NET-A-PORTER Bag Bar: Head-Turners


You’ve seen the ‘Under-the-Radar’ brands. Then there were the ‘Classic Greats’, iconic bags that you just can’t go wrong with. Now, how about some statement-making pieces that are bound to raise eyebrows and start conversations with strangers in an instant. Scroll down for 5 different pieces which come in unique materials like crocheted cotton, PVC or wicker, otherwise known as ‘Head-Turners’ that you can get your hands on from online shopping giant NET-A-PORTER.

01Cult Gaia Devora Acrylic Tote
If your first thought was ‘What the hive were they thinking?’, then you’ve technically got the inspiration behind the Devora Acrylic Tote (USD329) right. Made to resemble a beehive, the bag is made completely out of pink acrylic, with ample room within to store a couple of cards, keys and even a lipstick or two.

02Paravel Crossbody Capsule Shoulder Bag
Love carrying a lightweight canvas bag but worried about the occasional coffee spill or stains from food and the like? Paravel’s got you covered with the Crossbody Capsule Shoulder Bag (USD265) that’s water-resistant thanks to a ‘wipeable’ cotton canvas fabric. Armed with a top handle and detachable strap, the cylindrical bag is finished with a leather spine and trims and also works as an alternative piece that’s made to hold camera lenses or fragile perfume bottles.

03Prada Giardiniera Striped Canvas-Trimmed Wicker Tote
One would typically picture Prada bags in their signature Saffiano leather or indestructible nylon, but this particular piece comes in woven wicker (USD1460), lined with a red-and-white striped canvas interior and handles. Measuring 35 cm wide and 21 cm high, the bag is secured with a top zip closure, one that will keep all your contents stored safely within.

04Ulla Johnson Lia Crocheted Cotton Tote
Proving that crochet cotton isn’t solely for your sweaters or oversized ‘boho-chic’ ponchos, Ulla Johnson has created the Lia Tote (USD370) that takes inspiration from her travels in Barcelona and Rio. Handmade in Peru, the bag is made from an antique-rose cotton body, with polished gold-tone hoop handles for a touch of luxe. It’s not often that you will see a bag that’s made of crocheted cotton roaming around the streets, which is why this is one piece that’s a total statement-maker.

05Valentino Rockstud Spike Quilted PVC Shoulder Bag
PVC bags are all the rage these days, but there’s something different about Valentino’s version. It looks exactly how the iconic Rockstud Spike would look, right down to the quilted spike (yes, those are gold studs on the PVC) patterned body, top handle and shiny gold twist-lock fastening, except that it comes in a completely clear PVC material. A quirky piece that’s perfect for those who love something different, the Rockstud Spike Quilted PVC Shoulder Bag (USD2220) is finished with a red leather pocket that provides extra security for your cards and/or ID.


Congrats, you made this far down the post, which either means you really enjoyed this piece created in collaboration with NET-A-PORTER, or you’re just here for the giveaway. So what happens next? You already liked all 3 videos and tagged 3 friends over on Instagram (that’s step 1), so now for step 2. In each video you’ll also see 2 SLGs (small leather goods) from the likes of Gucci, Prada and Saint Laurent, which also means 6 of you will stand to win one each.

So what do you have to do? Simply head to the video on Instagram that has the SLG you want and tell me there which one you would like to win (please pick one item to win, those with multiple entries will be disqualified). That’s it. 6 of you who completed both steps 1 and 2 will be picked to win 1 SLG each of your choice. New year, new wallet. Why not, right?

And if you’re wondering what this post’s SLGs are, here are the links for your easy reference, the first by Gucci (GG Marmont Small Quilted Leather in Red, USD436) and the second by Saint Laurent (Quilted Textured Leather Cardholder, USD312). Good luck.

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