Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote Mini Review

Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote

Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote

If you’ve read this blog for any period of time, you’re quite familiar with this handbag. You know how much I love my Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote. It’s the perfect pop of pink to any outfit.

My Tory Burch York Buckle Tote review seemed to be really helpful to many of you, so I thought it would be great to share my thoughts on one of my favorite and most used handbags.

What originally drew me to this bag was the size. I am a tote girl, but I wanted something small and hands-free for weekends or nights out. I got this bag on sale two summers ago, and it still looks brand new. Because I bought this a while ago, this exact color is no longer available, but Rebecca Minkoff is always coming out with new colors, and you can never go wrong with a classic black handbag.

Bag Features


This really fits a lot in it for being a small bag.  I can fit a small wallet (or phone case), my sunglasses case, and phone. I’ll usually add a mini hair brush or some lipstick depending on what I need, but this comfortably fits all of the essentials. It’s eight inches wide, so some wider wallets probably won’t fit.

It also has a removable strap, so you can carry it by the handles. I always leave the straps on since I bought it to be a crossbody bag.

The structure is amazing on this bag. It keeps it’s shape whether there’s nothing in it or it’s stuffed. Definitely one of my favorite features of the bag.


The only major con of this bag is that initially there was some denim staining as a result of wearing it against my jeans; however, this is common with many leather handbags, especially for lighter colors. I suggest either opting for a dark color like navy or black if you don’t want to risk denim getting on the bag.

If you opt for a neutral color and this does happen, it can be easy to clean, especially with the textured saffiano leather. I had a relatively large stain on it, but used clear dish soap and got it all off. Seriously. I’d recommend this for tactic for anyone who needs to clean a handbag due to denim fading onto the bag. Keep in mind I haven’t had problems since.

Cost and Where to Buy

The bag typically retails just under $200 when not on sale,I ordered my MAB Tote Mini during a site sale on Rebecca Minkoff. She has sales relatively frequently, but I’d also check the site for exclusive styles. Amazon has some solid colors and other patterns that from previous seasons. I’ve also seen bags on sites like TheRealReal. Shopbop and Nordstrom carry Rebecca Minkoff, but I didn’t find any handbags of this style. My mom got a Mini MAB during a Shopbop sale. If you shop on eBay, you might look to try there. I found a bag that’s identical to mine. Just check seller reviews and return policies!

Other Crossbody Bag Options

Overall, I truly love this bag. And if you’re looking for a quality crossbody bag that’s relatively inexpensive, this is it. Trust me, you could spend a lot more on a good crossbody bag. I linked some Mini MAB Totes that are currently available, along with other crossbody styles.

  • Alissa
    January 12, 2017 at 9:17 am

    I LOVE her bags! Especially the ones that are biggest enough to carry my laptops because those suckers can go the distance!

    • Ellen
      January 12, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      I think I have to try a bigger bag from her collection next!