Cult bags we predict will be around for a long time


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You’ve seen them all over Instagram, serving as arm candy for fashion influencers and It girls alike. So now we’ve hunted them down and curated the best (and affordable) bags to own now.

They’re functional, stylish and designed for the modern trendsetter. We expect these bags to be around (and as stylish as ever) for a long, long time.


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Mini Bucket Bag, about $851 from Mansur Gavriel

Mansur Gavriel’s bucket bags have been a hit since 2013, and even seen on celebrities such as Karlie Kloss, Reese Witherspoon and Emma Stone. Made in Italy, all these bucket bags are unlined so they don’t weigh you down.

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Stowaway collapsible leather trimmed canvase suitacse, about $641 from Paravel at Net-A-Porter

An exclusive to Net-A-Porter, this fun and functional collapsible suitcase allows you plenty of space when you need more baggage allowance at the end of your holiday.

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Colmado M, cut-out bag, about $854 from Hereu

Made in Barcelona by local artisans using local materials, this cut-out leather bag is based on the plastic shopping baskets used in the Mediterranean.

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Gaia’s Ark, about $171 from Cult Gaia

Join the cult-obsessed with the Ark bag. Available in four sizes, you can get the extra small for a cute clutch, or go with the large as a carryall.

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Azar suede clutch about $465 from Tara Zadeh at Net-A-Porter

Have fun with shapes with the Azar — named after the ninth month of the Iranian calendar. The circular bag is handcrafted in Spain from suede and features bold geometric hardware at the wrist strap.

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Velvet Tula Bag about $646 from Hunting Season at Moda Operandi

Velvet will forever and always be favourite material of designers, and the drawstring bag is a huge trend for FW18. Available in a range of colours, from silver, to hunter green and black.

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Hortensia medium colour-block leather shoulder bag, about $1,088 from Wandler at Net-A-Porter

The Hortensia has two compartments that helps you keep all your essentials organised. Remove the shoulder strap and it becomes a fabulous top handle bag.

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Bonsai 20 nubuck tote, $598 from Simon Miller at MyTheresa

A bucket bag that’s dressed up with a chic circular handle, this is a statement piece that will complement any minimalist ensemble.

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Fernweh convertible bag, about $696 from Manu Atelier

Launched in February 2014, Manu Atelier was co-founded by Beste and Merve Manastır, the daughters of one of the oldest handcraftsmen and leather goods manufacturers in Istanbul.

Designed for daily use, the Fernweh’s two adjustable straps let you carry it over the shoulder or as a backpack.

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Pablo colour-block, texture-leather tote, about $802 from Yuzefi at Net-A-Porter

Colourblocking never gets old, and the gold screws on the Pablo are the perfect finishing touch. Made in London, this roomy structured bag is great for work and the weekend.

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Bolsa Pahla Mikinos Nude Bag, about $159 from Nannacay

Each handcrafted woven raffia bag takes eight to ten hours to make. Made in Brazil, this delightful Mikonos bag is a must-have for a beach getaway.

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Amphora Leather Tote, about $1,011 from Carolina Santo Domingo at Net-A-Porter

Clean, roomy and elegant, the Amphora leather tote ticks all the boxes for what every woman wants for her everyday bag.



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