It’s already been a few years since the trend of mini bags hit us, but looking at the current fashion scene, we can safely say that the wave has not died down (yet). Instead, bags have shrunk even more, with some so tiny, you have to pick them with your fingers.
Just months ago, Dior unveiled the sized-down versions of the iconic Lady Dior tote, the Dior 30 Montaigne, Dior Caro, and the Saddle — four classics in a totally modern look. Apart from Dior, top brands such as Balenciaga, Valentino, Gucci, Chanel have embraced this trend in their own way, spinning their bestsellers into super nano silhouettes that you can wear as a belt to a crossbody. What we’ve learned so far is that these new-age, Insta-favorite, micro accessories are only small in their size, not in their impact.
The Jacquemus Style
Whether he is taking us to lavender fields, creating chic, dramatic silhouettes that are both laid-back and desirable, or releasing another super mini bag, Simon Porte Jacquemus has continually managed to keep us fashionistas quite busy.
Independent designer Simon Porte Jacquemus created his own label at age 19 using his mother’s maiden name. His label’s aesthetic of simplicity, dreamy summers, positive energy, and innocence has since found relevance, dedicated patrons, and immense fan-following in the age of social media, making Simon one of today’s most loved contemporary designers. In a 2016 interview with Dazed, he says, “Jacquemus is not about nightlife and clubbing and things like that, it’s more about fruit and vegetables and rolling in the grass. It’s very playful, in a way.”
Jacquemus clothing and footwear firmly inhabit the desired playful nature through shapes that are ever-fresh and colors that are nothing short of incredible. The brand’s line of accessories, though, has prominently held the spotlight many times — be it the oversized straw hat or array of tiny purses. Speaking of which, one cannot cover the topic of mini and micro bags without mentioning Simon’s creations. His brand has given much power to this fashion movement with stunning handbag miniatures ranging from top handles to shoulder and belt styles that may not pack much but are guaranteed to take your style forward.
Tiny Wonders — Three Popular Jacquemus Mini Bags from The Luxury Closet
As a master of creating standout accessories, especially bags that defy its main purpose, Simon has aced the art of delivering conversation-starter pieces and viral designs. Signing you up for a treat to the brand’s tiny purse trend, we’ve picked out three Jacquemus mini bags that you can add to your designer bag collection.
Megastar. Celeb-approved. Modern ‘It’ bag.
It’s the little things in life… and the Le Chiquito in fashion. Translated from Spanish as ‘tiny’, the Le Chiquito is one of the most popular Jacquemus mini bags that we know of. The bag is available in a sea of colors and in multiple versions such as Le grand Chiquito, Le Chiquito moyen, Le Chiquito Noeud and more.
Perfect for the minimally fashionable, the Jacquemus Le Chiquito is a streamlined bag with a single top handle attached to the flap and the brand name adorned at the front in metal.
Blending the modern essence of the tiny silhouettes to the classy charm of top handles, the Le Bambino bag remains a favorite from the label. In design, it is a small, structured bag with a magnetic flap closure, a top handle, and a detachable shoulder strap. It comes in three versions: Le petit Bambino, Le Bambino and Le grand Bambino.
There’s no mistaking the Le Piccolo bag as anything else other than Jacquemus. Easy, light, and undeniably feminine, the flap bag’s trapezoid shape is paired with a metal shoulder chain and the brand signature on the front. For styling options, carry it on your shoulder, in your hand, or across the body.
The immense adoration for the minis and the micros in the handbag landscape highlights the fact that one can make a statement with an accessory as small as the Jacquemus Le Chiquito bag as with an oversized tote.