Handbags can so easily become bottomless pits rather than chic receptacles. We've all been in the situation where you reach into your bag to answer a call and end up pulling out a selection of nine lipsticks (you never know what colour you may need), some dry shampoo and maybe even a shoe you thought you lost back in 2012. Well, this season, the struggle of a giant bag you simply have to fill to the brim is over thanks to the surge of mini bags.
Spotted on the arms, hands and bodies of the most stylish It girls, there's no denying it's time to empty said oversized tote in favour of a much smaller option. Yes, they may only fit your phone and one chosen lipstick, but it'll be so worth it when you see our edit of the best out there. From Jacquemus's new-season (not so teeny-tiny as the last) mini bag to the Rejina Pyo style everyone has been carrying, consider this your checklist to all the mini bags you need to own. Honey, we shrunk your handbag…
Style Notes: See, everyone loves mini bags (can you spot which ones are from Jacquemus?).
The Style Stalker
Style Notes: A colour-block box bag will become part of your new capsule wardrobe.
The Style Stalker
Style Notes: Be prepared to see the By Far croc-effect bag being carried by all the fashion elite. Go tonal by mixing it with rich autumnal hues.
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It comes in every colour of the rainbow.
Spotted in the hands of every cool girl.
It may be small, but it makes a serious statement.
Yes to the brand-new bag collection everyone is talking about.
Known for being the world's (not officially proven) smallest arm candy.
Bound to reach instant cult status.
Wear with pink and grey for the ultimate colour combo.
We can see why this beauty is limited edition. Get it quick.
Because everyone needs a Danse Lente mini in their life.
A baby tote is the way forward.
The loyal crossbody bag just went mini.
You may not be able to carry much, but it'll be so worth it.
Give your Gucci a mini makeover.
See? Crochet isn't just for summer.
Go for a berry camera bag and you won't look back.
Now you've chosen your bag, it's time to pick your ankle boots with our edit of the best.