THE TINY HANDBAG EDIT

Jacquemus via WGSN. 2019. AW19 Runway collection. Paris

Jacquemus via WGSN. 2019. AW19 Runway collection. Paris

Tiny handbags have become a massive trend and, if you’re wondering how on earth these tiny bags which have, realistically, little to no usage value, came into our lives…well Jacquemus is to blame. Yes, this minuscule, totally useless bag trend is proudly brought to you by Jacquemus direct from the AW 19 runways in Paris.

These bags which are basically the size of keyring charms are now, obviously, being foisted on the rest of us by fashion’s elite. This one (left) is too small to fit more than a couple of coins let alone your brand new iPhone XS Max and that’s…sad given the $486 price tag.

Don’t get me wrong though, due to being a self confessed whore for fashion, even with the complete lack of use value, I love them. The price tag however, I’m not so obsessed with to be honest; a young woman named Anais asked me the other day for some reasonably priced tiny bag reccomdations and I had…nothing.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I did a bit of research and found some mini bags with a much more palatable price tag and i’ve decided to pop the list I came up with on here as well due to the surprisingly large response to the instagram stories. Ive arranged them from highest to lowest price in a variety of different styles x

*None of these links are affiliate links and I make no money at all from you buying these because South Africa ;)

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Missguided via Superbalist

R709.00

This bag is sort of like an awkward Chanel/Dior/Louis Vuitton/Gucci hybrid which, very surprisingly, works. The quilting is very Chanel-esque which gives the bag a super cute, almost preppy feel.

Measurements: 12cm x 16cm x 7cm

BUY: https://superbalist.com/women/accessories/bags-purses/micro-mini-velvet-quilted-handbag-black/497051?ref=brands%2Fdesigner_11828

Similar to the designer options shown below:

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Missguided via Superbalist

R549.00

Basically Louis Vuitton look alike for those of us who have less than abundant bank balances. It’s diet Louis Vuitton basically - LV for the everyman…whatever toy want to call it… I adore it myself.

Measurements: : 12cm H x 16cm W x 8cm D

BUY: https://superbalist.com/women/accessories/bags-purses/check-crossbody-bag-brown-black/482995?ref=brands%2Fdesigner_11828

*The actual designer bags are below and if your budget allows - go for there real thing by all means 😉

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BRAE MINI BAG

R399

This little bag is basically a camera bag in portrait mode instead of the usual landscape format (if that makes any kind of sense to you then congrats I guess).

This one seems to be based mostly on the Prada Saffiano mini bag (below)

Measurements: 17cm H x 11cm W x 9cm D

BUY: https://superbalist.com/women/accessories/bags-purses/brae-mini-bag-black/477751

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TAMI STUD DUFFLE MINI

NEW LOOK VIA SUPERBALIST

R399

This cute little bag is one of many very cute little duffle bags - i’ve linked a couple more affordable ones below for you guys if this particular one doesn’t appeal.

These mini duffles are based on the Fendi ones which are also linked below in case you can afford them.

BUY: https://superbalist.com/women/accessories/bags-purses/tami-stud-duffle-mini-black/200350

MORE DESIGNER DUPES

DESIGNER MINI DUFFLE BAGS

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BUCKET BAG FROM THE FIX

R199

Bucket bags have been around for a while now but this season, they’ve somewhat shrunk and are slightly more boxy and structured than they have been.

Similar bags on the runway were from Prada and Versace both of which are linked below (along with a yellow one from Michael Kors which isn’t that similar but…)

BUY: https://www.thefix.co.za/pdp/bucket-bag/_/A-170807AAAU4?selectedColor=57097189

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RECTANGLE QUILTED MOON BAG FROM THE FIX

R159.99

If there was ever a dupe of the ever popular Gucci Marmot Leather Belt bag, this is it. It’s pretty much the closest one I’ve seen and one thing I really like about it is that it’s without the metal detailing that so many Gucci copy cat bags have.

It’s a simple moon bag and again, tiny and super cute

15cm Length x 11cm Width

Once again, the original designer bags are linked below

BUY: https://www.thefix.co.za/pdp/rectangle-quilted-moonbag/_/A-170807AAAI2?selectedColor=57070132

SOME OTHER OPTIONS