The Small Bags Making A Big Statement

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    Give us something in mini form and we’re immediately excited, whether that's cupcakes, hats, or today’s accessory du jour: bags. We’re completely enamored with spring’s shrunken satchels and petite cross-body purses and, given their fuss-free nature and day-to-night versatility, it’s easy to see why so many tastemakers like Alexa Chung, Diane Kruger, and Dree Hemingway love them too. What these bags may lack in size they more than make up for in style, which is why we’re taking a moment to magnify some of our favorites today.

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    Derek Lam

    Leather Bodin Crossbody Handbag ($1250)

    Spring’s black bag trend just got a little more stylish, thanks to the addition of this little Derek Lam satchel. 

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    PHOTO: X17

    Marion Cotillard

    Seen here at LAX toting a Christian Dior Milly Small Flap Bag ($2700, 800.929.DIOR).

    Get The Look:
    Moschino Quilted Shoulder Bag ($389)

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    Stella McCartney

    Waverly Mini Cross Body Bag ($945)

    A snake-print patchwork design lends this mini an of-the-moment look. 

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    PHOTO: Splash News

    Alexa Chung

    Leaving breakfast in New York wearing Valentino’s Rockstud Mini Cross Body Bag ($1895, 310.247.0103) with a Burberry trench (the Long Gabardine Trench Coat ($1495) is a similar style), Ralph Lauren shirt, and Acne jeans.

    Get The Look:
    Urban Expressions Chic Music Black Purse ($39)

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    Pieces

    Giselle Cross Over Bag ($37) in Midnight Blue/Cogna

    A woven carrier is pitch-perfect for the season, and this version from Pieces tops our list. 

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    Street Style

    Get The Look:
    See by Chloe Mini Chain Purse ($325)

    Image courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding

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    Reed Krakoff

    Micro Atlantique Bag ($890) in Nude

    Between the structured shape, two handle options, and wear-with-anything blush hue, we can all agree this is one stunning bag. 

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    Prada

    Embellished Lizard Bag ($3990, select Prada boutiques)

    Get The Look:
    Juicy Couture Sophia Embellished Leather Mini Crossbody Bag ($178)

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    Coach

    Legacy Leather Mini Willis Bag ($198) in Bright Coral

    As the adorable kid sister of Coach’s iconic Willis Bag, this bright carrier was destined for must-have status. 

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    Street Style

    Loewe Flamenco Small Leather Shoulder Bag ($1195, available online in Yellow)

    Get The Look:
    Ecote Tassel Mini Fold-Over Crossbody Bag ($29)

    Image courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding

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    Juicy Couture

    Gretchen Brocade Mini Shoulder Bag ($128) in Neon Yellow

    Keep all eyes on you with this neon shoulder bag.

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    PHOTO: Splash News

    Diane Kruger

    Hanging out at Coachella carrying Dolce & Gabbana’s Leopard Print Handbag with Chain Straps ($645, 310.888.8701) styled with an Isabel Marant skirt and See by Chloe boots.

    Get The Look:
    Rebeca Sanver Across-Body Bag ($222)

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    Jerome Dreyfuss

    Twee Mini Léopard Bag ($825)

    This slouchy leopard bag will quickly become your favorite weekend companion. 

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    PHOTO: Atlantic-Pacific

    Blair Eadie

    of Atlantic-Pacific photographed wearing the Loeffler Randall The Mini Rider Bag ($395) and ASOS’ Shift Dress in Triangle Jacquard ($75).

    Get The Look:
    Topshop Mini Satchel ($36)

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    Diane von Furstenberg

    Patchouli Box Clutch ($995) in Lagoon

    This glamorous carrier earns major style points for its unique shape and what’s hiding inside: a mirror and convenient card pocket. 

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    Gia Coppola

    Heading into a pre-Oscar bash wearing a Chanel Dress ($2100, 800.550.0005) and Flapbag (price upon request, 800.550.0005).

    Get The Look:
    Forever 21 Sequined Crossbody ($25)

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    Rebecca Minkoff

    Mini Box ($250) in Black + White

    A posh snake mini that works double duty as an evening clutch--yes please!

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    PHOTO: Getty Images

    Hanneli Mustaparta

    Spotted front row at the 3.1 Phillip Lim F/W 13 show wearing the Soft Classic Shoulder Bag ($2800) by The Row and a 3.1 Phillip Lim dress and shoes from the Pre-Fall 13 collection.

    Get The Look:
    ASOS Front Scallop Tab Across Body Bag ($37)

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    Club Monaco

    Daria Cross-Body Bag ($170)

    Get on board with the season’s bold black and white stripes look with this sleek cross-body. 

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    Dree Hemingway

    Arriving at Chanel’s Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner wearing a Chanel White Leather CC Gunmetal Logo Bag (price upon request), Printed Organza Chiffon Ruffle Dress ($17,567) from the Cruise 13 collection, and WG & Diamond Plume Ring from the Fine Jewelry collection.

    Get The Look:
    Tory Burch Stacked Logo Crossbody Bag ($325)

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    Ralph Lauren

    Ricky Mini Crossbody ($1950, available July)

    Wear this bag now with all your summery floral dresses, and then come fall, pair it with a tailored pantsuit. 

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    Street Style

    Tory Burch Mini Box ($395, similar styles available here)

    Get The Look:
    Jason Wu Daphne Mini Colorblock Crossbody Bag ($995)

    Image courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding

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    Salvatore Ferragamo

    Bag ($1450, 1.866.337.7242) in Silver

    A silver metallic bag gives your look an out-of-this-world touch.  

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Stacked Logo Crossbody Bag

Stacked Logo Crossbody Bag

Tory Burch, $325
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Long Gabardine Trench Coat

Long Gabardine Trench Coat

Burberry, $1495
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Chic Music Black Purse by Urban Expressions

Chic Music Black Purse by Urban Expressions

Lulus, $39
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Mini Satchel

Mini Satchel

Topshop, $36
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The Mini Rider Bag

The Mini Rider Bag

Loeffler Randall, $395
SHOP
Shift Dress in Triangle Jacquard

Shift Dress in Triangle Jacquard

ASOS, $75
SHOP
Across-Body Bag

Across-Body Bag

Rebeca Sanver, $222
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Front Scallop Tab Across Body Bag

Front Scallop Tab Across Body Bag

ASOS, $37
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Sophia Embellished Leather Mini Crossbody Bag

Sophia Embellished Leather Mini Crossbody Bag

Juicy Couture, $178
SHOP
Sequined Crossbody

Sequined Crossbody

Forever 21, $25
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Quilted Bag

Quilted Bag

Windsor, $23
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Flamenco Small Leather Shoulder Bag

Flamenco Small Leather Shoulder Bag

Loewe, $1195
SHOP
Tassel Mini Fold-Over Crossbody Bag

Tassel Mini Fold-Over Crossbody Bag

Ecote, $29
SHOP
Daphne Mini Colorblock Crossbody Bag

Daphne Mini Colorblock Crossbody Bag

Jason Wu, $995
SHOP
Mini Chain Purse

Mini Chain Purse

See by Chloe, $325
SHOP
Waverly Mini Cross Body Bag

Waverly Mini Cross Body Bag

Stella McCartney, $945
SHOP
Gretchen Brocade Mini Shoulder Bag

Gretchen Brocade Mini Shoulder Bag

Juicy Couture, $128
SHOP
Twee Mini Léopard Bag

Twee Mini Léopard Bag

Jerome Dreyfuss, $825
SHOP
Legacy Leather Mini Willis Bag

Legacy Leather Mini Willis Bag

Coach, $198
SHOP
Micro Atlantique Bag

Micro Atlantique Bag

Reed Krakoff, $890
SHOP
Giselle Cross Over Bag

Giselle Cross Over Bag

Pieces, $37
SHOP
Black Leather Bodin Crossbody Handbag

Black Leather Bodin Crossbody Handbag

Derek Lam, $1250
SHOP
Mini Box

Mini Box

Rebecca Minkoff, $250
SHOP
Daria Cross-Body Bag

Daria Cross-Body Bag

Club Monaco, $170
SHOP
Patchouli Box Clutch

Patchouli Box Clutch

Diane von Furstenberg, $995
SHOP
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