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Why I didn’t Buy a Beaded Bag in 2018 when it cost only $10 – But I might do it now for $430

Seriously I Took It Off My Shopping List

Wondering why I didn’t walk around with this season’s most fashionable bag already in 2018? The beaded bag? When you could get a stylish beaded bag for only $10. But I might buy it this year. Despite the price that is reaching the sky? Letting you know why today!

Well, I didn’t really take the beaded bag off the shopping list posted in 2018 Bag trend report. Since that shopping list was more for you than for me. But I did cross the bag with plastic beads off the bag shopping list I printed for myself.

Why? Because regardless of how fashionable the beaded bag was already the last summer I didn’t see it as a trophy bag. An investment bag that we will be wearing for more than just one season. But it turned out that I was wrong!



Truth to be told, the cheapy plastic version of the beaded bag everyone chic, but me, wore in 2018, was not an investment bag. And no matter the fact that that was actually the cheapest fashionable bag on the market last summer, I didn’t end up buying it. Truth to be told, even $10 seemed too much for me. Still does.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t like a beaded bag in general. If so I would add it on my Never Going to Wear List. By the way, have you seen it? I recently published the list of 3 summer’s IT things I would never wear. Be sure to check it later over here.

Whatsoever, the thing with the bag with beads was that I just didn’t see me wearing it in summer 2019. I was sure, the beaded bag is not the next basket bag. Clearly I wasn’t wrong entirely, but still.

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Again, beaded bag is not the next basket bag. No matter how trending beaded bags are these season, no matter the fact that every chic fashion IT girl, but me, has a beaded bag from Mango. The trend of the beaded bag will never be as big as the basket trend.

There is one thing the basket bag has, but the bag with beads doesn’t have. At least not yet. Yes, there is one big reason why the basket bag is still in fashion. After 3 years! I mean years, not seasons.

And no, the success of the basket bag has not everything to do with the fashion trends. But almost everything with Cult Gaia. You see now?

It was Cult Gaia that grew its brand on basket bag. And with her intensive marketing campaign that involved so many influencers, put the basket bag on the list of the most wanted bags for the last few seasons.

All the new models of Cult Gaia’s bags were sold out months in advance. Before even getting into the stores. Which kept prolonging the lifespan of this fashion trend on the streets all across the world.

Plus, there is also the Nannacay, with those adorable little basket bag and Prada with its chic, almost picnic-like, basket bag that helped the basket trend become more than just the trend.

Anyway, back to the beaded bags. The thing with these bags is, as said before, different. There is no such strong brand like Cult Gaia, even Nannacay, that would keep this bag trend alive for seasons.

Still, the beaded bag has something else in 2019.

Brunette from Wall Street 2019-20 bag trends


I know, this article is slightly confusing. I’m throwing puls and coins of the handbag with beads, trying to clear my mind without crossing my last year’s thoughts. You know, it’s not easy to change your mind over a bag and admit you were wrong. Yet, this beaded bag (see here) made me do just that. All in all, beaded bag, when beads are actually the pearls, is worthy of a splurge in 2019. Not as an investment though. But more to satisfy your bag cravings.