Then, celebrities hopped on the trend, toting these miniature bags around both on their days off as well as on the red carpet (thank you, Lizzo). Then, it made a bit more sense: micro bags were a statement item that doubled perfectly as conversation starters. (“What do you even fit in that little bag?”)
These days, micro bags have settled into a position of being a contemporary classic. The size fits right in with modern day lifestyles: just enough to fit slender phones barely a centimeter thick, credit cards that suffice in a cashless world, and perhaps an item of makeup.
It’s evident too when you’re browsing the websites of fashion brands and many now have a category page dedicated to micro bags.
The latest edition of the Lady Dior: a micro size that’s just launched at the brand’s Ion Orchard boutique.
The upshot of the teeny tiny bag trend becoming a mainstay is that designers and brands are releasing new versions every season. Even classic designs are getting the downsizing treatment. Dior, for example, has just released a brand new range of Lady Dior, Saddle and Caro, and 30 Montaigne bags in the micro size.
If you haven’t already, it’s time to consider this diminutive category – whether brands call them mini, micro or nano – for yourself. Here is the latest crop that we’ve got our eyes on.