These days, having a functional bag doesn’t mean it has to be big and roomy, because having a fashionable accessory that’s small and chic can also be practical (and most definitely, functional) for the everyday. You can leave your oversized totes at home when there isn’t much to be carried out, and opt for these 5 different bags from some of your favourite designers, with the plus point being the fact that they all come in under a grand. Yes, all 5 are available at NET-A-PORTER right now, with prices inclusive of local duties and taxes, complete with express delivery right to your doorstep in no time at all.
01 – Bottega Veneta’s stylish Mini Pouch (SGD920) comes in the brand’s signature buttery-soft leather, armed with a detachable strap that allows you to wear it around the neck or keep it strapped on the wrist for a lovely twist. Measuring 15 cm wide, you will be surprised to find that it can hold your AirPods, lipstick, along with some cards, making it perfect for your quick trips out and about. BUY THIS BAG ONLINE
02 – The GG Marmont Mini Bag (SGD657) from Gucci is the perfect choice for ladies (or men) who can’t get enough of the quilted matelassé leather, in a perfectly round shape that reminds you of a coin purse. This one is just a tad larger, and it will also fit your keys and other bits, and you wear it like a lanyard as well. BUY THIS BAG ONLINE
03 – Jacquemus’ Le Chiquito has been a popular option of late, and the designer continues to introduce fresh new options for the season, such as the whipstitched one (SGD566) which has just arrived for the season. This handy (literally) bag can be carried in numerous ways, with a trapezoidal shape that’s instantly recognisable from afar. BUY THIS BAG ONLINE
04 – Always been a fan of the Nano Cap Bag (SGD521) that is also the smallest size in the Cap Bag family? Yes, it comes with the same zippered closure (running along the brim) that opens to a spacious compartment for keeping your compact-sized essentials. Modelled after the ubiquitous baseball cap, this is one of Jonathan Anderson’s tongue-in-cheek designs that has been a hit in recent months. BUY THIS BAG ONLINE
05 – The Heel Mini Pouch (SGD495) is another go-to favourite at Loewe, lauded for its compact size that’s able to fit folded notes, cards and coins, all sealed within a half-moon shaped casing stamped with Loewe’s anagram logo at the corner. This tan leather version fits right in line with the brand’s neutral-cool aesthetic, though you can find it in other colours like the classic black as well. BUY THIS BAG ONLINE