I Swear, I Spot Stylish People Carrying This Cult COS Bag Every Day in London

Here at Who What Wear UK, there are a few ways that iconic pieces come to our attention. It could be that we spot them over and over again on our daily commutes, we may stumble across them on research (read: shopping) trips or see sales taking off in our data. Recently, one bag has had our full attention, ticking off all the soon-to-be icon boxes as well as featuring on the arms of some of our favourite fashion people. We've been waiting to see if this is a fleeting trend or a piece destined to stand the test of time, and now that we can confirm it's the latter, it's time to talk about the COS quilted bag.

Woman wears grey vest, white t-shirt, denim skirt, black ballet flats and black COS bag

(Image credit: @taffymsipa)

There are of course benefits to investing in designer bags, from the high-quality fabrics to the possibility of restoration when the time comes. But if you're not looking to part with hundreds or even thousands of pounds, it's still possible to get the expensive look without the price tag. And when searching for designer-passing bags on the high street, COS has proven by way of that crossbody bag that it knows all about creating high-end bags at affordable price tags.

Woman wears leather jacket, black crossbody bag and black skirt

(Image credit: @daniellejinadu)

When it comes to beloved handbags, the best combine two things: practicality and style, and this one has both in bucket loads. With a relaxed shape and understated design, this is the kind of bag you'll reach for no matter the season. Available in a range of sizes from micro to oversized crossbody, there's a silhouette to suit everyone, and the sweet dimpled quilting adds a touch of elevation.

You'll also find an array of shades ranging from classic neutrals to bolder reds and blues ready to inject some colour into your everyday wardrobe. Choose between the buttery leather styles or the recycled polyester versions that come in at seriously reasonable prices, and make the oversized style your go-to for daily commutes, or the classic mini your companion on nights out or city breaks abroad.

Keep scrolling to shop the COS Quilted Bag in all sizes and shades.





Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.