Out with the old and in with the teeny-tiny! The mini-purse proved to be the most powerful player on the streets outside the Paris Fashion Week shows, and it just goes to show that in many cases, smaller is better. And so is dressier. The day clutch is now a strong contender for the bag of the moment. Either way, it’s all about a downscale effect that speaks of upscale polish, not to mention a charmed life free of average (and bulky) encumbrances.
From Versace’s shrunken, half-moon concoction of quilted leather, studs, tassel, and chain, paired brilliantly with a multi-flounced coat, to Chanel in blackened PVC to Elena Perminova’s Baroque-embroidered extravagance (the perfect match for her regal headpiece), I’ve got a penchant for all that is small at the moment.
Still indulging in the caprice of summer, a pair in cheeky tourist prints give their lighthearted looks an upgrade: respectfully with seagull-accented Mary Katrantzou and exotic, rockstud-trimmed Valentino clutches. The shining effects of an abstract tiger-print jacket gain more dimension with an distressed-meets-mirrored hard clutch. And if you can’t fit all your gear in a single baby Chanel Boy bag, do as Mira Duma does and double up on your crossbodys!