The Minis

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Bon, vous connaissez la question : Si tu étais coincé/e sur une ile déserte, qu’est-ce que tu emmènerais avec toi ? Ce printemps, je propose de légèrement revoir sa formulation en demandant à ses amies : si tu pouvais glisser juste trois trucs dans ton mini-sac, qu’est-ce que tu choisirais ?

On a beaucoup vu ces mini-sacs pendant les défilés (c’est Rochas qui a fait le premier pas dès le printemps 2012) avec des micro-sacs ou alors des versions miniatures de grands classiques qu’on adore (comme le Loeffler Randall de la photo, une version mini du Rider bag).

On peut voir ça comme un exercice d’épuration forcé, puisque ces mini-sacs vous obligent à faire le tri en ne sélectionnant ce qui vous est absolument indispensable. Moi ? C’est mon iPhone, ma carte de métro, une carte bleue et mes clés (et si vous permettez, un lipstick).

Bien sûr, si vous n’arrivez pas à faire tenir votre vie dans un micro-sac, il vous reste toujours la possibilité de porter tous vos mini-sacs ensemble, comme Meredith sur la photo :)

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  • You so chose four items! (see, it just can’t be done)

  • i’m looking for my own mini bag! :)

  • J’aime beaucoup les mini sacs moi aussi! Je trouve ça cool, ça oblige à emmener le minimum sur soi!!!
    Je mettrai dans mon mini-sac, mon Smartphone, mon lipglow de Dior, mon fond de teint poudre Clinique et des mouchoirs!

    Le monde des petites

  • This is what I wrote a few days ago on this subject!!

  • J’aime beaucoup cette photo, son flou, la jeune fille, les sacs…
    Quant aux sacs, j’aime le mini, mais pas le micro!

  • Ben moi c’est sur, mon iphone bourre d’appli et de musique juste indispensables!!, mon lipstick SPF60 pour mes pauvres lèvres… car bien sur on parle d’un ile idyllique au soleil! Une photo de mes 3 loustics et de leur papa, qui sont tellement bien sans moi a la maison… et moi aussi! un joli swimsuit et une tonne de bouquins!
    Voila je peux tenir jusqu’en 2076 si je veux….
    Merci pour ce post bonheur des le matin

  • I love the mini bags, I have many and I like to wear them often!!
    Passa a trovarmi VeryFP

  • Haha This picture is great! Even if I wouldn’t wear all my bags at the same time ;-)
    When I travel I often have one mini with the essential and another larger bag for my magazines, camera, laptop etc…

    *** The diary of a fashion designer ***

  • J’aime beaucoup le Mini Mac de Rebecca Minkoff, un basique. J’arrive aussi à faire passer ce qu’il faut dans un mini sac, portable, cartes indispensables, stick à lèvres, clés et mouchoirs. Si ça peut passer, je prends mon couteau suisse, ça peut paraitre étrange, mais je le prend toujours avec moi et il m’a servit plus d’une fois ;)

  • I loved it!
    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:

  • Love these mini bag, that pink fendi is everything.


  • So hard to carry only one tiny bag but my essentials would be a lipstick, card case with driver’s license and credit cards in it and keys – I’m in LA so I’d keep the other essentials (change of shoes, snack, sweater, water, iPad) in a tote bag in the car! Cute bags!

  • Impossible, je déménage tout avec moi : appareil photo, agenda (non je n’aime pas l’agenda de mon Iphone, j’aime le papier !, une trousse de maquillage, quelques médocs, téléphone, bloc note, des clés, des cartes, du courrier, des papiers, une brosse à cheveux, naaaaaan c’est pas fini. Et je m’aperçois que c’est affolant tout ce que j’ai avec moi.

  • Im always quite suprised by how many more things Im able to put in such a tiny bag. For me there is always enough space.


  • I definitely need one in my life. I am such a minimalist when it comes to stuffing my bag, one of these babies would work really well. :)

  • Carry them all together..:D great idea!

    April’s BEAUTY lowbudget-lowcost Fashion Blog

  • Lipstick, credit card & iPhone!

  • I love the minis! they hold just what you need and they’re sooo chic!!

    giveaway on my blog!

  • red lipstick…iphone….credit card…..XOXOXO

  • ahahah funny and cool photo! love mini bag!!

  • L'épingle 9 avril 2014, 1:47 / Répondre

    Mon laguiole, mon baume « Carmex » pour les lèvres et un sachet de thé (oui, parce que j’ai une bouilloire électrique et une théière dans mes poches).

  • Carol 9 avril 2014, 2:29

    You hit on the secret to mini-bag success – pockets! Fitting my minimal basics in the pockets of my jacket (lipstick, transit and bank cards, phone) leaves the bag free for keys, a notepad and a pen. Luxury!

  • Credit card, ID, phone, keys. Easy. I’ve been carrying mini bags since forever.

  • trois trucs dans un minisac?
    darling garance un minisac se porte en bandouliere avec nothing dedans -the rest (en meme temps)in a (super)big tote .ils von’t super great ensemble

  • 3 items you say? Well would be a solar cream, a mini book of some kind and some matches hahah!

  • jane with the noisy terrier 9 avril 2014, 3:10 / Répondre

    I bought a great turquoise mini-bag at the Coach outlet and found it surprisingingly roomy. Phone, wallet, keys, lipstick, even sunglasses if I angled them just right. While I’ll always love paper and pens and cameras and makeup bags, when I’m just running errands (or following the noisy terrier around the ‘hood) I find smaller bags do the job just fine.

  • I have started carrying small purses, inside my larger tote. I need the tote because of course i cannot live without my IPad – IPhone is too small to read on – makeup bag and toiletries bag – two separate ones. Each of those is the size of a mini purse and of course i don’t use everything in them every day but they are like security blankets – What if there’s an emergency ??
    The mini bag is helpful for lunch breaks but mostly they are going out at night bags. I just started using the cutest vintage Christian Dior bag. It’s shaped like a crescent and super adorable. Also resurrected a mini Fendi bag. Enjoying being less encumbered.

  • I can only edit down for a few hours – and then I realize I need my massive planner, a full-litre water bottle, my camera, etc. etc.

    But it would be nice to fancy oneself a lady of the minimalist persuasion – lipstick, powder compact, phone, blotting sheets and after-coffee mints – one of these days ;)

  • Je prendrai mes lunettes spektre, mon bracelet kim&zozi et… des chaussettes rouges et jaunes à petits pois de chez sock therapy!

    Pour toutes les fashionistas! Viens visiter mon e-shop: Kim&Zozi, Spektre, Sock Therapy, By Nord, Art, Déco, Mode, Champagne!!!!!

  • My three items would be: iphone, license, and lip gloss. With that I’m good to go.

  • I would have to carry at least as many mini bags as she has in the photo. I’m actually looking for a maxi-er bag than the one I already have because I’ve had to except that minimizing is hopeless for me! I’m convinced I need all of the things in my giant wallet + a book for the subway + in this time of transition I need an umbrella AND sunglasses (with case) AND a scarf and sometimes I like to stash my extra sweater inside when it’s warmer in the afternoons! I’m afraid it’s just not going to work out between me and the mini. Maybe in the summer when I can ditch all of the transition season stuff. I’ll just have to carry my book separately…

  • The mini-bags are awesome, I love them!

    – MR ÀLEX BURCH blog –

  • My mini bags usually consist of: iPhone and its charger, small facial tissue, wallet, small umbrella, mint, blotting paper, eye drops for lens contact, building access card, sometimes if I don’t have to bring umbrella, I’ll bring camera inside my small bag too. Yeah, it’s small …….but bulky :(

  • I used to wear an adorable mini by banana republic small, brown suede. I had my keys, my card sized wallet and a boar bristle mustache brush I used on my hair. Then the iPad was invented. I can’t go smaller than an iPad sized purse. And my eyes are to old for the iPad mini!

  • I love the idea of not only wear one mini bag!

  • J’adore l’humour de cette photo. Je n’ai pas de mini sac… mais tout va bien!

  • I never got into the large bag trend, you just have to possess this special finesse when carrying one and I’m just a simple cross-body girl.

  • Having dragged my big bag these past couple of months, I came to realize that the more space we have in the bag, the more we’ll use it.
    So, big up for the minis. I am into the idea of buying LV Eva clutch. Any thought on that?

  • Keys, credit card & mini perfume. I’m ready to go.

  • clés, beaume à lèvres, permis de conduire, carte de cantine et préservatif ! ça tient à l’aise dans mon Baguette…

  • I love small handbags! So easy and really goes with everything.
    P.S. Her outfit and hairstyle is beautiful!!

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