Mini Handbags – My New Obsession

New look Theresa mini bag

New look Theresa mini handbag.


When it comes to handbags, size matters…

Gone are the days of “bigger is better” – mini handbags are en vogue right now and I’m obsessed. Currently resisting the temptation to buy another piece of arm candy, I may just hold off and treat myself to a new one for Spring. If you’re anything like me, forever having to re-adjust a slipping shoulder strap, or knocking people over with an over-sized bag, you might benefit from down-sizing. That said, large bags will always have their place for those days when you need to carry more “stuff”. My large bag is a Louis Vuitton Iéna and countless times it’s been knocked into, pushed past, or bashed by someone else’s shopping trolley… I mean, do you even know how much this thing cost?! Sound familiar?

Hello, the mini handbag. I’ve finally come to realise, it’s rather pointless carrying a huge bag with three or four items rattling around inside.

Another plus – If my phone rings, I can find it straight away without having to rummage through the black hole that seems to come as standard with a larger bag. Being bale to quickly “find” things in my bag is so refreshing – that’s a good enough reason in itself!


new Look mini handbag


Whether you choose to hold the handle or wear it cross-body, a mini handbag is chic and stylish and often a little quirky. There’s one for every occasion If you shop around. You can pick up a high street gem of a bag which looks a lot more expensive than it actually is. My coloured mini Theresa bag is from New Look and cost less than £10 on sale.

I’ve put together some of my other favourites, there’s something to suit everyone’s pocket so let’s start with the affordable –  as you can see, I’m unashamedly drawn to the colour palette – nude/blush/grey and of course a trusty black bag.

Starting With The Affordable…

Why have just the one? Affordable means you can have as many as you want. What’s stopping you?

Shop “The Affordable”


Moving On To The Less Affordable…

We all love the idea of splurging on a gorgeous handbag, don’t We? A statement accessory which will turn heads on the high street. My favourite here is the Burberry, I love the chunky grab handle.

Shop The “Less Affordable”

Then There’s The Dream-Worthy Collection…

If you happen to have that £35,140 knocking around since you decided against that brand new Audi, why not treat yourself to the sublime Hermès mini “Kelly” instead. it’s undeniably fabulous and for the price it jolly well it ought to take you somewhere the Audi never could.

Shop “A Girl Can Dream”



Can’t Deal With Leather?

For those who aren’t comfortable using leather goods, I’ve picked out some alternatives you might like. These are equally  gorgeous and in fact, I have two Vegan-friendly bags myself by Matt and Nat. The quality is fantastic and the bags are made from 100% recycled materials, it’s not obvious they are faux leather so unless you’re an expert, you may not notice the difference. I’ve featured two Matt and Nat bags below, see what you think!

Shop The Vegan Alternatives


New look Theresa mini handbag Mini handbags. My new obsession


What do you think about carrying a small handbag? What’s your go-to size?



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  1. February 4, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    I’m looking for my perfect brown cross body bag and I can’t find it 🙁 I love mini bags and I’m so sad I can’t find the one!

    • Samantha
      February 4, 2018 / 7:31 pm

      So frustrating when you can’t find the one you want! Maybe one will turn up for you soon! Thanks for reading x

  2. February 4, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    Love the idea of mini bags! I usually carry smaller sized bags too which fit everything I need in but I’ve just bought a new bag and I swear it fell off my shoulder 5 times today when I was shopping ? Lovely post as always ?

    • Samantha
      February 4, 2018 / 9:57 pm

      My LV slips off my shoulder a lot too, the straps are quite thin which doesn’t help. I much prefer to have the freedom of a small cross body bag when I’m shopping! Thanks for reading x

  3. February 4, 2018 / 10:07 pm

    I’ve always preferred smaller handbags to larger ones. Like you said they’re so much easier when you need to find something and it saves you carrying round things you don’t need as you only have room for the essientials! Also they look super cute, obvs.

    Ellie x

    • Samantha
      February 5, 2018 / 7:54 am

      I love how they look! Can’t wait to buy another, and another 🙂 x

  4. February 5, 2018 / 7:10 am

    I always like cross-body small bags. Enough for my phone, wallet, a mirror and one lipstick. Free my hands too. Nice post! xx

    • Samantha
      February 5, 2018 / 7:52 am

      Great isn’t it, I love having my hands free, no need to carry more than those items anyway! Thanks for reading xx

  5. February 5, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    I absolutely adore cross body bags, they’re my fave! I think I own seven now!? All different price points as well. I have my eye on the Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis – one day it will be mine!xo

    Char |

    • Samantha
      February 6, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      Yes! The LV Pochette is gorgeous, I nearly added it to my post. I wouldn’t that too! ?

  6. February 9, 2018 / 10:13 am

    I’m always carrying a large bag around as I’m a uni student so I’m always carrying so much. I do love a small handbag though but those affordable prices are still not affordable for me haha.

    • Samantha
      February 9, 2018 / 10:58 am

      Yes I imagine you need to carry a lot of uni stuff! Thanks for reading x

  7. February 11, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I’ve always been a massive fan of having a large bag with me as I just love being prepared and having everything in my bag, I also need it for work to put my work stuff in, but last year I bought myself a smaller cross body bag and I use it all the time! It’s so great for evenings out or daytime if I don’t need as much stuff! Clare xx |

    • Samantha
      February 11, 2018 / 10:15 pm

      I actually have more large bags than small but I’ve been converted! I know what you mean though, there’s always a need for a big bag, or two x

  8. February 18, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    Another fabulous post!! I love a mini handbag! I opted to get a mini Mulberry instead of a big one and got a Gucci next on my list! Loved your choices too – my kind of colours! X

    • Samantha
      February 18, 2018 / 5:34 pm

      Oh love the sound of your mini mulberry. I’m definitely wanting more mini bags. Thanks lovely x

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