"After so many customers commented that they wished they had a SteamLine for every day, I created The Mini, a handbag with our signature look and feel. I'm so glad I did! It brings a sense of playful adventure to daily life and makes me happy every time I wear it."
SteamLine Founder, Sara Banks
Our First-Ever Accessory Case for Daily Carry
About a year ago, SteamLine launched the Mini, our first-ever accessory case designed for daily adventures. With the Mini, daily tasks are elevated to make a SteamLine statement with our beautifully designed crossbody purse.
Perfectly petite, the Mini offers all of the old world elegance you love from SteamLine, plus the ease and accessibility you need in a daily carry bag.
With a broad swatch of colors coordinating with our SteamLine Collections, there is a Mini for every aesthetic: from fun and floral to elegant and discreet. This adorable case weighs a mere 1.5 lbs, making it both lightweight and flexible for whatever your day has in store.
The Durability of this Crossbody Purse is Key
We are often asked about the durability of our cases. This is understandable, since our cases feature such fine accents and are available in light colors. However, like with our rolling cases’ coordinated ripstop covers, be prepared to be impressed with the Mini’s durability.
Day-to-day life can be messy. There are unexpected storms, spilled drinks, and missed steps that can all result in unwanted contact with your bag.
However, the SteamLine Mini is able to withstand daily knocks. While we don’t recommend running it through the gauntlet intentionally, take comfort in the fact that you won’t have to baby this bag. Feel free to carry the Mini on all your daily adventures, whether the weather radar looks inviting or not.
Small scuffs can be cleaned away with a damp cloth. If a stain is particularly stubborn, simply use some mild soap or detergent with the warm cloth treatment. Watermarks should not stain your Mini’s beautiful case color.
Aida Dapo carries the Cream Diplomat Mini, and certainly turns heads while doing so.
How to Style the Mini
Whether you seek to dress the Mini up or to use it as a daily carry, this crossbody purse is ready for the ride.
Wear it as a crossbody with the adjustable strap at its longest, or as a shoulder bag with a shortened strap. Alternatively, remove the strap entirely for an adorable clutch bag look.
The SteamLine Mini looks just as natural with jeans and a t-shirt as it does a cocktail dress for a night out. It is such a joy to see the Mini out and about on daily adventures, whether at a coffee shop or brewery, a farmers market or family event.
Protected Storage for Your Daily Carry Necessities
Like our rolling cases, the Minis are functional art that offer you protected storage of all your necessities, while elevating your ensemble with a dash of explorative elegance.
Where many other crossbody purse options feature soft sides, the Mini is a protective case with a secure locking clasp at the top.
When carrying the Mini, you won’t have to worry about battering caseless sunglasses or squishing a beauty product (or hand sanitizer) with a not-quite-secure top. Similarly, this also makes the Mini a great travel companion, working double duty as a little carry-all bag en route and crossbody bag upon arrival.
The structured case is large enough to hold most small wallets, and offers a streamlined side pocket for any items that need a bit more security. With the Mini, you can easily carry a slim wallet, lip stick, sunglasses, and even a snackbar for a day out and about.
Monica Francis travelled to Kenya with her SteamLine Mini. Read her thoughts on her SteamLine Luggage Starlet case collection here.
New Additions to the Mini Collection
This fall, SteamLine is welcoming back some old friends, and introducing some new acquaintances. Allow us to introduce you to the newest Minis.
The Hunter Green Mini
The Hunter Green Diplomat Collection has returned after some time away, with a brand new Mini to match. The Hunter Green Mini, as seen in our Holiday Gift Guide, features our newest lining design, an equestrian-inspired snaffle of cream and tan, making for a fun surprise whenever you pop the latch.
The Alchemist Mini
Multi-metallic and gorgeous, the Alchemist Collection is back with a new color treatment. Made with vegan leather, the Alchemist Mini offers a reflective gold and blush color palette with our exquisite blue motif Art Deco lining. Perfectly glamorous, this bag is sure to turn heads and cause the SteamLine Effect!
The Architect Mini
Available in two colorways, the Architect Mini is all new this season, the epitome of style moderne. Offered in both cream and navy, this Mini features gold hardware and the wine and cream Art Deco lining we all know and love from the Architect Collection. Long story short, this Mini would be quite at home at a roaring party or intimate dinner out.
The Soprano Mini
With pitch-black leather and gold accents, the Soprano Mini is one of our newest additions to the Collection. With a third rendition of our beautiful Art-Deco inspired lining, this vintage-inspired bag will add a flash of style to your daily carry. Wear it as a crossbody, shoulder bag, or simply as a clutch, and this Mini will keep you singing all day.
- Explore the SteamLine Effect, the irresistible phenomenon surrounding SteamLine Luggage.
- Learn about our Coordinated Ripstop Covers -- practical and pretty protection for your SteamLine rolling case.
- See what makes a SteamLine case a SteamLine with our materials guide.
- Read our Inspired By series, conversations with editors, ambassadors, and long-time friends of SteamLine.
- Explore ways to embrace your SteamLine case's beauty in the home with our Decorative Storage Solutions guide.