The stuffing-everything-in-your-leather-wallet days are long gone, it’s time for mini bags to take over. From sporty to contemporary versions, here are some of the best ones to get your hands on
Remember when Lizzo was spotted carrying a tiny Chiquito handbag by Jacquemus at American Music Awards, which went on to become the next viral internet meme? That was the debut of the mini bag.
Over the years, when the utility trend made its debut on the runway, these mini bags were seen in the form of crossbody bags at Louis Vuitton, Off-White, Dior, Balmain, and Valentino, among many others.
Men have been finding their personal style and footing when it comes to bags— they are experimenting with everything from loose totes to everyday duffle bags — but the award for most versatile accessory goes to the mini bag. Celebrities and pop culture icons have, in fact, played a huge role in the rising popularity of these bags.
Various types of mini bags have been worn by Kanye West, David Beckham, A$AP Rocky, Harry Styles, Pharrell, Maluma, Justin Bieber, and Bad Bunny. Fashion weeks and shows have also celebrated this universal appreciation of bags on runways — no show is complete without men carrying bags, and we are here for it. The recent Adidas x Gucci is an ideal example of how man bags are the need at the moment.
We saw Ranveer Singh flaunt the Adidas x Gucci man bag slung across his body, making a perfect example of how these bags should be carried. A crossbody or messenger bag is slightly tiny compared to regular bags like totes or duffles, so they can be a helpful accessory to wear for a boys’ night out, or for a dinner date. The best part is that brands have jumped onto the minibag bandwagon in full form, and there are enough options for all groups and aesthetics. We list some good examples:
Coach has created a modern take on its ’70s design, and introduced a multi-functional Tabby Multi Crossbody. Constructed out of soft pebble leather, this versatile bag is perfectly sized to carry your phone, wallet, keys, earbuds, and other essentials and is a multi-tasking silhouette that can be carried around the waist, carried as a mini handbag. or worn as a usual crossbody bag.
If you are looking for a classic mini carry bag, Jacquemus is the place to be. The famous Chiquito bag
now comes for men in a wide range of colors including sea blue, beige, navy, turquoise, and grey. A statement bag that can be carried around just for the vibes of carrying a bag. You can wear it across the body or hang it around like a mini bag.
Louis Vuitton’s latest addition to the Keepall family — this latest version is a mini bag, which is styled
in black Taurillon Monogram leather. The new updated design incorporates all the iconic Keepall details. With its double handle and signature shoulder strap, it’s an ideal city bag for men with contemporary taste.
An old-school classic messenger bag has become a classic and important accessory for men in ’22. Hermès’ latest offering reinvented the messenger bag for men. An extraordinary piece that can be carried over the shoulder or at the waist, these contemporary bags feature the sporty essence that can be slipped easily while walking through city streets. This belt bag comprises Togo and Swift calfskin and taurillon Clemence leather that comes with an adjustable twill H-canvas strap and main pockets.
Hot pink is everywhere at the moment. From clothing to accessories, that color is dominating the fashion of ’22. This messenger bag from Versace is enough to prove hot pink’s essence. Crafted from leather, this rectangular pouch bag features the Medusa Biggie hardware — the fashion house’s signature logo. This bag is a helpful add-on for night outs, evening outings, or for dinner plans, bringing that carefree yet curated look for all occasions.
(Featured Image: Versace and Hermes)