Best Mini Bags of Summer 2014

Mini bags have been making waves in the handbag world for a while now, and I hope you love the trend, because it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. After the short-lived trend for massive, overly heavy, totally unwieldy oversized bags, the trend pendulum swung toward minis, and all of our arms and shoulders rejoiced.

Fendi vs Saint Laurent

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There was a lot of debate when I named the Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour as the bag of the week back in March.

Valentino Perfect Pairs Pink

Valentino Rockstud Thong Sandal $295 via Nordstrom, Valentino Rockstud Crossbody Bag $1,495 via Nordstrom

Chanel Couture Fall 2014

We rarely cover haute couture on PurseBlog because couturiers rarely release bags along with their handmade, custom-fitted clothing. The couture shows are magical to behold nonetheless, with design houses meticulously showing the best of their crafts in museum-quality pieces. While major houses including Valentino, Christian Dior, and Atelier Versace send couture down the runway sans bags, leave it to Chanel to design bags for its Chanel Couture Fall 2014 collection.

Balenciaga Fall 2014 Colors

One of the best things about the PurseForum is the vast amounts of information users share with one another. Whether it’s a reveal of a new bag or coveted news from sales associates, the PurseForum is like no other place online.

Perfect Pairs Givenchy Bag

Ever since the Givenchy Antigona hit the scene, it hasn’t stopped running. Of all the Givenchy bags, this one has the most staying power and seems to be the most coveted. I have been diligently trying to figure out which Antigona I want, and I wonder if I should keep it simple and go with a neutral, even black.

Louis Vuitton Capucines

Every bag lover knows the iconic Louis Vuitton monogram pattern, but the House of Louis Vuitton dates back to the mid-1850s and has a long line of heritage and craftsmanship. My newest obsession is the Louis Vuitton Capucines bags, whose name pays homage to the earliest Louis Vuitton Maison, which was located on rue Neuve-des-Capucines in 1854.

Gucci Bright Diamante Bags (7)

Somehow, Gucci never seems to go wrong with its huge line of handbags. For pre-fall, the brand delved into its vast creative archives to bring back the house’s Diamante leather in an array of bright colors.

Bottega Veneta Olimpia Bag

Bottega Veneta is known for beautiful designs, and while you shouldn’t expect the next trendy bag from the house, you should expect to see new timeless bags. There are so many bags from Bottega Veneta that I love, and now add the new Olimpia Bag to my lust-list.

Christian Louboutin Mini Passage Bag

Bag: Christian Louboutin Mini Passage Bag

Price: $1,795 via Bergdorf Goodman

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The king of red-soled shoes has solidified his place in the shoe world and continues to make strides into the handbag world. The Sweet Charity is already a celebrity fave, and the newest line of bags from Christian Louboutin is the Passage.