Micro bags – yes we can just about fit a
lip gloss, bank card and smartphone in them, yet we can't stop buying them. Call it the Jacquemus effect, thanks to which we've been sporting comically small, cute but essentially unhelpful, bags.
While we are still obsessed with little bags, it's nice to see some variation on the theme. Take note – we are seeing a steady stream of new, unconventional handbag shapes that we could really get used to.
Rejina Pyo had the street style scene littered with her innovative, origami foldout rectangle bags, and the high street swiftly followed suit. Over at Calvin Klein we were treated to eclectic mini duffel bags. In short: geometric shapes are filling the itty bitty bag-shaped hole in our hearts. So hop aboard the novelty bag train and explore the rectangle, circle and square shapes on offer.
Click through to shop our favourite new bag shapes.
The boxy bag
Structured, boxy bags seem to be a real hit this season and it's safe to say we're having copious amounts of fun toting them around. We'll be wearing a tiered
puff-sleeve dress, velvet headband and sporting one of these babies all summer. Getty Images More
This bag simply says summer euphoria and we could do with a bit of that right now.
Ffifon Lemon Drop Cross Body Bag, $21, available at
A favourite on the
street style scene, you'll get plenty of use out of this Rejina Pyo croc bag and of course, it'll be a surefire hit on the 'gram... Rejina Pyo
Olivia Embossed Leather Tote, $490, available at
A muted buttery hue makes for a more subtle take on the structured shape.
Mini Croc-Effect Bag, $35.99, available at
We know what you're thinking – it's just the size to store a disposable camera for an impromptu beach break. Whitstable anyone?
Bibi Crossbody Bag, $129, available at
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A dainty substitute for your usual oversized tote you can (just) about get away with.
Crush Stone Crocodile Bucket Bag, $25, available at
Topshop More The triangle bag
Perhaps the boldest geometric shape of the new onslaught of micro bags, triangle bags might seem like a logistical nightmare but sometimes fun trumps practicality.
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There's something very Barbie about this teeny tote. We're not mad about it at all.
Pyramid Mini Bag, $523, available at
zesty orange hue wasn't enough to grab your attention, the OTT tassel certainly will. ASOS EDITION
Triangle Bag With Tassel, $40, available at
With a versatile strap, you can take this triangle bag on a weekend stroll in the park or for evening drinks.
Fifi Recycled Leather Crossbody Bag, $29, available at
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Varying shades of denim on a handbag?
Very '90s. Very us. ASAI
Dragon Dream Nunchuck Bag in Blue, $375, available at
Have you seen that sparkly handle?!
Solene Mini Bag, $182.04, available at
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this on the dancefloor! 3.1 Phillip Lim
Ines Triangle Pouch, $234, available at
3.1 Phillip Lim More The mini duffel bag
We spotted the rise of the mini duffel on the fashion circuit recently. Think your classic bowling bag, but make it fashion (and mini).
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Slime season is the only season we want on rotation.
Crinkled-Satin Shoulder Bag, $177, available at
Sure, you can
just about fit your phone in this one, but on the upside, it's not going to get in your way on the dance floor. Charles & Keith
Ring Handle Bowling Bag, $69, available at
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Sometimes simplicity is key. Dip your toe into the trend with this minimal Urban Outfitters take.
Mini Leather Bowler Bag, $29, available at
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A classic nova check bag only means one thing – yet another Burbs dream on our wish list. We'll be dropping hints about this at every birthday, Christmas, Easter...
The Vintage Check and Leather Barrel Bag, $690, available at
When in doubt, go for
an all black style that will look sexy with anything and everything. Pretty Little Thing
Mini Barrel Bag In Black Croc, $17.5, available at
not add some snakeskin to this lineup. Topshop
Grande Snake Grab Bag, $22, available at
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