Cookie banner

This site uses cookies. Select "Block all non-essential cookies" to only allow cookies necessary to display content and enable core site features. Select "Accept all cookies" to also personalize your experience on the site with ads and partner content tailored to your interests, and to allow us to measure the effectiveness of our service.

To learn more, review our Cookie Policy, Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

or
clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Ten Mini-Bags to Shop Now

Essentials only.

Racked has affiliate partnerships, which do not influence editorial content, though we may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. We also occasionally accept products for research and reviewing purposes. See our ethics policy here.

Photo: Zara

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Thanks to fashion’s past obsession with making everything XL (see: the Céline bag so big it was called the luggage tote), I tend to leave the house every morning with a bag full of what-ifs. What if I get hungry? Or bored? What if I miraculously find the strength to go to the gym after work and need a change of clothes? (I won’t.)

Having a bag you can fit all of your crap in is convenient when you actually need all of your crap. But when you don't? Lugging around the extra weight on your shoulders is unnecessary; opting instead for something that forces you to narrow down to your essentials is the perfect solution.

Which brings us (back) to: the mini-bag — a practical alternative to the very impractical clutch. Here are a few of the best you can shop right now.


Baggu Mini Purse, $120.

Manufacture Pascal Lady Box Dune Leather, $500.

The Common Knowledge Mini Bone Bag, $240.

Need Supply Cube Bag, $58.

Vasic Steady Mini, $450.

Zara Embroidered Bucket Bag, $50.

Michael Michael Kors Small Tote, $260.

Sophie Hulme Box Tote, $476.

Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag, $495.

Prada Camera Bag, $850.