Fashion girls seem to automatically know what the It-bags are every season. It’s almost like there’s a “must-haves” memo that goes around to the street-style stars. Or maybe it’s just a sixth (style) sense. Either way, there’s always a selection of MVP bags that they have on rotation, and this summer is no different. Rather than just pine after their perfectly Insta-worthy style, why not invest in a little bit of the magic for yourself? Ahead, we’ve put together the definitive list of need-to-know-about bags and where to scoop them up ASAP.
1. JW Anderson Pierce Bag
Maybe it’s the barbell ring closure or the ladylike shape, or the combination of the two. Either way, style stars everywhere are clamoring for this piece.
In bright red, the JW Anderson Medium Pierce Shoulder Bag ($1690) makes for a can’t-miss accessory. Carry it under your arm or go practical with the shoulder strap.
2. Cult gaia’s ark bag
You can hardly scroll through your feed this summer without seeing the Gaia’s Ark at least a few times. Thanks to the trend of bamboo, straw, and rattan bags reaching a fever pitch, this one’s emerged as one of the most-wanted.
With a more affordable price point than your typical must-have bags, it’s no surprise the Cult Gaia Gaia’s Ark Natural ($138) has gone viral. It’s the perfect summer statement piece.
3. Staud Moreau Bucket Bag
Equal parts polished and cheeky, this style is the perfect, unexpected update to the classic bucket. No wonder Aimee Song has been toting it everywhere.
Nautical netting makes the Staud Moreau Bucket Bag ($375) the playful summer bag you never knew you needed.
4. Chloe Nile Minaudiere Bag
Nothing says girl-on-the-go like a ring-handled handbag. Make it a mini and you’ve got a recipe for insta investment-status. Who cares if nothing fits in it?
Wear this one crossbody or slip the Chloé Small Nile Leather Bracelet Bag ($1,450) around your wrist. Et voila! No jewelry required.
5. Gucci Dionysus
Gucci is on every fashion girl’s hit list of late, what with their over-the-top (read: photogenic) aesthetic. Case in point: the embellished take on the classic print Dionysus.
For a small fortune, you can snag your own Dionysus GG Supreme Shoulder Bag ($5,900) and get immediate cult status.
6. Simon Miller Bonsai Bucket
It may be teeny tiny but this bag packs a punch, which is likely why blogger babes like Chriselle Lim are crazy for it. It’s almost too adorable to resist!
If you’re looking for an option that holds only the absolute essentials, the Simon Miller Bonsai 15CM Bucket Bag ($390) is the ultimate cool-girl cutie. It’s totally date-night-approved.
7. Lady Dior Mini
There’s a whole bunch of reasons celebs including Olivia Culpo adore Dior — this sweet little mini tote among them.
In a super small size, the quilted Lady Dior Mini Bag ($2,950) is ladylike but edgy. Plus, it’s easily transported in a bigger tote.
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