Get Sacked! Pack it Away With the Latest Pouch Necklaces

Scoot along, spikes 'n' chains—the newest trend on the jewelry terrain happens to be one of the oldest. Ancient Chinese empresses would wear perfumed pouches to keep evil spirits at bay, and Medieval princesses would stick cloves and sweet-smelling herbs in their necklaces to hide that fact that they hadn't bathed in years. We're not sure if these pouches can help you ward off any evil spirits or sicknesses—or replace showering, at that—but they're an unexpected accessory that brings a bit of that mystical charm to your everyday outfit.
Above, from left: Emmy Andersson photographed by AltamiraNYC; Speech X1 Strange Days Pouch Necklace, $120- $150, for more information, go to or email
Above, from left: Speech X3 Strange Days Pouch Necklace, $120- $150, for more information, go to or email; Early Jewelry Leather Pouch Necklace, $90, available at Early Jewelry.
pouch-purse-necklace-trend-3aAbove: Bally Brass Box Necklace, $660, available at Bally stores.
Above: A Common Thread Leather Pouch Fringe Necklace, $15, available at Common Thread.