Have you heard about the fashion cult that’s spreading like wildfire? I’m talking about the fashion bag of the season – the Cult Gaia Ark Bag! I’ve had my eye on it for awhile now and I finally gave in! I wasn’t gonna let it slip away this time. If you’re not familiar, let me tell you more about the bag after I share with you my outfit.
What I’m Wearing
Cult Gaia‘s Ark Bag in Natural // Topshop shirt dress (old, similar here) // Forever 21 Floral Wide Leg Pants (they are under $15) // Steve Madden Wedge Sandals // BaubleBar piñata drops earrings //Ray-ban aviators in green flash // Hermes H bangle // Tory Burch leather wrap bracelet // Love bangle c/o The Peach Box.
Cult Gaia Ark Bag
The Cult Gaia Ark Bag gained popularity last year and had the fashion world gushing over. From celebrities to top style bloggers, you’ll see this bag amongst the fashionable crowd…
These are just a few of the many others who love their Ark Bags.
It took me a lot of thinking before I decided to get it. At first, I was thinking it might be one of those bags I’d wear just one time. But the more I see it, the more I see how it goes so well with a lot of styles. And who would have thought that it can still be carried with Fall and Winter looks? Case in point, the outfits from Always Judging (seen with the small size) and Atlantic Pacific (seen with the large) shown above.
Then, when I decided to make the purchase – when it was still under $100 – it sold out. Ugh! I waited and waited and waited… and now it’s finally back in stock. The only thing is, it’s now $128 for the small and $138 for the large. Still, not a bad price for a hot must-have fashion bag!
Small or Large?
I originally wanted to get the Ark Bag in small. But to make sure I use it more often, I went with the bigger one that I think will carry more stuff. But honestly, I think you can go either way. Size difference is less than 2 inches anyway, with the dimensions for the small being 11″ x 8″ x 3″ and the large at 12.5″ x 10.5″ x 4″. The style is roomy enough for my long wallet, 2 phones, 3 card cases/coin purse, sunglasses, and a small pouch for make up.
Ark Bag Design
The design paid homage to vintage wooden Japanese basket-style clutch and was first introduced in 2013. For some reason, last year, even as Fall and Winter hit, it started popping up everywhere. And to no surprise, sold out like pancakes.
Now, it’s back in stock and trust me, this year, you’ll see this bag even more. Cult Gaia now has different colors of this bag. I’m really liking the black too. With warmer weather finally here, it’s the perfect bag to match Spring looks, culottes, shorts, and Summer dresses. Take it to a picnic or bring to the beach – it’s the most Insta-worthy bag of the season!