for you. But, for me, it's absolutely perfect!
March 29, 2014
Great Little Wallet
Just got this in Flower Shower and it works perfectly with the Hipster!
March 27, 2014
Great wallet for every day use!
As a Vera Bradley fan, this wallet is small enough to carry in every purse, but big enough to hold all your cards and money! The fabric feels great and the design is vibrant and beautiful! Really good Christmas gift.
December 26, 2013
Great small everyday wallet!
When I saw this wallet in the Canterberry Magenta, I was taken aback by its size. I really didn't expect it to hold very much but it easily holds everything I need (and a few extras I LIKE to carry). I have five cards, my ID, bills and a small amount of coins and it doesn't look overstuffed or out of shape. I agree with the other reviewer that there COULD be a larger coin compartment but I have plenty of coin purses and such if the need would arise.
Basically, if you're used to using a coin purse, zip ID or the clip zip for your cards/cash (and those don't get overstuffed tremendously) then this could be a great alternate wallet for you! I like having my cards and cash organized without sacrificing a lot of extra space in my bag (I typically carry Cassidy and On The Go sized bags and this also appears to fit nicely in my new Pink Elephants hipster). If you carry tons of cards/coins and are used to a Turn Lock, Accordion, or similar wallet, you will NOT be happy with this unless you're planning on going "minimal".
Very pleased with my purchase...both the style and the fab color!
November 22, 2013
I bought this wallet in Canturbury Magenta which is the new pattern and it's lovely. I love how there is a slot for money bills, receipts, etc., as well as plenty of card slots. I also appreciate the zip around for security of my items.
November 11, 2013
Love the Simplicity
I recently purchased this in Canterberry Cobalt. I'm not a fan of large, thick, or long wallets. At most I carry 4 cards + license, a few bills and very little change. I have been waiting for VB to design a super simple but functional small zip around. They really delivered with this design, I LOVE IT! For its size, it has a great amount of space and card slots. The bill pocket is a great size with some room to spare in the length. I have also been able to stick 2 cards in each of the card slots (there is some give in the card slots in this one.) The only thing I'm not crazy about is the size of the coin pocket (and this is very nit-picky.) It doesn't bother me that much, as I said I don't usually have a lot of change and because I like smaller wallets I always use a Zip ID case for overflow of things like rewards cards, receipts, change, etc. I can see how the size of the coin pocket being so small would bother some folks though. Obviously if you only like the big wallets like the Turnlock or the Zip-Around, this may not be the one for you since it is quite accurately named, Compact. If you are a small wallet gal like I am, you will likely love this. One of the things I like most is how simple this design is. The organization & functionality of this wallet is fantastic despite its compact size & simplicity.
October 1, 2013