Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag Dupes You Can Get Right Now!

Initially introduced in 2016, the Cult Gaia Ark Bag quickly became a huge success. However, due to the bag’s shape and design, it wasn’t until 2017 when Instagram was flooded with celebrities wearing the now ‘It bag’. Actually, scratch that! Almost everyone was wearing the arty bamboo picnic bag due to its affordable price tag – $130! Even now, the Cult Gaia Ark bag remains the most affordable among the luxury handbags. It gained so much popularity and demand that the brand had a waiting list of over 2,500 people!

Although you can get your hands on one of these bamboo beauties for less than $200, some would still prefer to save rather than splurge! Moreover, some acrylic versions of the Cult Gaia Ark can reach $300. Thus, I’ve managed to find the best Cult Gaia Bamboo bag dupes on the market!

Not only that!

I’ve also managed to find a lot of dupes of the colourful acrylic Cult Gaia bags alongside some Cult Gaia inspired look-alikes!

Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag Dupes

Cult Gaia Ark Bag & Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag Dupes On Amazon

Cult Gaia Ark Bag ($136) | Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag Dupes, HERE (US) & HERE (UK)

Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag Dupes With Scarf

Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag Dupes + Scarf HERE

Small & Large Cult Gaia Dupes

Large & Small Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag Dupes

Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag Dupes

More Cult Gaia Bamboo Dupes | HERE, HERE & HERE (US)

As you can see, I’ve managed to find a many Cult Gaia bamboo bag dupes. All of them are made of bamboo and you can clearly see the undeniable similarities. I’ve also been able to find both large and small dupes of the Cult Gaia Ark bag. With only a slight difference in the shades, you can get one of these dupes for less than $50! If that’s not a bargain, I don’t know what is!

As I mentioned in the beginning, the bag’s construction is perfectly suited to the hot summer days. You can put all of your essentials in the bag when you’re heading off to the beach while looking trendy and chic! Moreover, due to the material, you won’t risk damaging them. The only disadvantage of having this ‘It bag’ is the missing shoulder strap. Sadly, sometimes we have to sacrifice our comfort for the greater fashion trends!

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Colourful Cult Gaia Bag Dupes

White Acrylic Cult Gaia Bag & Cult Gaia Acrylic Dupes

White Acrylic Cult Gaia Bag ($155) | White Cult Gaia Acrylic Bag Dupe HERE

White Cult Gaia Dupes

Large & Small White Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag Dupes

Black Cult Gaia Ark Bag & Black Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag Dupes

Black Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag ($260) | Black Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag Dupes, HERE (US) & HERE (UK)

Brown Cult Gaia Acrylic Bag & Cult Gaia Acrylic Bag Dupe

Brown Cult Gaia Acrylic Bag ($290) | Brown Cult Gaia Acrylic Bag Dupe

Pink Cult Gaia Acrylic Bag & Pink Cult Gaia Acrylic Bag Dupe

Pink Cult Gaia Acrylic Bag ($300) | Pink Cult Gaia Acrylic Bag Dupe HERE

Green Cult Gaia Bag Dupes

Green Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag Dupe HERE| Green Cult Gaia Acrylic Bag Dupe HERE

Colourful Cult Gaia Acrylic Bag Dupes

Cult Gaia Acrylic Bag Dupes HERE + even more colours!

Most of the colourful Cult Gaia dupes I found are acrylic versions, just like the original! However, there are some bamboo finds of the picnic-style bag. As far as colour variety goes, there is plenty of choices. You can opt for more subtle colours, such as white, grey or pink. Alternatively, you can get yourself a bright green, blue or orange Cult Gaia dupe to add a bit of pop to an everyday summer outfit! For an evening look, go ahead with the black or dark brown versions.

Sadly, there is isn’t much choice in terms of sizing. On the bright side, all of these Cult Gaia bag dupes are available through Amazon. You can read all of the customers’ reviews prior to your purchase!

Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag Look-Alikes

Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag Look-Alike

Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag Look-Alike

Cult Gaia Bag Look-Alikes

Large & Small Cult Gaia Bamboo Look-Alikes HERE

Cult Gaia Pearl Bag Look-Alikes

Black & White Cult Gaia Pearl Bag Look-Alikes HERE

Cult Gaia Pearl Bags Look-Alikes

Cult Gaia Pearl Bags Look-Alikes HERE

The above Cult Gaia look-alike finds are more or less inspired by the original, hence the term ‘look-alike’! They all have one or two design elements in common with the original, but can’t be classified as dupes. For instance, the first three Cult Gaia look-alikes are clearly inspired by the original Ark bag! They are all made of bamboo and are designed in a ‘box’ or ‘ark’ shape.

The last four Cult Gaia look-alikes are more or less inspired by the Cora tote. Featuring pearl details, these bags are ideal to elevate your evening outfit! Note they can also be worn during the day. The white pearl bags, for example, would perfectly match your colourful maxi summer dress!

The History Behind The Cult Gaia Ark Bag

The brand Cult Gaia was launched in 2012 by Jasmin Larian. In her own words, she explained the decision to name the brand: “Gaia is the goddess of Mother Earth and the daughter of chaos, and for me, chaos is the most creative force there is because it mimics nature.” Although we now associate Cult Gaia with the famous Ark bag, Larian started out with another accessory that became a phenomenon – the flower crown! Later, this style became a huge Coachella trend, and the flower crown ended up replicated quite often! This, in turn, ended with Larian taking a break from the brand for a couple of years.

Her return was marked by the launch of the Cult Gaia Ark bag in 2016. The design of the bag was inspired by the Japanese culture. In the late 1930s, Japanese men on fishing boats could be spotted carrying natural wooden bags. Constructed from natural bamboo stems, the bags were particularly durable and simultaneously lightweight. Primarily used for carrying lunch, they were a practical choice for many Japanese labourers.

Due to the bag’s simple design, huge brands like Steve Madden and Asos came up with cheaper alternatives. This ended with a legal threat from Jasmin Larian, accusing Steve Madden of copying the Ark bag. She also filed for a trademark. Sadly, she couldn’t trademark her design due to its clear connection to the original Japanese bamboo bags used in the 30’!

A few years after its inception, you can still see the Ark bag during the hot summer months. It has achieved an ‘It’ and ‘must-have’ status among fashionistas, but would you splurge on this bag?

Alternatively, would you opt for one of the above Cult Gaia bamboo bag dupes?

 

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5 Comments
  • Jennifer
    April 20, 2019

    I had ordered one from Amazon for a shoot but it was so cheap, I got a really nice one for about the same price from a blogger who has an online store.

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Mariya
      April 21, 2019

      They are really affordable and so convenient for summer!

  • Miri
    April 23, 2019

    This is such a super cute bag! Thanks for sharing this 🙂
    Hope you had a great Easter weekend!

    lots of love, Miri
    http://www.meetmiri.com

  • Daphne
    May 7, 2019

    I am totally loving this bag trend and am glad you found a more affordable alternative! I love the stained ones also which I hadn’t seen before so thank you for your tips!

    http://www.manicuresandcocktails.net

    • Mariya
      May 9, 2019

      Thank you and it’s so good for summer, don’t you think?

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