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Going out with a little bag is an exercise in self-restraint. It forces you to reassess what's "essential," pair down to the very primal basics of society (phonewalletkeys), and arrange those true necessities in a game of what one of our editors calls "handbag Tetris." It's a liberating operation, literally and figuratively: Without all that stuff filling a big bag, a teeny crossbody leaves both hands free and shoulders unencumbered. Let the good times roll.
Find below 15 small bags our editors love, from luxe phone pouches and itty-bitty camera bags to more substantial day bags that offer "the perfect amount of space to keep from packing like a doomsday prepper."