The Best Mini Bags of the Season

If you haven't already, it's time to downsize in the handbag department. Read on for 15 reasons why.

For those of you who carry your life in your handbag, now is the time to reconsider. Do you really need all of those receipts from last year? The book you finished months ago? Three different pairs of sunglasses? If the answer to all of the questions above is "no" or even "maybe?" we suggest ditching the excess weight and clutter and narrowing down the contents of your purse to the daily essentials.

The rewards are too good to pass up—for one, you'll put less strain on your back—and you'll also be able to carry one of the many outrageously cute mini bags that have larger-than-life style. From Valentino's flower-embroidered cross-body to a vinyl top-handle satchel from Zara, here are our 15 favorite contenders.

From: Seventeen
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This glittery camera bag is an easy way to add a little sparkle to your everyday look and the bejeweled strap makes it appropriate for evening, too.

Snapshot Double Take Small Cross-Body Camera Bag, $550, marcjacobs.com.

Looking for a handbag that's equal parts fun and fashionable? We have found your match in this Zara patchwork number.

Patch Cross-Body Bag, $40, zara.com.

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Accessories can have serious impact. Case in point: Moschino's printed leather shoulder bag that makes more than just a fashion statement.

Printed Leather Shoulder Bag by Moschino, $850, netaporter.com.

The bold cobalt hue and symmetrical studding on this Rebecca Minkoff bag are two reasons we can't resist adding it to our wardrobe.

Jon Crossbody Bag by Rebecca Minkoff, $116, shopbop.com.

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Valentino's rockstud embroidered denim bag comes with a pretty hefty price tag, but the intricate detail and artistic handwork go some (some!) way toward justifying that.

The Rockstud Leather-Trimmed Embroidered Denim Shoulder Bag by Valentino, $1,745, netaporter.com.

This boxy Topshop bag is in full bloom with colorful beads and embroidery.

Leather Sequin Boxy Bag, $85, topshop.com.

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What could be better than studs shaped like hearts? One thing is Sophie Hulme's envelope bag adorned with them and another is wearing it with your favorite closet staples.

Heart Stud Nano Envelope Bag by Sophie Hulme, $495, shopbop.com.

Pair Saint Laurent's embossed snakeskin bag with leather pants, motorcycle boots, and a band T-shirt for the ultimate fall look.

Monogram Bag in Embossed Leather, $995, saintlaurent.com.

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Forgive us, but Alexander Wang's pill-shaped cross-body might just be the sickest accessory out there right now.

Attica Pill Crossbody Bag by Alexander Wang, $450, shopbop.com.

The blue-jean suede on this Zara bag goes perfectly with everything from a flowy, patterned dress to denim on denim and everything in between.

Leather Cross-Body Bag with Metal Detail, $50, zara.com.

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