Take a casual scroll through Instagram and we’d bet good money that you’ll spot someone swinging a circular woven bag in the sun – but the bag du jour may be about to lose its crown to another contender. Meet Topshop’s Mini Mykonos Beaded Tote. The perfect hybrid of two growing trends – the beaded bag and string shoppers – it’s the Next Big Thing in accessories.
Available in four colour options: plain black, green stripes, block yellow, and a pink-and-yellow pastel mash up, it features an on-trend circular handle, and a woven-style fabric (that is dense enough you won’t be chasing your lippy down the road as it slips out the holes).
The dead giveaway that this Topshop gem is an It bag in the making? No less than five fashion influencers were spotted wearing the Mini Mykonos earlier this month at the trendy Soho House Festival.
No doubt we’ll see ‘tributes’ to the Mini Mykonos popping up all over the high-street, but if you want to get your hands on the Topshop one (and it’s the green and yellow that seem to be proving the most popular), they are still in stock online.
At £29, it’s pretty good value for money, and roomy enough to fit in all your day-to-day gear – teeny-tiny cross body bags are all well and good but some days you need to carry more than your phone and purse.
While they’re stylish enough to wear to work or in town, we think they’d make a great holiday handbag, and it would fold up to nothing in your suitcase.
Topshop have several beaded bags if you want to get in on the trend early: for a major fashion statement try the Beaded Fringe Cross Body Bag (now reduced to £12), while this monochrome Aruba Beaded Tote, £27, has handy over-the-shoulder handles.
If you missed out on Topshop’s very similar Beaded Tote Bag, which was such an Insta hit it promptly sold out, then the Mini Mykonos might be the next best thing. In fact, we might like the poppy colours even more.
Most of all we’re enjoying this run of accessible accessory trends, which are less about exclusive designer labels and expensive leathers more about unusual materials and fun shapes and embellishments. Long may it last!