Whether your summer plans include trips to the beach or finally catching up with friends, you’ll need yourself a stand-out bag to lug all your necessities around. Here is a roundup of all the eccentric bags that we’ve been eyeing recently.
Off-White “Jitney” Bag
Luxury streetwear brand Off-White never seems to disappoint with their launches, seeing as how there is always an insane frenzy by young people everywhere to get their hands on one of the brand’s many trendy and statement-making items. The “Jitney” Bag, the brand’s latest release, is inspired by the Hampton Jitney bus line, to showcase people from all walks of lives taking the same mode of transportation. We love this bag for not just looking so chic but also for carrying (pun intended) a message of universality and embracing versatile eclecticism.
The bag comes in six uniquely bold styles and various sizes. The different styles include a brown suede, a graffiti-ed “WOMAN” and our personal favourite, “Cash Inside” in a scrawl. However, they share the same metallic arrow turning buckle, removable strap and a structured silhouette with sleek calf leather detail. The lining contains various pockets embossed with Off-White’s main label and collection name. Moreover, Bordeaux Nappa leather lines the inside of the bag, giving it a luxurious feel. Loved by celebrities such as Gigi Hadid, Deepika Padukone and Olivia Culpo, we can tell that the “Jitney” Bag is well on its way to becoming a huge trend.
$980 to $2,750, available at the Off-White Singapore flagship store at 268 Orchard Road.
Loewe Gate Bum Bag
The belt bag trend has been going strong for a while now and we totally understand given that it’s such a functional trend (hard to come by these days). Although most see this trend only on fashion influencers and hypebeast teens, we think Loewe’s Gate Bum Bag is great for everyone. It’s unexpected seeing a house icon, the Gate Bag, in this streetwear style but it seems like the perfect introductory belt bag for most as it manages to look refined.
The brand’s iconic Gate bag series is incredibly popular for its unique half-moon shape and rich neutral hues that are both functional and stylish, embodying versatility and unsurpassable craftsmanship. The thick adjustable belt is suitable for use as a belt or crossbody when you’re looking to go hands-free, and it is big enough to fit larger phones while keeping its iconic saddle shape. The Gate Bum Bag is available in neutral hues of tan, black, steel blue, wine and bright pastel pink.
Available at Loewe stores islandwide.
Marni Glossy Grip Capsule
Marni’s Glossy Grip Capsule pays homage to the brand’s iconic colourful stripes with limited edition bags and ready-to-wear items. While the clothing items are incredibly cute, we’re more interested in the bags. With their patent PVC cover and striped mesh structure, the bags are waterproof and lightweight, making them the perfect bags for the summer.
It’s easy to find your perfect fit seeing as the bag is available in three different models: two tote bags—small and large—and a mini clutch bag version, all in two colour combinations. Both totes feature leather top-handles with gold metal details whereas the clutch bag has a leather wrist strap and a card holder inside. Defined by the applied leather Marni logo, the bags come in impeccably high quality which distinguishes Marni from other shiny patent designs. We’ve got to say, the bags are just begging us to bring them out for a day at the beach.
$490 to $1,390, available at selected Marni boutiques around the world and online.
MCM 2019 Neon Collection
If you’re looking for beach bags that are more bold and colourful, look no further than MCM’s 2019 Neon Collection. The collection includes shoppers, backpacks, vanity cases and pouches in eye-catching fluorescent shades and bright neon colours.
The FLO shopper is perfect for the beach with its iridescent foil and transparent and playful design. Moreover, it comes with pouches to hide your valuables but still show off your cute water bottle and beach towel. However, if the shopper is too big for you, opt for the FLO zip pouch. It has the same design elements as the shopper but is in a more compact size.
If you’re looking for versatile options for every occasion, try the Rockstar vanity cases as a crossbody. Or go with the Stark backpack, made of faux Nappa leather and pyramid studs, for a high-quality and chic option. There is also the zip pouch in Visetos logo for carrying your valuables in an organized manner.
$530 to $1,100, available at all MCM boutiques.