The mini purse had a big showing on the Spring 2013 runway and will continue to be relevant through Fall 2013. What makes these a mini bag instead of a clutch is the addition of a long strap that can be used across the body or hanging from the shoulder. Also, the shape is usually square and no larger than a standard paperback book. These are great for errands on the weekends, as an alternative to a dressy clutch, even for a post work dinner when you don't want to lug your over stuffed shoulder bag. Enjoy!