I will always be a big-bag girl – I love the way bigger bags look on most women, but they’re also much more practical for daily use. I personally carry mostly BIG bags, but I do have one smaller bag (a Chloe Paddington camera messenger bag) that I use when I need a small bag (which is hardly ever…). Messenger style is really the only way I like smaller bags – it’s a more flattering way to wear small bags than tucked under your arm, and way more fashion-forward.
My all-time favorite mini-messenger bag was the mini Billie by Mayle, which are all gone by now, but luckily this season, the mini-messenger is making a huge comeback.
Here are some of my favorites:
I love See by Chloe’s new perforated leather bags, especially the bright colors. And the Miu Miu is just gorgeous…
This West/Feren bag is so tiny, I can’t imagine what it would even carry, but the ethnic pattern and simple style is very cool:
This is just a great, easy, inexpensive weekend messenger bag. The leather looks so supple, and while the hardware looks a little fussy in the picture, I think in real life, it works:
This Vanessa Bruno bag would be totally acceptable as a fancy schmancy evening bag, but would also work to give some edge to a pair of distressed jeans and white t-shirt. And the Wendy Nichols bag is so fantastically simple, easy, and clean.
I always love a good Hayden-Harnett bag…this one is a bag and wallet in one, with a long strap. Genius. Save 15% at Hayden-Harnett through June 1 with code “loyal.”
I actually nearly bought this Jill Stuart bag in black when it was on sale for about $100 at Shopbop…there was just something about it I loved – although I can’t say when I would have ever used it…
I ADORE this variation on the Trigger by Botkier. (Use code “luckybreaks12” to save 25% off off the next two bags & more at Luna Boston!)
And this is the only mini-messenger I’d actually consider buying (unless I can find a cute Mini Billie on ebay or something…). I have a Morning After bag in tangerine and the color is more versatile than you think. This bag looks big enough to hold my essentials, and I’m a sucker for Rebecca’s hardware.
And finally, the roundup from shopbop…the Marc by Marc Jacobs turnlock style is sticky – I love it in this small messenger bag. And you KNOW my love for Jerome Dreyfuss – this Steve bag is so cool. But…you can never go wrong with LeSportsac!
Which one is your favorite? do you favor small or big bags? are you going to be carrying a mini-messenger this season?