The New It Bags Everyone Will Be Wearing This Year


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Fun fact: I’m a huge proponent of cleaning and clearing out one’s closet regularly. Not only does this help reduce clutter and potentially earn you some money through resale, but a curated wardrobe also lets you see and, thus, get more use out of all the truly great items you have. However, the one thing I never get rid of is handbags. Ask my husband; no matter how high they stack in my bedroom, something about purses makes me too nervous to ever part with them, for fear that an older one has a chance of coming back in style (which, as we all learned from the Dior Saddle redux of 2018, happens more often than you’d think). Plus, you can never grow out of them! Major perk.

So, as you could probably guess, aside from hoarding bags, I also love researching them—and occasionally snagging one too. For that reason, I always have my eyes on what’s new and my mind on what might be the next big thing. If that sounds of interest to you, just keep scrolling to see and shop the 20 new It bags I think are going to be everywhere this year.

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Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2020, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch 90 Day Fiancé.