The bags that we carry on a day-to-day basis are one of the most functional, hard-working accessories in our closets. While we do have our favourite designer bags that we tend to carry out on special occasions, like a dinner date or even a wedding function, we find ourselves falling back to our classic everyday bags that are roomy enough to fit everything we need when we’re on the go.
Nowadays, if you’ve been observing the crowd, be it at the malls or even on public transport, you would probably have a general idea of some of the popular bags that a lot of Singaporean women have been spotted toting around town. For instance, a few months ago, the Gentlewomen bags popped up almost everywhere, and garnered lots of attention on the internet, with snarky captions to boot.
But is owning a basic bag really a bad thing, especially in Singapore?
For those of you who are wondering about some of the most basic bags we’ve spotted – and if you’re curious to know if you own any of them – then you’ve come to the right page. In this roundup, we’ve sussed out some of the most popular It bags we’ve seen in town and where you can get your hands on them.
It’s sleek and it’s chic. When it comes to statement bags, Charles & Keith definitely knows how to please. This season, the brand has introduced its Petra Curved Shoulder Bag. The campaign, fronted by Han So-hee herself, sees the star carrying this trendy piece that features a sleek curved silhouette and a sculptural handle. Aside from it being an easy accessory to incorporate into your wardrobe, this bag also sits perfectly on your shoulder or nestled in the crook of your arm. What’s more, it also comes with a detachable strap, allowing you to explore different styling options.
By now, we’re all pretty familiar with COS’ iconic Quilted Mini Bag. It’s comfortable, soft and versatile enough for you to pair with any outfit. However, the brand recently introduced a new silhouette this season into its lineup and it has been blowing up on platforms like TikTok and Instagram. Peep, the brand’s new Mini High-Shine Shoulder Bag. Crafted from recycled fabric, this bag boasts a light-catching, liquid-effect sheen, that resembles the iridescence of petrol. Yes, you read that right. Spacious enough to fit all your must-haves and whatnots, this bag is convenient and easy to sling over your shoulder and is also designed with silver-tone hardware and a zipped pocket inside to keep your valuables close to hand.
This bag is more than just a tote bag. Equipped with plenty of compartments for you to organise your essentials, this tote is convenient, practical and versatile enough for you to carry around when you’re heading to work, to the gym, or even while you’re running errands. Besides, it also comes with a waterproof exterior and inner lining, so it keeps your items dry if you’re ever caught in the rain.
Charles & Keith’s signature Gabine bag has been making its rounds on the internet these past few months and it would be a shame if we didn’t include it in this roundup. Available in a wide range of colours, the Gabine can easily be incorporated into your wardrobe and is a stylish piece that goes with just about any outfit – be it day or night. What many love about this bag lies in its versatility. You can carry it as a clutch, held in-hand, or even worn over the shoulder (with the short and long straps).
The Gentlewomen bag has made its rounds on the internet, and whether you are, or were, a fan of it, this bag has a mass appeal to the crowd here in Singapore. Boasting a simple and minimalistic design, the bags from the brand are recognised by their signature large logo printed on the front. And while they do come in different variations, the most popular design that has been spotted everywhere in town would have to be the Gentlewomen Tote Bag.
Roomy and spacious enough to fit all your essentials and whatnots, the bag is also a popular option with the masses because of its affordable price tag and its timeless design.
Great for your travels or even for running errands, this Round Mini Shoulder Bag has been a popular favourite amongst the locals for its versatility. Available in different colours, this bag goes well with your casual outfits and is easy to sling across your body so you can go hands-free.
On top of that, the bag comes with inner pockets so you can arrange your belongings and it also has a durable water-repellent finish so you don’t have to worry about getting your stuff wet if you ever get caught in the rain.
This bag has been a popular hit ever since Blackpink’s Jennie was spotted carrying it in one of her Instagram posts. Offering the same tactile delight and dimension as its popular counterpart, the puffer jacket, these quilted bags are here to stay this season. What many love about is that it’s cushy, and versatile and it gives some dimension to your look thanks to its classic quilting design.
The local multidisciplinary studio has a lot to offer when it comes to its functional yet stylish accessories. And if there’s one particular bag that’s been popping up on our feeds over the last year, it would definitely be the iconic Micro Dumpling Bag.
Despite it being small in size, the Micro Dumpling Bag actually is roomy enough to fit all your essentials including your wallet, power bank, keys, perfume and your phone – which is one of the reasons why many have decided to add this to their collection because of its practicality. Moreover, we have seen an uptake of mini bags this season as well, which explains why this bag has been a trending piece that everyone’s buying into.
Speaking of the puffer trend, Beyond The Vines has just added a new design to its lineup of accessories and it’s safe to say that it’s quickly becoming a cult favourite in Singapore. As its name suggests, the Poofy Bag has a puffy design that’s soft and comfortable to carry on casual days or even on formal occasions. Available in different candy colours, the bag also comes with an adjustable strap, so you can carry it on your shoulders as a handbag, or even as a crossbody.
What’s not to love about The Paper Bunny? With a wide range of accessories, ready-to-wear pieces and stationery for you to choose from, we won’t be surprised if you spend an hour (or two) just scrolling through their website in search of things you never know you needed.
But if there’s one thing that’s got everyone on the internet buzzing about, it would most probably be their collection of bags, and more specifically the Puffer Swing (which is almost sold out for all the colours available online).
Water-resistant and roomy enough for all your daily essentials, including your water bottle and your iPad, the bag is designed with pockets on the inside and outside, so you can conveniently store your items while you’re on the go.