As they say, good things come in small packages, and this season’s hottest trend—the mini bag—is all the proof we need. Get on board with a baby bag of your own with our roundup of our top pint-sized picks. —Jeanine Gordon
matt & nat. Leave it to the Canadian cult-followed brand, Matt & Nat, to come up with this season’s hottest (and most ethical, vegan leather) mini bag. We’ve fallen hard for the Gessi Micro Small Crossbody Bag ($175) for its chic sensibility, chain strap and versatile styling. We highly recommend taking this little beauty for a night out with your favourite summer dress and a pair of killer heels.
poppy & peonies. Even if we’re not going to concerts this summer, this little gem is called the Festival Crossbody ($49) for a reason. It’s the perfect hands-free solution for your essentials that doesn’t compromise when it comes to on-trend design. We love the nude hue for its go-with-every-outfit vibe.
chloe. OK, message received—mini bags have taken to the runways, with the Chloe Mini Marcie Leather Crossbody Bag ($480 at Nordstrom) at centre stage. A clean and classic off-white shade make this the perfect purse for toting your essentials this summer.
coach. Of course Coach would have the perfect solution to our bulky bag woes. The Half Moon Coin Case ($90) gives us a pop of pink in the teensiest package we’ve seen this season. Whether you’re grocery shopping or out for a walk in the park, this itty-bitty bag gives you all the freedom and fashion you need.
by far. Hello, lover. We’re head-over-heels for the By Far Mini Bag ($713 at Shopbop) that combines all the trends we love for summer: baby blue and bite-sized bags. Pair this beauty with denim cutoffs and a tank or take it into evening with a slip dress and strappy sandals. Either way, miniature bag is a must-have in our books.
gu_de. Pronounced “good,” this ’70s-inspired South Korean label creates understated bags in timeless, minimal shapes. Visit Blubird in Vancouver to find a selection from the brand’s Mini Play Bags collection—they’re cute (and stylish) as a button!