The concept of an It Bag is a surefire fashion phenomenon, and one of our favorite annual games is looking back at the past 365 days in an attempt to identify the year's winners. As 2018 comes to a close, we've once again done our tallying—here, five of the most popular designer arm candy your fave stylish girls flaunted!
A grand comeback this was! The Oblique isn't a bag per se; rather, it refers to that distinctive Dior monogram Carrie of Sex and the City made infamous in the early 2000s. A fresh new iteration of the good ol' Saddle (Anne Curtis and Sarah Lahbati clearly adore theirs!) resurrected with a vengeance in 2018, but the pattern-splashed canvas made its way onto Liz Uy's Flap Bag, too.
Louis Vuitton Twist
No one invents classics like Louis Vuitton, and the Twist is set to become one of the house's most timeless designs. Named for the signature logo turnlock closure that, well, twists to open, it was among the styles introduced by Nicholas Ghesquiere after his appointment as creative director in 2014. It draws on the maison's storied history of luxury trunks yet manages to look ultra-current, a top quality the likes of Nicole Andersson, Mari Jasmine, and Jess Wilson love.
Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia
Versatile, elegant, and available in a thrilling myriad of colors—what's not to love about the Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia? The fact that real-deal queens Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, and Pia Wurtzbach constantly sing its praises is only fodder to the fire. Quite possibly the brand's most indentifiable leather purse, it was introduced in 2017 to mark the namesake Venezuelan label's 35th anniversary. This baby's just the right mix of statement and subtle.
Balenciaga Everyday Camera Bag
One point for the cool kids. Balenciaga's high-end streetwear flavor has undoubtedly become covetable beyond belief, and a quick, easy way to bite in arrived via the stark, logo-emblazoned Everyday Camera Bag. The utter simplicity charmed Camille Co, Laureen Uy, and Ida Anduyan instantly.
Off-White Binder Clip Bag
With the August opening of Off-White's Manila location came an influx of Virgil Abloh devotees eager to grab a piece of his brand. Not gonna lie, we totally find the Binder Clip Bag adorable and so, so au courant, a sentiment Coleen Garcia, Sofia Andres, and Marian Rivera share!