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The Wishlist: The It-bag Hotlist

The Wishlist: The It-bag Hotlist

It’s the dawn of a new season and the It-bag is back. As the fashion pack strain at the bit to get hold of the latest tote, we’ve rounded up the candidates for the title of this year’s most coveted handbag. From reimagined classics to glittering evening clutches – it’s a masterclass in must-have accessories.

Pink Valentino Twiny bag with studded straps

THE VALENTINO TWINY BAG

No It-bag index would be complete without mention of Valentino’s Twiny bag. A relaxed silhouette, practical sizing and the house’s signature Rockstud embellishments give millennial pink leather a dose of girl-power attitude.

Saint Laurent Envelope chain bag

THE SAINT LAURENT ENVELOPE BAG

From the house that gave us Le Smoking and trousers tous jours, enter this sophisticated shoulder bag finished with the iconic YSL monogram and chain strap. Its compact form, quilted leather and gold hardware finishes are decadent enough for evening but subtle enough for a dressed-up daytime look. Tres chic.

Small Gucci Dionysus bag with taupe GG monogram canvas and metal sstrap and buckle

THE GUCCI DIONYSUS

In its many guises, the Gucci Dionysus has been one of the most sought-after bags in recent fashion history. This season, opt for a smaller version of the classic bag. With all the proven allure of its larger counterpart, but half the size, it’s a style defined by exclusivity rather than functionality. An It-bag icon.

Giuseppe Zanotti Altalena silver crystal embellished handbag

THE GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI ALTALENA

If glitz is Giuseppe Zanotti’s calling card, then glamour is his raison d’être. Glossy silver leather and strings of shining crystals make this bag a shining example of the Italian master’s work, whilst a nod to the small-bag frenzy of the ‘90s will have cool-girls everywhere hankering after its glittering silhouette.

Fendi monster eyes shoulder bag in black leather and gold

THE FENDI MONSTER EYES

Playful as ever, Fendi has their eye on you with this monstrously chic bag. You can wear it with the shoulder strap or use it as a top-handle bag – it’ll give office-wear a high-fashion edge and day looks a freakishly elegant appeal.