“Mini” has been the buzz word in the bag world for the past year or so, and it looks like the mini trend is still holding strong. It’s easy to swoon over mini bags after seeing them on other fashionistas, but making the jump to purchase one can be a little harder without during your homework. PurseBop has compiled an extensive reference guide to help you stay on top of all the mini madness.
Here’s what to expect in this mini bag reference guide:
I. Overview of the Mini Trend
II. Mini Bag Style Suggestions
III. Mini Bags from 15+ Designers
IV. Mini Bag Price Comparisons
V. Instagram Eye Candy
Why Everyone Is Falling In Love with the Mini
#1 Surprisingly Versatile
When first seeing a mini bag, you might think it looks gimmicky or that it would look ridiculous when you’re actually wearing it. Fortunately though, mini bags seamlessly blend into a variety of looks. Mini bags can quickly become your “go-to” option.
Since mini bags take less material to make than their bigger peers, designers are able to retail mini bags for a more affordable price compared to other bags in their lines.
#3 Iconic Bags in Smaller Form
A true mini bag is an exact replicate of its “mother” bag. You can experience the look of your favorite icon bags in a smaller style and for a cheaper price.
#4 Bandwagon Effect
We’ve seen mini bags flood our instagram feeds, and it’s hard to resist the temptation.
#5 Simply Adorable
How can you not love something mini?!
Reasons to add a Mini to YOUR collection
#1 Perfect for All Occasions
Due to their smaller size, mini bags work well for formal occasions. Yet, they also work well when you’re out-and-about and don’t feel like carrying that much.
#2 Easy Wear
Most mini bags come with long crossbody straps since they don’t have handles proportionate enough for your hand or arm to fit through. They will flat against your side without being cumbersome and allow for comfortable wear.
#3 Great for an Entry-Level Bag
Due to their more accessible price points, mini bags make great entry-level options. If you’re looking for your first designer bag or experimenting with a new brand, start browsing through mini options.
#4 Fun Way to Experiment with Bold Colors and Patterns
Mini bags can still make a big impact! Their tiny surfaces truly show off intricate embellishments and patterns. If your mini bag is mostly for special occasions, you could go with a bright color, decorative style or exotic material to add something unique to your collection.
#5 Playful Accents
By nature, mini bags are fun pieces that can spice up your look. Just have fun with them!
Chanel Classic Flap Mini (Rectangle) – $2,900
Chanel Classic Flap Mini (Square) – $2,700
Chanel Classic Flap Extra Mini – $2,400
Read all about the Classic Flap family in PurseBop’s The Chanel Mini: “Small is the New Big…” Guide
Louis Vuitton Nano Speedy – $810
Louis Vuitton Nano Noe Bag – $810
Louis Vuitton Nano Turenne Bag – $1,060
Louis Vuitton Nano Alma Bag – $1,110
Louis Vuitton Nano Pallas Bag – $1,110
Louis Vuitton Nano Lockit Bag – $1,720
Louis Vuitton Nano W Bag – $1,720
Read about the entire collection: Louis Vuitton says – Go Nano!
Fendi Mini Peekaboo – $3,150 via Neiman Marcus
Fendi Mini 3Jours Leather Shopper – $2,400 via Nordstorm
Fendi Mini 2Jours Shopping Bag – $1,990 via Barneys
Fendi Micro Peekaboo – $1,550 via Barneys
Fendi Mini By the Way Satchel – $1,450 via Neiman Marcus
Fendi Micro Baguette – $1,110 via Saks Fifth Avenue
Read all about why the Fendi Micro Peekaboo was It-Bag of the Year
Givenchy Mini Pandora Box – $1,995 via Saks Fifth Avenue
Givenchy Mini Shark – $1,790 via Barneys
Givenchy Mini Antigona – $1,750 via Bergdorf Goodman
Givenchy Micro Lucrezia – currently out of stock
Givenchy Mini Pandora Leather Shoulder Bag- $1,290 via Saks Fifth Avenue
Discover more Givenchy bags in PurseBop’s The Givenchy Game reference guide
Gucci Dionysus Python Mini – $2,790 via Saks Fifth Avenue
Gucci Dionysus Blooms Mini Shoulder – $1,650 via Neiman Marcus
Guccci Bamboo Shopper Mini – $1,400 via Saks Fifth Avenue
Gucci Soho Leather Mini Chain Bag – $850 via Neiman Marcus
Gucci will be BIG next season with the recent comeback of logos, read why in PurseBop’s Rise of the Logos features
Mini Bag Price Comparison
|Mini Bag||Price in USD|
|Hermes Birkin 25||9,500|
|Hermes Kelly 25||9,000|
|Hermes Kelly 20||-|
|Fendi Mini Peekaboo||$3,150|
|Fendi Micro Peekaboo||$1,550|
|Fendi By the Way||$1,450|
|Dior Mini Lady||$3,100|
|Dior Diorever Mini||$3,000|
|Dior Micro Lady||$2,950|
|Chanel Mini (rectangle)||$2,900|
|Chanel Mini (square)||$2,700|
|Chanel Extra Mini||$2,400|
|Gucci Dionysus (Python)||$2,790|
|Gucci Dionysus Blooms||$1,650|
|Gucci Bamboo Shopper||$1,350|
|Gucci Soho Chain Bag||$850|
|Saint Laurent Baby SDJ||$2,590|
|Saint Laurent Nano SDJ||$1,990|
|Saint Laurent Toy SDJ||$1,350|
|Givenchy Pandora Box||$1,995|
|Givenchy Pandora Messenger||$1,225|
|Louis Vuitton W||$1,720|
|Louis Vuitton Lockit||$1,720|
|Louis Vuitton Pallas||$1,110|
|Louis Vuitton Alma||$1,110|
|Louis Vuitton Turenne||$1,060|
|Louis Vuitton Noe||$810|
|Louis Vuitton Speedy||$810|
|Balenciaga Papier Tote||$1,695|
|Chloe Drew Mini||$1,650|
|Chloe Drew Nano||$1,190|
|Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity||$1,450|
Instagram Eye Candy
Explore more mini articles below:
The Chanel Mini: “Small is the new big…”
Irresistible, yet Unattainable: Hermes Mini Bags
Louis Vuitton says – GO NANO!
Fendi 2015 “It” Bag – Micro Peekaboo
Not All Mini Bags are Created Equal
PurseBop goes Mini, again!
PurseBop’s Guide to Entry-Level Bags
Does Size Really Matter? The Quest for a Mini
The Ultimate Guide to Mini Bags