The 'It' Bag Dilemma: Navigating Hype and Deciding Value

The 'It' Bag Dilemma: Navigating Hype and Deciding Value

Understanding what makes an 'It' bag is a bit like finding love; it's something you feel in your gut.

According to Libby Page from Net-a-Porter, there's no fixed formula, and creating an 'It' bag isn't something you plan. The key is having a unique design feature that makes it easily identifiable, like a logo, clasp, or distinctive shape.

Have you noticed the trendy Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie bag? It has been one of the hottest purses of the season. The Mini Jodie doesn't flaunt a big logo on the outside, following Bottega Veneta's 'low-key luxury' approach. Those in the know will be able to instantly recognize the signature Intrecciato weave.



Meanwhile, The Fendi Baguette became an 'It Bag' after Sarah Jessica Parker showcased it in Sex and the City. It was released in 2007, and Vogue reported that 100,000 Baguettes were sold in the first year alone.



Other than that, Loewe's Puzzle bag, introduced in 2014, was cleverly designed with triangular leather panels, gaining popularity for its unique look and practicality, while Dior's Saddle bag, introduced in 1999, became a sensation in the 2000s and remains popular for adding flair to any outfit.



Are 'It' Bags Truly Worth the Splurge?

Investing in an 'It' bag involves considering factors like iconic design, brand reputation, and potential resale value, often associated with renowned fashion houses. These bags can be both a stylish accessory and a financial investment, particularly limited editions and classic designs from reputable brands that tend to appreciate over time. The decision varies based on individual preferences. Prioritizing longevity and versatility may lead some to invest in classic handbags from well-established brands, balancing personal preferences, fashion trends, and lasting value when deciding whether to splurge on an 'It' bag or opt for other timeless pieces for the collection.

The best designer bags are ones you wear and cherish for years to come. Sure, these wardrobe essentials can be trend-driven, but there are plenty of timeless options, like those from Chanel, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton, which are timeless investments. They might follow trends but hold their value over time, making them worth the splurge.

Thinking about the classic handbags like the Chanel flap bag, the price increases each year due to its popularity, and it now comes in various colors and fabrics in the classic collection. Experiment with your style by exploring our classic collection and trying out these bags by renting with ClozEnough before making a purchase.



ClozEnough is a digital platform that connects hosts and guests for a unique luxury bag sharing experience. 

We aim to create a trustworthy connection with bag owners who are willing to invest in their bags and make them available for rent in order to earn additional passive income.

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