While you may currently be all tied up prepping your wardrobe for fall with everything from jackets to jeans, there’s one must-have item that should be added to your shopping list asap: a drawstring bag. The seemingly impractical bag actually comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials and some are even large enough to double as carryalls. With just a tug, the gathered bag opens up to store all your fashion week or everyday necessities and closes securely to keep everything in place (which is why drawstring bags are already popping up all over Instagram and street style snaps).
And the good news is, there are many low-cost options from both fast fashion and designer brands — always a plus when it comes to possibly passing fads. Most come with some sort of strap so you can rock them crossbody, but those in the know frequently cart them like a clutch.
Here are 19 stylish drawstring bags you won’t want to put down this season. FYI: We didn’t feature any backpacks or rucksacks since those deserve their own list.