Fashion: The designer nano bag guide

When it comes to handbags, the ‘bigger is better’ philosophy is out the window with designer nano bags are at the top of all fashion it girls’ wish lists. We first saw a mini version of the iconic Céline Luggage Bag on the shoulders of the world’s most influential style icons and while we were busy deciding whether we loved or loathed the new direction, renowned fashion houses were busy following suit. Now from Chloe to Fendi, all our favourite bag labels have injected the designer nano trend into their collections (with a not so nano price tag). Here TWAIN offer a guide to the nano bags making our wish list, from the investment buys to the choices that won’t break the bank.

The nano bag is the most polarizing trend to come along in many years. For the better part of the last decade the tote was our go to style and just when we wrapped our heads around the Proenza Shouler PS11 and downsizing, the nano came along. While it left some confused, others undecided, these days it has become THE bag to own. While on the one camp there are those who loathe the trend, TWAIN belong to the latter camp of those who have fallen for the mini versions of our favourite classics. Why? Well it’s the ultimate understated fashion statement. A bag which is recognisable without being too flashy and if we’re really being honest… rummaging though our bags to find our phones and lipsticks is getting old. So what’s on our hit list?

Céline Nano Luggage in Black RRP $2700 – $4200

The king amongst queens. Small, but not to small, clean and structured – it tick’s all of LOVE TWAIN’s boxes. While it comes in a variety of colours, when it comes to bag investments black is both safe and timeless.

Saint Laurent Nano Sac De Jour in black RRP $2972.78

We have all grown to love this Saint Laurent classic, however unless it is used for work or travel, the Sac De Jour is not the most functional of bags. In comes the mini version which offers versatility for those days when all you really need to take with you is your phone and favourite lippy. Pebbled leather injects a more causal feel to the classic style.

Chloé Drew Nano in smooth leather and suede RRP $2350.00

For the bohemian at heart, the Chloé Drew will inject a serious does of the 70’s into your wardrobe. While available in a variety of classics colours, TWAIN are obsessing over the smooth leather and suede version in hues of brown.

Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag in Blu RRP$435

There could be a reason you haven’t been able to get your paws on the cult Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. Perhaps deep down you felt a mini version was on it’s way and aren’t you glad you waited (and will have to wait some more with new sock dropping in December). The mini version is the perfect day to day bag that offers a slightly more dressy vibe for those nights out.

The Naked Vice Olivia RRP$129.95

While not a smaller version of itself, the Nakedvice Olivia Bag will ensure you don’t miss out on the summers most coveted trend while you throw in those extra shifts and save for an investment piece. Clean and structured, it’s the effortless statement bag your wardrobe has been waiting for.