When it comes to bag sizes, there are two extreme camps trending right now – the micro, which can’t hold much more than your credit cards, phone and lipstick, and the maxi, which can fit in just about everything but your kitchen sink. When it comes to choosing a favourite, our accessory buyers Irene Yu and Sara Wong are on opposing sides. Here they battle it out.
“I’m all for ditching the extra baggage and getting on board the growing micro bag trend. Not only does the celebrity-favoured accessory look effortlessly carefree, switching to a miniature bag presents the perfect opportunity to cut out the excess, whittle down your needs to the bare minimum, and bask in the unbeatably liberating feeling of travelling light. You’ll also save time fishing around for your keys and travel card – there’s nowhere for your essentials to hide in a micro bag.” – Sara Wong
“I’m embracing the go big or go home mentality! Oversized handbags easily fit everything you need within in one place, making getting ready in the morning and being on-the-go all day much easier. Plus, maxi bags are also actually great for streamlining your outfit – if you’re carrying a tiny bag, the reality is you’ll be spilling out the rest of your belongings into a tote bag, or juggling them in your hands and pockets. A carryall keeps you looking sleek and pulled together.” – Irene Yu