15 Mini Bags That Prove Good Things Come In Small Packages

From street style stars to the pages of our favorite fashion magazines, we can't seem to escape the trend that is micro purses. In the time we took trying to figure out how to fit anything other than our cell phone in these tiny little bags to toying with our emotions towards hanging up our favorite totes, designer brands have crafted up the perfect little (emphasis on the little) bags of our dreams and we're finally ready to hop on the mini bag bandwagon. Are you?


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The Baby Bucket Bag

This itty bitty bucket bag from Simon Miller is a precious little handbag that is simply dying to come out and play. The brown leather is so tastefully stitched in shape, while the detachable matching strap allows for easy transport and leisurely carrying. But let us not be distracted from the real star of the show here: the silver-tone metal round top handles that will grab the attention of anyone who crosses your path. The instant way to give your look a fashion-girl seal of approval, don't wait to grab this bag. ($502; brownsfashion.com)

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The Backpack Purse

For a more relaxed approach, get yourself a tiny backpack to satisfy your craving for the trend. This cutesy little bag has two main compartments with detachable straps for a versatile purse that holds more than you'd think. The bag comes in a blue faux leather or silver metallic color and is the perfect accessory to up your street style game for a casual day of shopping around or a carefree afternoon at a festival. When your purse is small enough to leave you unbothered and gives you a hands-free carrying experience, the opportunities are endless. ($23; forever21.com)

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The Michael Kors Mini Bag

One of many designers to jump onto the trend, Michael Kors created an extra-small version of the very popular Ava Saffiano Leather Satchel that has become a brand favorite. The purse comes in six different color options, but we especially love this deep plum shade titled, "Damson." This is the ultimate fall mini bag, because of the tiny size, yes—but also because of the severe lines that will bring the drama to any outfit. ($178; michaelkors.com)

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The (Little) Lady In Red

Doesn't this little bag just scream edgy weekend adventure? We are dying to get our little paws on this mini bag that clearly has a big personality. With the silver-tone metal spikes on the handle, stud embellishments on the front and sides or the bag, and the striking red leather that covers the purse—we worry that this purse will wear us, and not the other way around. But nevertheless, we're willing to take our chances with this little baby, because a purse this bold deserves a risk-taker as its rightful carrier. ($682; brownsfashion.com)

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Elephant In The Room

Well if this isn't the cutest little purse that we've ever seen… the iconic mini elephant crossbody bag by Loewe is a tiny bag with so much character. The purse comes in all kinds of color combinations and textures, but we are obsessing with the gleaming metallic finish on this little guy. A total conversation starter everywhere you go, this off-kilter glamour bag will step up your style game with a cutesy feel that exudes total chic. ($1,290; nordstrom.com)

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The Trunk Mini Bag

This West 57th Trunk Crossbody bag by Henri Bendel is an ultimate fashionable handbag that just so happens to be pint-sized. We first saw this little bag on the arm of one of our favorite social media influencers from the blog CarrieBradshawLied, and ever since it has become the main star of our dreams. The trunk-inspired style with gold hardware makes a big statement, while the top quality saffiano leather and magnetic closures make this bag a total glam accessory that is of the highest quality. ($350; henribendel.com)

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The Micro Shoulder Bag

This leather shoulder bag is micro in size but major in the style department. It is made by sister-owned luxury brand Manu Atelier, and the purses within this gorgeous label do not disappoint. This teeny bag is a staple from their collection, and though we're always willing to take a walk on the wild side with a bright color or bold print, we can't help but love this classic neutral crossbody that will surely be our new go-to handbag this season. But if we're really getting down to it, we'll take this one and the full collection of colors anyday. ($360; brownsfashion.com)

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The Patent Leather Crossbody

This mini faux patent leather quilted crossbody bag is giving us major Cher Horowitz vibes, and we are so into the throwback feels of the gym class scene of our favorite '90s movie, Clueless. Deemed the "celly bag" because it's large enough to fit… literally only your cell phone, this cute little bag is a fashionable statement that we would argue could easily squeeze a credit card and tube of our favorite lip cream inside as well. The perfect night-out bag, we simply can't wait to get our hands on this little babe. ($16; forever21.com)

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All Tied Up In This Crossbody

Our hands are tied with this itty bitty bow bag, because it truly is a little piece of perfection. We love the boxy shape, the severely cut lines of the tied knot, and the gold chain embellished red shoulder strap. This is the perfect bag to amp up any dull-looking outfit because it will undoubtedly be the highlight of your ensemble, so why waste a night out wearing your new pair of pumps and major fur bomber jacket when this little bag will surely steal the show? Grab this little crossbody for a big time outfit accelerator, and be prepared to turn heads everywhere you walk. ($40; zara.com)

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Blue Velvet Dream

A sky blue velvet fabric wraps snugly around this mini handbag, with shimmery gold embellished beadwork that gives this little purse a truly ethereal feel. The purse first gives us a vintage vibe, resembling something we may have seen in our grandmother's closet, but then strikes us with an undeniable sense of pure timeless class. We can see this purse paired with a simple white ensemble to give it the chance to really stand out, but we also are itching to power clash against it, mixing bold prints and styles to accentuate the uniqueness of the purse. ($60; zara.com)

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The Everyday Bucket Bag

A great option for an everyday wear, this mini bucket bag will go with everything. You can dress it up as you head to the office, looking chic and sophisticated atop your polka dot trouser and tweed blazer, or you can dress it down with your athleisure getup on the weekend. It's a cute option for a stylish take on the trend, and honestly has us wondering why we ever found comfort in carrying our entire makeup bag, a change of shoes, and enough snacks to last a week in our go-to totes? Hobo bags are a thing of the past—there, we said it! ($23; forever21.com)

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The Micro Tote

And while we're on the note of totes, why not make those mini, too? How precious is this micro tote made with shrunken leather and haircalf detailing? We love the trendy gold hoop handle too, which is such a Fall 2017 handbag staple. Though this mini tote comes in a jet black color, this "Rumba Red" has our heart. The perfect accessory for the approaching holiday season, being a fashion-forward street style star has your name written all over it. ($298; henribendel.com)

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The Crocodile Crossbody

A cute bag that will surely go with every outfit, this elegant mini black crocodile embossed bag is a gorgeous addition to your purse collection. Also, might we add—a necessary addition, at that. It's extremely elegant, with the faux crocodile skin covering and gold embellishments, and it is the perfect purse to tentatively dip your toes in the uncharted waters of the mini bag trend if you're not quite ready to dive in head first. ($15; shein.com)

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A Vision In Tweed

Tweed is by far the fabric of fall, and this little mini bag is a fashion-forward approach toward the tiny purse trend. This little handbag looks as elegant on the outside as it will make you feel while carrying it, with a small velvet bag built-in inside with a striking gold clasp. And while we love the multicolor tweed fabric, we think our favorite part of the bag is the tiny set of handles that resemble those from our favorite satchels. These mini bags just keep getting cuter! ($40; zara.com)

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The Charm Bag

A small black velvet minaudière bag seems like a cute idea in and of itself, but adding on sweet little charms to the straps with metal lining the top closure of the bag just puts this purse over the edge of total fabulousness. We can see ourselves now, carrying this chic little bag to a dinner party or late-night dinner and drinks date—and though we love the edginess that this purse brings out with the charm-filled strap, we think that the bag's chic exterior will truly have our onlookers eyeing this little purse all night long. ($50; zara.com)

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