There is one zippered compartment on the outside of the bag and one inside, the additional smaller pocket makes storing medicine and other smaller important items easy to find. You can use it for your lip gloss so it doesn't get lost with all of your goodies in your purse.
The purse has an additional strap with about a 9 in drop that can adjust easily. It can be carried as a tote bag, across the chest sideways, or just over the shoulder like a normal purse.
The size is perfect for someone who has more than a wallet and phone to take with them all the time.