The Edit: 8 Mini Bags

How designers are scaling down our favorite handbags—and why we’re obsessed.

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The new handbag that’s quickly climbed to the top of our winter wish list? The mini purse. No, we don’t mean a clutch or a slim cross-body (though some do have cross-body straps), but honest-to-God, teeny-tiny purses (seriously, most top out at six inches tall) that are scaled-down versions of larger bags. The smaller-is-better trend is catching: Diane von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, and Rebecca Minkoff have added tabs in their drop-down menus to include minis. The consensus: miniature perfection with none of the much-loved hardware from their larger counterparts spared. Itt might be just the incentive we need to finally clean out our purses. (Maybe.)


[1] 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli mini trapeze bag, $830 at Net-a-Porter. [2] Robinson Shrunken Dome tote, $175 at Tory Burch. [3] Mini Metropolitan bag, $1,595 at Marc Jacobs. [4] Alice + Olivia mini Olivia bag, $295 at Shopbop. [5] Reed Krakoff mini tote bag, $1,229.67 at Farfetch. [6] Tinley Road Sydney mini satchel, $78 at Piperlime. [7] Bleecker mini pocket carryall, $258 at Coach. [8] Tiny City bag, $150 at Foley and Corinna.