Everybody loves a good retro revival and this summer, we’ve been firmly fixed on the return of the beaded bag.
Dubbed as the ‘The Bag of Summer 2018’ by style bible Vogue and fashion experts alike, the style is more ‘in’ than ever with insiders and influencers flocking to get one of their own. And they’ve been loving one high street brand’s version of the beaded bag in particular.
Shopping app LIKEtoKNOW.it recently reported that pearl and bead embellished bags had soared in popularity following the rise of bloggers showing off their summer wardrobe staple – many of whom have been opting for affordable high street version from Mango.
London-based bloggers Belle of Honey Belle World and Hsinwei of H2W were seen sporting the brand’s £59.99 Beaded Bag on their social media pages. Honey Belle styled hers with a £36 spot print culottes from Topshop, while her fellow style guru paired her bag with a blush pink silk slip dress from Zara’s collection last season.
According to Vogue, the return of the vintage trend is down to Hannah Weiland, founder of London-based fashion label, Shrimps.
Weiland first launched her ‘Antonia’ bag as part of her autumn/winter 2016 collection but saw it go viral earlier this summer. ‘It was an immediate hit with the likes of Alexa Chung and Laura Jackson wearing it,’ she told Vogue. ‘We made a limited run, so sold out very quickly.’
‘For AW/17 I then designed the Antonia in cream pearls, which met with an amazing reaction. Matchesfashion.com sold over 100 in a weekend. They’ve since had a very long waiting list, and only ever stay in stock for a few days at a time.’
Well in that case, thank God for Mango’s dupe.