So THIS Is How an It Bag Is Born

Erin Fitzpatrick

Every season, designers release hundreds of different handbag styles, but only a rarified few make it to It-bag status. So what's the secret sauce for these next-level accessories? SheFinds took an in-depth look at the entire process, from ideation to marketing to the inevitable bursting of the bubble. 

What did we glean from the report? For starters, the name of a bag can make all the difference. SheFinds explains how Hermès had originally been selling the Kelly bag under the name "Sac à dépêches," but it gained popularity once the brand renamed it after Grace Kelly, who was spotted carrying the bag. 

Another fascinating finding we learned: A bag's timing is ultra-important. For instance, Proenza Schouler released its PS1 bag right after the brand won its CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award in 2008, which capitalized on industry buzz. 

Head over to SheFinds to see a breakdown of the entire process, and scroll down to see and shop some our favorite It bags of the moment!

Which It bag are you coveting right now? Tell us in the comments below!

Opening Image: Style du Monde 

Explore: Gucci, It bags, Chloe

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