Everyone has baggage, but here at Sift & Pick, there’s only the good kind – stylish and classic bag designs set to get hearts racing as you ooh and ahh over our curated international selections.
Here’s the sequel of bag trends Part I that we promised earlier! Move over designer bags – we’ve got your next fashion statement piece, literally in the bag.
French Bread and Bag Styles
What do French bread and certain bag styles have in common – the names and shapes? . Fancy a compact, short handled baguette bag or a roomy bun bag which you can wedge under your arms?
Whet your sartorial appetite with the below beauties and indulge in your favourite baguette or bun bag – no carbs or calories!
Made of polyester and cowhide leather, the Astrid Moon 19 Baguette Bag by t t m a b with New York origin, adds a touch of effortless chic to all ensembles. Up the ante by transforming from a shoulder bag to a crossbody bag with its interchangeable strap and chain.
Check out Korean label MARHEN.J’s River bag in Camel if you desire an alternative leather baguette bag. Made of vegan leather and cotton, the comfortable and casual arm piece is great for daily use and spacious enough to fit an iPad mini too!
Korean brand LOROMONDO, uses recycled and eco-friendly materials to produce bags and fashion accessories such as their Double Medium Bag. This roomier bag option incorporates Novabuk – an innovative leather made in Italy with excellent durability. The bright, easily maintained bag also comes with two detachable straps to customise to your liking – what’s there not to love?
One of 2020’s biggest bag trends to date that has got all fashionistas craving – the functional yet stylish bun bag. Consider South Korean brand SAMO ONDOH and its Bun Bag that is versatile and trendy. Be sure to elevate your bag style with a leather strap!
The Technology Revolution and Bag Trends
With the advent of technology, comes the innovation of designers for our modern day gadgets that most of us can’t live without.
Hence, the need for a handy crossbody phone bag to keep your trusty mobile and some essentials, close by your side at all times. Cooler than a fanny pack, the Sift & Pick team has selected some of the hot favourites, just for you!
This sleek Cell Phone Mini Bag Python flap case from Love Charm has additional card slots, and comes with a crossbody chain. Made of natural Python skin and cow leather, the phone flap case is durable while exuding a luxurious feel.
Looking for vegan options? More often than not sold out on site, MARHEN.J’s Lolly Yellow features a 3-way style crossbody phone bag that is perfectly sized for your valuables. Stylish, functional and secure with a zipper, no wonder everyone is scrambling for one!
Another popular Sift & Pick choice would be Thailand brand House of High’s Mars Bag in Yellow! A solid coloured zippered mobile pouch with separate card compartment to access your payment methods safely. Not to mention, the case is easy to maintain as well – just wipe with wet wipes!
It features a diagonal strap to slip your hand in, for extra security while also providing a lanyard string or a wristlet strap.
The Quintessential Bag Staple
Let’s not forget about the one bag which is everyone’s wardrobe staple – the canvas bag. The versatile material has made its way around the world and back, often coming up in all forms and designs to delight our fashion cravings and senses. Check out the array we have at Sift & Pick!
No more headaches of picking a suitable bag style to match your everyday outfits, and get yourself a Day Day Bag by SWSW. An abbreviation of ‘Sweet & Switch’, the Korean brand – SWSW specialises in casual bags and accessories that are truly versatile.
For a more structured bag and minimalist look, consider FIBRENO’s Mini Canvas Bag 22 that can be used both as a tote or shoulder bag. With its simplicity, the concept of FIBRENO’s design is all about filling life with colour.
Ideal for a casual, lazy afternoon out for tea or brunch, South Korean label Vvaults’ Je Light M bag suits the bill to a T. This all-round bag is the epitome of a chill out session on a weekend with its simple design and vintage colour.
Want to show the world the big kid in you? Get inspired with ANODDS’s Fram W Mini Canvas Bag in Fresh Ivory – an eclectic mix of colourful shades that will make your otherwise subdued outfit tones, pop!
The extra space and sturdy handle options make this bag extra tempting as well – no fuss and stylish!
Strap In For This Bag Trend
Have you heard? Thick bag straps are all the rage this decade! Not only does it prevent the weight of the bag cutting into your shoulders for extra comfort, interchangeable chain straps can elevate your entire look!
Ready to update your favourite bag look every now and then? Try pairing it with the MARHEN.J Marble Chain Strap – a lightweight, funky piece that is sure to brighten up your arm candy. Available in seven catchy shades, the Marble Chain is sure to be a conversation starter!
For a more polished look, try SEMICODE’s Acode Bag. A glossy structure bag with croc prints and optional to pair with a Satin Bold Gold Chain for that chic look, this bag will be your trusty side-kick from a night out in town to a casual movie date.
Featuring a mish mash of different materials, all in Korean brand louie ooie’s Betty Bag; this croc embossed leather bag is a treat for all senses as you run through hands over the gold satin plated hardware and its optional chunky acrylic chain strap.
Loving the chains but would still prefer a normal strap? CHRISTINE PROJECT’s Two Zipper Bag gives you just that – a peek of a chain link incorporated into its strap, attached to a functional two zipper bag for easy accessibility. This lightweight, functional and practical bag is definitely a keeper in your collection!
Keep It Close to Heart
Some things are meant to be kept close to heart but while you’re at it, make it fashion! Across the chest bags are no longer restricted to just a fanny pack. From rugged styles to girly, feminine pouches, Sift & Pick has something for everyone.
Up your biker chic x-factor with the Odin Waist Bag – a classic monochrome waist or chest bag hailing from Taiwan. ROBIN MAY successfully injects subtle rock and roll elements to an otherwise plain looking bag.
With the thought of designing the perfect bag to a festival or beach in mind, the Bailey Hip Bag in a romantic dusty rose hue was conceived by Stitch & Hide. A sleek, pastel coloured leather pouch with an adjustable strap to carry it crossbody or on the hips – complements all outfits from jeans to flowy dresses.
Utilitarian styles never fade – functional, convenient and comfortable, all qualities that are found in the 420D Division Hip Pack by Japanese brand FREDRIK PACKERS. A wardrobe basic that will never go out of style or out of your hand’s reach!