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The Wishlist: The Mini Bags Edit

The Wishlist: The Mini Bags Edit

From clutches to minaudières, mini bags have a unique appeal. Their cute but frankly impractical size means that only those who live a lifestyle free from the baggage of work and responsibilities can carry one. They are a true representation of luxury. She who carries a mini bag has no need of a work phone, diary or car keys. All she needs is a lipstick and her mobile and, perhaps, a bank card. Oh to be that woman. In reality we all tend to carry around more than a mini bag could possible contain, so they’re reserved for times of leisure – parties, nights out, summer events and holidays. We instantly associate a mini bag with fun. Here are the best of the season.

Left to right: Shoulder Bag Valentino, Top Handle Bag Dolce & Gabbana

Gold Gucci Guccy Shoulder Bag

THE GUCCI MINI SHOULDER BAG

This tongue-in-chic Gucci mini bag in with the Italian maison’s name deliberately misspelt across the front is one of our holiday heroes. Gilded leather and a hint of irony – what more could a woman want?

Saint Laurent Sunset Wallet Bag

THE SAINT LAURENT SUNSET WALLET

Small but perfectly formed, this Saint Laurent wallet bag is tiny in size but big on style. Perfect for packing it’s our bag of choice for summer evenings spent on the Cote d’Azure.

Saint Laurent Metallic Kate Shoulder Bag

THE SAINT LAURENT KATE BAG

A glamorous evening bag that doubles up as a super-luxe day bag when worn with a midi skirt and sneakers – one for both the ladies who lunch and the girls that like to party.

Valentino Rockstud Metallic Shoulder Bag

THE VALENTINO CAMERA BAG

A classic Valentino piece with the house’s signature rock ‘n’ roll edge, this camera Valentinobag in a slightly distressed metallic leather is roomy enough for essentials but small enough that it can still be in the mini gang.

Gucci Metallic Dionysus Bag

THE GUCCI DIONYSUS

Combining small-scale drama with luxurious materials and Gucci’s love of all things mythological, the Dionysus is a classic bag that’s had a high-octane update for the summer season.