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Chic and Just-Right: Exploring Practical Medium Size Purses

Have you guys noticed something? The bag trends nowadays are quite extreme!

They’re either super cool and oversized, or they’re these “tiny bags” that can’t even hold a phone.

These bags might look great, but when it comes to everyday use, it’s hard to escape the feeling that big bags are too large and mini bags are too small.

So, a lot of people end up deliberating before heading out and actually find that those medium size purses are the most practical. They look good when you carry them and they’re easy to manage and use!

Today, I’ve put together a selection of designer bags that are just the right size.

If you’re currently on the hunt for a stylish yet practical bag that’s perfect for daily use, keep on reading!

What exactly qualifies as “right size” bags? Here’s my take on defining them:

Firstly, these bags don’t make you feel like they’re just small accessories when you wear them. They’re proper bags with a noticeable presence.

At the same time, using it to store your belongings won’t feel cramped. It should be able to hold a slightly large item like a small bottle of water, along with other daily essentials you might need when you’re out and about.

However, it shouldn’t be like many oversized bags, once filled, become bulky and make small items disappear inside, creating a stressful experience when trying to find things.

Louis Vuitton

The Side Trunk is one of Louis Vuitton’s recent highly popular bags, excelling in both looks and practicality!

The signature Louis Vuitton hard box structure combined with the soft body brings together sophistication and casual coolness in a really clever way, giving it a unique style.

Just sling it on casually, and you’ll look incredibly stylish and confident, exuding a cool and chic vibe while retaining a sense of luxury!

I have to say, the Side Trunk’s size is also designed wonderfully, and its capacity is quite surprising!

The zipper closure adds a sense of security when carrying it around, making it practical for everyday use.

The Boulogne is also a medium size purse that many girls are eager to get their hands on these days.

The classic Monogram pattern combined with the medium-sized hobo bag shape gives it a vintage charm with a touch of modern flair.

Additionally, the three-dimensional structure of the bag creates ample space for your belongings, making it larger in capacity compared to some typical shoulder bags.

The new addition to the Onthego series in a smaller size is also a highly popular bag right now!

It perfectly carries forward the versatile and practical traits of the Onthego line, and it comes with an adjustable canvas shoulder strap, making it even more comfortable to carry around.

The key point is that while the bag appears small, its tote shape actually fits a lot! Calling it a medium size tote bag wouldn’t be an exaggeration either.

In addition to your daily essentials, it can even fit an 11-inch iPad, catering to your commuting needs.

Saint Laurent

If we’re talking about a quintessential example of medium sized purses, the Le 5 À 7 Soft Hobo is definitely one!

Its size is perfectly designed – larger than your typical shoulder bag but not oversized either.

And the best part is, it’s really practical in terms of space!

You can easily fit all your usual essentials for a day out, and it’s even roomy enough to hold a water bottle without any hassle. Plus, grabbing things from it is super convenient.

Moreover, Soft Hobo’s relaxed and soft bag body aligns perfectly with the current trend of casual and laid-back style. Wearing it exudes a carefree and easygoing vibe, making it especially chic!

Coupled with its enduring and versatile design, this bag is not only stylish but also highly practical for daily use.

And of course, when it comes to this topic, we can’t forget the chain bag champion, Niki!

With its exceptional practicality, it has garnered fantastic reviews. Coupled with its effortlessly stylish and cool appearance, it’s incredibly popular among everyone.

Especially the smaller-sized Niki Baby, which is compact but doesn’t feel overly tiny.

Its capacity is also surprisingly impressive – it can hold a lot more than you’d think!

Not only can it fit larger smartphones, but it can even fit a notebook with ease. It’s perfect for shopping trips or commuting to work.


The iconic Lady Dior is really something special for a lot of bag lovers.

Over time, it has grown into a whole family of different styles. Out of all these options, which one is the most practical for everyday use?

Actually, I highly recommend checking out the Lady Dior My ABCDior!

When worn, it has just the right presence without feeling as formal as Lady Dior. It’s a perfect medium size handbag that is easy to carry around on a daily basis.

Just grab it casually, and you’ll exude a high-class and elegant aura similar to the iconic Lady Dior style, adding an air of sophistication to your look.

You can also switch to the long shoulder strap for a different carrying style when needed.

At the same time, the Lady Dior My ABCDior also offers ample capacity.

It’s worth mentioning that this bag has a unique feature – its shoulder strap can be customized with DIY badges.

It’s like giving your bag a personalized signature, instantly making it more distinctive and one-of-a-kind!


The Celine Romy, with its sophisticated yet understated design, has captured the hearts of many stylish girls in the past couple of years!

Its soft and slouchy bag body doesn’t need any logos to stand out; when worn over the shoulder, this medium sized bag exudes a relaxed and laid-back vibe, perfectly embodying the term “effortless chic.”

Its elongated bag body is larger in size compared to typical shoulder bags, providing ample capacity that’s suitable for various occasions.

Plus, the bag features a zipper, adding to its convenience and making it a worry-free choice for everyday use.

Bottega Veneta

For bag enthusiasts who prefer a sophisticated and elegant style, you should take a look at BV Andiamo!

I particularly recommend the small size, as its dimensions are quite friendly for most girls. It looks great no matter how you carry it and adds an elegant and graceful touch to your overall look.

The key point is that even though it’s categorized as small size, the bag’s capacity is anything but small! (You can definitely consider it a medium size purse.)

You can easily fit your daily essentials and even a small water bottle inside, completely meeting the needs of urban women on the go.

Moreover, Andiamo’s design is quite timeless, and when paired with the classic woven elements, it adds a touch of classic sophistication to the bag.

Once you get it, you won’t have to worry much about it going out of style. It’s a piece that you can carry for a long time without concerns about it becoming outdated!


The Hermès Lindy bag has remained incredibly popular in recent years, and it’s the bag that many enthusiasts are currently eager to own!

Even though the Mini Lindy is also a hot trend, I personally think that the Lindy 26 is a fantastic choice. When worn, it truly embodies the “not too big, not too small” balance, showcasing the understated elegance that Lindy is known for.

Furthermore, it’s also very practical and spacious, with the added security of a zipper closure.

Whether you’re heading to work or going out for leisure, this medium size purse is easy to carry and becomes more cherished with each use.

It’s undoubtedly one of those Hermès bags that you’ll end up using frequently in your daily life!


Coach’s Tabby bag has been quite popular, and it has now expanded into a whole family of styles.

When it comes to capacity, the spin-off Soft Tabby version actually offers more space.

As the name suggests, the Soft Tabby features a larger and softer bag body, with a single compartment that’s incredibly spacious and easy to fill with your belongings!

If you’re looking to make a purchase now, the denim versions released this year are definitely worth checking out! They’ve been generating quite a bit of buzz online lately.

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The light-wash denim gives off a clean and lightweight vibe, making it perfect for carrying in the summer and fall. Especially when paired with light-colored clothing, it exudes a youthful and energetic sense of fashion.

In a nutshell, practical bags have these key elements:

  1. Just the right size – not too big or too small, fitting your daily stuff comfortably.
  2. Enough storage space – organized pockets inside for keeping things in order.
  3. Light and comfy – easy to carry around without feeling like a burden.
  4. Versatile match-ups – goes well with different outfits and suits various occasions.
  5. Tough material – made from durable stuff that can handle wear and tear.
  6. Security features – it closes safely, using zippers or snaps, so your stuff stays put.
  7. Classic yet flexible style – looks timeless while being adaptable to different trends.

I’ve covered quite a variety of medium size purses that strike that perfect balance between not too big and not too small!

With all these options, which one are you most tempted to get?

Do you have any other recommendations for size-friendly, practical bags that are great for daily use?

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  1. Elliana
    September 8, 2023 / 8:30 am

    I can’t believe the Niki Baby can hold so much stuff, I’ve been underestimating it all this time.

  2. Cheyenne
    September 6, 2023 / 1:47 pm

    The Le 5 À 7 Soft Hobo is GREAT for the daily grind, a must-have for us working stiffs.

  3. Angel
    September 3, 2023 / 5:14 pm

    Honestly, I find the Niki Baby a bit run-of-the-mill, it’s everywhere, but I can’t deny its practicality.

  4. Zariah
    September 3, 2023 / 2:14 pm

    The LV Onthego is my top pick, it goes with everything and very versatile

  5. Aisha
    September 1, 2023 / 11:07 am

    Does anyone own the LV Boulogne? Would love to know what you think of it!

  6. Belinda
    August 31, 2023 / 9:55 am

    I can’t quite grasp the purpose of these tiny bags. What can you actually fit in them? Or are they just meant to be accessories?

    • gyyy
      September 5, 2023 / 11:34 am

      You’re definitely not alone in thinking that. I feel like these little bags can hold nothing but cuteness! 😄

  7. Catalina
    August 28, 2023 / 4:45 pm

    This was my BOTW (weekend) LV side trunk! I had so much fun carrying this out!! The weather was so nice yesterday!

    • Blossom
      August 31, 2023 / 10:01 am

      It is beautiful. Side Trunk is on my list.

  8. C
    August 24, 2023 / 4:09 pm

    Lindy and Lady Dior have such great capacity; they’re a blessing for lazy people like me. 😄

  9. Jessamine
    August 24, 2023 / 2:43 pm

    The Speedy25 with a shoulder strap version is a game-changer. It’s super light, fits a lot, and you can sling it crossbody or carry it by hand. You can even take off a piece of the strap and rock it as a shoulder bag

  10. Iris S
    August 24, 2023 / 8:44 am

    After reading this, I’m interested in the Celine Romy bag. Hoping for a collection of relaxed and laid-back bags to come out.

  11. Sher Sheldon
    August 23, 2023 / 10:11 pm

    I have a real LV bucket with the small lock me pouch in front. It’s small but hold a lot of stuff! Even a water bottle.

  12. Harmony
    August 23, 2023 / 9:43 pm

    The YSL Niki series!! Roomy, tough. My most-used bag in my collection. 😁


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