Run, don’t walk to get this It accessory.

By Eva Thomas
Updated Jan 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
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Let’s break it down for you: A cool, fresh design + a strong celeb backing = the makings of an ‘It’ item. The math is simple, but getting your hands on that actual celeb-approved find isn’t, well, all that simple. Factors like high price points and a high sell-out rates are barriers in making the latest buzzy fashion essential your own — until end-of-season sales roll around, that is.

With lots of retailers releasing some of the biggest discounts of the year, we’ve been quite the busy bees, sifting through an endless array of pieces (and no, we’re not complaining, because we truly feel like kids in a candy shop when damn good discounts drop). As per usual, our search brought us to Nordstrom, where our eyes immediately landed on one on-sale essential that we know Emma Stone, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Beyoncé, and Michelle Williams have all carried in hand before: Cult Gaia’s Ark Clutch.

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The one-of-a-kind bag is basically a work of art, because yes, fashion pieces are art. This particular Cult Gaia clutch has a unique cage-like shape that gives it a see-through feel without being, well, too see-through. Other than being easy on the eyes (the bag is such a beauty), it’s also easy on your arm, thanks to that lightweight bamboo material, and easy on your wallet because, as we mentioned before, it’s more than half off right now.

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The Chestnut version of the Ark bag, which comes in three different shapes — small, medium, and large — and many different colorways, typically retails for $138, but right now, you can score it for $55. That’s a steal, especially when you think about all the different ways you can style it. Beyoncé wore hers with a poppy-green blouse and jeans while (presumably) on vacation, Stone carried her Ark bag on a casual coffee run, Huntington-Whiteley paired hers with an all-black look for a luncheon in 2017, and Williams rocked it with a polka-dot blouse and white trousers.

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If you’re now inspired to add Cult Gaia’s iconic Ark Clutch to your cart, you can do so by shopping it below. We've also rounded up some other standout styles from the brand that we’re betting will be everywhere in the next few months. And if they sell out, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Cult Gaia Mini Ark Handbag in Chestnut

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Shop now: $55 (Originally $138); nordstrom.com

Cult Gaia Mini Ark Handbag in Natural

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Shop now: $128; nordstrom.com

Cult Gaia Amber Clutch

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Shop now: $458; nordstrom.com

Cult Gaia Mini Coco Top Handle Bamboo Bag

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Shop now: $178; nordstrom.com

Cult Gaia Gaia's Ark Crossbody Bag

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Shop now: $198; nordstrom.com

Cult Gaia Small Ark Handbag in Tortoise

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Shop now: $298; nordstrom.com

Cult Gaia Phaedra Clear Handbag

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Shop now: $348; nordstrom.com