Uniqlo's new £25 crochet bag will be your spring/summer hero

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Uniqlo launches new summery take on crossbody bagEdward Berthelot - Getty Images

By this point, the Uniqlo crossbody bag has taken on cult hero status in fashion circles. Since launching and immediately going viral in 2022, it's sold out and come back again countless times, with new colours and finishes keeping our collections fresh. It's also super affordable, with the nylon original costing just £14.90, so we were excited to see that a new crochet take has launched just in time for spring/summer.

With a slightly higher price tag of £24.90, this new Uniqlo crossbody bag comes in a choice of two holiday-ready colours: beige and natural. It's hand-knitted for that artisan feel with the same round shape, adjustable strap, zip-top closure and handy inner pocket that we know and love. Be warned, though: it's unlikely to hang around for long, especially once the weather finally starts warming up.

The ideal high street alternative to The Row's A-list-approved banana bag, Uniqlo's crossbody bag is currently available in 21 colours, from classic black to neutrals, pastels and brights. Called the Round Mini Shoulder Bag on-site, it fits a surprising amount of stuff, making it an everyday staple every woman needs in her arsenal.

In terms of how to style it, well, it literally goes with everything, no matter the time of year. Catch us wearing this transeasonal must-have with knitwear, jeans, boots and a big coat in winter, before throwing it over a white tee, slip skirt, blazer and trainers once the sun starts coming out. Of course, the crochet bag in particular is also the perfect pairing for floaty summer dresses and sandals.

Don't miss former Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller's collab with Uniqlo, either. In her Uniqlo: C range you'll find an oversized version of the bestselling crossbody bag; choose from black, cream or lemon yellow in padded faux leather.

Then new for Uniqlo: C's spring/summer drop is the Puffy Bag, which has 'fashion influencer favourite' written all over it and looks set to rival the crossbody's success. Coming in black, cream and olive, it's also made from padded faux leather that can be wiped clean for easy care. Designed to wear over your shoulder, it's conveniently sized to fit a 13-inch laptop, with two interior compartments, making it a smart work bag.

In case it's not clear, we really love Uniqlo's bags. The Uniqlo crossbody bag wasn't the most-searched for fashion product of Q1 2023 (according to The Lyst Index) for no reason. So if you're yet to try it for yourself, you know what to do...

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