The Net Bag
Fashion gives another twist to common objects. After the Ikea bag or the plastic XL to make the purchase, now we talk about the retro bags made of string or net, a French classic that our grandmothers used to go to the market and that now serves to store not only fruits, but also our belongings and take them to the street.
It seems that the common bags, currents and, above all, practices have become the new inspiration of the most irreverent designers. And although it seems that Demna Gvasalia was the first to rescue the plastic bag of the purchase in its collection of autumn-winter 2016/17 for Balenciaga or the most beautiful of Ikea for the French firm in its collection of spring 2017, it was Marc Jacobs the one who entered this fantastic world of turning a reviled complement into the ‘must have’ of the season in the 2007 spring collection of Louis Vuitton. And although Marc’s invention of 10 years ago was not so successful-say that Demna has perfected it and the times are different-the interpretation of the American designer was so literal that it scared.
One of the first companies to sell net handbags is Les Fleurs – its online store is an Instagram account of the same name – they seem to run out in a matter of seconds. We can say that it was never so cheap a bag it.
Although firms such as COS or Staud Clothing have their own version, other brands have bet intentionally or accidentally (do not forget that this item already existed) by a purely literal interpretation of the also called ‘French cotton bag’. For example, those of the iconic Merci store in Paris, the white one of the model Doina Ciobanu, the blue version of the Song of Style author or the crochet of the New York store Frankie Shop that already hangs on the shoulder of girls as the former Reformation designer, Brianna Lance. Hanging from yours is just a matter of desire and time, but not money.
It’s perfect for the beach—no residual sand stuck in the bottom—but is chic enough to bring to the office. And while you may feel more protective over an expensive leather bag, it’s guaranteed this style can handle whatever your daily activities may be.
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