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The drop: Magpie bags

Our magpie bags edit is window shopping for the soul. Or real shopping for yourself, of course. No one is looking.

Four reasons to lust after magpie bags

Remember the days when too much crystal, glitter and bling was considered a big fashion no-go? Well, we have good news: high octane glamour is 100% in. This party season, crystals are officially trending. From subtle jewel-embellished accents, architectural pieces, to fully crystallised shoppers, designers have been experimenting with sparkle and it couldn’t have dropped in a better season.



Don’t overthink it – you can pair a crystal bag with anything. Maybe throw in a crystal hair slide, too.


For glam maximalists, you will be thrilled that brands are finally catering to your biggest vice – there are plenty of full crystal pieces you’ll love. For the more minimal amongst us, look for pieces with accents – see the Loewe box bag, with just a hint of sprinkling.


If investing in the smallest bag your bag closet holds, then go for one that could also double up as a baroque mantlepiece ornament. Find one that plays with form and texture. Even if we don’t live the evening bag everyday lifestyle, when it’s having a night off it is still a beautiful object.


With a crystal bag, you can keep the whole look on the more androgynous side – think boilersuit and crystal cross body, jeans with an oversized roll neck and a crystal shopper, masculine tailoring with a sparkly top handle. Opposites can attract, you know.

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