Has the micro trend has finally gone too far?
It’s almost unbelievable that this accessory is even a “thing”, when it’s more like an Aprils Fool’s joke. Like it or not, the micro bag is continuing to fight its way into next season, as AW19’s most impractical (and near-invisible) street style staple. But one brand – Jacquemus– is going where no-one ever gone before, unveiling a truly extraordinary addition to the spectrum of miniatures.
At the Jacquemus’ AW19 Paris show,models on the catwalk were seen carrying a bag so small you could be forgiven for missing it. It literally hangs from your pinkie finger and holds a couple of pound coins, if you’re lucky. It returned yet again for Jacquemus’s pink carpeted SS20collection – proving that microbags will reign long into early next year’s fashion cycle. Since then, the £258 bag has gone on to sell swiftly on the brand’s website and in shops internationally.
The bag, an even tinier version of Jacquemus’s micro Chiquito bags, was initially sent out as an invitation to the brand’s AW19 presentation. But rather than being an invite novelty, Jacquemus went on to show the teeny tiny Mini Le Chiquito bags as part of its collection.
Models walked the Jacquemus catwalk with the tiny handbags hanging from their fingers or slung over their shoulder with cross body straps. They were spotted in at least four different colourways – white, bright red, orange and dark green – and featured a tiny golden ‘J’ (presumably because ‘Jacquemus’ wouldn’t fit).
If you don’t fancy the Jacquemus version, here’s the rest of these insane bags on the market. All priced between £250 – £1000. Yes, really.
Marlow London Mini Tote in Yellow
£395 | Marlow London |
Cult Gaia Cora Bamboo Beaded Bag
£170 | Matches Fashion
BOYY Fred 23 Patchwork Leather Top Handle Bag (17.5cm x 12cm)
£804 | Moda Operandi
Shrimps Antonia Mini Bag in Cream
£375 | Shrimps
Lutz Morris Norman Contrast-Panel Leather Cross-Body Bag
£505 | Matches Fashion