Right now, there are hundreds of bags on Mango, and yet there is one single piece that the most stylish Instagram users are wearing. Let me tell you about it: Ringing in at £39.99, it’s arguably very affordable (especially when you consider a Gucci or Dior design will set you back several paychecks). It’s made from transparent beads and looks like something girls under ten would adore.
Lately, there has been a huge interest in translucent accessories – like Yeezy’s lucite and PVC heels and Céline’s clear plastic shopper – as well as a burgeoning micro-trend for beaded bags. Those handmade handbags by Susan Alexandra and those covetable Shrimps and Ganni beaded bags suggest Mango might be onto something with this jewel-like number.
Sure, it isn’t the most suitable receptacle to keep your belongings dry in the rain of for transporting precious items like your phone and purse, but this dose of realism has done nothing to dissuade the Instagram community. While Mango has a knack for galvanizing this social media audience through its #MangoGirls hashtag, many of our favourite bloggers who aren’t part of this promotion program have given their own authentic seal of approval to this accessory.
How do they wear it? With jeans, with dresses, with heels, with sneakers – this handbag makes a surprisingly versatile outfit addition. Unencumbered by colour or decoration, it just slips on with nearly any ensemble without much fuss. Adds to basket immediately.