By Jessica Mehalic Lucas
Very good things come in small packages. From itty-bitty Ai bags at Akris to Lilliputian lipstick holders at Valentino, the Spring runways were alive with pint-sized perfection. We rounded up some of the season’s best arm candy, to take any look to the next level.
When it comes to one-of-a-kind creations, Alessandro Michele doesn’t disappoint and Gucci’s latest It bag, the Sylvie mini, is proof of that. This ladylike, structured style blooms with eye-catching florals and the house’s iconic red and navy webbing. Gold-toned hardware, on the buckle and chain shoulder strap, feels so right for spring and summer.
Beflowered, beribboned or bejeweled, bags aren’t shying away from embellishment. Fendi has trotted out a series of trophy styles, fusing a playful spirit with couture-like craftsmanship. Mini Peekaboos are decked out with floral stitching and scarf detail or a full-on garden party of intricate buds.
Shut down the red carpet or any event with one of Chanel’s brilliant new Boy bags. An otherworldly star motif and iridescent braided PVC are among the season’s obsession-worthy styles. While we love Boys of every stature, this smaller size is perfect for nights out.
For those who make their style statements with supercharged color, Versace has just launched its Mini Palazzo Empire Bag. Like its big sister, it features the label’s signature Medusa Head and can be conveniently carried by the top handle or a sporty, adjustable shoulder strap.
Luscious yellow is all over the fashion scene and a sunny bag is the perfect way to tap into the trend. Sporty and elegant, Goyard’s Belvedere PM is the ultimate crossbody for weekday-to- weekend adventures. It’s available in two sizes and 11 colors, in case yellow just isn’t your thing.
It caused a frenzy the moment it was spotted on the Spring runway. Chloé’s new Nile bag is the epitome of Parisian chic with its half-moon silhouette, bracelet handle and subtle stud details. Let everyone know this covetable plus one is all yours by customizing the ring on the bottom with alphabet charm initials.
Maria Grazia Chiuri has been shaking up Dior’s accessories game in ultra-modern and ultra-cool ways. Embellished tarot clutches and studded Micro Lady Diors (both available at the Dior shop in Saks Fifth Avenue) are evidence of her magic.