EDITORS’ NOTE (Jan, 2015): We suggest you read our postscript below, as well as the comments beneath this post and our before you order. The overwhelming number of complaints regarding customer service, lack of communication, and egregious shipping delays compels us to rescind our recommendation of this company.
While we’re still swooning over the cross body phone cases we found for carrying around our precious smart phones, hands free, along comes another brilliant solution: The new boots with a pocket for a cell phone by Elizabeth Ann. Cleverly called Elizabeth Anne’s Purse N’ Boots (get it?) they conceal a trio of little pockets for your phone, credit card, driver’s license, cash–whatever you might want to stash for a night out. Or even for the day; use them as a wallet, keeping your hands free to lug your kids’ stuff around instead.
Considering I’ve seen quite a few women (ahem, our editor Liz) tuck their phones into the tops of their boots when out and about, this is super smart. That said, Elizabeth Anne boots will run you in the $270-300 range with the current discount, so they’re definitely a splurge. In other words you’d better like them even without the pocket.
As for fit, I can’t speak to how tight they are through the calf, where you need to get the phone in and out, because I haven’t had a chance to see them in person yet. Luckily their site offers a 100% guarantee for 365 days after purchase. I think that could make them worth a try.
Order your Elizabeth Anne Purse ‘N Boots with a pocket for a cell phone hidden inside. All five styles are currently on sale with an additional $50 off any pair for a limited time with discount code PNB069.
Edited to add, Jan. 2015: We’ve received numerous complaints from readers about delayed shipping times, and indeed the company is wildly backordered–a tribute to their success perhaps? However we do not believe this is a scam, just a case of customer service that is seriously flawed.
We have had a conversation with Emilie, who suggests anyone with issues contact her at the email address on the Elizabeth Anne website–firstname.lastname@example.org–which she claims is preferable to a phone call. It is also listed below in comments. She has assured us they will issue refunds to anyone who does not want to wait longer for their order. However if you still want to order a pair, please be aware that there is a serious serious backorder at this time.
Also, be aware: per the FTC’s Internet Shopping refund law which went into effect in December, 2014, it is prohibited for companies to solicit “mail, Internet, or telephone order sales unless they have a reasonable basis to expect that they can ship the ordered merchandise within the time stated on the solicitation or, if no time is stated, within 30 days. The Rule further requires a seller to seek the buyer’s consent to the delayed shipment when the seller learns that it cannot ship within the time stated or, if no time is stated, within 30 days. If the buyer does not consent, the seller must promptly refund all money paid for the unshipped merchandise.”
The prompt refund is described specifically as within 7 days.
The boots look wonderful, and we do get the sense that the owners of the company are well-meaning, but not entirely competent in matters of business. Regretfully, we cannot in good conscience recommend ordering from them at this time.
We are of course terribly sorry for any inconvenience. One of our own staff members is still waiting for her own order after months, and she’s as frustrated as anyone.