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Net This Season's Runaway Hit: The Macrame Bag

For starters, it's pronounced "ma-kra-may".

To some it may look like a basketball hoop net. To others, it is reminiscent of foam fruit wrappers. Indeed, the macrame net bag is not your typical cookie cutter accessory. It is for this exact reason that this ’70s hippy staple, made from knotted cords, have become a hot favourite in this season’s roundup of novelty bags. The way the macrame bag is styled on the runways this season also highlight another of it’s qualities: it is big on versatility. Cue how it was worn with the utilitarian garments at Stella McCartney one day and paired with minimalist sheaths at Prada the next. Talk about buying an accessory that has plenty of net worth.

Leather and polyester minaudiere, $85.90, Charles & Keith
Polyester with crystal minaudiere, $59.90, Zara
Nannacay Astrid nylon tote, US$160 (S$269), www.net-a-porter.com
Staud leather bucket bag, $536, www.farfetch.com
Plastic and nylon minaudiere, MSGM
Leather tote, $1,330, Stella McCartney
Leather tote, $1,640, Miu Miu
Straw and leather bucket bag, $2,070, Miu Miu
Calfskin and nylon minaudiere, $2,360, Prada
Proenza Schouler nylon clutch, $3,069, www.farfetch.com
Leather minaudiere, $3,900, Loewe. All prices unavailable unless stated