Speed read: How to wear a mini-bag
00:27 GMT, 7 June 2012
Shoulders rejoice! After years of lugging around bags big enough to carry the kitchen sink, this season the fashion world has decided that there’s a new kind of ‘It’ bag in town — and it’s very, very small.
The ‘mini-bag’ is basically a wallet-sized bag on a strap, and is so teeny-tiny you’ll be lucky if you can squeeze in your phone, your credit card and the key to your front door.
But who cares about practicality This is fashion! Mulberry, Lanvin, Anya Hindmarch and D&G all now believe the best things come in small packages, with celebs such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Moss and Alexa Chung (below) seen sporting the new lightweight, girlie bags. But will you be able to leave the house in a mini
The cost of Valentino's 'VaVa Voom' mini-bag, which is just 7 inches wide and 5 inches high.
HOW TO WEAR
You’ll need to travel light: cash and cards in a small card carrier, a lipstick and compact, your keys and phone. That’s it.
Try easing yourself into the mini on weekends or evenings out. You’ll be amazed how little you actually need to keep with you, and how nice it feels to be, literally, a stone lighter.
Most of the mini-bags are designed to be worn across the body, in a carefree girlie style, and look great over pretty dresses or simple jeans and tops.
Green saddle bag, 8.99, New Look
Mini Knightsbridge, 39, Topshop
Mulberry, 275, netaporter.com
DKNY two-tone, 95, netaporter.com
Mini messenger, 29.99, Zara
Anya Hindmarch mini Gracie, 395,