Square VS Rectangular Mini

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What are your thoughts? I have the option of either one right now and trying to decide. Do you find that the square loses its shape? I feel like when I see photos some look misshapen after some wear. Would love some insight on both. TIA!
 

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What are your thoughts? I have the option of either one right now and trying to decide. Do you find that the square loses its shape? I feel like when I see photos some look misshapen after some wear. Would love some insight on both. TIA!
Personally, I prefer the rectangular mainly because of my height (I'm 5'5") and current lifestyle. It sits nicely on my hip when I wear it crossbody. However, with the square, it sits around my waist (due to the shorter chain), which is kind of awkward for me. It's the perfect length if I wear it on my shoulder.

I think the square mini is REALLY cute, but it's just not practical for me right now (I need a crossbody bag when dealing with a toddler [emoji28]).

Good luck with your decision! [emoji4]
 
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lindseyhutter

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Personally, I prefer the rectangular mainly because of my height (I'm 5'5") and current lifestyle. It sits nicely on my hip when I wear it crossbody. However, with the square, it sits around my waist (due to the shorter chain), which is kind of awkward for me. It's the perfect length if I wear it on my shoulder.

I think the square mini is REALLY cute, but it's just not practical for me right now (I need a crossbody bag when dealing with a toddler [emoji28]).

Good luck with your decision! [emoji4]
Thanks for the input! I'm actually in the same boat - I have a toddler and an infant. I actually just tried on the square (just showed up on my doorstep) and you're right. It doesn't work so great as a crossbody which is what I need. Guess I'll be waiting for he rectangle. [emoji6]
 
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UCDChick08

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Thanks for the input! I'm actually in the same boat - I have a toddler and an infant. I actually just tried on the square (just showed up on my doorstep) and you're right. It doesn't work so great as a crossbody which is what I need. Guess I'll be waiting for he rectangle. [emoji6]
No problem! Glad to help. [emoji4] Which mini did you get? Can't wait to see pictures soon! [emoji1]
 
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I prefer the rectangle mini. Visually the shape looks better to my eye and it's a lot easier to fit my huge iphone 7 plus in! I actually just bought two rectangle minis and couldn't be happier!!
 
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Hi! I have the square mini from cruise 2017 and I find the shape very structured and hardy but I have seen some square minis which have the sides gaping so it really depends on which season it comes from. I am 5"5 and find that the square works very well for me as I can wear it on the shoulder and also cross-body. I didn't get the rectangle as the strap drop will be too long and I already have the woc so the look will be somewhat similar.
 
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I think it depends on your height and how high you like your bags to sit

Generally the rectangle is better if you are tall or like your bag sitting lower

I prefer the square and I'm 5' 4. I would find any longer strap sitting too low i.e. the rectangular and woc
 
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Visually I prefer the look of the square mini. In fact it's what got me into Chanel! (my first ever Chanel bag)

I'm 5'4" and the bag does sit rather high crossbody. I do like it that way though.
 

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I think the square is really cute [emoji847] the rectangular is nice but way too long on me (5'2")
 

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I have the square which I adore! But I'm thinking of buying the rectangular just for variety. Is it crazy to own both?!
 

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I have the square which I adore! But I'm thinking of buying the rectangular just for variety. Is it crazy to own both?!
Heck no, If you have the luxury to own both, go for it... I owned a square mini for about a year, loved it, but I'm 5'8" so the crossbody option looked silly on me. I ended up selling my square one for my rectangular one, and I love it just as much. They are both great, just have different personalities.. Gee, if I could have kept the square one, I would have, but I rationally (husband..) made me limit my ownership to one.. (for now):biggrin::P
 

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Heck no, If you have the luxury to own both, go for it... I owned a square mini for about a year, loved it, but I'm 5'8" so the crossbody option looked silly on me. I ended up selling my square one for my rectangular one, and I love it just as much. They are both great, just have different personalities.. Gee, if I could have kept the square one, I would have, but I rationally (husband..) made me limit my ownership to one.. (for now):biggrin::P
Hilarious!!! I love my square mini so I know I won't be selling her. But I am still itching for the rectangular just for the cross body option. Maybe when I have both I can sell whichever doesn't work... or maybe I keep both (and ignore husband's comments!) hehehe