In case you haven’t already noticed, croissant bags are everywhere.
The pastry-shaped accessory is set to be the “hottest bag of the summer” according to Lyst, thanks in part to celebrities such as Emily Ratajkowski, Irina Shayk and Kendall Jenner, who have all been spotted wearing the trend in recent months, as well as a shedload of influencers.
Since the start of the year, searches for croissant-shaped styles have increased 206% compared with the same period last year. The products trending on the site include Bottega Veneta’s shoulder pouch, Lemaire’s croissant bag and products from Louis Vuitton and Fendi.
The shoulder bag is just one of the designer bags that’s trending hard right now. Similarly, Loewe’s basket bag is still big for a summer-ready look, Bottega Veneta’s padded cassette bag and Prada’s nylon shoulder bag.
If you’re able to splash out on a Bottega Veneta bag, good on you – but if not, there are plenty of high street iterations to help you achieve the look. We’ve rounded up our favourites from Zara, ASOS, Monki and more.
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Pleats Baguette Bag, £35.99, Mango – buy now
One of the best dupes available, Mango’s pleated baguette is a bargain at under £40.
Gabbi Bag, now £69, JW Pei – buy now
For a smaller style, opt for JW Pei’s Gabbi bag in cream. This can be teamed with almost anything thanks to the neutral colour.
Pouch Bag, now £31.20 Warehouse – buy now
If you prefer the black style, Warehouse’s affordable pouch is for you. It’s on sale now, so be quick!
For a more unique option, try Weekday’s Fiona handbag with a twisted handle.
Round Handbag With Knot Detail, £25, Monki – buy now
While there’s no denying that real leather has its advantages, Monki’s vegan leather bag is a winner at just £25.
Recycled Polyester Ruched Croissant Shoulder Bag, £19.99, Mango at ASOS – buy now
For a more affordable option, Mango’s recycled polyester croissant bag is a great alternative.
Leather Half-moon Bag, now £15.99, Mango – buy now
Mango have a gorgeous suede style with silver hardware, and it comes in black too.
Gathered Leather Shoulder Bag, now £88, Arket – buy now
Arket never lets us down. This sleek leather shoulder bag is simple, but it works.