Off-the-Shoulder Top ~ Jeans (current fave) ~ Cult Gaia Ark Bag (waitlist here; also love THIS clutch) ~ Wedges ~ Earrings (similar style) ~ Cuff bracelet ~ Knot Cuff ~ Sunglasses ~ Lipstick: Chanel Ardente
Oh, my love for this bag! I couldn’t wait to do a whole post on it, because I can’t get enough of it. Sorry in advance if I post waaaaay too many pics of it. It’s the “it bag” of the season, and I love it for so many reasons. I call it my “basket”, since that’s kind of what it resembles. My son grabbed it when I was taking pictures for Instagram, and he didn’t want to give it back to me. He immediately put his “smelly bear” inside, and was calling it a “pet bag”. LOL! 🙂
Cult Gaia Bag Review:
- Size – The only deciding factor when purchasing this bag is whether you want the small or the large option. Mine is the small. Since I’m petite, I went with this option, and it’s more of a clutch. It’s still roomy enough to carry my keys, a small wallet, lipstick and gloss, and sunglasses. I’d suggest choosing a size based on what you’d like to use the bag for. Since I plan to use mine as a clutch for date night or girls night out, the small is a perfect size. If you plan to use this as an everyday bag, or even a beach bag, I’d suggest the large. (You can see the large in my friend Missy’s post here!) The small is 11 x 8 x 3. The large is 12.5 x 10.5 x 4.
- Quality – I wasn’t sure what to expect when I ordered this bag, but the quality is great. Honestly, it’s like a piece of art. The bag is fairly delicate, since each piece of bamboo is tied together. I plan to be extra gentle with mine, since I want it to last forever. The pieces of bamboo are thick, and not at all flimsy. Also, on the inside of the top handle, “cult gaia” is stamped into the bamboo, which looks really pretty.
- Price – Apparently this bag started out around the $90 mark, but has already increased to $128 for the small size. I was surprised by the price, and feel the bag is definitely worth it. I think the cost is very reasonable based on the uniqueness, and the craftsmanship that goes into making the bag.
- Versatility – I want to wear this bag with EVERY. THING. The neutral color makes it so versatile, and perfect for spring/summer. I love how it has a slightly beachy/boho vibe to it, too. It looks amazing with white, but I can’t think of a color it WON’T go with. It’s going to be my new go-to clutch.
So now that I filled you in on all the details, let’s talk availability. This bag is in SUCH high demand. If you want one, just stalk the sites I linked above. Early last week, it was completely sold out, but the small was restocked mid-week (then sold out again). I’m anticipating they will restock both sizes at some point, so just keep checking back. I’ll try to let you know as soon as it’s available, too! If you can’t wait, check out the Cult Gaia Lilleth bag that’s available for pre-order (it’s super cute)!
Oh, and I can’t not mention that my eyelet off-the-shoulder top is only $23!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have an amazing day!
Photos by CAG Photography