15 Mini handbags that offer maximum attitude

Sep 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. ET
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When mini (or baby) handbags burst onto the scene, we knew it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Small in size but big in attitude, these mini versions of our favorite satchels, totes and bucket bags are easy to tote around and make for a great conversation starter. The following 15 styles might be mini, but make no mistake, they definitely pack a powerful punch.

1. Kate Spade Saturday All Along Mini Satchel in Cherry Red (saturday.com, $185)

Kate Spade Saturday All Along Mini Satchel in Cherry Red (saturday.com, $185)

This mini satchel can be worn as a convenient crossbody bag and comes with a removable, adjustable shoulder strap. What more could a stylish gal ask for?

2. DailyLook Mini Structured Handbag in Periwinkle (dailylook.com, $50)

DailyLook Mini Structured Handbag in Periwinkle (dailylook.com, $50)

At a mere $50, this incredibly adorable mini bag won't cause any post-purchase guilt.

3. Halston Heritage Leather Mini Crossbody (tjmaxx.com, $150) 

Halston Heritage Leather Mini Crossbody (tjmaxx.com, $150)

An oversized black bag is a staple in every closet, but you might want to consider going mini for this wardrobe must-have. This little cutie is perfect to tote around to concerts, date night and beyond.

4. Brit-Stitch Half Pint Bag in Wax Lemon (brit-stitch.com, $117)

Brit-Stitch Half Pint Bag in Wax Lemon (brit-stitch.com, $117)

Check two fall trends off your list all at once: mini bags and pastels. This beautiful yellow bag is handmade in the UK and perfect to carry all your errand-running essentials on a busy day.

5. ShoeDazzle Fairbault Blue Mini Bag (shoedazzle.com, $40)

ShoeDazzle Fairbault Blue Mini Bag (shoedazzle.com, $40)

Between the bold blue hue and the cool texture, this mini bag packs a pretty powerful fashion punch.

6. Women's Mini Satchel Handbag in Light Mint (Target, $30)

Women's Mini Satchel Handbag in Light Mint (Target, $30)

Who says mint is solely a summer color? Extend the pastel love to fall with this adorable and affordable mini satchel from one of our fave stores, Target.

7. Coach Bleecker Mini Brooklyn Messenger Bag in Dark Nickle/Purple Iris (Coach, $298)

Coach Bleecker Mini Brooklyn Messenger Bag in Dark Nickle/Purple Iris (Coach, $298)

Petite and purple, just the way we like our bags. Coach's take on the baby bag trend features an adjustable strap so you can carry it around or toss it over your shoulder.

8. Double Buckle Small Messenger Bag (Express, $50) 

Double Buckle Small Messenger Bag (Express, $50)

The pretty color parade continues! This gorgeous mini messenger bag is the perfect on-the-go accessory for those days when you just want to travel light.

9. Rebecca Minkoff Hudson Moto Mini Crossbody Bag in Bright Blue (Nordstrom, $265)

Rebecca Minkoff Hudson Moto Mini Crossbody Bag in Bright Blue (Nordstrom, $265)

Has there ever been a prettier blue bag? We're sure there has, but right now we only have eyes for this vibrant beauty.

10. Under One Sky Two Tone Floral Cutout Mini Crossbody (sears.com, $28) 

Under One Sky Two Tone Floral Cutout Mini Crossbody (sears.com, $28)

Some fall trends are a bit confusing to grasp, but this mini bag trend is coming up all black and white for us.

11. Harper Double Zip Camera Crossbody in Cranberry Sauce (Banana Republic, $84)

Harper Double Zip Camera Crossbody in Cranberry Sauce (Banana Republic, $84)

Fall calls for deeper, rich colors, and this stunning oxford mini bag will definitely do the trick.

12. Pour La Victoire Elie Mini Crossbody (piperlime.gap.com, $67) 

Pour La Victoire Elie Mini Crossbody in Blush Snake (piperlime.gap.com, $95)

This bag might be small in stature, but it's big in attitude thanks to a cheeky black and white design.

13. Kooba Emery Bag (kooba.com, $238) 

Kooba Emery Bag (kooba.com, $238)

This cute suede mini crossbody bag also converts to a clutch, so you'll be sure to get extra bang for your buck.

14. Ricardina Red Mini Saddle Bag (missguidedus.com, $18)

Ricardina Red Mini Saddle Bag (missguidedus.com, $18)

The hot-red color of this tiny bag is all the attitude you need. Leave your big bags at home for the day, ladies, and give this tiny wonder a try.

15. Clava Bags Page Leather Mini Crossbody in Tan (bluefly.com, $140)

Clava Bags Page Leather Mini Crossbody in Tan

You can never go wrong with a classic crossbody in an even more classic tan shade.

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