01 | Dior
Lovely Like A Lady
With its boxy structure, quilted Cannage and elegant top handle, the Lady Dior has been an icon ever since it was seen on the arms of Princess Diana 26 years ago. The new micro version features all these hallmarks, including the Dior hardware charm that’s lovingly rendered in Lilliputian proportions. Another house icon, The Saddle has also been given the micro bag treatment. Its unmistakable silhouette is immediately recognisable even in shrunken form, a testament to its timeless design.
02 | Burberry
Promise Me The Moon
Right on trend, Burberry’s half-moon saddle style Olympia was always going to be a resounding hit. Available in four sizes, the mini version (featured here) is exactly the kind of thing you’d see on celebrities and influencers, and indeed we have. It features a cleverly-designed gold Cuban chain strap that’s graduated so it’s narrowest where it sits on the shoulder — making it lighter and more comfortable to wear. The smaller micro version is adorable when slung around the neck.
03 | Fendi
Yellow Yellow Happy Nano
Fendi’s Vertigo capsule collection — created in collaboration with New York-based visual artist Sarah Coleman — may have attracted buzz with its psychedelic FF monogram. But it’s the Nano Baguette charm with its intricate beadwork and cheerful yellow hue that well and truly puts smiles on our faces. Wear it crossbody or as a necklace with the fine shoulder chain, or attach it to a bag or belt using the handy clips and buckle at the back. It might surprise you to know that the Nano is functional and, like its larger counterparts, fastens securely with a magnetic logo clasp.
04 | Valentino
Spikey But We Likey
Another stud was waiting in the wings even as Valentino’s ever popular Rockstud series of bags and footwear turned 10 last year. Dubbed Roman Stud, the new maxi metal stud deployed across its leather accessories took inspiration from Roman palazzos. While the stud remains big and bold, the latest iteration in the collection sees a pillowy quilted leather bag downsized to mini proportions in a play of contrasts. A studded shoulder strap and longer crossbody chain also offer up more ways to style the tiny carrier.
05 | Hermes
When Kelly Met Wicker
Grab your Hermès and head outdoors. The maison’s Mini Kelly is a play on the classic Kelly but finished with a wicker body à la a picnic basket. The fun little number combines the intricate expertise of basket-making and leather work, which it skillfully employs on a smaller scale. Trust the brand’s atelier to make summer look this effortless.
06 | Roger Vivier
It might be mini but that doesn’t mean it can’t hold your daily essentials and then some. The Roger Vivier RV Mini’s bucket silhouette allows you to fill it up without it looking overstuffed. Its emblematic RV handle makes a bold statement and makes for a fun graphic element. Available in an array of fun, cheerful candy hues, the RV Mini is pretty much the perfect summer bag.