10 August, 2021
The Pillow Pouch fad that won’t stop and pieces that you can buy without breaking the bank
All our favourite fashion girls have been seen sporting the pillow pouch bag since Daniel Lee bought his version to Bottega Veneta’s Fall 2019 collection. Initially launched in two sizes and a variety of colours, it quickly became the ‘it’ bag that sold out before it reached stores. Fast forward to Fall 2021 and not only do we still see the Bottega Veneta pouch going strong with new colours and leather additions but there’s several new version by more designers that have jumped on the pouch bandwagon.
We have to admit that while we watched this fashion trend sceptically, something about holding a large, soft, statement companion to our outings did grow on us pretty quickly. So if this a trend you have already bought into or is one you’re still thinking of trying then we’ve got a lovely round up of some brilliant new pieces along with gorgeous sustainable ones that you can try without spending too much.
The latest ‘cult’ buy comes from Kim Jones’s debut collection for Fendi’s called ‘Fendi First’.
Done in wonderful fall tones, this bag has been produced in beautifully soft nappa leather along with mink and snakeskin. The initial drop is already sold out in most boutiques with only a few colour options coming back in stock that are now available to pre-order. Produced in two sizes, the medium size makes a big impact with a big F clasp. Both sizes come with a leather strap however a chain strap with F clasp can be purchased additionally, this was seen paired with the bag on the runway and is absolutely gorgeous.
Another strong contender is Max Mara’s Roma clutch that is made from exquisite deer leather. Styled by one of our fave influencers, Leonie Hanna, you have to love the strong slot tab fastening with stud detailing unlike the plainer version by Bottega Veneta.
With bigger bags coming in big this year, Isabel Marant’s Luzel bag is a great one for those looking to get a stylish version in the mid range. We also love Themoire’s vegan version of the pillow pouch clutch called Bios.
This has to be our top choice for an on budget buy that is not only great to feel but is also good for the environment as it is from an ethical and ethologically responsible brand.
If you’re looking for a smaller version then Mansur Gavriel’s cloud bag is available in two sizes and the mini version comes with a removable strap. This can be worn cross body or as belt bag too and is quite versatile to style. For this reason and the rainbow of colors available, this bag has our vote of approval for bags under £450.