Model Kendall Jenner walking in New York City - May 2, 2017 Model Kendall Jenner walking in New York City - May 2, 2017

Mini purses have come a long way since this trend first took off.

There are a few rules that have to be followed these days if you want to carry a micro bag and stay on the cutting edge. Rule number one? Think small. Really small. Like itty bitty.

When micro bags first started to appear, they were a tongue-in-cheek answer to popular oversized bags. Bright colors and fun patterns were the name of the game and mini bags essentially looked like cute regular purses that had shrunk in the wash.

That’s not the case anymore. Now, the most pointed statements are being made by fashionistas whose purses beg the question, “Just how small can a bag actually get?” Consider that question definitively answered by the runways of Lanvin, Schiaparelli, and Chanel. Some of these pieces could be mistaken for pendant necklaces!

Before, the term “nano bag” may have been a bit of a stretch but that’s certainly not the case anymore. Like any form of technology (think computers, phones, etc) micro bags started out small and have only gotten smaller — as in pocket sized. Expect this trend to only pick up more momentum as we head into the summer months, when there are fewer daily essentials to carry around. — jas