I’ve long lauded the pleasures of the mini bag. Cute, compact, and yes, scaled to my petite size, how could I not? So I couldn’t be much happier that the baby-sized accessory is proving to be the big bag trend of the Fall ’15 season, popping up all over the runways in New York, as well as London Fashion Week, which is currently in full swing. Best of all, it’s getting delivered in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
At Marc by Marc Jacobs, Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier matched their politically-charged collection of wildly printed, eclectic ready-to-wear pieces with a slew of smooth belt bags (worn low on the hip with jeans and tightly cinched around the waist with shapely coats and party dresses) and itty-bitty tool boxes. The effect: go-get-‘em, girl-powered appeal.
3.1 Phillip Lim’s glammed-up, grunge-inspired goddesses clasped tiny zip-around clutches in their hands, a clean counterpoint to the deliberate haphazardness of the looks, while Alexander Wang’s badass rocker-goth chicks juxtaposed their mega-chunky platform creeper boots with a smattering of studded top handles, petite but not so teeny that you have to ditch half your essentials.
Finally, prepare to put yourself on the waitlist for the mini mini-bucket bag! Mansur Gavriel gave one of their most beloved styles a diminutive makeover, while in London, Mulberry did the same with their lean, stamped, and chain-topped buckets. Looks like the old cliché still rings true: great things do come in small packages.