The New Year, in the bag!

Downsizing is chic with this structured white mini-bag

Downsizing is chic with this structured white mini-bag

Carry ‘em small and stylish

The “It bag” for the new year is the itty-bitty bag.

Yes, mini bags are making a big impact both on the runway and on street style. Designers have taken to shrinking some of their most iconic shapes—think Fendi’s Peekaboo and Celine’s Luggage Tote—addition to creating new styles in petite sizes.

Saint Laurent had velvet and snakeskin pouches, Lanvin had the Jiji bag, and Miu Miu went two tone with chunky chain straps. Louis Vuitton, Kenzo, Valentino, and Chanel have also joined in on the mini trend.

While this adorable accessory may not be able to fit anything beyond the essentials—some money, keys, and a cell phone for a night out or on weekends, they’re big on style. And what they lack in size and practicality, these little luxuries make up for in charm—the very essence of arm candy.

Still trying to imagine how to carry ‘em small? Take a look at these stylish samples from SM’s Parisian bags, where mini versions of iconic shapes like the bucket or tote bag, and even backpacks and crossbody bags are ready for inspection.


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