As I get older, my bags get smaller. Sure, you could chalk it up to back problems, but I think it has more to do with being wiser and knowing that bigger doesn’t mean better. Bags aren’t our homes or cars, so why do we treat them like it? Besides, carrying something small looks so chic compared to lugging around a giant shapeless satchel. Even living in NYC, my friend, the infamous Oscar PR Girl, only uses small clutches, going from the subway to work to fancy dinners seamlessly. Saint Laurent’s Betty bag (at Barneys New York for $1,550) is perfect for busy fashion chicks. Chain straps are sophisticated, but on larger bags, they dig into the shoulders and can weigh a ton. Betty would never do that to you. Neither would Bottega Veneta’s mini messenger (at Barneys New York for $1,280) or Kenneth Cole’s Linked In bag (at Kenneth Cole for $158). So check out all of these little wonders because as they say, the best things come in small packages!
Chloé Mini Elsie Bag (Pre-order at Barneys New York for $995)