It Bag : All About the Beautiful Cult Gaia Ark Handbag

Written by Julie Weinstein

Hey guys! Hope you’re having a great week. If I were to guess, I have a feeling most of you have heard about the bag that has been taking Instagram and fashion blogs by storm; none other than the Cult Gaia Ark handbag. Last summer, this bag started making its way into the hands of some of the most stylish gals out there. And for good reason; it’s a beauty!

What is the Cult Gaia Ark Handbag?

Cult Gaia is a clothing and accessories company based in L.A. This bohemian meets modern west coast brand came out with the Ark bag last year, which is a unique take on a clutch, in its half circle shape. In fact, the silhouette is actually the same as a classic Japanese picnic bag. Pretty neat, huh?

While it used to only come in natural wood, you can now find it in other colors and finishes, such as black acrylic, malachite acrylic, mother of pearl, and a dark stained wood. The best part about this bag is its price point. At $128 for the smaller size, you can’t beat that price for an ‘it bag.’ The slightly unfortunate news is that this bag is a tad hard to get; they sell out fast. However, they also seem to get restocked fairly quickly, too.

With spring officially here, I can’t help but begin to think about days spent at the beach and summer vacations. And, really, this bag is perfect for both occasions. We have an inkling this bag is going to remain at ‘it bag status’ throughout the remainder of the year.

Cult Gaia Ark Handbags

These bags might sell out fast, but you can still find them. Below we’ve pulled together ones that are currently available (or available for pre order). Though, as we mentioned, they go fast, so if one does now show ‘out of stock,’ be sure to keep checking back. We truly love each of them!

Street Style

As mentioned above, this bag has been seen on many of the most stylish women out there. You can find a few of our favorite looks featuring the Cult Gaia Ark bag below.


How Carrie Has Worn It

You’ve also likely seen Carrie donning the bag. I absolutely love how she paired the mother of pearl one with her blue and white striped dress, denim jacket, and fun neck scarf in this recent post.

Original post : A Classic Look of Stripes, Hearts, and Denim

In Closing

So, what do you think? Do you love this bag as much as we do? Are you thinking about getting it? If so, which finish is your favorite? Would love to hear in the comments below.


Photos of Carrie by Maritere Rice / Street style photos borrowed from Gal Meets Glam, Who What Wear, Atlantic-Pacific, Collage Vintage

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  1. Maddy says:

    I have the smaller one in the natural bamboo and I do love it. I actually purchased mine last October because I had a feeling it would get big (plus it was cheaper then haha). I love the bamboo because its an amazing neutral bag to spice up any summer outfit!

    xo, Maddy

    1. Carrie says:

      Good for you! Yes I remember they were even less expensive back then…

  2. Azanah says:

    I think its a cool shape and gives a nice look to some outfits, but personally its not really my style. I’ll skip out on this trend!

    1. Carrie says:

      Understand! Not every trend is for everybody. 🙂

  3. Love Cult Gaia bags! The white one is fabulous!

    xo, Jennifer

    1. Carrie says:

      Yes! Isn’t that one great. Do you have one yet?

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