So last week was NY Fashion Week. I missed it. I was busy. I’d already seen Chanel’s Spring 2014 Paris runway show, and that was all I needed. Divine, as always, Lagerfeld and Chanel offered up tons of freshness in this supermarket-themed extravaganza. And then I saw how Lagerfeld weaved together a grocery basket and Chanel’s signature chain link. Smitten! That got me thinking about what good company this It Bag is in. But then again, where are those It Bags now? Surely, Chanel’s work of art is destined for a museum, unlike those other bags, right? The Chanel basket is avant enough to last. On the other end of the spectrum is That Bag From The Devil Wears Prada (& Now, Scandal)
It didn’t take long for this one to be declared vintage. I mean, it hit the runways in 2005! But if any modern bag deserves “vintage” status, it’s this one. This is an anywhere bag with dignity and elegance. Here’s how to do it wrong…
1) THE LATEST BLONDE BY CHRISTIAN DIOR
When this bag came out (around 2000? anyone?), it was all I wanted! But even the bag’s name speaks to its too-trendy-destined-to-be-cold nature.
2) LOUIS VUITTON BY TAKASHI MURAKAMI
Remember these ubiquitous things? Of course you do. It was Marc Jacobs’ bright and colorful idea. And hugely popular at the time. Hugely. Popular.
3) DIOR RASTA COLLECTION
I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time…
4) COACH BUCKET BAG
This thing is too ’90s to live. (Like those little backpacks.) Even though Coach is trying to stage a bucket bag comeback by calling it a duffel I’m putting it on the list.
4) JUICY COUTURE QUILTED HANDBAGS
Juicy Couture had its day frolicking in the sun. And now? I don’t know. Do you?