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To Buy or Not to Buy; Micro Bags

We should’ve seen it coming; micro tech, micro pigs, finally the micro trend has infiltrated the fashion industry, resulting in some of the smallest handbags known to man. Obviously, micro bags aren’t exactly useful – at the AMAs, Lizzo was a vision in Valentino, choosing to pair her ruffled mini dress with a tiny Valentino Garavani bag, which sparked numerous memes where people questioned what her bag could possibly hold (self-esteem and life savings seemed to be some of the most popular answers). This hasn’t prevented people from going crazy over the trend, which first originated in Jacquemus’ Spring/Summer 2018 collection, and quickly became a staple of the runway, inspiring fashion houses such as Maison Margiela, Gucci, Givenchy, and Hermes. High Street retailers were quick to copy this trend, offering a far less expensive alternative, and preventing the small bag from creating a huge dent in your bank account. Although hilariously impractical, it’s impossible to deny the statement micro bags make, and when has fashion ever been practical? Fashion is, first and foremost, a form of creative expression and yes, that includes a £15 Topshop lime green micro bag. It’s also important to realise the luxury of a bag that cannot be cluttered by the debris of your day-to-day, stripping your possessions down to the bare necessities. However, if you’re not a fan of the micro bag, don’t worry. There’ll still be plenty of opportunities for you to cram your life into as many shoppers, totes and backpacks as you desire, and to those who have been completely sold on the micro bag trend, if you’ve got it, flaunt it. 


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May 2022
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