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If there’s one thing you should know from the Fall/Winter’19 runways, it is that bags are getting smaller and smaller. Mini, micro and nano bags were seen on the runways of Jacquemus, Carolina Herrera, Tory Burch and Marc Jacobs, amongst many others, and we reckon that these bags will only rise in popularity as time passes — and why not? They are so tiny and cute that you can’t help going: “Awww, must.have.these.”
But before you scoff at these bags for being impractical for daily use, remember that they were created for people who thrive on a pared-down lifestyle. These petite pieces are especially great for days (and nights out) where you want to bring as little as possible — i.e. just a lippie, some powder for touch up, a credit card, keys and your cell.
Some of them, however, are so teensy they could only fit AirPods (we’re looking at you Jacquemus’s F/W’19 Mini Le Chiquito), so ehh…maybe give these microscopic ones a miss. Instead, here are some that are both tiny yet useful enough that you don’t have to lug around a heavy bag.
Balenciaga’s irreverence presents itself in the form of a tote bag reminiscent of the brand’s paper bag that comes accompanied with your purchase. If you really want to play up the playful illusion, then we suggest skipping this fiery red number and opting for the black or grey ones instead. This square tote also features a removable adjustable strap that transforms it to a shoulder or crossbody bag for casual, handsfree weekend dates.
Downsizing your bag doesn’t mean downsizing the labels. This mini flap bag features the iconic double C logo from the house of Chanel and we love that this white, creamy number would add pizzazz to a black pantsuit or LBD, especially when finished with a slinky pair of kitten heels.
Refreshed with Fendi’s signature FF monogram, the Baguette is a staple that every fashionista covets. This versatile black nappa leather piece would pair well with a feminine colourblock dress for work or a glittery sequin dress for a girl’s night out.
Inspired by origami, the Loewe Puzzle bag created by creative director Jonathan Anderson remains a firm favourite among fans, thanks to its technical yet unique and aesthetically design. This mini raspberry hue iteration is perfect for those who prefer a petite size while not wanting to compromise on style. We say this will look great alongside a double denim look with sneakers.
For those who love the classic Mansur Gavriel bucket bag but find it too large and cumbersome, this petite version would be great for you — and it retains the features and silhouette of its larger counterpart. Match the boxy silhouette with a cape blazer and sleek wide-legged trousers for the office.
Bum bags are on-trend and this cheery bright red number adds a fun pop of colour to any outfit you pair it with. Finish it with your favourite street style ensemble — a crop top and wide-legged denim trousers work best for us — for a casual weekend.
If you want to add a fun shade to your outfit, but want to ensure that it can pair well with most of your wardrobe, then this lilac Charles & Keith piece is the one to go for. It’s tiny, so it can only fit your keys, a lippie and some cash. Finish with a light yellow sundress and a straw bag for a picnic date.
This fun-size leather bag from Mango would be a good fit for your cards, keys and wallet. Best of all, its versatile silhouette can easily bring you from work to play seamlessly. Throw on an LBD and you’ve got a fuss-free look.
Go boss lady chic with this mini briefcase from Pedro by carrying it by its top handle. Else, throw on the removable adjustable strap and you’ve got a shoulder bag to match with your work dresses.
Stand out from the crowd of leather bags with this methacrylate number from Zara. The animal print colour adds a retro touch to the whimsical box clutch. Go monochromatic and pair it with your favourite animal print pieces, or play up the red handle by wearing with flaming red midi.