In Vogue’s most recent video, Everything You Need to Know About the It Bag, international editor at large Hamish Bowles schools us on, well, everything you could possibly want to know about the history of a handful of now-iconic designer bags.
But where can one shop the latest iteration of the It bag? Chanel’s 2.55, Fendi’s baguette (not be confused with a loaf of bread!), and Dior’s saddle and lady bags are such durable styles that their legacy houses offer modern, newly produced versions of these classic styles. Timelessness is an important factor when making a fashion-related investment, and the majority of these bags haven’t lost their momentum since they were first created 30 years ago. Many of them only seem to get better with age.
And what of the next generation? Though not as established as their forebears, Daniel Lee’s Bottega Veneta cassette bag, Jonathan Anderson’s hammock bag for Loewe, and Alessandro Michele’s Gucci Zumi tote have already won the hearts of street style fanatics and Vogue editors alike.
Here, shop 13 It bags, from iconic styles to modern classics.
Balenciaga Everyday logo tote
Bottega Veneta Padded Cassette bag
Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30
Balenciaga Classic City AJ satchel bag
Loewe Hammock floral hobo bag
Dior cherry red Lady Dior medium bag
Hermès 24/24-35 bag
Chloé Aby small day shoulder bag
Chanel 2.55 handbag
Gucci Zumi strawberry-print tote
Dior saddle calfskin bag
Fendi large pink leather baguette bag
Prada large Vela nylon backpack
From Vogue US