The best mini handbags to shop right now

7 April 2022
By Nicole Saunders

They might be tiny, but these micro and mini handbags are guaranteed to make a bold statement this season.

Dior spring/summer 2022. Image: Imaxtree.

Impracticality has never served as a deterrent where style is concerned for those who live and breathe fashion. And dainty micro and mini handbags are, without a doubt, no exception. While some predicted teeny-tiny handbags would be a short-lived trend in the fashion world, these joyful little accessories are here to stay.

Even though some ultra-micro bags are unlikely to fit much more than your favourite lipstick and a credit card inside, there’s something liberating about downsizing your arm candy. Just imagine leaving your smartphone–gasp!–at home for an evening or being able to locate your car keys without having to plunge your hand into a sea of lipsticks, receipts and related paraphernalia.

So, if you’ve mustered up the courage to part with your everything-but-the-kitchen-sink-sized tote bag, these pint-sized beauties are the perfect way to dip your toes in the water and have fun with this playful trend.

Bright Sparks

Gucci ‘Bamboo 1947’ mini top handle bag, $4105.

Staud micro ‘Moon’ bag, approx. $220.

Jacquemus ‘Le Chiquito’ mini bag, approx. $605.

Furla ‘Splendida’ mini bag S, $160.

Balenciaga ‘Hourglass XS’ bag, approx. $2350.

Georgia Jay ‘Baby Fortune’ bag, $470.

Autumnal Hues

Louis Vuitton Mini Boîte Chapeau bag, $3850.

Deadly Ponies ‘Mr Mini Verne’ handbag, $699. 

Chloé ‘Edith’ nano saddle bag, approx. $966.

Yu Mei ‘Luci’ bag, $285.

By Far ‘Fran’ micro handbag, approx. $720.

Brie Leon the Mini ‘Chloe’ handbag, $219.

Perfect in Pastel

Deadly Ponies ‘Poucheroo’, $269.

By Far ‘Miranda’ mini bag, approx. $850.

Louis Vuitton Petit Sac Plat handbag, $3050.

Yuzefi ‘Pretzel’ mini bag, approx. $626.

BOYY ‘Wanton Charm’ mini bag, approx. $590.

Saben ‘Lily’ handbag, $229.

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