Best mini bags

Emma McCarthy, Ellie Davis
Jacquemus spring/summer 2018: AFP/Getty Images

Much like their sunglasses counterpart, our favourite accessories are constantly shrinking.

But it’s not just Instagram and the social media set that are obsessed with these tiny totes. A favourite accessory of Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, the reign of these dainty pieces show no signs of slowing down or plumping up.

While they may not be the most practical of bags, they do force you to only pack what you need. Clutter-free bag = clutter-free life, right? We think so. One of summer’s biggest trends, these handbags have been given an autumnal flair with seasonal shades and bolder prints just in time for the party season.

For your credit card, gum, mascara and just enough room from your iPhone - if you’re lucky - shop the mini bags that are sure to gain “it” status in a very big way.

Loewe Mini gate bag

For just the essentials, the coveted gate bag is a saddle-shaped crossbody option in a timeless and versatile design. An upscale bag for the season, it is crafted from soft grained calfskin and features a knotted belt fastening and front flap.

£795 | Loewe | Buy it now

Fendi Mini peekaboo bag

The elegant Fendi microbag is offered in five different bold colours and will make a sophisticated addition to your everyday and formal wear. The bag features two inner compartments and a twist lock and magnetic button fastening.

£980 | Fendi | Buy it now

Sophie Hulme Nano swing bag

Everybody loves a bucket bag and this saffron option will dispel any winter blues. The shiny leather mini bag can be worn crossbody or over the shoulder. There is also a snap fastening for added security.

£375 | Sophie Hulme | Buy it now

Whistles Tiger crossbody

Dip your toe into the animal trend with this crossbody option from Whistles. In the print of the moment, there is a tiger detail on the soft leather design. The bag features an adjustable strap and two compartments.

£129 | Whistles | Buy it now

Carolina Santo Domingo Amphora mini leather tote

Available exclusively at Net-A-Porter, this bag is offered in a compact version of the original Amphora design. The trapeze silhouette is surprisingly spacious for all your everyday must-haves.

£540 | Net-A-Porter | Buy it now

Mansur Gavriel Mini bucket bag

The signature Mansur Gavriel bag has a mini alternative bringing the signature minimalist aesthetic to a minimized variation. Offered in a range of different shades, there is something for every taste.

£375 | Mansur Gavriel | Buy it now

Jacquemus Minho mini satchel

One of the most coveted bags of the season, the fashion pack cannot get enough of the Jacquemus Minho mini bag. Offered in a multiple colours and in leather and suede construction, this tiny tote has forged its way as a staple item.

£486 | Jacquemus | Buy it now

Zara Round mini crossbody

Tap into the mini bag trend with this high-street hero from Zara. The faux croc effect is one of the stand out trends of the season and is offered here in a bold burgundy hue but there are pink and yellow variations available too.

£25.99 | Zara | Buy it now