They go by several names in fashion circles: cloud purse, pouch clutch or dumpling bag immediately come to mind. The trend was arguably started with Bottega Veneta’s explosive renaissance last year under new creative director Daniel Lee and took off like wildfire, with not only countless varieties of the Bottega cloud bag coming to fruition, but many other brands giving us their own take on the unstructured IT bag.
Though I’ve already written about my 5 favorite trends for this upcoming season, this is one that I’ve been taking part in to the point where I thought it merited its own post.
Mostly because many of these bags, particularly if you can invest in a Bottega piece as I have, are already modern classics that will carry you through many seasons to come with effortless style. Here I’ve rounded up different variations for every budget, so you’re sure to find one that you love. My advice? Don’t wait. Snap these up NOW.
Here’s the one that started it all, the Bottega Veneta Pouch Bag in buttery-soft Napa leather. It comes in so many colors! I got mine in a sensible brown, but I’m also coveting this summery robin’s egg blue color.
(via Neiman Marcus)
A soft and unstructured tote bag to help you go about your day in style.
Made of soft vegan leather, this large knotted pouch has been in heavy rotation during my grocery store runs since lockdown started. Who says you can’t look chic while making a supply run?
Mango delivers again with this sweet small knot bag, available in this delicious, summery mint green or a classic black.
A smaller version of the Bottega Pouch, this one in a shimmering beige Intrecciato weave that also easily doubles as a luxe evening clutch.
(via Bergdorf Goodman)
A limited edition pouch that combines relaxed and structured elements and comes in 3 colors.
(via Massimo Dutti)
The most luxurious choice on the list, The Curly Pouch by Bottega Veneta is ideal for the fashion risk-taker. It also comes in multiple colors, but my favorite is this luscious deep green that will seamlessly transition from Spring and Summer into the cooler months. The shoulder strap easily removes to transform it into a clutch.
(via Bergdorf Goodman)
A classic black option at an affordable price point to carry you through the seasons.
Which of these are you coveting? How would you style them? Let me know below in the comments!