It Bags: The Marc Jacobs Stam

Marc Jacobs named his must-have Stam bag after his friend, supermodel Jessica Stam. The satchel’s mix of ladylike and relaxed details — quilted leather, oversize kisslock closure, shoulder-slung chain strap— have made it a quiet but consistent favorite. Each season Jacobs offers the Stam in statement and basic colors (even sequins!), and each season the designer’s devotees happily snatch it up.

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It Bags: The Proenza Schouler PS1

For our It Bags installment this week, we take a modern turn with the PS1 by Proenza Schouler. The design duo’s first handbag, the PS1 has been a fixture on the arms of celebrities and fashion leaders since its 2008 release. Luxurious yet wearable, the PS1 is available in a dizzying array of colors, materials and designs. In a perfect world, we’d collect them all.

Purchase your own PS1 here. It comes in 9 different silhouettes to suit your toting needs.

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It Bags: The Fendi Baguette

Next up in our It Bag series: The Fendi Baguette. Fendi is currently celebrating their coveted design with limited-edition reissues and an illustrated book, so we thought we’d celebrate along with them. The single-strap bag (which doubles as a clutch) is named for the way it’s carried under the arm like a French baguette.

Since its debut in 1997 the bag has been produced in over 1,000 iterations, ranging from basic to all-out bold. In the first 3 years alone, 600,000 Baguettes were sold. The bag made many Sex and the City cameos, most notably one in which a mugger makes off with Carrie’s purple metallic baguette — truly tragic.

Does the Fendi Baguette make your lust list?

Image & Info Source: Fendi

It Bags: The Hermes Kelly Bag

Welcome to the first installment of our It Bags series.  For a little Friday fun, we decided to kick things off with the legendary Kelly Bag by Hermès.

Originally dubbed the Sac à Dépêches, the Kelly Bag is named for actress Grace Kelly. The Hollywood star was pictured with the bag on a 1956 Life magazine cover and voila! the bag instantly became a coveted classic — though the name wasn’t changed until years later. Hermès still sells the bag (each is handcrafted and takes roughly 18 hours to complete) and continually reinvents the design with different colors and materials.

Print out and decorate your own Kelly bag here.

Info Source: Worsley, Harriet. 100 Ideas That Changed Fashion. London: Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2011. Print. and Hermès