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From mini-bag to tote bag: a practical guide to the perfect handbag size

The handbag is undoubtedly a timeless accessory that adds the finishing touch to any outfit. Far from being a simple functional object for carrying your belongings, it is often considered a precious and sentimental piece that is passed on from generation to generation.

From bold volumes to the most minimalist models, leather handbags are a must and are available in an infinite number of variations. From the smallest to the largest models, from the shoulder strap to the short handle, they adapt to all situations and all styles. However, finding the perfect handbag can be a real challenge, especially when it comes to choosing the right size.

In this article, we will guide you through the different handbag sizes available to help you select the one that best suits your lifestyle. Clutch, mini-bag, tote... Choose a practical model that reflects your personality for a modern and elegant look.

01 Clutch or mini bag: the season's trend models

Mini handbag Zinnia Melvin & Hamilton

To keep your hands free, the mini-bag is the ideal partner for big (and smaller) occasions: weddings, dinners, afterworks... Both modern and sophisticated, this handbag is super light and easy to carry. Although they are generally less bulky than other models, our clutches and small bags are optimised to hold your essentials: your mobile phone, your wallet or your keys.

02 The medium-sized, all-purpose handbag

Handbags Harper 1 and Malia 1 Melvin & Hamilton

The medium-sized handbag is the perfect choice for everyday use. More bulky than a clutch bag, it's still big enough to carry your daily essentials: wallet, tablet or small laptop, water bottle, etc., while remaining compact and easy to carry. Medium bags are the most versatile, suitable for most occasions, whether it's a night out with friends or a day at the office. For a classic look, opt for a black or brown leather handbag. Bolder? Choose a brightly coloured or printed bag.

03 The large leather handbag, a lasting investment for your wardrobe

Handwoven tote bag Kimberly Melvin & Hamilton

If you're a Mary Poppins type, this is the model for you! Hybrid, large handbags can be used for many different occasions. You're ready for anything: large bags or tote bags are perfect for those last-minute weekends and days when you need to carry all your stuff. To avoid distorting it, however, make sure you don't overload your large bag, which could quickly become heavy and a bit bulky.

04 Chic and practical, the leather briefcase is the ideal bag to take to the office

Handbag Vancouver Melvin & Hamilton

Here is a bag that can easily be combined with all your outfits! The leather bag has many advantages: it is an all-rounder that can be very useful on your way to work. Well thought out, the leather bag also offers plenty of storage space, numerous pockets and compartments to secure your belongings and organise them efficiently. Durable and high quality, leather is ultimately a timeless material that can withstand daily wear and tear. It never goes out of fashion but, on the contrary, accumulates patina over time: The leather bag is therefore an elegant and sensible fashion investment!


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