15 Adorable Mini Bags That Make a Strong Case for Downsizing

Kristen Bateman
15 Adorable Mini Bags That Make a Strong Case for Downsizing
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If you asked me a year ago about my opinion on baby-size bags, I probably would have protested. For a long time, giant carryall purses ruled my wardrobe. I’m talking huge: Laptops, notebook, pens, and snacks were just a few things that lived inside.

But I have to admit, I’ve been blind to the joy that carrying a weightless handbag promotes, and the Spring 2016 runways have fully convinced me that micro-styles are my new love. The pint-size accessories were very present in a variety of colors, shapes, and textures, from Chloe to Gucci.

In addition to the freedom that comes with toting a feather-light bag, you’re also able to have more fun with styles that might seem OTT when rendered larger—a bright yellow fur clutch is adorable, but a similar style as a top-handle or tote could seem overwhelming.


If you’re really looking to have some fun, try layering a few mini bags a la Anna Dello Russo, who recently was spotted carrying not one but three, all embellished with charms, silk scarves, and fur puffs. Downsizing never looked so cool.

Click through our slide show to shop 14 adorable picks at every price point.



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Fendi Micro Peekaboo Napa Leather Handbag, $1,550; at Luisa Via Roma

Nila Anthony You're the One to Croc Mini Bag, $48; at Nasty Gal

Chloe Mini Hudson Crossbody Bag, $1,890; at Nordstrom

Marc by Marc Jacobs The Box Mini Bag, $348; at Bloomingdale's

From St Xavier Exclusive Mini Cross Body with Turquoise Stones, $83; at Asos

Cambridge Satchel Mini Push Lock Bag, $105; at Shopbop

Silence + Noise Mini Metallic Crossbody Bag, $19.99; at Urban Outfitters

Gucci Soho leather mini chain bag, $850; Saks Fifth Avenue

Leather messenger bag with buckle, $29.99 at Zara

Mini Lily Rose Petal Ostrich, $1,250; at Mulberry

Rebecca Minkoff Micro Mac Cross Body Bag, $117; at Shopbop

Sophie Hulme Black Mini Milner Envelope Bag, $465; at Ssense

Grafea Micro Duffle Bag in White Leather, $65; at Asos

Christopher Kane Safety Buckle mini metallic leather shoulder bag, $464; at Net-a-Porter

Saint Laurent 'Helena' Tassel Suede Crossbody Bag, $1,190; at Nordstrom

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