Not only are mini bags easier creators on the pocket, but they are also a gateway to luxury items, written Aznim Ruhana Md Yusup WHEN Nicholas Ghesquiere took over as creative director at Louis Vuitton in 2013, he introduced Little Malle his first collection the following year. Made of wood and covered with some of the finest and most expensive leathers available, the rectangular bag is actually a miniature version of the early travel trunks 20th century. A few years later, changes to the small trunk run in the tens. Ghesquiere autumn / winter 2016 collection featured the bag in what the company called travel stickers, a kind of passport stamp their day and a more romantic version of the luggage tag. There is not much that can go inside the Petite Malle – phone, lipstick, some cash and a credit card or two. It can be worn as a clutch or hung on the shoulder using the removable thin leather strap.
La Petite Malle is not the only miniaturized Louis Vuitton bag. The company now has a mini or even micro versions of its best-selling bags of Speedy in Alma. Smaller Alma measures about 17cm long and 12cm in diameter, similar in size to the Petite Malle and half the standard Alma. Honey, I Shrunk BAG Today all design houses seem to have a laser beam narrowed and their iconic handbags. Fendi has a micro version of the stick, a bag that is not very big to begin with. The micro strip is only 10cm long, functional on its own but as cute as a tote accessory. The Shopper Gucci handbags with bamboo handle come in mini, as Marcie Chloe and Givenchy Antigona. There are small versions of carryall bag Proenza Schouler. When Mulberry creative director Johnny Coca remade the Bayswater this year, he made sure to have also in small. It is fascinating that these great bags that have made their mark there ten years remain fresh by climbing down. Some of these mini-bags have a fanciful appearance to them. mini-backpack DKNY is a shoulder bag slung while Broadway shoulder bag Gucci chain like stage prop. Alexander McQueen mini tote covered with unicorns and butterflies, surreal dreams worthy of his Fall / Winter 2016.
Giorgio Armani presented a floral watercolor this season. He appeared on a selection of dresses and pants and bags, large and small. 3.1 Philip Lim slings his mini-bags through the waist belt bags, but they are so small that you wonder if they are practical. PRICE SENSITIVE ENTRIES Perhaps the most practical aspect of the mini-bags is the price. The nano Alma epi leather on the website Louis Vuitton US at US $ 1,200 (RM4,800), or US $ 1,000 less than the standard size Alma PM. The small Bayswater is £ 795 (RM4,300) on Mulberry UK site while the larger version is £ 100 more. But of course the prices vary depending on the material and details about the bag, regardless of size. The drop in mini-bags of price is certainly attractive. A small piece, but emblematic of the accessory as Nomad bag Lanvin Suede (614 to £ MatchesFashion.com) may be a low price as a luxury item bridge, and the brands know this. According to news website fashion business, the market for high-end handbags “more moderate”. He quoted Mario Ortelli as senior analyst luxury products at Sanford C. Bernstein, who adds, “one of the most dynamic segments customers (who) come to market. They buy their first handbags. so they are looking for something with a price that is not so high. “The article added that small products require less material and craftsmanship as their larger counterparts, which makes them cheaper for brands to produce. But they still maintain the desirability factor that is so important in the luxury sector, so mini bags do not seem like a cheaper version of or discounted iconic originals. RISE OF THE MINIMALIST But a small bag is also a matter of aesthetics. A bag just a little larger than the hand does not distract the wearer. You can show your best when holding the bag does not cover half of your torso. A small bag is not the wearer looking like she wears her life on her shoulder. You can not hide behind a small bag and you can not hide it. Limited space forces you to decide what is absolutely necessary; simply leave the rest behind. Perhaps an extension of the philosophy Marie Kondo. According to the Japanese guru decluttering, if an item “spark joy,” to thank him for his service and discard. She speaks of clothes and storage space, but it works for handbags too. A lipstick that makes you happy should not be notched around all day, or do old receipts and unused loyalty cards.