It’s becoming increasingly problematic for me and my bank account to keep track of the latest mini It bags: there’s something just so annoyingly, temptingly cute about them, and as someone who prefers to not lug the kitchen sink around, I cannot resist. And there’s another newbie pitching to join the existing pack and sit alongside a little white satchel from Wandler, a green rattan number from Wicker Wings, a small red box bag from Manu Atelier, a host of vintage beaded styles, a tan bucket from Staud… you get the idea.
Over the summer, and most prominently during the recent fashion week schedules in Stockholm and Copenhagen, we’ve seen the simple, Victorian-inspired pouch bag coming to the fore. Made-over and modernized by Ganni (think brighter colors, bold beadwork) Scandi girls are buying into these teeny tiny drawstring bags in great volumes. The cult brand, of course, leads the charge, but other brands are part of the pack: Attico has been known for their fancy evening versions for some time, Les Petits Joueurs do some of the most luxe around, Cult Gaia is nodding towards the movement while Jacquemus in on board with leather versions. Me? I’ll probably hit up Etsy for something vintage as this style is so retro, but if you want the fast-track, try out one of my favorite pouch bags to shop below.