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Mini or even micro bags are one of the biggest trends of late. Jacquemus have some of the teeniest & tiniest around and I’m honestly not sure how people fit anything inside. They are definitely more for show than anything else however some of the other mini styles are somewhat practical and I’ve dipped my toe in the water to see how I get on by picking up a high street dupe.
River Island are really ahead of the game when it comes to Designer Dupes. I’ve mentioned this several times previously including the Zimmermann dupe co-ord that flew off the shelves in the Summer as well as more recently with the dupes of the SKIMS fluffy loungewear pieces. They always do things sympathetically and there are a number of clear differences between the dupe and the real deal. I find dupes to be a great way of testing out a particular style if I’m considering purchasing the real deal. There have been several occasions where it’s confirmed I actually don’t suit or like the piece which is great and other times when it’s solidified my position and I’ve gone ahead and bought the designer version.
This little mini is a dupe of the trending Hermes Kelly 20cm bag. It can be worn as a cute cross body as styled here or you can take the strap off and carry it with the top handle and as more of an evening or clutch bag. The smooth and matte black leather is classy and chic and it can easily be styled up or down depending on the occasion. It also comes in snakeprint and a slogan / branded print which is very similar to the Dior Oblique design and makes it a dupe within a dupe.
I first spotted this in store and was intrigued by the structured shape and minimal detail. My iPhone 11 Pro just fits inside, it’s literally the same size and if it was 1mm longer, it wouldn’t fit. As well as my phone, I can fit my card holder, keys and a lip balm but that is pretty much it. While it’s small, I quite like the freedom of not carrying loads around. I’ve only got the bare essentials and at the moment that’s all I really need when I’m nipping to the supermarket or the post office which are pretty much the only places I’m going. At only £25, it’s approx. £7,675 cheaper than the Hermes version which is quite a stark comparison. I definitely wouldn’t invest a lot of money in a mini bag like this however everyone is different and this might be the type of bag that someone else would use frequently enough and get the benefit of.
What do you think of the mini bag trend?