One thing you should know about me is that I’m an avid mini bag collector. My fondness for small purses has been with me for as long as I can remember. In addition to being a statement piece, a tiny purse is also a talking point — with people constantly inquiring about what you can actually fit in one. I love convincing them just how practical they can be. While tiny purses can feel extra, they also serve a real (albeit minimalist) function. After all, as long as you have the essentials (phone, card holder, lip balm, keys, and hand sanitizer), why bother with a big, bulky bag?
I am also not alone in my love of tiny bags. It's been a bonafide trend for a while now. While there were predictions that the pandemic would phase out mini purses, luxury designs like those from Jacquemus and Valentino have continued to trickle down to our favorite retail stores and online shopping sites.
With over 20 small but mighty handbags in my collection — some that I use daily and some that I simply admire — I've become a tiny purse connoisseur. I'm constantly on the hunt for kitschy and funky options and searching the internet for the best chic and compact purses that I'd like to add to my own collection.
Tag along and continue reading if you want to see my top picks for trendy tiny purses across an array of unique designs, fabrics, and colors. Opting for mini, micro, and nano-size styles, I've meticulously made selections that are no more than 8 inches tall or wide. From a wooden Anthropologie find to a cheesy (you’ll see!) Etsy creation, each of these small purses promises to elevate your style and scale back your clutter.
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