21 Mar '18, 10am

How the bag of summer became the fashion lawsuit of winter.

It was the must-have bag of last summer. All through the warm months of 2017, my Instagram feed was flooded with photos of people — friends, celebrities, celebrities I think of as friends — carrying Cult Gaia’s Ark bag. It is delicate and crescent shaped, constructed from bamboo, and reminiscent somehow of both an antique bird cage and a picnic basket. It was also initially less than $100, which is fairly affordable; even now, when the smallest version in the natural color sells for $128, it is still a steal in the fashion world. But the price didn’t disqualify it from mention in the high-end glossy magazines, including Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. In October 2016, the bag had a waiting list 1,800 people long, according to Cult Gaia. So it came as no surprise that knockoffs were right around the corner. Red Dress Boutique and Perennial Chic have their own versions of t...

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