Have you ever had somebody ask you “Hey, can I put this in your bag?” If the answer is yes, you’re likely either the mom friend or the owner of a sizey purse (or both). Fortunately, your days of being the keeper of your friends’ things may be close to over, because mini bags are trending in a big way.
Tiny yet bold, mini designer handbags come in all shapes and styles. Whether it’s Gucci’s Marmont mini bag that catches your eye or Balenciaga’s croc-embossed wallet on a chain, there’s a small luxury waiting to hang on your arm in the list below.
Our Method For Finding The Best Designer Mini Bags
Shelling out for a designer purse with next to no room for your things might feel like a questionable decision, but we’re confident that the 10 options below will come free of buyer’s remorse. How can we be so sure? We use a data-backed algorithm to find and rank the best products on the internet, factoring in information like user reviews, editor recommendations, and social buzz. That means less research and better shopping decisions for you. Go ahead and browse our list of the Top 10 mini designer handbags and find the one that belongs in your closet.
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February 4, 2022
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Stella McCartney Falabella Mini Crosssbody
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT IT: At under $700, this is one of the lowest-priced bags on the list. Plus, the gleaming diamond-cut chain makes it perfect for evenings out.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: The pretty logo-jacquard lining is made from recycled bottles.
Saint Laurent Vinyle Round Quilted Leather Camera Bag
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT IT: The round shape and chevron quilting make this bag one of the most unique in the bunch.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Reviewers love the versatility of this one. Here's a comment that sums it up perfectly: "This bag is beautiful and versatile. Perfect size. You can dress up or wear it casually, and the shape makes it a true standout. The gold chain strap is classic and beautiful."
Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Bag
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT IT: The antique gold double G hardware is instantly recognizable, so if you’re looking for a small bag that leaves a big impression, this is the one.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Crafted in Italy, this purse is made from black matelassé chevron leather and lined with a soft microfiber fabric. And here’s a cool tip: you can add your initials for free thanks to Gucci’s complimentary monogramming option.
Saint Laurent Toy Loulou Matelassé Leather Crossbody Bag
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT IT: Every YSL design we’ve laid our eyes upon has been sleek and stunning, this bag included. It’s a classic envelope shape elevated with the help of matelassé-stitched leather.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: You can adjust the crossbody strap to fit your frame perfectly or remove it altogether and carry this mini bag as a clutch.
Chloé Small Marcie Leather Crossbody Bag
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT IT: The curvy, saddle bag-inspired shape is casual enough for daily use, and we can’t deny the delight we felt when seeing the color options (hello, softy yellow and sunflower!).
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: This purse is made from grain leather and includes an adjustable strap as well as multiple interior and exterior pockets.
Jacquemus Le Chiquito Bag
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT IT: You’ll notice right off the bat that Jacquemus’s Le Chiquito bag doesn’t stick to one look, and we love it for that. It’s available in a shearling trimmed version, as well as a wicker finish and multiple different leather treatments.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Depending on the version of this bag you’re drawn to, it could be made from cowhide, lambskin, or wicker, but no matter what, you can trust that it will be expertly crafted.
Mansur Gavriel Mini Mini Leather Bucket Bag
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT IT: Bucket bags are underrated. There—we said it. This one from Mansur Gavriel is both playful and chic due to the wavy topline the drawstring closure creates. And the color contrast the lining provides? *Chef’s kiss.*
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Warning: This purse is unlined and made from real leather, so take care not to damage the interior by storing something spill- or leak-prone inside.
Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Leather Super Mini Bag
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT IT: You’re not having deja vu; there is a version of Gucci’s Marmont mini bag earlier in our list. However, this is the super version, which essentially means there’s a little extra space for your things and a zip closure (instead of a snap).
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: This version of the Marmont mini also has a different stitching finish on the back that features the iconic double Gs.
Bottega Veneta Mini Pouch Clutch Bag
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT IT: Self-described as an “oversized clutch,” this purse provides a small taste of Bottega Veneta’s whimsical approach to luxury. Plus, the pouch structure reminds us of a cloud in the very best way.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Extra-soft calfskin leather is used to craft this mini bag, and the top is held together through a magnetic frame closure.
Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie Leather Hobo
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT IT: This is the Bottega Veneta bag. It’s the first design that comes to mind when we think about the brand, probably because of the intrecciato weave, compact silhouette, and bright color treatments they chose for it.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Each mini Jodie hobo bag is crafted from handwoven strips of soft nappa leather, and the top is closed via a zipper.
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