The Fashion Crowd Has Spoken: This Controversial Trend Is Officially Over

There was once a time when the bigger the bag, the better. It wasn’t unusual to carry around everything from your Filofax to your next three meals. Put it down to technology (our phones now do everything for us) or an overwhelming collective urge to live a more simple life, but we’ve noticed everyone is downsizing.

The one stand out trend throughout the international fashion week circuit, is the bags are definitely getting smaller. Large, heavy bags have long been controversial—they’re often blamed for causing back pain, so our doctors will be happy to learn it’s all about the mini.

Next time you’re on the hunt for an ‘everyday’ bag, consider a downsized approach, and find something on the smaller scale—whether it’s a sling, a top-handle, or a bucket bag, many designers (like Prada and Mansur Gavriel) are re-creating their signature bags in mini styles.

Click through to see street stylers adopting the trend, and shop a bag for yourself.

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What's not to love about this dove grey sling?

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We love the patent leather update to the Mansur Gavriel signature bucket bag.

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