As iPhones get bigger, sneakers get chunkier, and earrings get wider, handbags are getting smaller. Some of them are barely big enough to hold a couple of breath mints, binder clips and Barbie accessories.
While functionality clearly doesn’t define this trend, the high price tag and air of exclusivity do.
It’s a fashion statement, to be sure, but it also makes other kinds of statements, signaling a minimalist lifestyle, a low-maintenance personality, or, perhaps, an entourage of PAs, stylists, and servants who handle life’s baggage.
Here are some of our favourite small bags at affordable prices.