Can you really claim any bag is an "IT" bag if it's only IT for one season? An IT bag should be iconic, recognizable in a few decades and be beautiful as well as utilitarian without need of celebrity convincing. Here is our top 5 list of the IT bag of all times: 1. Lucite Box Purse Described as wearable sculpture, these beautiful little bags can be intricately carved or sculpted into whimsical shapes like honeycombs. Exotic Skin Kelly Bag For a serious dame, only a serious bag will do. Exotic skins in a no nonsense, structured shape lets the world you are the boss, and yes, you do wear the pencil skirt in the family.
Black alligator Kelly bag by Bellestone available at Modbag.com $275 3. Huge Satchel By the time the 1970s rolled around, women were on the go-working, raising families, and doing their own thing-calisthenics, self help classes. That requires a lot of stuff and only a big bag will do.
available at La Pouchette.com $995 4. the Clutch It's diminutive size only allows the ultimate feminine materials: money and lipstick.
1950s Dorset Rex Hand Painted Clutch available at Babylonmall.com $95 19
1980s Judith Leiber Alligator Clutch available at Decades Inc. email or call for price 5. the Icon Regardless of times or place, these bags were meant to be icons. They represent women we all, deep down, aspire to be.
available at Legacy-NYC.com Black Hermes Kelly Bag $3500
Chanel 2.55 A weekly search on eBay will bring up some gems. But be careful-fakes turn up all the time. You can rely on bags sold by La Poupette authorized sellers to be genuine.