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A Sizeable Showcase of Spring's Finest Mini Bags

From Chloé to Céline, AnOther presents a monochromatic style study of the season's most desirable mini bags – alongside the tiny trinkets you can fit inside them

Merino wool jumper by J.W. Anderson. Calfskin embroidered with leather petals bag by Christian Dior. Chalcedony, emerald and gold dice by Belmacz. Leather card holder by Acne Studios. Safety pins stylist's own.

As many a street style starlet can attest, 2016 is definitely the year of the mini bag: carry-little pochettes and purses that can scarcely hold an iPhone are all the rage. “It is the business of fashion,” Mario Ortelli, senior luxury goods analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein recently told the Business of Fashion. “Now is the phenomenon of mini bags" – and with Alexander Wang and Prada both releasing their own versions (appealing to distinctly different clientele: one marijuana-embellished, one inspired by books) available to purchase immediately following their A/W16 runways, he's right: it seems we literally can't wait to get our hands on them. Perhaps the greatest reason to pick a miniature version of your favourite style is because it forces economy: within a mini bag, one can only carry the most important accoutrements to a modern life – there is no room for crinkled stacks of receipts, no space for even a rogue Werther's Original. Here, we present our edit of the greatest options on offer, from Céline to Dior, alongside the greatest trinkets to fit inside them, from the most perfectly-formed Belmacz pillbox to the teeniest Smythson notebooks, luxuriant leather cardholders from Acne Studios to the perfect black composite and pink gold finish Cartier lighter.

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Patterned top by Dries Van Noten. Leather bag by Loewe. Brass scissors from Present and Correct
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Vintage cotton tracksuit top from Cenci. Suede and leather bag by Chloé. Le Rouge pur couture lipstick YSL beauty. Bulldog clips stylist's own.
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SOPHIE BILLE BRAHE.Cotton shirt by Fendi. Opium Minaudiere Bag by Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. Lighter and stainless steel money clip by Cartier. 1932 perfume by Chanel. Yellow and white gold pillbox by Belmacz. Yellow gold and diamond earring by Sophie Bille Brahe
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Cotton and acetate checked top by Victoria Beckham. Leather bag by Jacquemus.
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Cotton shirt by Christian Dior. Matchbox by Forwood Design. Leather notebooks and silver pencil by Smythson. Petite Malle Tour case by Louis Vuitton. Ambrette 9 tube by Le Labo. Rapid repair kit by Merchant & Mills. Brass clip from Present & Correct
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Cotton black jumper by Joseph. Calf skin bag by Lanvin. Pearl compact by Estee Lauder. Gold brass and enamelled porcelain earrings by Céline. Leather keychain mirror by Acne Studios. Ruler from Present & Correct.

Manicure Pebbles Aikens at Streeters using MAC; Hand model Brooke at Hired Hands