Like it or not, the time has come to stow away the straw bags that were practically glued to everyone's arms all summer and re-embrace ones that are a little more substantial. Given that fashion month is in full swing, the forward-thinking show attendees are already carrying the latest bags, and we've been taking notes. Among the bags we've started seeing, we think four, in particular, are about to blow up in popularity.
And how did we come to this It bag–forecasting conclusion? For starters, we took into account the brands that people are crazy about generally right now, whether or not they're the next iteration of an existing It bag and if the bag incorporates existing handbag trends and/or major fall trends.
Ready to familiarize yourself with the bags everyone will be carrying in a few short months, according to our predictions? Read on to do just that, and shop an assortment of bags that everyone is already carrying.
Balenciaga Triangle Duffle Bag
Balenciaga is one of the hottest brands around right now, so it's hardly surprising that it's created another It bag: the bowling bag–inspired top-handle Triangle Duffle Bag. It was all over the streets of NYFW and is selling out left and right.
Chloé Pixie Bag
Given that there's a new Chloé It bag every year, we're not surprised that influencer Aimee Song was spotted wearing its latest one all over NYFW. The circle handbag trend has undoubtedly been growing over the past few seasons, and Chloé came out of the gate with one of the best winter-friendly iterations yet.
The Volon Lunchbox Bag
While a bit more under-the-radar than Balenciaga and Chloé, Seoul, Korea–based The Volon has been around since 2014 and is adored by Leandra Medine, Irene Kim, Olivia Palermo, and more. We think the mini lunchbox-shaped piece is headed for It-bag status this season, especially since Net-a-Porter and Farfetch are now carrying it. Bonus: There's a mirror inside the top lid of the bag.
Prada Saffiano Fringe Bag
Prada's comeback story continues, especially in the form of its structured mini bags that have been carried by a slew of celebrities and It girls as of late. One of its newest crossbody bags is here, and it features embellished fringe. Given the popularity of the fringe look this season, we fully expect this bag to be a hot item.
Shop Current It Bags:
As long as Simon Miller keeps releasing new takes on its signature Bonsai bag, we'll keep wanting them.
We spotted this one all over NYFW, in an array of hues and materials.
High-fashion fanny packs are here to stay—at least for now.
You've probably seen this It bag all over Instagram.
Fashion girls are obsessed with these structured, distinctive totes.
Expect many compliments when carrying this little pouch.
Trademark's take on the bucket bag is so original.
If you like this mini bag, check out Kozha Numbers's new fall collection (it's really good).
Backpacks are trending again among the fashion crowd—expecially this one.
Fashion girls are still in love with J.W.Anderson's Piece Bag.
We love it when an It bag brand is actually affordable.
Off-White's industrial bag is still quite polished.