For £65, this bag packs a universal styling punch (Picture: Charles and Keith)
The pieces in your wardrobe that get the most wear are the ones that go with a variety of things – and this bag looks like our new multitasking staple.
The Charles and Keith Gabine Crossbody is making waves online for its ‘universal’ styling potential, with adjustable features and add-ons allowing you to wear it in six different ways.
TikToker Marina Usti first brought it to our attention, with a series of videos explaining its versatility.
At £65, it comes with a gold-toned strap and two black leather ones. The magic lies in how, with a clip here and a buckle there, you can make the Gabine work for any occasion.
Marina calls it ‘the most incredible affordable bag ever’ and says that it’s ‘officially [her] best purchase’, before showing the different ways you can wear the bag.
With the thicker leather strap fed through the back of the accessory, she transforms it from a bumbag around her waist to a secure, over-the-shoulder look.
Next, she changes it up by switching to a short, gold strap, before clipping the slimmer leather strap to the hooks at either end and wearing as a shoulder bag and crossbody (removing the metallic hardware for an additional option).
If that wasn’t enough, Marina says that she even uses the thick strap as a belt.
Here it is with the gold strap attached (Picture: Charles and Keith)
Commenters on her page were loving the suggestion, with one person writing: ‘Omg i need it ASAP’.
‘This is literally my dream come true bag,’ said another.
The Gabine Crossbody is currently sold out in black, but available in this neutral pink tone (Picture: Charles and Keith)
In faux leather, it’s suitable for vegans. It also fits a standard iPhone, as well as essentials like keys and cards.
At the moment, the black version of this is out of stock, although it’s not a limited edition piece so should come back in. It’s worth signing up for availability notifications, so you can snap it up when it’s restocked.
The nude pink colourway, however, is still available: just as versatile as the black, but to go with your bright, summery outfits.
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For those who don’t want to wait for a restock to get their universal bag fix, these alternatives are just as Transformer-like.
The internal structure of this satchel means you can store all your essentials to hand (Picture: Mina Baie)
From LA-based designer Mina Baie, this real leather bag can go on your hip, on the shoulder as a crossbody bag, or over your chest as a handy traveler.
Silver hardware gives an industrial feel to this elegant bag (Picture: Astre Paris)
Turn this from a fannypack to a shoulder bag in seconds. It’s made from grained cowhide leather, and you can buy extra straps to make it your own.
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