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On Trend: The It Bags of 2021

On Trend: The It Bags of 2021

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ON TREND: 2021's it bags

Every year, along come a collection of handbags that are truly special. They start to be seen on the shoulders of the fash pack, taking over our Instagram feeds and touted by the rich and famous. They command year-long waiting lists and faster than you can blink sell outs. This year was no exception. Amidst the turmoil, there emerged a smattering of cool new bags that would be remembered for years to come. People - meet the It bags of 2021, ft. Gucci, Loewe, and Bottega Veneta. The names you need to know? The Diana, the Flamenco and the Hobo, for starters.

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GUCCI - THE DIANA BAG

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Inspired by the Gucci archives, The Diana Bag reimagines the iconic Gucci tote bag - a firm favourite of Princess Di herself. With bamboo handles, shiny gold hardware and the addition of pops of neon via removable belts, Alessandro Michele has brought a touch of the '90s right into the present day. 

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SAINT LAURENT - THE HOBO BAG

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Playing into our new obsession for sleek bags that tuck just under the shoulder, Saint Laurent's Hobo is the dream. Seen on the arm of Hailey Bieber no less, it features a slim strap, intricate leather stitching and the brand's signature YSL clasp. Timeless, cool and will pair with literally anything in your wardrobe

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GIVENCHY - THE CUT OUT BAG

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With Matthew M. Williams at the helm, big things have been happening for Givenchy this year. Starting with their It bag of 2021, the Cut-Out. Created for those who like to make a statement, it features chunky metal hardware, a serious sculptural, graphic shape and the brand's statement V-shaped signature cut from the top. An outfit-making accessory if ever we saw one. 

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LOEWE - THE FLAMENCO MINI BAG

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When it comes to creating an 'It' bag, you can trust Loewe to deliver. And for 2021, it was all about the Flamenco. A fixture on the arms of fashion-it girls everywhere, it features a clever drawstring top, the softest leather and a host of colours. Our favourite? Bright yellow. A true day-to-night number.

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BOTTEGA VENETA - THE MINI WOVEN JODIE BAG

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Bottega Veneta have a host of cult bags in their collections, but for 2021 it was the Jodie that went big. Ft. a knotted handle, soft, supple weave c/o the brand's iconic intrecciato technique, and coming in a multitude of colours, it's been hard to escape this year. Top of our list? The Bottega green, of course. 

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