Mini to the MaxToday the likelihood of carrying a wallet, credit cards, or a book in a tote is oh so very “five minutes ago.” Arguably, so a bag the size of your travel luggage.
From left: Tory Burch, Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Chloe.
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To be perfectly frank, the petite purse is not entirely a novel idea. Dior, Prada and Longchamp have long championed the mini cause. But just because the dimensions continue to dwindle, pint-sized bag fashion prowess doesn’t have to. If you could manage to whittle away your personal paraphernalia down to the Holly Troika of girlhood - keys, lip gloss, and phone – your mini bag will pack a punch. Here are some of our top choices for the modern day minaudière.
Dior Celeste Lady Dior Small Bag
Emilio Pucci Mini Pilot bag
Burberry Belt Leather Shoulder Bag
Saint Laurent Nano 'Sac De Jour' Bag
Bally Sommet Extra Small Bag
Porsche Design Twin Bag Mini Me
Coach Mini Crosby Carryall
Longchamp Pliage Heritage Mini 2
Alexander McQueen Black Snake-Embossed Mini Padlock Bag
Furla 'Metropolis' Small Shoulder Bag
Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Fringed Crossbody Bag
Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Mini Bag
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Textured-Leather Trapeze Bag
Balenciaga 'Le Dix' Mini Satchel
Valentino 'My Rockstud' Small Beaded Satchel
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