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6 sleek, sculptural Moon bags perfect for both work and play

Step aside, boxy totes. This summer, style stars everywhere have been diverting their attention towards the hobo bag — but it looks nothing like it did in the early 2000s.

For the Spring/Summer 2020 season, the classic hobo bag has been given a different moniker: The moon bag. Instead of the slouchy version we’re used to see, this new version it’s structured, sleek and sculptural, something any minimalist would appreciate.

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See our selection below for the moon bags to add to your wardrobe, all of which are suitable for both work and play.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.


Here’s the bag that started it all. Staud’s signature ‘Moon’ tote — as seen on Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid — is made of leather and contrast stitching that highlights its distinctive shape. This new style features croc-effect leather, which makes the bag stand out even more.

HK$2,126.25 from Net-A-Porter

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Nanushka isn’t just great for vegan leather clothing; the Budapest label boasts a selection of handbags that are just as covetable. This ‘Anja’ tote is the bag you’ll want to take out to parties, thanks to its shimmering, ruched satin fabric.

HK$2,740.50 HK$1,096.20 (60 percent off) from Net-A-Porter
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No points for guessing what By Far’s latest statement bag is named after, but you’ll get plenty of style points for wearing it. Unlike the other options, this ‘Lune’ bag is a slim offering which we figure can fit only a handful of your essentials. On the plus side, it’s lightweight and comes with a long chain handle too, so you can carry it with convenience.

HK$‌5,050 HK$‌3,050 (40 percent off) from By Far

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All right, so AWAKE Mode’s ‘Lucy’ handbag resembles an egg more than a moon, but it’s no less a circular statement piece. And even more so because it’s made with padded faux leather that is soft to the touch. Here’s an accessory you won’t be able to keep your hands off of.

HK$1,417.50 from Net-A-Porter

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Another cult favourite in this peculiar category of bags is Coperni’s ‘Swipe’ tote. The name actually refers to the swipe button on an iPhone, which would fit nicely in the oblong bag along with your wallet and makeup kit. And no worries about your stuff falling out; the Swipe’s top handle features a zip that runs all along it.

HK$2,953.13 from Net-A-Porter

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Carolina Santo Domingo specialises in sculptural bags, like this ‘Ostra’ tote. It stands out with its asymmetric shape and the unconventional placement of its handle which, by the way, is fully adjustable. More artsy than playful, this piece would add a nice touch to your outfit for business lunches.

HK$3,307.50 from Net-A-Porter

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