Mini bags (and we mean, like, the positively microscopic kinds) are a craze that doesn't quite seem to be fading just yet. Though bigger totes are slowly growing their fanbase, there's no doubt that the novelty of a pint-sized purse is way too much fun to ignore! To rhyme, might you care for some Dior? The French label has tons of little options for you to choose from. Here, scroll through the seven we J'adior and try not to balk at their eye-poppin' prices.
1. Mini Lady Dior Jardin Naturel Printed and Embroidered Calfskin Bag, $5100 (approximately P258,927)
Measures in at: 17 x 15 x 7 cm
A crowd favorite named, of course, after the iconic Princess Diana, the Lady Dior handbag epitomizes Dior's vision of elegance and beauty. A sleek, feminine bag, it's timeless yet modern! Inspired by Catherine Dior's strong and independent personality and her love of gardening, this particular limited edition iteration is lovingly crafted with the Jardin Naturel calfskin print and hand-embroidered with sparkling beads portraying a wild garden. The pale gold-tone signature 'D. I. O. R.' charms and dainty chain shoulder strap embellish its unforgettable silhouette.
2. Mini Saddle Bag in Grained Light Cream Calfskin, $3350 (approximately P170,163)
Measures in at: 21 x 18 x 5 cm
Womenswear creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri brings a fresh, subtle update to the iconic Saddle bag that'll make you do a double take. This heritage style showcases the emblematic 'D'-stirrup magnetic clasp and saddle flap with the signature 'CD' structure on both sides of the handle, giving it an instantly modern feel. Made with light cream grain calfskin ('cause isn't beige all the rage these days?!) and antique gold hardware, this mini style may be customized with the rainbow myriad of alternative straps the house is famous for.
3. Mini Book Tote in Multicolor Embroidered Houndstooth Lurex, $2150 (approximately P109,209)
Measures in at: 22.5 x 24 x 8 cm
The Mini Book Tote, an original style introduced by the aforementioned Maria Grazia Chiuri, has become a staple of the House’s aesthetic. Ideally designed to hold some small daily essentials, the mini bag is made of houndstooth material and fully embroidered, with a cream 'Christian Dior' signature stitched up front. This carryall, a far more party-friendly version of its massive, travel bud elder sibling, is a perfect example of the Dior savoir-faire. For vintage vibes, wear it with other Dior trinkets bearing the same pattern. May we suggest the Mitzah scarf as an movie star-approved headwrap, perhaps?
4. Mini 30 Montaigne Jacquard Canvas Box Bag, $2950 (approximately P149,801)
Measures in at: 17.5 x 11.5 x 5 cm
We fell in love instantly the moment we saw London-based style influencer Tamara Kalinic unveil this little number in a vlog. Tiny baby sister to the already uber-popular 30 Montaigne, it's inherited all its bigger sib's charm plus a touch more youth appeal. Instead of the regular slim leather strap, it boasts of a wider sling to dangle a much smaller body juuust roomy enough to fit your phone, a couple of cards, and maybe a lipstick. It's time you reassessed your definition of "daily essentials."
5. Mini Diorama Calfskin Clutch, $1750 (approximately P88,865)
Measures in at: 19 x 12 x 3 cm
In case you forgot, queens Pia Wurtzbach and Kathryn Bernardo are mutual fans of the structured, architectural Diorama. They both own it in the bigger size! Should you desire a bite-sized version, consider the champagne metallic calfskin Diorama Wallet on Chain Clutch bearing the Micro-cannage motif and jewellery in light gold-tone metal. The same Micro-cannage motif also graces the crest shaped clasp. Carry it in the hand, on the shoulder, or across the body...or even around the neck like the absolute show piece it is.
6. Dior x Rimowa Personal Clutch in Aluminum and Grained Calfskin, $2440 (approximately P123,867)
Measures in at: 13 x 20 x 6.5 cm
Though it's technically listed under Kim Jones' lineup of menswear offerings, we really don't see why the ladies shouldn't snap it up, too. The much lusted-after collab between Dior and luxury luggage giant Rimowa has produced the Personal Clutch, a compact accessory designed for easy, everyday carriage. It's made from lightweight aluminum and features the words 'Christian Dior' embossed on leather straps that fasten around the bag with snap buttons. The rectangular wallet clutch is small enough to be carried by hand, and can also be worn over the shoulder with the optional leather strap. So, so cool.
7. Dior Oblique Jacquard Beige Wallet on Strap, $1150 (approximately P58,363)
Measures in at: 17 cm x 12.5 cm
Another Homme number the girls are 100% poised to steal, the Wallet on Strap is crafted in iconic beige Dior Oblique jacquard, which—fun fact—was introduced by the maison back in 1967. There's a two-way top zip closure, and a front pocket with three card slots. Ruthenium-finish 'Dior'-engraved hooks attach the removable and adjustable beige 'Christian Dior' jacquard nylon strap to its body, while its sleek, spacious interior, embossed with a 'Dior' signature, secures essentials. Beautifully crafted, this luxe, modern pouch effortlessly blends form and function.