Last season, the fashion crowd went crazy for straw bags in the middle of winter, no longer just wearing them with their kaftans in Mykonos but toting them around all season long. And, while the basket bag is still very much in favour, an even more unlikely contender appears to be making its mark this fashion month – the string bag.
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Seen on numerous fashion show attendees this weekend as New York Fashion Week kicked off, the humble string bag – once used simply for carrying groceries – looks set to be one of the biggest trends of the new season. After further research, you’ll discover that fashion influencers have been championing them all summer long, with Camille Charriere and BAZAAR‘s very own Anna Vitiello making a case for them early on.
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While you can definitely pay more – Maison Margiela, Céline and Staud have all created their own versions – it is also possible to snap one up for less than you’d normally pay for your morning coffee if you head to Amazon, who’s selling the style in numerous colours from just £1.19.
Where to buy your own string bag in Singapore:
1. Go with an ultra-luxe version from Céline. Made from calfskin, you can sling it over your shoulder or tote it around with all your essentials in tow.
2. Pre-order one from Hang With Dora. Ex-fashion editor Dora Aljoofri makes these cotton macramé net bags by hand, which come in off-white, black or yellow.
I'm really excited to share that I'm now taking pre-orders for the next #hangwithdora piece — the macramé net bag (basket included)! After spending time researching, sourcing and listening to feedback from friends, I'm happy that I'm able to include the basket with the net bag. It will be available in natural (off-white), black or yellow. I'll be spending the next two months working on them and they will be ready in December just in time for Xmas. As I'll be handcrafting each piece myself, I'll only be making a limited quantity as much as I really wish I can make more. If you would like to pre-order one, just DM me or email me at email@example.com. Or if you would like more details, I'm happy to chat! Pre-orders will be open for the next few weeks. Please note that the picture is for reference and not every piece will be identical due to the nature of handcrafted items ?: @vcluxe
3. Order your own Moreau bag from Staud. The online store ships internationally.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK
Additional reporting by Pakkee Tan