It seems our love for the mini bag is going nowhere

Are they convenient? No! Are they cute? YES

Kendall Jenner leaves Cipriani Downtown on February 8, 2020 in New York City.
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Our obsession with nostalgia isn’t slowing down, especially when it comes to the noughties. We just can’t get enough of 2000s fashion trends and our current craving is mini bags.

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. 

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 7: Kendall Jenner is seen on October 7, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

Kendall Jenner carries her colorful mini bag whilst out in LA.

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Yes, we know, they’re inconvenient—you will probably have to keep your giant iPhone in your pocket, but fashion is sacrifice.

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.

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 26: Model Bella Hadid is seen on January 26, 2021 in Paris, France.

Bella Hadid out and about in Paris with said 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.

Prada, Re-Nylon Re-Edition 2000 mini-bag,  $895| £650

The favourite mini bag among the It girls. This shoulder bag is a remake of the original 2000s mini bag in a gorgeous pastel pink.

Isn't it just the prettiest bag you've ever seen?View Deal

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.

Louis Vuitton, Pochette Félicie, $1,170 £745

This mini bag is everything we could dream of, with the iconic Louis Vuitton pattern and a gold chain. Ticking the dual functionality box,
it can be used as a shoulder or clutch bag.View Deal

Monki, Shoulder bag,  $20 |  £18

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.View Deal

Zara, Mini crossbody bag, $29.90 |  £19.99

What’s better than a mini bag? A pink mini bag! Really own that noughties vibe with this Zara design. You can either wear it on your shoulder, across your body, or hold it like a clutch.View Deal

H&M, Small shoulder bag, $17.99 | £12.99

This H&M bag is a similar shape and size to the Louis Vuitton mini-bag but has a crocodile print and a shiny finish.

It will pull together a date-night look perfectly!View Deal

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

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.