Every season, there is a certain bag that features on the arms of influencers and editors more than all others.
This time last year, it was about - a surprise hit given that its material doesn't make it a likely bedfellow to rainy February. Last season belonged to the perhaps even more , which more often than not required an inner bag to prevent one's belongings from falling through its net fabric.
This London Style Week, such design inefficiencies have been remedied in the form of the plant pot bag - an evolution of the string tote, this time featuring a leather case in which to store your phone and wallet, which to the untrained eye resembles one of the terracotta pots commonly seen at Petersham Nurseries.
The design by LA-based label Staud has become a common sighting over the past few days, and so popular that Net-a-Porter has sold out of its (it's available in , white and too). With prices ranging between £210 and £395, Staud fits neatly into the mid-range bag category, offering premium quality and cult-like status without the toweringly high price points of your Diors and Vuittons.
The brand's crushed velvet bags and simple leather incarnations have also been a hit with the fashion set including Alexa Chung and Leandra Medine. Staud is headed up by former Reformation fashion director Sarah Staudinger, so it comes as not surprise that her collections holds such appeal.