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7 Unique Statement Bags That You Need This Season

These bags double as art and conversation pieces.
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Fashion is in a very unique era. From the rise of streetwear and ugly-chic trends, it seems unconventional is the new black. Here, we list down seven unconventional bags that will definitely add a special touch to your look.

GABRIELA HEARST NINA

The creation of Uruguay-born, New York-based designer Gabriela Hearst, the Nina first made headlines after reportedly gathering a 100-long waitlist. Named after late jazz singer Nina Simone, the bag was originally launched in a special limited edition batch of 20. It was then gifted to the designer’s friends, namely actress Brie Larson and digital entrepreneur Miroslava Duma. Fans of the Nina rave about the fortune-cookie shaped bag design’s ability to look beautiful and feminine while being structured and unique.

CHLOÉ NILE

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Chloé is a well-known churner of ‘It’ bags–there's the Faye, the Drew, the Paddington. The latest from the label is the Nile. A saddle bag with a bracelet ring handle, it combines modern and rustic elements while being a versatile piece. It comes in a multitude of candy colors that can take you from day to night just by holding it differently.

LOEWE PUZZLE

Creative director J.W. Anderson’s reinvention of the 171-year-old luxury house has produced a number of iconic pieces, among which is the Loewe Puzzle bag. The Puzzle can be worn in five different ways and features a strap in addition to a top handle. Although launched in 2015, the Puzzle remains a favorite among fashion insiders due to its perfect combination of slouch and structure. Make a statement by skipping black and choosing from colors such as tan, coral, and stone blue.

DANSE LENTE PHOEBE

Danse Lente, French for "slow dance," is a relatively unknown bag brand. Established by Dalston-based designer Youngwon Kim, the brand fuses Kim’s love for art, architecture, and design. Her most coveted piece, the Phoebe, features a striking contemporary coiled gold hardware and is done in an accordion style. The brand has been recognized on sites such as WhoWhatWear, Business of Fashion, and was listed in Vogue U.K.’s Best New Bag Brands To Know. The Phoebe is currently sold out on the brand’s website, but is available on Moda Operandi and Net-a-Porter.

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CAROLINA SANTO DOMINGO AMPHORA

Carolina Santo Domingo is the niece of Vogue contributor and Moda Operandi co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo. The designer first made waves after conceptualizing the “Bissett” bucket bag for Los Angeles label Staud. It was then that the designer considered launching her own line of bags. Santo Domingo unveiled her namesake line early this year and her designs have taken over the industry. While based in Los Angeles, Santo Domingo’s bags are handcrafted in Italy. Of all her designs, the Amphora gets the most raves for its laid-back and elegant approach.

LOEWE HAMMOCK

Loewe’s second hit, the Hammock earns a spot for its multi-functional design. The Hammock can be carried multiple ways (a recurring theme within Anderson’s Loewe): comfortably on the shoulder, hands-free across the body, and elegantly hand-held. In addition to its shape, the bag is also fitted with hidden zips to hold bits and bobs that will definitely prove useful.

SIMON MILLER BONSAI

Taking over wardrobes and Instagram, the Bonsai has become a street style star itself. Miller’s modern iteration of the classic bucket bag features an open top instead of the typical tie-knot closure, a circular top handle instead of a long strap, and is done in many luxurious variations such as supple leather and soft suede.

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