The Edit: 8 Mini Bags

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

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.