Wikipedia's It Bag List- What should be in/out?

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  1. I was randomly on wikipedia (as one usually is hehe), and then I came across an entry called "It Bag". Basically, it was a page that defined what the term means and went on to give a list of past/present "It Bag"s.

    According to wiki:
    The term was coined in the 1990s with the explosive growth of the handbag market in fashion. Designers vied to produce one bag that would sell hundreds of thousands of units by becoming the bag "of the moment" -- a single handbag style that would spread like wildfire in popularity through the intertwined worlds of fashion and celebrity, aided by clever or just plain lucky marketing. Another way to define them is to say what other bags are not: "They are most definitely not it bags in the sense that they become isn't bags the next season." (Poppy Harlow)


    I thought it be fun to post their interpertations of "It Bags" and let everyone talk about what is should and shouldn't be on the list! Just to clarify (or my explanations), this isn't my list of "it bags", its copied and pasted directly from wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Bag):

    Hermès Birkin, named after actress Jane Birkin
    Hermès Kelly, named after actress and later Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly
    Balenciaga Motorcycle
    Blumarine B Bag
    Bottega Veneta Knot
    Botkier Bianca Satchel
    Botkier Trigger
    Bulga Butterfly
    Caprice Bianca Large Weekender
    Chanel 2.55
    Chloé Edith
    Chloé Paddington
    Fendi B
    Fendi Spy
    Givenchy Nightingale
    D&G Lily
    Dior Samurai
    Dior Lady Dior
    Kooba Sienna
    Louis Vuitton Speedy
    Marc Jacobs Stam, named after model Jessica Stam
    Marcela Calvet Fay Dorys in alligator
    Prada Fairy Bag
    Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Bag
    YSL Muse
    YSL Downtown
    Treesje Asher Grande
    Longchamp Le Pliage
     
  2. Fascinating! I've had a goal of purchasing "the" iconic bag from each major designer, and this list would certainly be a starting place. Missing the YSL Mombasa, though, IMO!
     
  3. well if you go by wikipedias definition, i do not agree with a lot of these bags. to me, the speedy, chanel 2.55, hermes kelly & birkin, and a lot of others on that list arent bags "of the moment" theyre timeless.
     
  4. I agree! but I definitely think they forgot the Dior Gaucho and the Jimmy Choo Ramona (not sure if that's exactly the name)
     
  5. OMG, the Chanel 2.55 is a timeless classic! :censor:

    :heart:
     
  6. While I would agree that some of these bags aren't "it" bags in the sense that they are truly timeless, I really do like the fact that not all of them are "premier" designer bags! I can think of several bags, both mid and higher-range, that also belong on this list:

    Botkier Sasha
    Rebecca Minkoff Nikki
    YSL Tribute
    Louis Vuitton Neverfull
    Chloe Betty
    Chloe Paraty
    Marc by Marc Jacobs Faridah
    Mulberry Bayswater
    Mulberry Roxanne
    Alexander Wang Rocco Mini Duffle
    Mulberry Alexa

    Etc....
     

  7. I don't know, I think their popularity ebbs and flows over the years - maybe they're recurring it bags?! :biggrin:

    I don't really understand this sentence, BTW:


    'Another way to define them is to say what other bags are not: "They are most definitely not it bags in the sense that they become isn't bags the next season." (Poppy Harlow)'


    'what other bags are not'.....what? Not it bags? :shrugs:


    'Another way to define them is to say what other bags are not [it bags?]: "They are most definitely not it bags in the sense that they become isn't bags the next season." (Poppy Harlow)'?


    I thought that quote meant that it bags are no longer it bags the next season, as they become isn't bags? Not that that makes much grammatical sense, either, as the opposite of 'it' is not 'isn't', but at least I get the concept.

    I think this article needs a little help, TBH! :biggrin:
     

  8. I agree that the article needs help lol... just thought it be interesting if people compiled an "it bags" list.