Mini replica handbags will stretch your purse

The blogger Emili Sindlev with Mulberry’s mini trunk bag; a Coach micro bag; and the blogger Aimee Song with Chloé’s Nile bag

If you thought that replica designer handbags were supposed to carry your belongings from A to B, a new trend suggests you’d be wrong.

The latest status symbol among the 1 per cent is a teeny tiny handbag so small that it can barely fit an iPhone — let alone a pair of pumps, used tissues or old cough sweets.

The height of fashion’s most-wanted vessels vary between 8cm and 12cm but the smaller dimensions do not equal a friendlier price tag.

Gucci’s take is 12cm high and costs £2,020. The Italian house doesn’t stint on embellishments, despite the bag being the length of a pen: the design is made from metallic brocade and features a metal tiger-head clasp and pearl-embellished bow.

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