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The It Bag Part III: It Bags of 2015

By Kristopher Fraser


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As 2015 has come to an end, it proved to be another impressive year for fashion. There were the usual Fashion Week's featuring the latest designer collections, the headline news of designers leaving major creative director posts like Raf Simons at Dior and Alber Elbaz at Lanvin, and the talk of how Instagram is taking over the fashion industry.

2015 also saw certain luxury handbags really making their mark in the market. Of course, there are always the timeless classics, but there are certain fresh and new offerings that stood out this year among the sea of luxury handbags, and they ought to be recognized.

The Lanvin Jiji Bag

Lanvin was never really known for dominating the accessories category, but their Jiji bag has been found all over Instagram recently. With Fashion Month coming up, this bag could easily turn into a must-have for street style stars. The average price for a Jiji bag is 1990 dollars, and it is available at stores like Barneys New York and e-tailers like ssense.com

Fendi Micro Peekaboo Bag

The Fendi Micro Peekabo bag won vogue.com's It bag of the year survey back in November with 20 percent of the vote. The last time Fendi had an It bag it was their Fendi Spy, so it was due time that they gave the world another one. The Micro Peekaboo Bag is at a price point around 1550 dollars.

Gucci Dionysus Bag

Gucci's Dionysus bag, which is an ode to the Greek god Dionysus, is proof that Gucci's days as a stagnant luxury label are over. Creative director Alessandro Michele has helped propel Gucci's purses back to highly covetable status, and he gave the world a handbag that is heavily desired. While all-over logo handbags are mostly out of style, the unique details on this such as the tiger's head and sliding chain strap are enough to surpass the novelty of the usual logo bags. The price point for the bag is 2250 dollars.

Chanel Washed Fabric Messenger Bag

While it might be a fabric bag, breaking away from the usual luxury materials like leather or crocodile that It bags are usually made from, the Chanel washed fabric messenger bag gets points for style and functionality. Also, major points for details like the embroidery and buttons attached to it, adding to the uniqueness of the piece. The bag is at a price point of 3800 dollars.

See by Chloe Shoulder Bag

See by Chloe, Chloe's diffusion line, offers a chic and sophisticated shoulder bag perfect for the young lady coming into her own style going for entry level pricing. With Mansur Gavriel making shoulder bags more popular with their bucket bag, the See by Chloe shoulder bag certainly had its moment this year among the younger fashionista crowd. The price point for the bag is 395 dollars.

The Loewe Puzzle Bag

Loewe's Puzzle Bag was a breakout star this year. Creative director Jonathan Anderson wanted to introduce a new bag to the world, and he's one of the rare designers who can create an It bag on his first attempt. The bag has been the talk of the town this year, and his helping propel Loewe and Anderson to fame. The price point for the bag starts at 2350 for the small puzzle bag.

Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel

The Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel practically caused casualties at the Phillip Lim Sample sale on Wooster Street in New York this year. Okay, well, maybe not casualties, but the lines at 9 a.m. in the morning were so ridiculous you would think they were giving out the bags for free. It's arguably a must-have among the designer handbag obsessed crowd nowadays. The price point for the bag begins at 695 for the mini satchel and can range up to 1000 dollars for the large satchel.

Givenchy Antigona Bag

The Givenchy Antigona bag falls within that realm of designer bags like Celine that have become known for their architecture, versus being heavily logoed with the brand name. The sophisticated and edgy bag is built with a high level of luxury in mind, and is easily spotted among fashionable neighborhoods like Soho in New York City. The price point for the bag is around 2435 dollars.

Burberry Peyton House Crossbody Bag

The Burberry Peyton House crossbody has become so popular that it is currently sold out at Neiman Marcus. One of the criteria for an It bag is being a top seller for a company, and when you've sold out, you know the bag is the It bag of the season. While Burberry's sales might be struggling due to a weak market in China, they are certainly dominating the handbag category. The price point for the bag is around 625 dollars.

Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Toygrain

The Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Toygrain can be described with one simple phrase: "la petite belle." The small and elegant handbag is perfect for those with older and more expensive tastes looking for something simple to hold their lipstick and cell phone. The price point for the bag is 1350 dollars.

2015 proved to be quite the year for handbags, now let's see what 2016 has in store for us. With the round of designer shake ups this year, which fashion house will produce the next great It bag?

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