Souzan Michael
October 07, 2019 1:52 pm
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Last season, when the ultra, ultra mini (like, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it small) Chiquito bag came down the runway at the Jacquemus show during Paris Fashion Week, we were gifted with weeks’ worth of memes as a result. But long after the meme-dust settled, we found ourselves still thinking about the impractical yet stunning handbag. We thought about it so much that we can hardly recall a time when oversized totes were a thing. How did we ever carry those Olsen-esque shoulder bags around all those years? And what do we put in them?

As much as we love the Jacquemus Chiquito mini-bag, we could do with a more affordable price tag. The bag, which is large enough to fit a couple of breath mints, costs a staggering $500. Ouch! We’re not ready to hand over a chunk of our rent for the novelty of a tiny purse, which is why we’ve compiled a list of seven mini-bags under $50, so you can get in on the chic trend for a fraction of the price.

The best part? The mini-bags listed below fit more than just a few Tic Tacs. Most of them may fit a whole cell phone, and maybe a snack. Maybe.

1 Technical Fabric Mini City Bag


Subtle holographic accents make this anything but another black purse.

2H&M Mini Handbag


Add a pop of color to your winter wardrobe with this chic square purse.

3Boohoo Patent Croc Micro Mini Grab Bag


No, that’s not a typo. This stunner really is only $10!

4Topshop Cindy Mini Cross Body Bag


The cow print trend lives on.

5Urban Outfitters Lilly Mini Crossbody Bag

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$39 Urban Outfitters SHOP IT Opens a new window

We love the sleek, clean lines on this pick.

6Urban Outfitters Super Mini Trapezoid Crossbody Bag

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$24 Urban Outfitters SHOP IT Opens a new window

This patent leather mustard mini bag is the ultimate stand-out accessory.

7Nasty Gal Want Cow Will I Know Mini Backpack

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A backpack, but make it fashion.