As fashion fans, you no doubt know that mini bags have been having a major moment lately. Notable brands like Chanel and Marc Jacobs incorporated mini bags in their spring runway shows, while celebrities like Diane Kruger, Clemence Poesy and Blake Lively have been spotted out and about with mini bags slung over their respective shoulders. On that note, our latest Top Buys story is dedicated to finding you the perfect mini bag! Whether you are after a brightly colored iteration, a timeless leather confection, or an edgy animal-print adaptation, we are sure we have something for you! Read on!
Now, one of the most noteworthy elements of this trend is how accessible it is. Whatever your style, whatever your budget, you will be able to find something you just have to have! For instance, if you have been digging 1970s-inspired looks of late, you should definitely check out Gucci’s Snaffle Bit Small Flap Leather Shoulder Bag ($1,880) and Cleobella’s Mini Cantina Bag ($71.50). We love the extra details on both these bags—from the gold hardware and tassels on the Gucci bag to the laser-cut leather on the Cleobella bag. Now, while both these bags evoke a bohemian vibe, you may want to delve into the hippie-luxe look of the 1970s a little further. If that is the case, we suggest you check out the Little Raven Crossbody Bag ($368) by Streets Ahead. It has a tribal-inspired print and can be worn across the body, making it the perfect pick for a summer concert or music festival!
Of course, if your style is less hippie, more rock and roll, there are plenty of options. We particularly like Rebecca Minkoff’s Zebra Haircalf Mini MAC Bag ($275). The zebra-print paneling is certain to catch the eye, but we also like the heavy gold hardware. Plus, despite its mini size, this bag is roomy enough to carry everything you need while out and about! Now, if you need something budget-friendly, make sure you check out Forever 21’s Leopard Canvas Handbag ($16.80). It has an edgy vibe, plenty of space, and it certainly won’t break the bank!
Last, but certainly not least, we have a slew of classic silhouettes—with a colorful twist—for the girl who leans towards a smart and sophisticated aesthetic. First, we must call your attention towards Lanvin’s Mini Pop Leather Shoulder Bag ($1,150)! We can’t get enough of the bright pink leather, the chic chain strap, and the oversized bow. (And if pink isn’t your color, take note: this bag comes in classic black too!) We also love Milly’s Paige Patent Leather & Suede Mini Bag ($265). Although color-block is a major trend right now, this bag has a timeless quality, which makes it an investment piece you will use time and time again. On that note, you should also be sure to check out ASOS’s Suede Mini Grab Bag ($34.48). The color palette makes this bag oh-so now and we love the interesting silhouette! Happy shopping!
- Snaffle Bit Small Flap Leather Shoulder Bag ($1,880) by Gucci
- Mini Cantina Bag ($71.50) by Cleobella
- Leopard Canvas Handbag ($16.80) by Forever 21
- Little Raven Crossbody Bag ($368) by Streets Ahead
- Zebra Haircalf Mini MAC Bag ($275) by Rebecca Minkoff
- Paige Patent Leather & Suede Mini Bag ($265) by Milly
- Mini Pop Leather Shoulder Bag ($1,150) by Lanvin
- Suede Mini Grab Bag ($34.48) by ASOS
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