ARE TEENY TINY HANDBAGS BLOOMING?

Over the last few years, tiny handbags have been making a big splash! But will this pandemic trend stop as we more of us start rediscovering our old routines? Let’s take a look at this pint-sized purse and why we love it.

WHAT IS A TINY HANDBAG?

A tiny handbag is about the size of a clutch, or maybe smaller. However, these pocket-sized purses will feature either a handle or a shoulder strap (or both!).

Tiny handbags really captured our imagination during 2019, when Lizzo sported a Valentino micro purse during the American Music Awards. Ever since, it seems as if everyone has been clamoring for one of their own.

And, during 2021, the trend continued strong. Experts predict that these petite purses will continue to make waves as they adapt to our changing needs post pandemic.

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WHAT IS THE POINT OF TINY HANDBAGS?

Are mini bags practical? The short answer is yes. In recent years, there is a growing shift to minimalism. People of all types and stripes are pairing down their possessions.

This includes our trusty bags! A tiny shoulder bag is often seen as the primo solution to reducing clutter. Simply put, a smaller bag means less clutter because there is less space. For a lot of folks, choosing a tiny handbag encourages them to focus on just the true essentials. It’s the everyday carry that we can’t live without.

Many feel that carrying a smaller bag encourages movement. When we’re not saddled down with a bunch of stuff, we get up and go. With just a select few things to carry, being weighed down is no longer an excuse!

TINY, MINI, OR MICRO?

Is there a difference between tiny handbags and other options like the micro mini purse? Yes, but also no. Right now, there’s not a strict definition of what these terms mean, but in many cases, retailers are labeling the smallest of the small as micro bags, while mini and tiny handbags refer to the smaller options.

TINY BAGS FASHION

To get some insight into what we’re seeing, I spoke with Cherry Chen, handbags and accessories buyer with Shop LC. She gave me the scoop on some of the most popular trends we’re seeing, along with the hottest items to emerge this spring.

CLUTCHING CRYSTALS

“Crystals are a very cool feature we’re seeing. As we’re coming out of winter, people want to sparkle, and crystal accents help do just that!”

These bags reflect our simmering desire to get back outdoors, whether that be on the field, or our favorite outdoor outlet malls. Bejeweled with scintillating crystal accents, these bags are ready to sparkle in the spring ahead.

PLANTING YOUR MARK

“I’m very excited about the story for these next bags. Artisans use leaves and flowers to create colorful natural designs. No two are alike! Spring is always an exciting time for floral prints, and these special bags take things to the next level.”

The Bali Pristine Collection uses a process known as eco printing for producing designs. Hand arranged, every production run is unique, reflecting the materials used and the whims of the artisan. Environmentally friendly, this painting process does not require the use of inks or plates.

MOBILE MADNESS

“One of our most important essentials are our phones. As a result, we are seeing tiny shoulder bags accommodating this need. And, of course, they are beautiful. In fact, they have been a top seller for us!”

A perfect casual option, these colorful bags are great for spring and summer. Compartments easily accommodate your cell, along with essentials like keys or lip balm.

PASSAGE POWER

“The tiny bag trend encourages mobility. As a result, our mobiles come with us on these adventures. But sometimes you need more juice. This is where our next bag comes to the rescue!”

This two-piece set from PASSAGE not only includes an adorable tiny crossbody bag, but it includes a removable power pack! For those who love being on their mobile, you can charge on the go, plus use your device through the transparent window. RFID technology provides extra protection for card data.

As we start returning to a forever changed world, it seems as if tiny handbags are here to stay. Whether exploring your city, or just running some weekend errands, these small bags are going to be a fixture for years to come.

Start your own collection of tiny handbags with Shop LC.

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