I like to make the difference between two kinds of it-bags. First there is the it-bag that lasts a lifetime such as the Chanel 2.55, the Louis Vuitton Speedy and the Hermes Birkin bag.
But the last 10 years another kind of it-bag has appeared on the scene: the temporary it-bag. This is a bag everybody wants for like 1 or 2 seasons and is likely to be slowly forgotten later on. An example of this kind of it-bag is the Louis Vuitton white monogram. Once upon a time everybody wanted this bag, nowadays everybody despises this bag and honestly it's almost not done to be seen with it.
One of my resolutions for 2014 is to trying to buy fewer things and definitely buy fewer dresses since I have about 130 dresses. I'm kind of addicted to dress shopping. I'm going to focus on more lasting and useful pieces. From my own experience a designer bag is the best investment piece to buy. I never get tired of carrying around my Louis Vuitton speedy bags or Chanel 2.55 bag. Every time you still feel kind of special.
So for this article I made a list of 10 it-bags I really want to have. For each bag I'll try to sum up the pros and cons.
Celine Trapeze Bag
Pro: It's a big bag with some zippers so you can put a lot of stuff in it.
Con: I think this is the kind of bag that is not likely to become a classic.
Chanel Boy bag
Pro: The ultimate it-bag from this moment. Chanel never goes out of style.
Con: A friend of mine told me if you wear the bag body cross, the bag starts to lose its shape which is unacceptable in comparison to the price tag.
Chloé Small Marcie bag
Pro: It's a small bag which you can take everywhere.
Con: I think I can easily find a good copy in H&M or Zara.
Givenchy Antigona bag
Pro: This bag is by far the number 1 on my wishlist. I check it out almost daily on the internet and can't get it out of my mind. This bag is an instant classic in my opinion. There's a very handy strap included so you can wear the bag body cross as well.
Con: The price tag. This bag starts from about € 1500,00 but the models I have in mind are about € 2200,00. Plus I think my motivation to have this bag is pushed by the constant stream of streetstyle pictures with the Antigona in it.
Hermes Birking bag
Pro: Do I need to say more? This bag is the ultimate luxury bag and stands out for its handicraftmen's ship.
Con: Do I need to say more? The price tag.
Lady Dior bag
Pro: The Lady Dior was one of the first designer bags I fell in love with when I spotted a red model at Harrods. This bag is an all-time classic.
Con: I think the model is maybe a bit too old looking for me.
Michael Kors red studded Selma
Pro: This bag has been on my mind since my citytrip to Milan. All though Michael Kors is everywhere nowadays this is a model that I haven't seen in Belgium yet. It's a really stylish model. I have a clutch in the same texture and I'm very pleased about it.
Con: Everybody has a Michael Kors bag and I dislike things everybody has.
Mulberry Alexa bag
Pro: The Alexa has proven to be a classic since it's already on the fashion scene for quite some years. This again is a bag that not everybody has and is very stylish.
Con: This bag is a hard one because in some colors it looks ugly and in some it looks pretty. Plus I have seen already a lot of copies from this bag. I don't mind investing in a designer bag but when I do, I want people to notice the bag.
Saint Laurent Paris the Cabas
Pro: This bag is already a classic and is seen on many celebrity arms. The bag is available in different sizes and colors and has a very useful model.
Con: I think the bag is quite expensive. A lot of brands offer the same kind of model but cheaper.
Pro: I absolutely adore this woman and it would be amazing to wear a piece from her.
Con: The bag is not that special. This is a, everyday model that can be found everywhere.
Let me know which is your favourite? Which should I buy?