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Contemporary labels launched in the last year or so should take cues from Cult Gaia, one that achieved cult status (no pun intended) thanks to its game-changing Ark bag that was spotted all over Instagram when it was released back in 2017. Today, the brand does not rest on its laurels, continuing to update its signature bag with variations like the Fan Ark and Ark Crossbody, which come with a beaded top handle and shoulder strap respectively. It was also crucial for Cult Gaia to move from being just a one trick pony, and so it came up with new designs season after season, most of them coming in an eye-catching silhouette that made for the perfect conversation starter.
One of these is the Dita Top Handle launched for Spring-Summer 2020, a boxy bag constructed from 100% bovine leather, armed with a rounded gold handle that makes for the perfect contrast against the white croc-embossed body. The bag can be carried for the day-to-day like an oversized clutch, or it can simply double up as a beautiful jewellery box sitting atop your vanity table. That’s because it opens via two snap closures at opposite sides, and you can literally pull them out like a drawer of sorts to keep your lovely trinkets within.
Priced at SGD390, you can purchase the Dita Top Handle on Cult Gaia’s online store here (yes, they are still shipping into Singapore), or wait it out at online boutiques like NET-A-PORTER which also carries pieces from Cult Gaia.
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This box bag is BEAUTIFUL!!! Aiming to purchase it very soon! I have the acrylic ark bag and have an itch for more Cult Gaia items!