If you’re on social media, and you follow any accounts that are fashion related, chances are you will have noticed The Pouch. The clutch could be seen everywhere these past two seasons. I first fell for it when I saw the beige version with a woven effect. However beautiful the bag is, it’s completely out of my price range. I can only dream of being able to afford a designer trend piece like the pouch. So, ever since I first noticed the bag, I’ve been hoping for a high street brand to start selling their version.
There have been a few that have caught my eye. Zara is generally great to go for for a designer dupe, but I never managed to find the bag I wanted there. A few weeks ago I finally found it. Gina Tricot started selling their Alara Bag. This is a smaller version of a pouch, but in the same woven beige I first fell in love with. Like the Bottega Veneta pouch, the Alara Bag sold out quickly, and I was lucky to get my hands on it. You’ll be seeing me wearing it a lot in the weeks to come. Finding things like this is a great way to stay in style, even on a student budget. Links to both the mentioned bags are listed below, as affiliate links.