The bao-bao bags are a new favourite and here is everything you need to know about it!

Initially introduced by Japanese designer Issey Miyake, the bao-bao bags are an interesting touchdown point for those who crave for something new and alluring. The structure is such that the pieces are arranged in such a symmetry to showcase infinite versatile shapes, creating a three-dimensional structure to it. It was initially launched in the Pleats Please Issey Miyake 2000 collection and later re-introduced as a brand in the AW2010 collection. It has regained its fame and is a quick choice for eager fashion enthusiasts.

The line in itself has the clutches, bags and the tote collection. Many local brands have re-created their own versions of this brand, ensuring that high-end fashion is now available to everyone. These bags are available on all shopping platforms like Amazon etc. and are an ideal element to a perfect day and outfit!

How to style essentially with the bao-bao bag:

The bao-bao bags are available in a wide range of colours from bright colours to sober mellow ones. It is a task when it comes to choosing your colour, or something which goes the best along with a lot of outfits for you.

  • A best friend to your solids

If doubt strikes you as to what should be the ideal wear, a solid combination is what you need. Be it a solid black jumpsuit, or a dress, with a metallic grey bao-bao, or a white maxi with a blush bao-bao, the list is endless.

Ensure that you don’t diminish the look of your bao-bao by wearing heavy prints or a complicated graphic tee. It would definitely mark up as your fashion faux!

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  •  When ethnic becomes authentic

The versatility of the bao-bao bag is what makes it a must have in your closets. It is something which can go ideally with your Indian wear as well. You can pair it up with your kurtis and palazzos or with your jeans and kurta look. It gives a effortlessly chic look and definitely makes you stand out.

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  • Emboldens smart casuals

Smart casuals are a tough one to ace, but who said bao-bao cannot come to the rescue? A bao-bao wallet or a sling is a perfect addition to the outfit, makes you stand out, and in a good way.

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  • The athleisure factor

A bao-bao bag is adaptable in terms of its appearance.  It might as well be the chameleon of the bag world, being so versatile! You can definitely pair it up with your athleisure outfits, and be the sporty chic goals and that too with the utmost comfort!

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  • The all seasons bliss

India primarily has six seasons, and through thick and thin, the bao-bao promises to be your heart and soul, the language of fashion. Be it in the winters when you feel like coordinating it with your uggs and boots, or in the monsoons, when the rains won’t let you stop the fashion game, it is there for you, at all costs!

  • The real eye-turner

A bao-bao bag is unique in terms of its structure and appearance. You will definitely be the eye-turner or the show stopper with this little gem along, and all in a good way. What is the wait for? Fill in your essentials list with bao-bao bags, as it is a necessity, don’t you think!

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Summer ended sometime back, and with the coming in of fall and eventually winter, the boot season comes along. With the crispier air outside, boots are the saviour. Also important are the totes you should consider having this winter. Auburn brings to you a guide to the perfect boots and totes, highlighting some wondrous looks.

Boots in the Box:

  1. Ankle Boots:

An essential type, because they work with everything- from skinny jeans to skirts and chic minidresses. You can create both casual and formal looks with these boots.


  1. Moto Boots:

For days when you don’t want to wear flats, get yourself these edgy, biker-inspired boots. It can help balance out a more buttoned-up look and coordinates nicely with skinnies too.


  1. Over-the-knee Boots:

They might not be the easiest to wear, but they are indeed worth the struggle, for the look is killer. Shorts, mini-skirts, or dresses look grand with these boots.


  1. Stilettos:

Get a pair for the dressier occasions- parties of every kind. Team these up with shimmery sleek bodycon dresses, one-coloured minis.  Heels make any outfit feel fancy!


  1. Chelsea Boots:

These never go out of fashion. An easy classic with a little rock-n-roll can create fantastic looks with straight-fit jeans, skinnies, skirt, and dresses, with a cardigan on top.

Tribal-art inspired boots and bag.
Tribal-art inspired boots and bag.


Tote Trouble:

  1. The Leather Satchel:

This is the essential workhorse handbag: It can hold almost anything. A neutral colour like black or leather brown adds a classy air to the look. Choose the correct size, and there you are!


  1. Chic Tote

An important part of the look, and hence if you are all dressed up do not carry a tote- carry a little clutch or a side-bag. From a rock-n-roll studded hobo to a sporty messenger to a sleek white patent clutch- every style is so chic.


  1. Iconic Handbag

Nothing heavily luxurious, but these can stand alone- perpetually making a statement and outlasting any trend. Get one, showstopper!


  1. Colour Play

It is not bad to give in to the joys of colours- they can uplift your mood. Match it to your clothes, or try it on the opposite spectrum of colours to create a contrast.


  1. Casual Carry

It allows to show-off personal style. You can work on your effortless 9 to 5 look with a casual tote/handbag.



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Radhika Boruah

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