The New Designer IT Bags You Never Knew You Needed!
When you think about designer IT bags, you probably imagine a classic Hermes Birkin, a Mulberry Bayswater, or even a Fendi Baguette. IT bags are an essential part of every fashionista’s wardrobe, with Victoria Beckham reportedly having a Birkin in every colour, and the Chloe Paddington becoming one of the most copied designer bags ever. But sometimes an IT bag can become too popular and take on a totally different status, as did the Louis Vuitton ‘Murakami’, which became so copied globally, it was seen on many a market stall and quickly lost its iconic place in the fashion world. And then you have the YSL Muse, a bag that has retained it’s IT bag status, thanks in part to the women that ‘wear’ it, and the countless counterfeit measures taken to stop relentless Eastern copies. The YSL Muse now has a double, in the Muse 2 but nothing will ever be as successful as the first offering. So now we come to today, and a new clutch of designers are set to make their mark on the IT bag fashion scene. And with so many gorgeous bags to choose from, we thought it was only right that we help out some way. What I mean of course is that I’ve picked out my Christmas wish list rather early from net-a-porter.com! Enjoy:
How fabulous is Jason Wu? And this Jourdan textured-leather tote for £1,740 is a classic IT bag in the making. Jason Wu is renowned for his distinctly uptown aesthetic, and this textured-leather ‘Jourdan’ tote is the epitome of Park Avenue chic. The navy hue looks especially sophisticated when partnered with a camel cover up. Carry yours by the top handle at cocktails or slip it on cross-body when dashing from morning meetings to midtown lunch.Not so much a new designer, butgets a thumbs up for her Faithful leather tote at £550. It comes equipped with pockets labeled ‘Phone’, ‘Sunglasses’ and ‘Lipstick’, so we think Anya Hindmarch’s leather ‘Faithful’ tote is ideal for busy fashionistas. This bottle-green piece is the chicest way to work FW12′s coveted color story. Slide its double top handles into the crook of your arm during a leisurely shopping date, or go hands-free and wear the detachable shoulder strap cross-body for errands around the city.One, two, three, everybody say Oohh! I definitely ‘heart’ Reed Krakoff’s Boxer leather and calf hair tote for £1,330. It is cast in a pristine neutral palette and given a tactile finish with calf hair, Reed Krakoff’s leather bag is a luxurious update on the designer’s coveted ‘Boxer’ tote. As spacious as it is sophisticated, this carryall will become your everyday style signature.
Now I am pretty sure we have mentioned this tote bag before, but the Victoria Beckham – Victoria leather tote, costing £1,995 deserves a second plug. Victoria Beckham’s expertly crafted signature tote gets a vibrant color-pop this season with this statement contrasting black and pumpkin leather design. Play up the mood-enhancing hue by teaming with shades of camel and chocolate brown.Jimmy Choo doesn’t just do shoes you know! This Justine Large leather tote, priced at £1,195 has the rich dark-red shades that totally ruled this season’s runways, and Jimmy Choo’s impeccably crafted leather ‘Justine’ tote is a luxurious way to tap the trend. I love its spacious boxy shape and opulent gold hardware – perfect for day to dinner in the city. Ensure yours steals the show by teaming it with monochrome separatesNever hear of Jil Sander? You will when you see this Macbeth leather tote for £1,370. With it’s clean lines, beautiful fabrics and elegant shapes – this cognac leather tote showcases the design hallmarks that have made Jil Sander such an acclaimed and coveted brand. Two top handles and a detachable shoulder strap give you different styling options, and folding down the top reveals a flash of the red interior.Simply a classic black IT bag from The Row, their XL Day Luxe leather tote at £4,080 is the most expensive of the bunch but it is truly classic and luxurious. The Row’s black leather tote is an investment in eternal style. This understated bag is spacious, clean and sharp, making it the city dweller’s ultimate companion. Let this inimitable accessory elevate weekday tailoring and polished day-off outfits.