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The Age Of The Mini Bag

Big things, small packages


Just a little over a decade ago, we were all about the big body bags — large hobos, oversized totes, carryalls. We needed absolutely everything in those bags and would never leave the house without them. However, in this new era, less is already too much, leading to the popularity of these itty-bitty best friends that carry only the essentials.

Balenciaga Leather Crossbody Bag

Mini Bags - Balenciaga



SGD1,110.46/~USD810 (net-a-porter.com)


At first glance online, this bag looks like a normal-sized tote with a crossbody strap, but upon closer inspection, it reveals itself to be a miniature tote, fit for an iPhone, cards and just enough room to stash some cash and a lipstick. Made from textured leather and stamped with contrasting logo across the front, this is one basic you’ll want to have in your wardrobe.

Gucci GG Marmont Bucket Bag

Mini Bags - Gucci

SGD1,294.32/~USD944 (farfetch.com)


This velvet and silk beauty is a dream come true and a classic in every sense of the word. From the iconic GG hardware tucked into its soft exterior and a gold-toned chain strap, this is a bag you’ll see yourself reaching for every day. Elegant and functional, it opens up to ample space for your necessities while still looking chic and oh-so-fabulous.

Zadig & Voltaire Candide Mini Bag

Mini Bags - Zadig & Voltaire

SGD573.15/~USD418 (farfetch.com)


For the ladies who like it sassy while keeping it classy, this Zadig & Voltaire is perfect for day to night. It is large enough to hold everything you need for a day out. This pretty little thing is decked in 100% leather and features top handles, a detachable shoulder strap, a front zip pocket for easy access, hanging padlock detail, a front-centre logo stamp and a top zip closure to keep your belongings safe when you’re out and about.

Fendi Mini Boston FF Box Bag


Mini Bags - Fendi


SGD2,319.34/~USD1,692 (modes.com)


This gorgeous brown Fendi box bag will become an heirloom you’ll be more than happy to pass on to the next generation, thanks to its expert craftsmanship, quality materials and timeless design. Featuring gold-tone hardware, FF logo print and round top handles, it goes with everything! Don’t hesitate — it’ll be a staple piece before you know it.

Bally Laika Suzy Mini Bag

Mini Bags - Bally

SGD608.64/~USD444 (farfetch.com)


Bally has remained relatively low-key, continuing to honour its heritage of fine materials and high standards of craftsmanship while creating new designs to keep up with current trends. The Suzy Mini Bag features an adorable gold-tone metal heart on the front, chevron trimmed circle detailing and a chain strap; best for days when one needs a little whimsy and a skip in her step.

Off-White Baby Binder Clip Bag

Mini Bags - Off-White

SGD821.15/~USD599 (farfetch.com)


If you’re looking to add a pop of colour to your monochrome wardrobe, this is it. Well-known to all fans of streetwear, this Off-White mini bag is as cute as it is functional, easily adding a little flair to any outfit. Built-in yellow patent leather, this baby fits only the essentials, ensuring that your foray out into the world is as fuss-free as can be.


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