Top Mini Crossbody Handbags 2015-2016

Small is the new big.

When I was planning a vacation recently, I knew I needed a mini handbag that I could wear crossbody. I know the freedom it would give me in the airport and would lighten my load when sightseeing. I searched and found the top mini handbags to consider for a vacation …or everyday for that matter!

My requirements for the mini handbag was the ability to wear it crossbody, in a leather that could withstand some wear and tear (those baggage scanners in the airport aren’t gentle with your items) and be able to hold my sunglasses (vacation essential), lipstick, wallet, and a small cosmetic case with mints, kleenex and hand sanitizer. Lastly, I wanted the strap to be removed or be able to tuck into the bag, so I could use it as a clutch or an evening bag. Tall order for a mini bag, right?

Well, I found LOTS great mini purse options in a variety of price ranges, so here are my top mini handbag picks with the hope that one will be what you are looking for.

I’ve ordered them from the lowest to highest price. The sizes are about the same for all (give or take a inch here and there.)

Furla Metropolis Mini

furla metropolis top mini handbag

  • Lots of color, hardware and pattern options with pebbled skins for durability.
  • Price ranges $350-$450
  • Dimensions: 6.5″W x 4.7″H x 3.1″D
  • Can tuck the chain strap into the bag.
  • Clasp closure.


Gucci Soho Disco Bag

gucci soho disco small top mini handbag

  • Lots of color options
  • Price around $850 for a chain strap or $980 with limited editions around $1200 and exotics around $1500 with a matching leather strap.
  • Dimensions: 8″W x 6″H x 2.7″D
  • Cannot tuck the chain or strap in the bag, but the tassel (and in some models, the leather strap) can be removed.
  • Clasp closure.


Celine Trio Small


  • Lots of color options. Mostly goatskin leather.
  • Prices around $1100 for the small size.
  • Dimensions: 8½”W x 6″H x 2″D
  • Strap cannot be removed, but is adjustable. The interior pouch can be removed for a clutch option.
  • Zipper closure.


Louis Vuitton Alma BB

louis vuitton alma bb vernis leather top mini handbags

  • Lots of color options, and leathers like the traditional damier ebene or monogram canvas (the most durable), vernis or epi.
  • Prices range from $1200 for the canvas and up to $1800 for the vernis or epi leathers.
  • Dimensions: 9.8″W x 7.5″H x 4.7″D
  • Strap can be removed.
  • Zipper closure.


Balenciaga Mini City Bag

balenciaga mini city top mini crossbody

  • Lots of color options, and hardware options, but varies by season.
  • Priced around $1350.
  • Dimensions: 9.50″W x 6.25″H x 3.75″D
  • Strap is adjustable and can be removed.
  • Zipper closure.


Givenchy Nightingale Micro Tote

givenchy nightingale micro tote top mini crossbody

  • A variety of hardware and colors. Primarily goatskin leather.
  • Price around $1700
  • Dimensions: 11.8″W x 7″H x 2.75″D
  • Strap can be removed and adjustable.
  • Zipper closure


Givenchy Pandora Mini

givenchy pandora mini top crossbody handbag

  • A variety of colors in primarily grained leather.
  • Price around $1200
  • Dimensions: 9.5″H x 5″W x 4.5″D
  • Strap can be removed and adjustable.
  • Zipper closure


Christian Dior Miss Dior Promenade Pouch
dior promenade pouch top mini crossbody handbag

  • Lots of color options. Mostly lambskin leather, though some calfskin and patent.
  • Word on the street is that they are around $2100 now.
  • Dimensions: 8.25″W x 5.3″H
  • Strap can be removed
  • Clasp closure.


Celine Nano Luggage Bag

Celine nano luggage top mini handbags

  • Good color selection with mostly basic leather options.
  • Prices around $2700 for the Nano.
  • Dimensions 8″W x 8″H x 4″D
  • Strap can be removed.
  • Zipper closure.


Chanel Mini Flap Bag

chanel mini flap handbag top mini crossbody

  • Seasonal color selection and some hard to find. Various leathers like lambskin, caviar, calfskin and patent.
  • Prices around $2900 for the mini.
  • Dimensions: 7.9″W x 4.9″H x 2.8″D
  • Strap can be tucked into bag.
  • Turn lock closure.

Tell me what is your favorite crossbody mini handbag on this list! Any crossbody that is your favorite that is not featured here? Let me know.

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About Charlene DeLoach

As a Boston Mom Blogger in Massachusetts, Charlene DeLoach doesn't care about the megapixels on a smartphone. She only cares about whether it will survive being in the hands of her kids.

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