How To Choose The Right Handbag Size

From mini evening clutches to large totes, discover our bag size guide to help you choose the perfect style

The question is: how much do you need to carry? Sometimes, and in true Lulu style, the occasion only calls for a lipstick, your key and bank card, but then other days you’ll need to pack a bit more in. From our mini bags for special nights out or running around town, to everyday crossbodies that are surprisingly roomy and extra large totes with plenty of personality, here’s our handy size guide.

Mini Bags

Beautiful evening bags like the Beaded Lips Clutch and pearl-adorned Collectible Fan have a small capacity, only fitting the essentials like your phone, key, card and lipstick. But for glamorous evenings out, you don’t want to be carrying a lot so they are ideal. This is all about works of art that you carry and looking elegant after all. At the more practical end of the scale, also in this category we have the Rita. With a chic retro shape that fits your phone, exterior slots for your cards and signature lip turnlock fastening, she's the perfect hands-free bag for when you've places to be.


Small Bags

For everyday, our smaller crossbody bags like Cole and Abby are surprisingly roomy. They can fit all your essentials, including a larger sized wallet. With two separate zip compartments, bestselling Cole is brilliant for keeping your stuff organised - you can fit your phone, compact, favourite makeup bits and keys no problem! Lip-Quilted Crossbody Ashley is bigger than you might think. She'll fit your large wallet and phone, keys, compact and lipstick.

Medium Bags

Large enough to fit your essentials and that little bit extra (a book maybe?), plus compact enough to take you from day to night in style, say hello to our medium sized bags like Mei, Brooke and Bella. No need to worry about space with these. Shoulder style Mei has two internal slip pockets to keep you organised and will easily fit your phone, a notebook, compact, wallet and makeup bag. Whilst Brooke, our chic, Lip-Ripple Shoulder Bag has interior slip and zip pockets that will fit your phone, mirror compact, purse, lipstick and keys no problem!

Large Bags

For when you need that extra space - day trips or perfect for work - these bags will fit everything you could need including your laptop or an A4 notebook, as well as all your essentials (phone, pouch and even a water bottle). With an interior laptop pocket and portrait shape, Lip Flurry Skye is your classic-chic work Tote with a playful Lulu twist thanks to the signature lip detailing.