You can’t scroll through your Instagram feed without seeing the familiar crescent shape of the Cult Gaia Ark bag. This bamboo bag is a blogger fave – it’s the perfect accessory to pair with summer outfits.
|Dress: Joe Fresh / Bag: c/o Amazon / Shoes: Walmart (similar)|
If you’ve been looking for a cheaper alternative for the Cult Gaia, today’s outfit post features this Amazon dupe. The Cult Gaia bag currently retails for $128 (for the small model) while the Amazon version is $39 (Here’s the link for my Canadian readers). It is also available in black and white options too!
This bag design was originally inspired by a Japanese picnic basket, but apparently this style of handbag was also sold at specialty markets in the 70s and 80s! While the style has grown on me, I’m not convinced that it’s a classic – so I’m glad I got the dupe rather than paying full price. But it is a fun bag to carry – and not just for blog pictures! Group your belongings into pouches before placing them in the bag – that way you don’t have to worry about anything slipping through the slats.
What do you think of this crescent shaped bag? Would you buy it or do you find it too trendy?
While I personally wouldn't buy the bag, it definitely has grown on me and it looks so pretty with Summer sun dresses! I would go for the dupe because like you said, it's not exactly a timeless piece. It's the IT bag for sure 🙂