Don't throw out your straw totes and wicker baskets just yet, but we're here to tell you that vintage-style beaded bags are coming in hot.
Thanks to New York-based designer of the moment, Susan Alexandra, whose kitschy beaded bags with fruit motifs have been decorating the arms of Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski et al, we are still having a love affair with retro, 1960s-inspired arm candy.
While Alexandra's cutesy totes have found a major A-list fan base in the current moment, British brand Shrimps were actually ahead of the game with their pearly, bobbled Antonia bag back in 2016. The €600+ sold out numerous times, but is back with a vengeance on their website.
While investing in a bag from the aforementioned cool-girl brands will co$t you ~ don't fret because there's plenty of options on the high street. Or better yet, you could go deep diving on Etsy/eBay/a vintage shop near you for a true slice of retro nostalgia.
Multi Coloured Beaded Cross Body Bag, €38.71, ASOS
Beaded Mini Tote Bag, €29.95, ZARA
Beaded See-Through Bag, €59.99, Mango
Petra Beaded Shoulder Bag, €20.80, Topshop
Quinn Black Bag, €570, Shrimps
Handmade Leopard Bag, €75, Etsy
Watermelon Jumbo Bag, €320, Susan Alexandra