Though I tend to be more practical in nature when it comes to fashion, there is something about Valentino’s new mini minaudières that I love. Part jewelry, part evening bag, they have an almost Deco feel to them. Sure you can’t fit more than an id, credit card and money in them (some seem to have a lipstick holder), but they’re fun. (I especially like the animal one that appeared in WSJ Off Duty, this weekend, it’s $895.) They are also going to sell out fast. I can’t find them online, so I suggest you call a Valentino boutique.
top two images, courtesy Vogue Paris; bottom image, courtesy Wall Street Journal