When I fall, I fall hard. And no one can better attest to this than my lovely Bottega Veneta SA. In the span of the last year, I have come to love this IT bag. From the classic silhouette to the intrecciato weave, the Jodie bag has captured my heart.
Today, allow me to take you along to discover the different Jodie sizes, how each one differs, and what fits to suit your needs.
Most Jodies are fabricated in the iconic intrecciato weave in lambskin leather with a calfskin leather interior. Some, however, are available in suede, metallic leather, exotics, or special editions embellished with crystals. All of the styles include a top zip closure in either gold or silver hardware.
One of the newer – and definitely the smallest – sizes introduced, this truly is A TBE! Coming in at a petite 6.3″×6.1″×2.6″ with a handle drop of 2.4″, this is a cutie. But, with these dimensions, don’t expect to fit a lot. Accommodating only a small lip gloss, a card, earphones, and some cash, this is an “event” piece when you don’t need much. It’s definitely not a work bag nor is it suited for a long day of kids’ sporting events. Like the other Jodie sizes, the bag is a single compartment with a zip closure.
Personally, I use this as a little pouch for when I carry her bigger sister (aka the small Jodie) to house my essentials (pillbox, earphones, and emergency cash). And I feel a little mischievous with this bag-in-a-bag situation.
Overall the Candy Jodie is a flex, a way to accentuate an outfit and make you feel giddy for the day.
This is the Jodie size most familiar and loved. Not only is it a cute bag, but it also fits many daily essentials.
With dimensions of 5.5″ x 13.7″ x 9″ and a handle drop of 3.9″, the Mini Jodie can be hand-held or worn on the wrist for a hands-free moment.
The single compartment fits my cardholder, lip gloss, keys, hand sanitizer, small travel perfume, and earphones. The Mini Jodie can work as an evening bag. It comes in intrecciato leather, embellished leather, and exotics. Easily the most recognized size, it is available in fun seasonal colors.
The Teen Jodie
This is the Jodie that lured me back in love with the brand. It’s a practical, fun size bag. It fits my work essentials but still holds its shape well when carried.
Not too big and not too small, she is my Goldilocks bag. For this size, I opted for the suede leather which brings a more relaxed, slouched look. The dimensions are 5.5″ x 13.7″ x 9″ with a handle drop of 7.1″ that allows for a nice shoulder carry.
Because the suede has more flexibility than leather, the bag is very comfortable to carry over the shoulder. The Teen Jodie in leather also comes in an array of colors, albeit not as bright as the mini Jodie color options. If you like a no nonsense, practical yet still fun work bag – the Teen Jodie is for you.
The Small Jodie
Consider the Small Jodie the Mama of the collection. With dimensions of 15.8″ x 18.9″ x 6.3″ and a handle drop of 11.8″. , this is the proper work, grab-and-go bag. It has one interior zip pocket where you can store some of your small items. I call it my serious workday bag, where my usual essentials plus a full-size wallet, my work headset, tablet, agenda, and more fit comfortably in the bag.
It sits easily on the shoulder and falls at a perfect place just before the waist. It will be heavy, but all your items are in one bag which helps in the daily commute. (No more struggling with that extra bag!). The Jodie comes in subdued tones with white and orange (for this season) breaking up the neutrality. But for a big bag like this, neutrals would be the way to go.
There is also the Jodie, the maxi model, seen on celebrities and worn crossbody. It wasn’t available in store for me to at least try for myself, but this is really big and suited for trips, and deserves a dedicated article to itself.
In a time when hobo bags are making a return, the Jodie line has given us fun options to choose from with various sizes and a myriad of beautiful hues.
Which size would you choose? Let us know.
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Written by Sara for PurseBop
Updated: June 6th, 2023