Style arena is generally the Japan Fashion Association has operated.

Style arena is generally the Japan Fashion Association has operated.



Drawstring Bag

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The Comeback of the Edo Style


The Drawstring Bag is loved by many as a classic unisex bag. With the trend of mini handbags, the drawstring pouches have become part of mainstream trend since 2017 and they are still popular today. The Drawstring Bags were historically used as purses for coins and were strung around people’s waists in the Edo period. Although retro fashion is trending, it is rare even in street fashion for a historical piece to gain such popularity as the Drawstring Bag.


The New York brand, Mansur Gavriel started the trend for these drawstring pouches. The Drawstring Bags gained attention as Mansur Gavriel’s drawstring pouches took over runways and Instagram photos. The Drawstring Bag became the “it bag” in no time as fashionistas fell in love with the practical but round shaped and cute bags.



The bags were mainly made of cotton and synthetic leather after their debut, but this year, we have seen more variety in design. For example, we have seen quilted fabric bags that give a warm impression for the Fall and Winter. A recent trend in design is Asian-style, especially Vietnamese, embroidery on the Drawstring Bags. Let’s watch how the Drawstring Bags will evolve as they become long-term style in the market.