Do all good things come in small packages? Perhaps not, but they certainly do when we’re talking about fun little mini bags. Sure, you could carry them year-round, but there’s no better time than summer to add a little playfulness to your look. And really, who wants to be holding a big bulky bag on these hot summer days? From entertaining evening bags to clutches full of character, here are our top 10 petite picks to carry with you this summer.
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- Gabriela Hearst Diana Bag in Suede
- Louis Vuitton Egg Bag
- Chanel Gold and Black Pyramid Bag
- Balmain Mini Moon Silver Leather Bag
- Loewe Elephant Mini Bag in Yellow Mango
- Lulu Guinness Straw Frida Basket Bag
- Oscar de la Renta Lantern Bag
- Anya Hindmarch Crisp Packet Clutch
- Rejina Pyo Nane Bag in Satin Light Blue
- Mansur Gavriel Pleated Bucket Bag in Blush
Named after the famous songstress Diana Ross, this bag is designed to resemble the bellows of an accordion. With a smooth Italian suede exterior, nappa leather interior, structured top handle and sophisticated rose gold metal clasp fastening closure, it’s the bag that takes you from the office straight to dinner and drinks.
Price on request | gabrielahearst.com
Who would’ve thought that an egg-shaped bag would cause such a stir at the Spring/Summer 2019 shows? Clearly designer Nicolas Ghesquière did, and now here we all are flocking to get our claws on this ovoid handbag. Crafted with the signature monogram canvas and calf leather, it’s trimmed in VVN cowhide-leather and comes with a mini chain strap, too.
HK$26,700 | hk.louisvuitton.com
At one of Karl Lagerfeld’s final Chanel shows, he staged a sumptuous Egyptian theme at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. One of the favourite items on display was this pyramid bag: gold-and-black-striped, triangular and probably not the most practical, but chic all the same. After all, “a pyramid is the greatest work of minimalist art” as Lagerfeld himself put it.
HK$26,200 | chanel.com
Add a little magical moonlight to your evening with this Mini Moon studded silver leather bag from Balmain. Made in Italy with silver laminated lambskin, satin lining, chain wristlet and studs, it really is an all rounder for any outfit. Plus, it’s so cute!
HK$9,900 | balmain.com
Expertly handcrafted in Spain from classic calfskin, this Loewe bag is softly folded into the playful shape of an elephant. There’s so much fun to be had with this mini crossbody bag which comes in a bright-yellow mango colour featuring a trunk, perforated eyes and an adjustable shoulder strap.
HK$10,850 | loewe.com
Back by popular demand, Lulu Guinness’ Frida basket bag has returned for another season, this time with flowers blooming on her head. A bit tongue in cheek, this bag immortalises the Mexican artist’s signature style with gold hoop earrings and a strong brow — making it the statement bag you need for summer.
Approx. HK$2,388 | luluguinness.com
Mid-Autumn won’t be the only reason to carry around a lantern when you have one as exquisite as this Oscar de la Renta bag. Crafted from black leather into a caged lantern design with tassel detail and chain link handle, this lantern bag will jazz up any outfit you wear this season.
Approx. HK $13,389 | oscardelarenta.com
Although there are no crisps included in this little clutch, it’s still worth holding on to. Made by artisans in Italy, each one is a unique piece of wearable art and comes in a fashionable pale gold metal with suede lining, gold-tone hardware and detachable chain strap.
Approx. HK$11,643 | anyahindmarch.com
Made from 100% silk, this gorgeous Nane Bag by London-based Korean designer Rejina Pyo is utterly dreamy. Inspired by Japanese wrapping bags, this mini holdall exudes a ladylike practicality and comes in a light-blue satin with signature tie detail.
HK$2,873 | rejinapyo.com
HK$6,650 | mansurgavriel.com