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.