Make A Statement With These Mini Designer Bags
It is no secret that the 90’s and 00’s vibes are in right now and teeny tiny mini designer bags are no exception. If you’re a tote bag type of gal, it could be quite the challenge getting on board with this trend.
But if you’re guilty of carrying around way too much junk then this could be a great way to ensure you only take the bare minimum with you.
Read along to discover some of the best designer mini bags for 2023 and beyond. In a wide selection of designs including hobo, mini shoulder bags, mini leather totes, and bucket bags.
From top designer brands like Jacquemus, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, YSL and Versace, just to name a few.
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Although some itty-bitty mini bags are impractical and may be barely able to store more than a credit card and lipstick, like the Jacquemus Signature Mini Le Chiquito Leather Top Handle Bag.
There are a lot more mini designer bags that are capable of holding all your daily essentials like your phone, keys, cash, lipstick and sunglasses.
Top Handle / Shoulder Style Mini Designer Bags
This section features mini designer bags that can only be handheld. However, you’ll want to check out the other category below for more style options.
Bottega Veneta – The Teen Jodie Woven Leather Hobo Bag
It feels like just last year we were going crazy over the Bottega Veneta Chain Cassette Bag. Our attention has quickly turned to its predecessor and new bag in town: the now popular woven Jodie Hobo Bag. One of my favorite mini designer bags for this season
Whether you’re just going out to run a couple of errands, getting ready for a girls night out or attending a formal event.
The versality of the knotted handle Bottega Veneta Jodie Hobo Bag is not the only attraction that makes it a must-have statement piece for your wardrobe.
But also the wide range of colors and sizes to choose from. Aside from this bold parakeet green, which is perfect for the Spring/Summer season.
It is also available in blue, white, black, gray, caramel and in softer colors like washed teal and pastel yellow. An investment you won’t regret!
Saint Laurent Petite Le 5 A 7 Leather Hobo Bag
The Saint Laurent petite shoulder bag in black embossed leather with gold YSL hardware embodies classic.
It is perfectly sized to hold all your basics and can be held in hand or worn on the shoulder.
A masterpiece that doesn’t need to be reserved in your wardrobe for just special events.
But that can be used for just about any occasion regardless of the time of day.
JW PEI Gabbi Ruched Hobo Handbag
I wanted to include some budget-friendly options in my picks of the best mini designer bags and luckily I was able to find this beauty — the JW PEI Gabbi Ruched Hobo Bag.
A beautiful croissant-shaped ruched hobo bag by JW PEI which ticks off all the boxes. Minimalistic, 90’s vibe, chic, versatile and affordable.
It is made of soft lambskin leather and comes in at least 7 different colors to complement every ensemble.
Priced at under $100, adding a few pieces to your Spring/Summer wardrobe is a no-brainer. A great alternative to the small Alexander Wang Scrunchie Top Hand Bag.
Balenciaga Le Cagole Mini leather shoulder bag
This crinkled effect It Bag from Balenciaga features studded hardware and a chain strap to wear on the shoulders or in hand. It also comes with a leather strap to wear crossbody style.
Add a pop of color to your summer wardrobe with this bold yellow Le Cagole mini shoulder bag.
There is a Le Cagole bag for every occasion. For a more toned down look, you may opt for one of the lighter shades like the pink or pastel purple.
Alternatively, it also comes in classic black, white and beige, or even metallic silver for dressy events.
Coach Pillow Tabby Ombré Leather Shoulder Bag
Coach Pillow Tabby ombré leather shoulder bag, crafted in a colorful gradient ombre leather speaks elegance.
It can be worn 3 ways, thanks to its two detachable straps in different lengths – to carry by hand, styled as a shoulder bag or wear as a crossbody.
You can dress it up or down. Even with the simplest outfit, Coach Pillow Tabby bag pairs well with any look – from day to night.
If you’ll be out and about for the weekend and don’t want to be bothered by a big bag then Pillow Tabby is the one for you!
Jimmy Choo Bonny Malibu Satin Bag with Twisted Handle
On the topic of mini designer bags and sophistication, the Jimmy Choo Bonny Malibu Satin bag is a combination of both. The perfect bag for special events like weddings, dinners and receptions.
The silky Malibu satin bag was designed with a soft twisted handle to carry in hand and a chain strap to wear on the shoulder or cross-body style.
It features the signature silver JC emblem and signature tassel detailing.
This statement piece is also available in black, violet and fuchsia silk and is ideal for notable occasions.
Mango Double Strap Basket Bag
If you’re heading to the beach, pool, to a family kick back, or going on vacation this summer, avoid overpacking and take this medium sized Mango Woven Basket Bag with you.
The bag features a double handle, a long removable strap, interior cotton lining and an adjustable closure. An alternative to the Chloé Small Basket Woven Crossbody bag.
Most importantly, if you care about the environment you may be pleased to know that this basket bag was created using sustainable materials and processes.
Perfect for day time outing or lunch date at a rooftop restaurant.
Bottega Veneta Cassette Mini leather crossbody bag
The smaller the bag, the better they said, and the woven Bottega Veneta Cassette Mini leather bag is a great example of that. This micro crossbody bag in Kiwi yellow is an update to the fashion house’s signature intrecciato technique.
Featuring a compact shape with an adjustable strap that can also be styled over the shoulder.
Going to the club or a night time party? Then consider getting this Bottega Veneta Mini Cassette bag.
Balenciaga XS Hourglass Croc-Embossed Leather Top Handle Bag
A Crocodile-embossed calfskin leather shoulder bag with silvertone hardware with a removable shoulder strap and top handle. One of Balenciaga’s iconic pieces – the Hourglass Crocodile Embossed leather bag.
Wear it crossbody, in hand or on the shoulder – this light pink Balenciaga Hourglass bag adds a polished touch to every look.
By Far Micro Cush Leather Mini Bag
I absolutely love this Micro Cush Leather mini bag from By Far. It is a celebration of the micro bag trend, scaled down to perfection to hold the fundamentals.
It has a beautiful moon shape, made from supple leather in a vibrant lagoon-blue hue.
Ideal for those days when you don’t necessarily want to go out with a bag, but you may not have pockets and just need something small to hold your phone, money, keys and lipstick.
Crossbody / Handheld Style Mini Designer Bags
This section features mini designer bags that are a bit more versatile and can be used either as a crossbody or handheld bag/purse.
Jacquemus Signature Mini Le Chiquito Leather Top Handle Bag
I don’t think it gets any smaller than the Jacquemus Signature Mini Le Chiquito Leather Top Handle Bag – a celebrity and influencer favorite. But this beautiful iconic piece features a long strap, top handles, and gold hardware.
Another one of our favorite must-have mini designer bags. The Jacquemus mini leather tote comes in more colors than I can count on one hand, and in two distinctive sizes: medium and a teeny tiny doll size.
Quite frankly, I remember a couple of years ago Jacquemus being one of the first (if not the first) designer brands to make itty-bitty mini bags a comeback.
As time passed the trend became widely accepted and could be seen everywhere — on and off the catwalks and runways.
In terms of how practical this micro bag really is, and if I’m being brutally honest…a lot of us walk with our cellphones in our hands nowadays.
So I don’t see the size being an issue at all. Unless of course you require more than some cash or a credit card and a lipstick on a particular day.
Versace Mini La Medusa Chain Leather Top Handle Bag
Not to be mistaken for the regular Versace La Medusa leather tote, a key distinction to note with this Versace Top Handle Bag is the short chain top handle and the noticeably slimmer shape.
This bag is is also available in black patent and makes a great companion for a day out at the mall while wearing it crossbody style.
Alternatively, the adjustable straps can be removed and used as a handheld bag on a date night – and look just as great!
Alexander McQueen Medium The Curve Leather Bucket Bag
Bucket bags are back in style but this time with a twist. Like this Alexander McQueen Bucket bag which has a classic bucket shape.
Features intertwining patches at the front and an adjustable strap that can be worn over the shoulder or as a crossbody.
Comes in two sizes: medium and small, in several colors and slightly varying designs.
All made from leather and has a magnetic double flap closure to keep essentials secure.
A great bag for everyday use or a casual day out.
LOEWE Hammock Small leather shoulder bag
Keeping on brand with summer, is the small Loewe Hammock leather bag. Although relatively tiny, it has more than enough room to carry more than the basic necessities.
Cleverly crafted to look like a handheld mini bag, it is hard to notice that this beauty was designed with a top handle and a detachable shoulder strap for multiple carrying options.
This makes it a versatile bag for running errands, for a casual day out or to attend a semi-formal function.
JW Anderson Twister Nano leather shoulder bag
I can’t get over how cute this bubblegum pink nano-size JW Anderson Twister bag is. A mini designer bag that is big enough to carry the simple things like cards, keys, and a lipstick.
The Twister bag features a magnetic closure to secure your belongings as well as a detachable chain shoulder strap and top handle for different wearing modes.
Whether you’re heading out to a date or day time party, this is the bag you’ll want to go with.
Wrapping Up The Best Mini Designer Bags
My top 3 picks for the best mini designer bags for 2023 and beyond goes to the Bottega Veneta Jodie Hobo Bag followed by the Jacquemus Signature Mini Le Chiquito Leather Top Handle Bag and lastly the By Far Micro Cush Leather mini bag.
Every one of these mini designer bags has their individual characteristics and you should choose the one that suits your needs best.
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