One of the first things I remember learning as a college freshman studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology is that fashion is cyclical. Almost everything that’s trending at any given time is either a direct revival of a past trend or a reinterpretation of one. In the last few years the cyclical nature of fashion has been increasingly apparent as the trending bags of today are really the it bags of yesterday. Take for example the Dior Saddle Bag, which returned with a big bang last year, and most recently Fendi brought back its iconic Baguette. At the end of 2017, Gucci released its Ophidia line, which though not a direct it bag of the past, was inspired by bags from the Gucci archive. Those who love 90s and early 2000s fashion have welcomed the return of overly branded logo bags.
Some may say that the resurrection of it bags of the past is lazy on part of designers, but the return of these bags is exciting for many. Those who loved the bags in their heyday appreciate the nostalgia they bring, while younger and new handbag lovers are able to experience the bags with fresh eyes and wonder. It’s impossible to pinpoint when this obsession with vintage bags will end, but until it does I’m totally here for it. What about you? Are you over the ‘what’s old is new again’ trend or are you waiting to see which past bag love returns next? If so let us know which bag you’d like to see make a triumphant return!