There has been a time and place for basket bags, beaded bags, and net bags as essential accompaniments to my summer ensembles, but a new silhouette has recently been surfacing as my new favorite accessory du jour—the drawstring pouch bag.
Elegant, charming, and sartorially refreshing, the drawstring bag dates back to as early as the 13th century but rose to popularity throughout the 18th and 19th centuries—when women spent a great deal of time customizing and embroidering them—coordinating colors to their outfits. By the 20th century, small beaded drawstring pouches were all the rage—a hit at dance halls of the roaring 20s. Today's recent versions are a throwback to those embroidered beauties—thanks to contemporary brands like Ganni bringing them to life in cool materials and colorful patterns. The Insta set has been quick to take on the emerging trend, and now so can you with the plethora of chic options currently infiltrating the market. And while it's the perfect accessory for a night out, they look just as cool in a daytime setting paired with casual jeans and tees.
Scroll below for the coolest new petit drawstring pouches to try this season and beyond.
We'll take our pouch with palm trees, please.
Crafted from loose-knit macramé, this is an eclectic-cool way to stash your essentials.
So wonderfully fun. We're all for colorful sequins day and night.
Charming and elegant, this oozes vintage charm.
Elevate any outfit with one-of-a-kind intricate beading and fringe details.
Plush velvet will seamlessly take you into fall.
We're obsessed with the pearl handle.
Luxe pink satin and a gold sequined cheetah are sure to make your outfit pop.
Just add jeans, a tee, and black strappy sandals.
Delicate embroidery and silk tassels bring an ornate flair to a minimal ensemble. So romantic.
Time to party.
The epitome of elegance.
Take it on your next tropical vacation.
This fringe looks so fun and fancy when you shake it around. An Insta moment waiting to happen.
For more casual affairs, opt for linen in a pretty pale blue hue.
Make your outfit infinitely cooler.