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You Decide: Mini Bag Or Coin Purse?

Gigi has us sitting on the fence.

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Mini bags have been (ironically) a huge trend over the past few seasons, ever since Simon Miller released his instant-hit It-bag, the Bonsai. The thinking behind it was to encourage a more zen approach to life by only being able to carry the bare minimum with you, and if you believe that’s why they’ve been such a success then the fashion set must be the chillest people in the world.

Not only has the blogosphere gone crazy for the mini bag micro trend, but some of the most stylish celebs, too. Rihanna went through a phase where she was never seen without her tiny Louis Vuitton backpack, our very own Editor-in-Chief, Amanda, has been caught wielding a smaller-than-life tote on more than one occasion and it looks like Gigi Hadid was taking notes. 

If there were competition as to who can rock the smallest bag, Hadid would win hands down. The model was seen heading to a photoshoot, clutching a Furla purse that is so small she literally had to carry her phone separately. Which begs the question: what did she have in it? A stick of gum? A soft cloth to clean her yellow-tinted aviators? A single lock of Zayn’s hair? 

We were so impressed by Hadid’s micro arm candy (or should we say finger candy?) that we set to work finding the smallest bags on the market so you can rock the look, too. But to make things a bit more interesting, we’ve also thrown in a number of coin purses to see if you can spot the difference. 

Can you tell which is a mini bag and which is a coin purse? Check out our selection of impossibly small accessories for summer: 
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Mansur Garvriel Baby Bucket Bag Brandy - $195
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2/22
Urban Outfitter Metallic Crossbody Waller - $16
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3/22
Anya Hindmarch Wink Coin Purse - $275
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4/22
Topshop Rosie Floral Stud Cross Body Bag - $48
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5/22
ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Inspired Mini Heart Cross Body Bag - $24
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6/22
Skinny Dip Black Sequin Mini Bag - $26
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7/22
Loewe Elephant Coin Purse - $380
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8/22
Urban Outfitters Farrah Mini Crossbody Bag - $34
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9/22
Topshop Primrose Embroidered Coin Purse - $12
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10/22
ASOS Mini Embellished Cross Body Bag - $32
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11/22
Topshop Ria Boxy Floral Cross Body - $50
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12/22
Forever21 Mini Envelope Crossbody - $13
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13/22
Anya Hindmarch Eyes Coin Purse - $395
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14/22
Simon Miller S801 Bonsai - $390
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15/22
Anthropologie Marea Coin Purse - $28
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16/22
Missguided Metallic Mini Cross Body Bag - $31
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17/22
Whistles Velvet Croc Coin Purse - $48
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18/22
ASOS Mini Patent Frame Box Clutch Bag - $35
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19/22
Clare V Coin Purse - $65
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20/22
Topshop Ona Cross Body Bag - $40
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21/22
Missguided Pink Glitter Chain Strap Mini Cross Body Bag - $34
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Forever21 Mini Satchel Crossbody - $18
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