Thanks to Arket, This Unexpected Bag Trend Is Suddenly Everywhere

Every so often there comes along a designer accessory so covetable that it changes the way we shop for the next year to come. If it were not for Prada's chunky loafer for example, we might have spent the last couple of autumns wearing trainers. And, coming to think of it, the same goes for The Row's zip-up ankle boot. The theory also applies to Miu Miu's kitten heeled slingbacks that you can now find copied on the high street, and the Loewe raffia bags that reinvented summer styling. But it's particularly rare to find an original high-street piece that has the same strong influence and makes us want to immediately race to the check out—but ARKET is onto a trend that I can guarantee is about to be bestselling success. 


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The bag in question is a hybrid of several other chic bag trends in one. A sleek sling-meets-crossbody-stroke-hobo-bag in an effortlessly slouchy, curved shape. Is it the first crescent shaped bag to ever hit the market? No, but it needn't reinvent the wheel. Instead this bag does everything we need it to—it's roomy enough to carry essentials, easily converts from a shoulder bag to a hands-free crossbody, and comes in different colours and finishes, so you can find the style that goes with everything you already own. After seeing this uber-chic bag being styled up on multiple influencers’ Instagram feeds and Jennifer Lawrence stepping out in The Row's remarkably similar slouchy banana bag I'm convinced, this is a style well worth adding to your roster.


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Jennifer Lawrence wears The Row's curved banana bag. 

At just over £150 for a medium bag, and under £180 for a large, it is the pricier end of the high-street budget, but a fraction of the cost of designer. And, given the cost per wear of this versatile neutral, it's likely you'll get plenty of use out of it, no matter the season. A quick straw poll in the office reveals just how many Who What Wear editors love the bag too (and if it's on all our wishlists, you know it's a crowd pleaser). 


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Anna Borisovna wears ARKET's patent curved bag

Keep scrolling to shop the bag now, along with the new seasonal suede versions that are also proving popular. The glossy patent burgundy style has already sold out, conclusive proof that as a nation we're obsessed with the curved bag trend. Just don't wait too long and run the risk of missing out altogether.



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This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.