While they may appear a tad impractical at first, the tiny bag trend has its benefits — what it actually does is force you to be super selective with your packing. After all, our handbags are prone to filling up with all manner of everyday litter, from shopping receipts to numerous lipsticks, balms, hair clips, et cetera. The dinky bag leaves no room for such chaos. (Best of all, such skill will benefit you immensely the next time you’re flying Ryanair with a hand luggage only allowance. Style with substance, see?)
And some of them come with a handy crossbody bag, which leaves you free to carry, if needed, a chic tote bag to fit in all of your actual essentials, laptop included — this means that on your lunch break, you’re not having to cart about your huge, heavy bag; leave it at your desk, sling your tiny bag over your shoulder and simply go to Pret hands-free.