i have had my mini pochette for a while now, and I usually just keep it in my larger bags to hold gift cards. REcently, I have used it as a wristlet to go out to dinner, do errands, etc. It has really come in handy when I haven't wanted to deal with a purse. When my dh and i were leaving dinner (top of the hub- boston- go on a clear night when in boston- worth every penny!) i overheard a woman say- what a pretty wristlet! it made me smile!