Thanks to ARKET, This Unexpected Bag Trend is Suddenly Everywhere

Every so often there comes along a designer accessory so covetable that it changes the way we shop for the next year to come. If it were not for Prada’s chunky loafer for example, we might have spent the last couple of autumns wearing trainers. And, coming to think of it, the same goes for The Row’s zip-up ankle boot. The theory also applies to Miu Miu’s kitten heeled slingbacks that you can now find copied on the high street, and the Loewe raffia bags that reinvented summer styling. But it’s particularly rare to find an original high-street piece that has the same strong influence and makes us want to immediately race to the check out—but ARKET is onto a trend that I can guarantee is about to be bestselling success. 

The bag in question is a hybrid of several other chic bag trends in one. A sleek sling-meets-crossbody-stroke-hobo-bag in an effortlessly slouchy, curved shape. Is it the first crescent shaped bag to ever hit the market? No, but it needn’t reinvent the wheel. Instead this bag does everything we need it to—it’s roomy enough to carry essentials, easily converts from a shoulder bag to a hands-free crossbody, and comes in different colours and finishes, so you can find the style that goes with everything you already own. After seeing this uber-chic bag being styled up on multiple influencers’ Instagram feeds and Jennifer Lawrence stepping out in The Row’s remarkably similar slouchy banana bag I’m convinced, this is a style well worth adding to your roster.

Jennifer Lawrence wears The Row’s curved banana bag. 

At just over £150 for a medium bag, and under £180 for a large, it is the pricier end of the high-street budget, but a fraction of the cost of designer. And, given the cost per wear of this versatile neutral, it’s likely you’ll get plenty of use out of it, no matter the season. A quick straw poll in the office reveals just how many Who What Wear editors love the bag too (and if it’s on all our wishlists, you know it’s a crowd pleaser). 

Anna Borisovna wears ARKET’s patent curved bag

Keep scrolling to shop the bag now, along with the new seasonal suede versions that are also proving popular. The glossy patent burgundy style has already sold out, conclusive proof that as a nation we’re  obsessed with the curved bag trend. Just don’t wait too long and run the risk of missing out altogether.

There isn’t an outfit that this bag can’t improve. 

The beige suede looks so unbelievably luxe. 

For £20 more, you can upgrade to the even bigger size.

*Immediately adds to basket*

Who would have thought that green suede would look so good with neutrals. 

Such a good COS find.

J.Law’s bag also comes in chic beige canvas.

I keep seeing these popping up on Instagram.

One croissant s’il te plaît. Merci!

Bravo, & Other Stories. This minimalist bag nails the brief. 

The perfect pop of colour.

This would look great with double denim. 

Beware! This bag is deceptively large. 

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