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‘Tis the season for a smaller bag

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Croc clutch, Bottega Veneta

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Taylor Tomasi Hill seen at Fashion Week carrying a Celine pouch (photo from www.streetfsn.com)

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Spiked clutch, Gucci

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Croc clutch, Bottega Veneta

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Multi-colored purse, Massimo Dutti

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It was only a matter of time before that big bag took its toll on our backs. With those oversize purses weighing an average of 8 lbs and being carried around the town 24/7, the folks behind the major fashion houses must be feeling the strain as well. From clutches to mini-me versions of “It” bags, there are several miniature options available – and I predict, more heading our way come Fall 2012. Yes, I know these bags are normally used by the nocturnal types, but when fashion influencers started clutching those colorful Celine and 3.1 Phillip Lim pouches during the collections, trust me on this one – big bags might just be on their way out. 

The next predicament? Lightening the load when we’ve gotten used to lugging everything around. It helps that one gadget can pretty much function as a music player, camera, and a phone, but of course, this is not the time to carry around lots of loose change and multiple shades of lipstick. Compared to teeny-tiny minaudieres, these clutches actually have enough room for a lot of your essentials – but in a way, it forces you to carry only what you really need. And if you really cannot let go of that big purse, do the Russian Matryoshka doll approach – carry a smaller bag inside your big purse, then leave the bigger purse inside your desk drawer or car when go off for meetings, errands, and the like. Try it – isn’t it liberating when you’re not dragging something around?

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