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.