Are you someone who carries your whole life in your bag? After all, how else are you meant to be ready for anything the world throws at you? (A coffee stain, dead phone battery, the apocalypse – who knows?) But downsizing from a large, bottomless-pit tote to a compact, easy-to-access micro bag (à la Saint Laurent or Nico Giani's versions) forces you to get rid of all the extraneous rubbish that lurks at the bottom of your bag (old receipts, salt and pepper sachets, old £1 coins…) and trim down to the essentials. OK, so you might need to be a bit ruthless with your stuff, but that sense of lightening your load, both physically and metaphorically, and getting back to basics can feel like a luxury that we could all do with every once in a while.