By Naomi Jamieson published
Arguably one of the most iconic of noughties accessories, you can spot them everywhere, on TikTok, in every third picture on Instagram and if we’re honest we’ve pinned nearly every mini bag pic there is on Pinterest.
You can find them in every color and pattern, and every designer is getting in on the action too. The mini bag is a powerful accessory. Although it won’t hold your phone and your purse at the same time, it will make your outfit instantly chic and make you look like you’ve really got your life together.
Yes, we know, they’re inconvenient—you will probably have to keep your giant iPhone in your pocket, but fashion is sacrifice.
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You won’t find a sensible-sized bag on any of their Instagram feeds, because they’re all about the mini bag. And if Bella loves a mini bag—we love a mini bag.
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The best mini bags to buy now
Now we’ve done some digging and the trendiest, most wanted, and the ones you’ll have seen most all over your socials are from Prada and Louis Vuitton.
In fact, the Insta-famous pink nylon Prada is actually a “re-edition” of the 2000s original mini bag. See, Prada gets it.
Another one for the highly coveted list, we'll take any of the Louis Vuitton pochette bags, please.
Our personal favorite is the Pochette Félicie, which has the shape and pattern of the vintage models but with updated hardware.
Monki has a great selection of mini bags in lots of beautiful pastel shades. This shoulder bag is a very similar shape to the Prada bag, and comes in black, beige, blue, green, yellow, and even cow print.
It's made from recycled materials but has that same nylon feel. It also has a little inside zip pocket.
Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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