Drawstring Bags So Cute They’re Breaking Our Heart

If you asked me four years ago how I would have felt about ditching my oversized tote for a "mini bag," I would have shown you the door. The staying power of boho shoulder bags and oversized satchels had me convinced I needed those three semi-full bottles of Advil, a laptop, and gym shoes on me at all times. But the explosion of too-cute-to-be-true pint-sized purses has jumpstarted a more modest me, and I've done a decent pivot from bag lady to the kind of dangerous woman who packs only one lipstick shade, whether it matches my look or not.

But packing tips aside, here's a short primer on my evolution of becoming a full believer in the mini bag trend. I love them: they're cute, they're chic, and they're a day-to-night piece. So imagine my reaction when I spotted the latest iteration, which pushes the trend one step further. The mini drawstring clutch is probably something you haven't thought about since you borrowed your grandma's for a high school dance, but the vintage silhouette is making a huge comeback (we're crediting Attico for reviving this one).

Using a traditional evening bag as our daily carryall gives us just the right amount of rebellious spark. Here's 10 to help you feel that too.

Mango Velvet Bead Bag, $79.99, available at Mango.
Attico Sofia Drawstring Bag, $280, available at Farfetch.
Ganni Benson Purse, $286, available at Ganni.
Miu Miu Small Pink Heart Print Pouch, $150.95, available at Miu Miu.
Alexander Wang Ryan Rhinestone Dustbag, $695, available at Intermix.
Zara Mini Leather Bucket Bag with Inverted Pleats, $69.90, available at Zara.
Clare V. Henri, $295, available at Clare V.
Les Petits Joueurs Trilly Heart Drawstring Closure Pouch, $504, available at Tessabit.
Diane Von Furstenberg Evening Drawstring Bag, $348, available at Shopbop.
Prada Jacquard Drawstring Pouch, $360, available at MatchesFashion.com.