Emily Ratajkowski’s Flower Pot Bag Is An Unexpected (& Welcomed) Choice For Fall
At first glance, you might have thought Emily Ratajkowski's flower pot bag was a Starbucks iced coffee hanging by a rope. But a closer look reveals the accessory she carried around Milan Fashion Week on Friday is not coffee, but rather an unusually shaped shoulder bag by Costa Rican brand Montunas. Could this flower pot-shaped purse be the season's next it bag? According to EmRata, the answer is yes.
On the third day of Milan Fashion Week, Ratajkowski took to the streets of Italy in all-white separates — a V-neck crop top with a midi pencil skirt — and let her unique accessory do the talking. Like all of her off-duty outfits, Ratajkowski kept her hair simple with a blunt middle part and a pair of cat-eye sunglasses.
The model's handbag is Montunas' Lirio Flower Pot Mini Shoulder Bag, a tortoiseshell acetate that holds a metallic-gold drawstring pouch. According to Montunas, the bag's cylinder shape is inspired by the rainforests of Costa Rica, from where the brand emerged. The polished-leather inner pouch is removable from its copper-colored shell, which hangs by a detachable and adjustable olive-green rope.
In Milan, Ratajkowski held hers not on the shoulder but by the hand, with the strap knotted neatly in the middle.
Montunas' first handbags came straight from a Costa Rican cattle ranch 25 years ago. The mother-daughter trio behind the brand designed them to be both practical and stylish, and they're still pushing the boundaries of handbags today with innovative shapes like the flower pot. The brand also makes an ultra-luxe, square box bag, a clutch shaped like a belt, and canister-like bucket bags — and they're chicer than you'd imagine.
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Lirio Flower Pot Mini Shoulder Bag
According to the handbag forecast from New York Fashion Week's Fall/Winter 2018 shows — which showcased plenty of drawstring ties and geometric shapes, including, yes, actual boxes — Montunas is right on trend. In addition to Ratajkowski, Sienna Miller recently carried a woven cylinder purse and Gigi Hadid really outdid everyone at New York Fashion Week when she carried a see-through box bag with nothing but a bottle of rosé inside. Champagne aside, you should feel inspired to take your own street style to the next level with a fun-shaped bag by now.
If you don't want to dive right in with EmRata's trend-forward flower pot bag, try a subtle woven shoulder bag with a round shape or a small, leather bucket bag with a circular handle to start. Want to go bolder? Try the budding PVC trend and opt for a transparent one like Hadid's (alcoholic contents optional).
Ahead, The Zoe Report's favorite flower pot handbags to shop right now.
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Small Terracotta Jug Bag
This jug-shaped straw bag by Rosie Assoulin is small, subtle, and features a fun detachable lid.
Pot De Miel Bag
Clare V.'s oversized, woven bag will give your all-black wardrobe a pop of color this fall.
Mini Lantern Bag
This little lantern bag by Mlouye puts a twist on the tan-leather piece you already carry every day.
Mini Moreau Bag
This Staud accessory is your classic black-leather bucket bag but with a netted casing for some necessary edge.
Bonsai 20 Textured-Leather Bucket Bag
This simple bucket bag by Simon Miller is your perfect intro to the cylinder bag trend, and there are four colors to choose from (including this rich, royal blue).