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The tiny accessories that barely carry a lipstick but cost a fortune

Jul 5th 2020, 7:25 am
Posted by kentmcmast

Downsizing may be all the rage, but could you leave the house carrying a handbag smaller than a pack of playing cards?

That's the idea behind the latest bonkers fashion trend — ‘It' bags so small they can fit in the palm of your hand.

As seen on the arm — or, rather, pinched daintily between the thumb and forefinger — of celebrities such as Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, these tiny bags are so compact they can barely fit a credit card inside. 

‘Like everything else in fashion, it's about extremes,' explains fashion expert Emily Johnston. 

‘Bags are either so massive you could fit your family inside or so tiny they're smaller than a ring on your finger.'

But what's the point of a bag you can't put anything useful in? With this in mind, we've looked at what essentials (money, lipstick, keys and a phone such as an iPhone) will fit inside some of the most popular tiny bags.

We used each bag's height, width and depth to calculate the approximate volume and price per cubic centimetre to see if you really can fit good things in small packages...


Pucker up for apejd.ch the lipstick carrier 

Louis Vuitton lipstick case, £885, An ‘elegant homage' to Twenties make-up boxes, this monogrammed canvas-covered lipstick case can be worn on a gold metal chain with a necklace-style clasp as a ‘striking piece of jewellery'.

What fits inside? Lipstick or (rolled-up) banknotes.

Size: 9 x 3 x 3cm

Price per cubic cm: Approx. £10.93 

Peekaboo! Gigi is leading the way  

Micro Peekaboo, £980 to £2,190, At least you can just about slip a phone inside this lamb-leather Fendi ‘fashion show micro bag', which boasts two interior compartments, a top handle and a detachable shoulder strap.


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