If you’ve spent one too many hours attempting to master Candy Crush Saga, it’s time for a new guilty pleasure –one that’ll deliver on-trend styles without breaking the bank! Enter Little Black Bag, an ingenious website that brings the Japanese tradition of Fukubukuro to the online community right here in the United States. What exactly is Fukubukuro, you ask? Also known as the “Lucky Bag Sale”, it’s an event where retailers sell mystery bags filled with goodies that customers then trade amongst friends and fellow shoppers.
Here’s how Little Black Bag works: Visit the website, where you’ll have the opportunity to take a quiz to determine your style personality. You’ll also be given the chance to pick your first item. Then, Little Black Back’s stylists will get to work choosing one to three additional pieces that match your personal style.
Too much of a gamble for you? Not to worry! After checkout, you’ll have the opportunity to swap items with fashion-loving site members. Once you’ve made those key trades, Little Black Bag will ship your goodies to your door. And you’ll even have the opportunity to send items back for exchange or refund within 30 days, just in case. Brilliant!
Participating brands include Badgley Mischka, Kenneth Cole, BCBGeneration, Betsey Johnson, and Dolce and Gabbana, so you know you’re shelling out for stuff you’ll actually want to wear. Pricing for members is $29 for the intro tier ($50-$75 value) and $49 for the mid-tier ($100-$150 value).
Diana Denza is BettyConfidential’s contributing editor.
Photos courtesy of Little Black Bag