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…um excuse me, 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!
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
What do you think about carrying a small bag? What’s your go-to size?
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