12 Beaded bags to tote around this summer

12 Beaded bags to tote around this summer

Just bead it

Text: Stephanie Boey

Image: Susan Alexandra
Image: Front Row Shop

Playful and quirky with a hint of kitsch, we're all for this endearing bag trend

Step aside woven straw bags, there's a new trend in town. Already breaking into fashion influencer #OOTDs, the beady newcomers are making a splash in the virtual stratosphere of Instagram and stores near you. Majority of the silhouettes come in square shopper shapes... and major throwback vibes. Make no mistake, this isn't your grandmother's purse—think rainbow-coloured beads in striking geometric designs with a charming hint of kitsch that's nothing short of endearing. Playful and quirky, we also love its versatility. The beaded bag can carry you from day to night, as you dress it up or down. We're eyeing Susan Alexandra's handmade beaded gems in cheerful colourways (opt for single-coloured options if you indulge in normcore). Next, pair with jean shorts (aka jorts), a front-tie blouse, oversized strawhat and matrix sunglasses for an added playful take on the trend. It's all about maximalism this year! 

Swipe through our picks below, tailored for every budget:

1. US$265 (approx. RM1,081), Susan Alexandra

2. RM279, Mango

RM185, Mango

4. US$315 (approx. RM1,285), Susan Alexandra

5. US$179.90 (approx. RM734), Front Row Shop

6. US$345 (approx. RM1,407), Susan Alexandra

7. RM179, Zara

8. US$398 (approx. RM1,634), Cult Gaia

9. RM180, Topshop

10. RM199.90, Zara

11. US$695 (approx. RM2,835), Shrimps at

12. RM185, Mango