From textured handbags to refined satin clutches, discover Vogue Philippines’ edit of the best mini bags to invest in.
In need of a wardrobe staple that will withstand the test of time? Opt for a versatile mini bag. A new contender in the investment echelons of timepieces and high jewelry, designer bags are considered wearable art (thanks to luxury fashion houses Chanel, Hermés, and Louis Vuitton). When considering whether a piece is worth purchasing, it’s important to consider the quality, design, and craftsmanship behind it.
More recently, a slew of stylish miniature accessories have been making their rounds in the fashion crowd including Jacquemus’ Le Chiquito, Prada’s shrunken nylon Re-Edition 2000, and Balenciaga’s nano Neo Classic City bag. With angular shapes, metal embellishments, and ornate prints, the options for a glamorous accent piece are endless. Needless to say, the scaled-down handbag makes for an impactful piece and has earned its place among the worthwhile lifetime purchases.
From Fendi’s Peekaboo bag to Neil Felipp’s Medusa & Midas minaudière, Vogue Philippines lists the mini bags you should have on your radar.
A Modern Silhouette: Fendi Peekaboo Bag
The Peekaboo bag is a wardrobe essential with metal details for a contemporary edge. Constructed with Selleria macro stitches, soft grained leather, and exotics handles, this mini bag will bring a city-sleek finish to your wardrobe (with plenty of personality).
Available at Fendi.com. Find more Fendi styles in Fendi Greenbelt 3 and Solaire.
An Artful Touch: Dior Bobby Frame Bag
Dressed in winter garden motifs, the Dior Bobby Frame Bag communicates the contemporary essence of the luxury fashion house. With an accordion-like structure made distinct by a gold frame and visible studs, this painterly piece can be paired with a minimalist ensemble for a refined look.
Available at Dior.com. Find more Dior styles in Dior Greenbelt 3 and Solaire.
A Plaited Classic: Cult Gaia Aiko Leather Top Handle Bag
Classified as a tropical classic, this easygoing mini bag is a solid choice investment. Bringing tactility to unprecedented heights with its unique textural details, take it out for a spin with vacation-ready ensembles, pair it with denim jeans and a button-up, or use it as a year-round style statement.
Shop the Aiko leather mini bag at NET-A-PORTER and Farfetch.
The Statement-Making Bag: Givenchy Mini Kenny Bag
An inventive take on the design, Givenchy’s Kenny Bag can be paired with a glitzy evening look. Its silhouette makes for a functional yet eye-catching piece. Ideal for adding refined detail to a neutral aesthetic, this satin piece is sure to be a staple piece for decades to come.
This bag is available on Mytheresa. Find other Givenchy products at Trunc.
The Unconventional Accessory Du Jour: Chloé Kiss Minaudière Bag
A novelty design with polished hardware injects some joy-inducing elements into one’s ensemble. Its architectural shape with a muted color palette takes on a playful yet versatile approach to everyday dressing.
This minaudière is available on NET-A-PORTER. Find more Chloé products at Adora.
A Sculptural Minaudière: Neil Felipp’s Medusa & Midas minaudière
Captivating adornments make for a standout ensemble. Golden snakes decorate this intricate clutch for a Midas touch. Paired with evening attire (consider black languid silhouettes), this Neil Felipp minaudière is a bold and punchy accent piece.
Available on Neil Felipp.
A Gilded Accent: Earl Gariando’s Repoussè Brass Bag
A uniquely-shaped accessory can be a conversation starter for those who adore decadent dinner parties and intimate gatherings. For parties and special occasions, a golden clutch can elevate one’s outfit with sartorial flair.
Available on Earl Gariando.