Thinking Beyond The Birkin: Meet The New Crop of Status Bags

As a result, we’ve noted an uptick of status bags (or “It” bags as they were known in those heady, pre-recession days) on designer boutique shelves. Although more understated and sedate than their blinged-out early aught’s counterparts, they share the same marks of exclusivity —i.e. a celebrity fan base, a waiting list, and a price tag that rivals that of a used Toyota Tercel. Curious to meet these new kings of the retail jungle? Read on.