Modern Living: Baglets

If "less is more," in Architect Mies van der Rohe's famed phrase, this winter's new handbags are the most. Smaller than the standard envelope, minibags can be clutched in the hand, slung across a shoulder, hung from the neck or draped from the waist. The smaller the bag, the tinier the tag. One of ten models designed by Manhattan's Shirl Miller, a simple vinyl bagatelle retailing for $8, has sold more than 1 million. Other designs in more elegant materials can cost upwards of $100. The boom in bags has puzzled its beneficiaries. Says...

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