How did knotted handbag become the most sought-after bag this season

Get your hands on the coolest it bag.

These days it’s almost impossible to keep the eye on the latest it bags. With trends coming and going so fast, sometimes it’s better to have your own fashion pace. 

But when something so eye-catching and special as this latest bag comes our way, we want to know more. You might even consider it as your next fashion investment. Meet knotted bags! 

Knots as a feature

Fun meets functional – this perfectly describes what knotted bags are about. These bags are quite unusual and quirky, but no less practical.

Most knotted bags are inspired by traditional Japanese wrapping cloth Furoshiki.

The knot detailing is what catches the eye the most in any of these bags. Many of these bags are actually inspired by Furoshiki, a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that was used to transport all kinds of goods. Ruched, knot detailing is part of the artsy design. 


Knotted bags we are seeing this season come in all kinds of unusual and playful designs. Which proves this accessory trend is not about following the rules but breaking them.

It’s not about having a perfectly structured bag but something unexpected and fun. Something that’s functional but a bit more statement. Let’s be real, we all need be less safe with our (fashion) choices sometimes. 

How to style a knotted bag?

Don’t be intimidated by its slouchy shape. Most of the knotted bags are small but mighty, holding enough space for your essentials and then some. Perfect for daytime wear, dinner parties and special events. Or just days when you want to look put-together.

If you go with a neutral knotted bag in black or beige, it will go with literally everything in your closet.

In a case you wish to spice up your daily outfit coloured options will look beautiful paired with dreamy dresses and comfy jeans. Simple combinations will go long ways as this bag will certainly take centre stage.

Here are some of the most beautiful knotted bags currently on the market.


WHAT: Inspired by Furoshiki, Manchester-based Roop creates bags and accessories using deadstock and vintage fabrics to keep it green. This Glinda bag is made of emerald green satin.

PRICE: £75

Rejina Pyo

WHAT: Rejina Pyo’s Nane bag has been a favourite among influencers for a few seasons now, and the brands has recently launched a new version in viscose blend and a signature knot strap.

PRICE: £295


WHAT: Nanushka’s Jen bag is made of brands’ signature vegan leather, featuring triangular slouchy shape and a knotted detail.

PRICE: £200


WHAT: Knotted bags can be oversized too, such as Ganni’s maxi tote created in tech nylon fabric with tied strap.

PRICE: £195


WHAT: Known for its vegan quirky coats and accessories, British label Shrimps has launched new Ellery bag this season that features knotted, bow-shaped handles.

PRICE: £250

Kassl Editions

WHAT: Bag Lady by German brand Kassl Editions is a perfect winter day handbag – it has a puffy design and has knotted details at shoulder strap. Simple and practical! 

PRICE: £280


Editor’s note: Feature image via @itsropper.