Our Mini-Bag Obsession Has Led Us to These 18 Little Beauties

Handbags can so easily become bottomless pits rather than chic receptacles. We've all been in the situation where you reach into your bag to answer a call and end up pulling out a selection of nine lipsticks (you never know what colour you may need), some dry shampoo and maybe even a shoe you thought you lost back in 2012. Well, this season, the struggle of a giant bag you simply have to fill to the brim is over thanks to the surge of mini bags.

Spotted on the arms, hands and bodies of the most stylish It girls, there's no denying it's time to empty said oversized tote in favour of a much smaller option. Yes, they may only fit your phone and one chosen lipstick, but it'll be so worth it when you see our edit of the best out there. From Jacquemus's new-season (not so teeny-tiny as the last) mini bag to the Rejina Pyo style everyone has been carrying, consider this your checklist to all the mini bags you need to own. Honey, we shrunk your handbag…


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Style Notes: See, everyone loves mini bags (can you spot which ones are from Jacquemus?).


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Style Notes: A colour-block box bag will become part of your new capsule wardrobe.


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Style Notes: Be prepared to see the By Far croc-effect bag being carried by all the fashion elite. Go tonal by mixing it with rich autumnal hues.

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Now you've chosen your bag, it's time to pick your ankle boots with our edit of the best. 

Freelance Fashion Editor

Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning. Back to Who What Wear. With hundreds of published stories on site, Harriet knows what the WWW reader wants. Keeping up to date with the latest It buys and runway trends, she can guarantee to keep you one step ahead of the most stylish people. When not writing or styling, Harriet loves to go shopping (yes, more fashion). If she’s not in a local Hackney bar or restaurant, you can find her forever searching for her next holiday destination.