From the same fashion-technology brand who made the smartphone necklace the It-accessory of our times, comes a series of crossbody bags and pouches that are every bit as functional as their first hands-free innovation. Berlin-based brand XOUXOU has launched their first line of bags, in three styles — the foldable Pouch, Shoulder Bag, and the Crossbody Bag. These are designed to be functional for everyday life, while at the same time, with a utilitarian aesthetic and interchangeable straps that are effortlessly street-style chic as well.
The new bags are made to hold more than your smartphone, though of course there are functions that cater to our necessary tech item as well, including magnetic flaps and slim mesh outer pockets for easy access. As part of their sustainable efforts, all the bags are made from ECONYL®, or recycled nylon that’s generated from industrial plastic, fishing nets and more.
The cool twist is that this one’s a modular collection, which means you’re free to choose different straps for your XOUXOU bag to vary its look — opt for either Black of Grey for your bag, followed by either a spiral rope, carabiner rope, or ultrawide lanyard for its accompanying strap. The versatile Carabiner Rope is reminiscent of their phone necklace designs, and features subtle specks of colour interwoven between the nylon-polyester threads, while the Ultrawide Lanyard is a flat and wide design that will up your street style cred.
Here’s a look at all three XOUXOU bag designs:
1. XOUXOU Pouch with ECONYL®
The Pouch is a casual style that’s just the right size for a smartphone or passport, and comes with a zipped compartment for coins, cards, keys, and other small items. Though already petite in size, you’re able to fold it even further in half, securing it with a magnetic component, either to stow away or have it function as an even smaller hand-free accessory. A reflective outer completes the look, as does an elastic mesh pocket on the outside for additional storage.
above: Grey Pouch — USD191.
2. XOUXOU Shoulder Bag with ECONYL®
For another lightweight style, the Shoulder Bag offers just as much function in a roomy yet compact design that features magnetic pockets, zip-closure main compartments, and an extra elastic mesh pocket at the back, all for stashing your daily essentials. The cubic structure definitely holds more than you’d expect! Another surprising design element that’s present across all the bags is the inner lining, done in a geometric-patterned electric blue for a pop of bright colour within.
above: black shoulder bag — from USD223.
3. XOUXOU Crossbody Bag >with ECONYL®
The XOUXOU Crossbody Bag is the most spacious of the three, with a rectangular design for its main body, which you can style over your shoulder, across your body, or around the waist as a bum-bag. Both the Shoulder Bag and Crossbody Bag can be equipped with the Ultrawide Lanyard strap for a versatile, functional, and stylish look.
Above: Grey Crossbody Bag — USD280.
See all the bags and their strap combinations here:
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XOUXOU pouch, shoulder bag, and crossbody bag, USD191 – USD280. all components are available sepArately as well, online at XOUXOU.COM.