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Last month I attended a comedy show (John Crist – clean and hilarious. Watch his special here.) at a performing arts venue with a friend and my daughters.
Prior to the event, I went on the venue’s website and saw that bags larger than 4″ x 6″ would not be allowed.
4″ x 6″? Do you think it was a man who came up with that size?
Even my evening bags weren’t even that small, so I ended up putting my lipstick, credit cards and other necessities in a quart zip lock bag.
The rest of the girls just took small bags.
We were greeted by an official in the parking lot who had a 4″ x 6″ template to measure bags.
Everyone but me was told that they had to leave their bags in the car because they were too big.
My friend’s bag was just 1/2″ over!!!
When we got to the door, our bags were measured again and searched.
I understand about the security concerns we have these days, but a tiny 4″ x 6″ bag seems a bit like overkill.
Different Venues | Different Sizes
When I got home, I did some research on what size bags were allowed at the different venues in Houston.
We have 3 major sports venues. All will allow different size bags. Most want them to be clear.
Most of the other arts venues don’t have size requirements…yet.
So I put together this post with different sizes and types of bags for events.
Keep in mind….no one sent me anything when I purchased my tickets that there was a size limit on bags. If I had not looked at the website and ran across that information, I would not have known until I arrived.
Moral of the story: check your venues website for their bag requirements before you go.
Small Bags for Big Events
Small Zip Wallet
This small zip wallet by A New Day at Target is the only one I found that was small enough for the venue that had the 4″ x 6″ size requirement.
Comes in 5 colors.
Dimensions: 3.5″ x 4″ x .88″
Big enough for your credit card and maybe a lipstick. I guess you need to put your phone in your pocket.
This is so cute!
It has a removable strap so you can wear it as a cross body or wristlet.
4.5″ x 8.25″ x .75″
Cute and functional. Has a clear window so that you can see your phone for messages & notifications without taking it out of your purse.
Comes in 5 colors.
8.2″ x 1.1″ x 4.5″
Clear Bags for Big Events
My daughter is borrowing this one from me for the Backstreet Boys Concert this week. It’s at an outdoor venue that requires clear bags.
10″ x 9″
Big enough for cellphone makeup and wallet.
Frosted inner pocket for things you want to keep private.
12″ x 12″ x 6″
Big enough to hold everything you would take in your purse.
Comes in 15 colors.
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