Listen up, everyone. I’ve found the perfect bag. Not only is it ideal for daily life—it fits your wallet, a mask, hand sanitiser and even a bit of makeup—but it’s also great for evenings out. Don’t believe me? Well, the good news is I’ve collected the evidence to prove how versatile and chic this bag actually is. But first, let me give you the details. It’s a leather crescent-shaped handbag with a thick strap. It’s smooth and pretty featureless, other than a couple of silver belt studs and a well-hidden zip. There’s no denying that it bears more than a resemblance to The Row’s Banana Bag, but it actually comes from COS at a much more affordable price point.
It’s unsurprising, then, that I’ve spotted so many minimalist queens, such as Marisa Martins, Brittany Bathgate and Alexis Foreman wearing this bag. Foreman opted for a tee-and-skirt look with hers, while Martins went for a tailoring look, and Brittany wears hers with pretty much everything, proving that this bag can be worn with plenty of outfits. I would also like to point out that I bought this bag for myself, which means that I really love it, and so did a number of the other Who What Wear UK editors. Today, I’m wearing it with wide-leg trousers and a blazer, but I’ve also been wearing it over relaxed knitwear and shirts, and it elevates the whole look. The best part, though, is that it’s the perfect bag to take with you into spring/summer as well, as it slips perfectly over dresses and tank tops.
Naturally, when it first dropped, the style sold out in weeks and has gone even quicker upon every restock since. There have even been new colours, from beige to bright red, which literally flew out. But we’re happy to announce that a new cream colourway—perfect for summer—has just arrived in stock, and the classic black, autumn-ready chocolate brown and colour pop bright green are also back (hopefully for good this time). So if you missed out before, now’s your chance to finally get hold of this fashion gold-dust handbag.
Keep scrolling to see the bag in action, and shop it for yourself. Plus, check out the other COS bags I’m loving below.