Mini and Midi Bags 2019 – Personal Stylist Melbourne - Styled by Sally

Trend Report – Mini and Midi Bag

Dilemma. How are you going to fit your phone, make-up and chihuahua into a mini or midi bag?

We’re all accustomed to stuffing every possession we have into our handbags (or the never-ending abyss) I hate to break it to you ladies, but sporting a mini or midi bag comes with some limitations.

Yeah, chalk this one up to yet more proof, fashion trumps practicality when we’re out and about but it’s a trend here to stay.

It might seem that to wear a mini or midi bag you have to give up your essentials – like taking selfies – but the truth is it’s not that bad. As a personal stylist and fashion enthusiast, I love a stylish mini or midi bag and I’m sure you will too (if you don’t already)

Here are some of the best mini and midi bag options I have found for you this season:

Turquoise Micro Pleated Tote

The Daily Eadited Turquoise Micro Pleated Tote – $109.95

Turquoise just screams summer vibes. That’s why leading into the Australian summer this is a great option for those warm nights out. How cool is this, you can even personalise your bag by including your own lettering – soon your initials will be as common as YSL.

Zara animal print mini bowling bag

Zara Animal Print Mini Bowling Bag – $39.95

If turquoise isn’t your thing, step out in eye-catching yellow (also available in gold and black) This bag has been designed to maximise storage space – with two front pockets, two back pockets and zip closure. It even has a light-weight shoulder strap that will free up your hands for sipping cocktails and taking selfies.

Oroton Alice mini chain wallet

Oroton Alice Mini Chain Wallet – $189.00

This mini claims it has “room for all the essentials” within three compartments. The auburn colour, brass hardware and gold foil embossed logo make this mini a statement piece to suit any outfit. If auburn doesn’t do it for you, buy it in black, sorbet or vanilla instead.

Aesque Triangle Clutch

Aesque Triangle Clutch – $400.00

Don’t let the name confuse you, this mini is not some colossal beast you have to carry on your shoulder. It’s compact, stylish and comes in four colours that will suit your mood. It’s 100% Italian full-grain aniline leather, with magnetic closure and adjustable fine leather strap.


Sans beast bright white reader satchel


Sans Beast Bright White Reader Satchel – $199.00

This entire white satchel is striking yet will complement your casual style, workwear or when heading out for a night on the town. I love that it has space for a plus-sized phone and a double gusset with credit card slider pockets and zipped pocket.

Chloe Faye bracelet shoulder bag

Chloe Faye Bracelet shoulder bag – $888.00

The signature ring and chain hardware are not new for Chloe, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it in a mini and it works. Looks can be deceiving, this bag has more space than it appears and is made from smooth leather and plush suede with a snap-fastening front flap. No occasion is too big or too small for this gem.

Whichever mini or midi bag you chose, wear it with confidence knowing it’s a fashion item that’s going to last for some time.

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