The New It Bag
It’s official the new ‘It’ bag is the individual handcrafted leather handbag. Style gurus and fashionista’s alike no longer to be different, they want to be individual and they want to be trendsetters.
The ‘It’ bag a term coined by the media to describe the latest fad in designer handbags, has shown a peak in popularity over the last few years with celebrities and others clamouring to get their hands on the latest trend in handbags with waiting lists building up before the product is even released. The ‘it’ bag is very much a product of celebrity endorsement, clever marketing and a materialistic characteristics of consumers.
The first it bag was probably the Fendi Baguette, which tucked neatly under the arm like a baguette. Its ‘It’ bag status was created when it was sold at a much reduced price to many fashion insiders, who were the spotted and photographed. Since then their have been numerous ‘it’ bags including the Dior saddlebag in 2000, and the Chloe Paddington in 2005. So what is the new ‘It’ bag and what will we be seeing on the arms of the celebrities for the seasons ahead?
The new ‘It’ bag is different. Celebrities like Kate Moss don’t follow trends they want to be different and this is the newest trend especially in handbags. This whole new feeling of being different especially where accessories are concerned can be seen in the huge surge in vintage fashions and clothes. Most vintage clothing is unique and you are unlikely to find someone else wearing the same.
The huge popularity of the ‘It’ bag has actually proved to be its downfall. The demand has created a market for counterfeit ‘it’ bags some such good copies it can be difficult to tell the difference from a distance.
The current economic climate has also had its part to play in the demise of the ‘it’ bag. People now have less disposable income than they had a few years ago and less credit available to them. The latest ‘it’ bag is no longer a major priority when working out the monthly budget.
So next time you decide to spend you whole month’s salary on a new handbag think again. Instead of spending money try spending a bit of time finding a really unique and original handbag that no one else will have. Try looking for handcrafted leather bags crafted by artisans in different parts of the world. People will stop and ask you where you got it from and no one will doubt whether it is genuine.
Source by Danielle Sharpe