The 6 Best It-Bag Styles of Autumn 2016: The Edit

Discover the 6 best it-bag styles of Autumn 2016 in our seasonal edit featuring Gucci, Loewe, Chloé and more

The 6 best it-bag styles of Autumn 2016 also known as the it-bags you’ll see everywhere during fashion week.

Trends come and go. As such, there’s no better example of the fickle aspect of trends than the bags names after them. We’re talking about the “it-bags”.

It-bags are defined as bags which will trend for one or two seasons before becoming obsolete. We all remember the frenzy triggered by the Motor or City bags from Balenciaga in the mid-2000s.

More recently it-bags have acquired a new status.

With the rise of brands which put the emphasis on accessories, it-bags have become investments and the only reason they have that sobriquet is because of their tendency to stand out.

This season, offerings from Loewe, Gucci, Chloé and praised designer JW Anderson all feature among the most in-demand it-bags.

Discover our edit of the 6 best it-bags of Autumn 2016.

  • 1. The Gucci Dionysus
    1. The Gucci Dionysus

    Ever since Alessandro Michele became the creative director of the Italian fashion house Gucci, his flair for anything and everything covetable has reigned supreme.

    It actually comes as no surprise that the brand gets its accessories right every time given the fact that Michele was its accessories designer before his promotion to Creative Director.

    His penchant for embroideries and decorations shines through his clothing collections as well as his accessories line.

    Many of the Gucci classics have been updated to feature rich embellishments such as the Dionysus bag which comes in a range of fabrics, decorations and colours proving that more is more.

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  • 2. The J.W. Anderson Monogram Bag
    2. The J.W. Anderson Monogram Bag

    Another name that’s become a favourite of fashion editors and buyers worldwide.

    JW Anderson made a name for himself by blurring the lines between genders.

    He’s a creator of trends, taking many of his inspirations from design and youth culture.

    The Monogram bag is a favourite as it features the initials of the now famous designer on its front which is kind of like a signal for all the fashionistas in-the-know.

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  • 3. The Chloé Faye
    3. The Chloé Faye

    The French fashion house Chloé embraces its ethos of femininity with a bohemian vibe.

    This explains why they were at the front of the 70s mania of a few years ago as well as their inspiring advertising campaigns which look like they were shot in another decade.

    The Faye bag is everything that’s trendy now with its metallic tubular design and sweet suede empiecement.

    Its generous size makes it one of the most practical bag on our list too.


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  • 4. The Loewe Puzzle Bag
    4. The Loewe Puzzle Bag

    Fans of architectural design, rejoice.

    After JW Anderson’s appointment at Loewe, the Spanish fashion house took a radical turn towards the 21st century.

    Featuring elements of design and architecture which are dear to the designer, this bag called the Puzzle bag has gotten quite the coverage during fashion weeks as a favorite fashion editor’s arm candy.

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  • 5. The Chloé Drew Bag
    5. The Chloé Drew Bag

    The Drew bag by Chloé has been popular among fashion editors and bloggers alike.

    Its small size and shoulder strap makes it a favourite of the busy woman while its delicate metallic buckle and varied choice of colours give it the minimalistic edge that seems to be all the rage at the moment.

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  • 6. The Valentino My Rockstud Bag
    6. The Valentino My Rockstud Bag

    No it-bag lists would be complete without a Valentino purse.

    The My Rockstud by Valentino is an iteration of the famous rockstud design which propelled the fashion house to its iconic status among fashion week-goers and street style photographers alike.

    The carrying case shape means business while the studs (the hint is in the name) and embellishments adds design elements which are part of the Valentino universe.

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