You’ve seen the trailer, you’ve taken a selfie with the filter, you’ve heard a tiny bit of the new Dua Lipa song. Maybe you’ve even heard about the shortage of pink paint that creating the sets caused. The point is that chances are you’re eagerly awaiting the upcoming Barbie movie. Starring Margot Robbie as the world’s most famous doll, the Greta Gerwig-directed film – landing in cinemas here July 21 – is easily one of the most hotly anticipated this year.
In the lead-up to the film, fashion has had a resurgence of love for all things Barbie. There was Balmain’s collaboration in Sept last year. Pierpaolo Piccioli’s pink collection at Valentino created a wave of hot pink on red carpet celebrity appearances. And Mattel has even promised a slew of movie-themed products with over 100 brand partners to celebrate the movie.
So in the spirit of Barbie, who was a fashion doll first and foremost, how about a bag to match? You’ll need something cute to tote to opening night, after all. And when you think of the bags that Barbie would carry, the Barbiecore way is clear: small tends to beat big, theme and occasion matter. And, of course, pink is supreme.
Below, our edit of bags that make life plastic fantastic.