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Micro bags are summer's most treasured accessory

Versatile and cute, a must have to transition from beach to back-to-the city style

Micro bags are summer's most treasured accessory  Versatile and cute, a must have to transition from beach to back-to-the city style

Small, actually micro, so Lilliputian that they often contain no more than lipstick and a credit card. Yet super cute, as delicious as so many sweet macaroons. The allure of micro bags lies precisely in their mignon shape that, by almost completely nullifying functionality, elevates these accessories into pure fashion divertissements capable of giving a fun twist to even the most minimal of looks. This is well known by the great Maisons who, inspired by the success of Jacquemus Le Petit Chiquito, have chosen to reissue their it bags in collectible mini sizeFendi has opted for the donut shape, making its Half Moon perfect for turning into a bracelet; Versace Medusa is colored in vibrant hues; Burberry's micro Lola can be worn as a pouch-belt; Prada Cleo and Re-Edition in micro size become even more chic and rigorous; while Dior Lady30 Montaigne and Bobby enter the must-have list of every lady on the planet. The most sophisticated? Undoubtedly Chanel signature micro bags with their iconic matelassé texture and chain, which, also declined in special shapes such as the one inspired by the Chanel N°5 bottle, are flaunted as if they were charms of necklaces, bracelets and belts. 

So, inevitably, celebrities and influencers have fallen in love with micro-bags, especially the vitamically colored or luxury models covered in crystals and sequins. Two recent examples? JLo and Barbara Palvin. The newlywed Mrs. Affleck was spotted in Capri, where she was for the luisaviaroma x Unicef event, wearing a romantic saffron chiffon dress paired with platform sandals in white and Valentino Garavani green and silver Locò Bag covered in Swarovski crystals. Bling-bling effect also for the Hungarian model who completed her total black look sported on the red carpet of Bullet Train with a tiny crystal-studded shopping bag by Magda Butrym. In perfect style with the party aesthetic, shimmering micro bags are the secret to brighten up all kinds of outfits, from those at Hollywood events to danced evenings at the beach, as Dua Lipa's bff Sarah Lysander or fashion influencer Leonie Hanne teach us, but also Elsa Hosk who owns many models and colors.

Colorful, fancy and highly Instagrammable, miniature bags are the real chic alternative to maxi shopping bags and are destined to be on our wish list beyond the summer. Why buy them if inside them do not fit all the essentials we cannot do without? Maybe they are not as capacious and useful as a shopper or a hobo, but it is not like a simple bag that we should consider them. Micro bags represent the playful side of fashion; they are like an impeccably cut jacket or an important necklace. They are that statement piece, original and fun that can catch the eye and give personality to even the dullest look. They also provide a cheaper alternative to owning iconic it bags such as the Sicily by Dolce & Gabbana or La Medusa by Versace.  The lucky ones will be able to choose from the very wide proposal of Chanel, Dior and the other big Maisons, but, those with smaller budgets will find the most suitable solution among brands such as By Far, beloved by Bella Hadid and Emrata, or Bovy.

BOVY Disc 2 Pine Green

BOVY Disc 2 Pine Green

315€
BY FAR Micro Cush Silver Flat Grain Leather

BY FAR Micro Cush Silver Flat Grain Leather

270€
JACQUEMUS Le Chiquito

JACQUEMUS Le Chiquito

450€
JW ANDERSON Twister nano leather shoulder bag

JW ANDERSON Twister nano leather shoulder bag

245€
COPERNI Micro Swipe leather tote bag

COPERNI Micro Swipe leather tote bag

395€
DOLCE & GABBANA Sicily 58 micro bag

DOLCE & GABBANA Sicily 58 micro bag

650€
LASTFRAME Ichimatsu checked mini bag

LASTFRAME Ichimatsu checked mini bag

316€
THEMOIRE Gea Nylon Aquamarine

THEMOIRE Gea Nylon Aquamarine

295€
ACNE STUDIOS Musubi Micro leather shoulder bag

ACNE STUDIOS Musubi Micro leather shoulder bag

VERSACE The Medusa micro bag with crystals

VERSACE The Medusa micro bag with crystals

850€