Fall’s mini bags are making a big statement. They force you to travel light, and look how cute! Think jewel and fluoro tones, in velvet or coloured foil, with shiny trimmings for the perfect ’80s throwback. Right on top of our wish list? Balmain’s velvet-coated frame clutch, Christopher Kane’s shiny sling and Moschino’s tiny neon baby.
If a bit of shine won’t do it for you, then the decorative details and exquisite jewels on Dolce & Gabbana’s Vanda clutch may be more your size. Or try Yazbukey and Sophia Webster’s talking bags to break the ice at any given moment of silent awkwardness.
And of course, for that Instagram-breaking frame, turn to Karl Lagerfeld’s appropriately kooky version of an evening bag: a minaudière that resembles a pile of ceramic plates. But the true keepers are the revamped classics — Louis Vuitton’s metallic and transparent mini-trunks are pure genius.