Handbag Review | Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac Bag

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac was bit of a rage couple of years ago. I decided to wait on it to get mine. Once the hype died down I realised I still wanted the bag and went ahead with my purchase. I wanted a good stand out crossbody and this colour along with the hardware seemed perfect! What I love is that the gold hardware isn’t too yellow, I feel like that looks very dated. This kind of paler gold looks great with the colour!

This shade at the time of purchase was simply called ‘Purple’ but I’m not aware of any other name. It matches YSL Fuchsia in Rage perfectly! It’s similar to my wallet but a lot more cool toned. I generally wear this when I’m wearing monochrome or black/white/grey, which happens a lot.

The leather is soft pebbled leather which feels amazing but can carry some scratches or scuff marks if they are very deep. In general, it’s not prone to scratching very easily like lambskin. Dimension wise it’s 23cm x 15cm x 5 cm (L x H x D) with a 56cm strap drop. The strap is removable but not adjustable. The bag falls below my hips (I’m 5’3″) and slightly above when worn crossbody. The thick chain really doesn’t dig into the shoulder as that portion is leather with smaller studs. Again, you also have studs on the underside.

I love that you can also use this as a clutch as well. You have the main zip compartment and an external one under the lobster clasp. You also have two internal pockets of roughly the same size. Overall the bag  can hold a small wallet, headphones, tissues, sunglasses (with case), phone and a bit of makeup. I tend to keep makeup and my phone in the internal pockets.

The Mini Mac can fit a large continental wallet (usually 20 cm) but it takes up a lot of space and doesn’t leave room for anything else. Hence, I end up carrying a smaller wallet or just my card holder and some cash. I don’t use the outer chain (under the clasp) a lot but I keep tissues and loose change in there, just in case. Overall, it’s not a bag for everyday but one for errands, shopping or just for casual use.

The leather does feel very soft and overtime it has become less rigid and softer. The hardware hasn’t lost any shine and looks good as new, as does the zipper which is very smooth. I will say that the back of the bag can be prone to colour transfer from denim. You can see a little black patch on mine but if you maintain your leather/clean it, it does go away. This would be more pronounced in lighter coloured bags and less so on darker ones. The leather strips had fine sharp edges in the beginning but over the years the edges do look frayed, it’s more noticeable up close though. After two years of use the bag is still in great condition and I don’t see it changing any time soon.

The internal lining is similar to the dust bag, black and white linen. So, you do have to take care to make sure it doesn’t get stained. I wish it was suede or leather, but that would have probably jacked up the price. You get the Mini Mac in a ton of colours which change every season, except a few neutral staples. I really recommend the black or grey one with rose gold hardware if you’re looking for something classic.

If you’re in India, I really recommend Shopbop, Forzieri or Luisaviaroma for shopping Rebecca Minkoff. They all have free shipping and prepaid customs duty. I bought mine in 2013 when it was on sale at Shopbop.com. Mini Mac retails for $195 but I snagged mine at $150. Had to pay customs over it but atleast shipping was free!

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Available at : Rebecca Minkoff, Shopbop, Forzieri, Nordstrom, Luisaviaroma, Revolve

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  • http://lindalibraloca.blogspot.com/ Linda Libra Loca

    I am absolutely no handbag lover, but that color is stunning.

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Aditi

    i really like the bag, though not really a fan of the colour.. it does look great with the black to, you’ve styled it beautifully.. converse ftw!
    also gotta love the pale gold, sheer class 😀

    • http://thequaffleandthesnitch.wordpress.com/ Aditi


  • http://makeuptricksandtips.blogspot.com/ fiona furtado

    This one is really lovely:)

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    You went for such an interesting color! It’s really pretty paired with casual outfits :) I’ve seen this one but it’s a little too small for me. I do have some RM bags and love them tho!

  • http://www.clevergirlreviews.com/ Clever Girl Reviews

    It’s very nice. I’ve been wanting one but I can never pull the trigger fast enough on the LE colors. I’m not a woman who has a lot of bags but I’ve always loved this one for it’s flexibility. Right not I only have 2 bags in rotation and until my monetary status changes, that will be it!

  • LoveFashionMakeup

    Love the bag. This signature RM style is so chic i feel and versatile.


  • LoveFashionMakeup

    Btw, approx how much did you have to pay for customs?


  • http://www.kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Oooh I like it! Such a pretty color.

  • http://www.hellojaa.com/ Jaa

    I have one, too! But mine is in plain, boring black! LOL. Agree with the pale gold accent, looks better than yellow gold. It does fit quite a bit of stuff for me, though, which I find surprising considering how small the bag looks from the outside. I have had mine for years and it’s still in great condition with regular use! I recommend it, too!

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    I’ve been eyeing this type of bag for a while and I love the colour you chose! Nice pick :)


  • Corinne C

    The colour of it is lovely! And I always love fun lining.

    Corinne x

  • http://adorableshe.com/ nausheen

    The bag is really stylish, loved the color of bag. I have never used hand bag with this color.

  • http://itskrisworld.blogspot.in/ Krithi Marla

    This one looks so chic..Nicely reviewed
    I do have almond color one five zipper cross body bag from Rebecca minkoff and i love it for sure

  • http://touchofgucci.blogspot.com.au/ TOUCH OF GUCCI

    Such a pretty bag! The colour is so gorgeous too x


  • http://www.beautynyx.com Sangeeta

    Love the colour of the bag.

  • http://herandmakeup.com/ Agata

    I love it, I love bags like that that can be worn as crossbody bags, plus it’s purple!

    Agata http://herandmakeup.com

  • http://www.yourbeauty.ie/ Andreea

    Oh the color is stunning!


  • Rashi

    I love the design and color of the bag!!! For jeans it looks perfect.
    I love hand bags, i have one, its rajasthani handicraft.(Called jhola bag)
    It is side bag, gives ethnic touch.
    I have purchased it from Indian Handicrafts Online, one of the best website for handcrafted items.

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  • https://www.winsant.com/ Winsant store

    lovely bag… good color and design.

  • https://emayra.com Emayra

    Wow what a sleek design of this bag & purple is my one of the favourite color.