Let’s face it. Fashion is ironic. Not long ago, oversized bags were the craze but this year, there has been a supreme reign of the ‘less is more’ mentality with the stand-out styles of micro, mini and nano bags being the ultimate statement piece. They have become a requisite for any true fashonista and are now a huge favorite amongst the fashion IT girls.

Zashadu mini. Photo by Niyi Okeowo for Ndani Lifestyle

With these fanciful designs that can barely hold a lipstick, one could consider the staple accessory more stylish than practical which means if you’re one to carry everything but the kitchen sink, you may have a hard time adjusting to the mini bag trend. However, it does comes with its own appeal. As most girls can relate to carrying excessive ‘essentials’ in their handbags, the mini bags help do away with the unnecessary forcing us to cull our handbag contents with just enough room for the actual essentials.

The truth is, colossal totes aren’t going anywhere however,these fashionable pint-sized bags are a trendy way to switch up your looks when you do not have much to carry. Be it the fast-selling croc skin minis from Zashadu or Muji Lagos’ triangular minaudieres, better yet tassel boxes from O’Eclat, mini bags are definitely the way to go this season.

Here are a few of our faves, rocked by these fashion insiders.


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