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Vogue It-Bag 2015 Elections #ITBAG2015 – The Bags and My Vote

So. I’ve been watching these it-bags of the “Vogue It-Bag Elections” get introduced, come into the market, start competing and I’ve seen the candidate parties’ campaigns, seen the different sides’ arguments and points of views. And so far, I’ve just been sort of dipping my toe into this pool of fashion war for the Vogue It-Bags, or bag, of the Year 2015, wondering whether to jump in or not. And then I thought, why the hell not! So I jump in. Head first!

So, first things first, let’s meet the contenders:

Vogue It-Bag 2015 Elections Contenders

1. Top Handle Bag by Valentino

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This flowery feminine bag saying “Flower Power to the People” would be a really beautiful Shilpish sort of bag under normal circumstances. If pair it with the little white dress for a pop of color and pattern. I’d pair it with chiffon tops for the ultra feminine look. But we are talking about the revolutionary. The Vogue It-Bag. The bag of 2015. And haven’t we already seen flower-power bags in 2014? Yes? So I guess lemme take a look at the other candidates for now….

2. U-Bag by Proenza Schouler

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The clean, white, modern and sophisticated bag. No-nonsense. But once again. No. I’ve seen and had this type in 2014. And I don’t necessarily want to start with “a clean slate” as is mentioned in the bag’s campaign. Nice try, though.

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3. Puzzle Bag by Loewe

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Hmm. This is a take on the animal print pattern trend we are seeing in the Pre-Fall 2015 Collections trends I mentioned in my previous blog post. And I like snake skin pattern. It’s also available in solid color. But with a puzzle twist. And I like it’s campaign ad and imagery. But again, lemme say this. It’s not revolutionary. Moving on.

4. Micro Peekaboo Bag by Fendi

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Love the campaign. Love the color. Love the shape. Love the micro-ness and love their campaign imagery. My only problem with it- can a micro bag be comfortable enough for us to make it the Vogue It-Bag of the year? Isn’t this the year of practical fashion I so mentioned in my previous post after all? Isn’t this the year of modern comfort and being able to be ourselves? But then , isn’t having a small bag another comfort? Hmm. Let’s come back to this.

5. Geometric Square Bag by Reed Krakoff

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It’s square, geometric and weights only one pound. That’s new. Interesting. Plus I love the blues. Something I’d really like. I like the color blocking, although it reminds me of 2011 Dior spring collection.

6. Diorama Bag by Dior

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White, sophisticated and stylish yet again. But unlike the U-Bag by Proenza Schouler, this looks like a classy personal style with a modern-ness. The Classic Dior cross stitch pattern has been used in all versions and colors with different looks. The classiness and the campaign looks old-style Dior though. Let’s keep looking.

7. Chanel Flap Bag

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Wow. I’ve known this to be a strong candidate ever since I first laid eyes on it. Very American, and very chic. Alexandra Macon says in Vogue, “This bag wasn’t born in USA”, but it cherishes the American spirit with it’s buttons, peace sign, and “make peace not war” words sprawled across in a casual sort of way. “It’s all about the street”, says Karl Lagerfeld. It’s the spirit, not the size, weight or design of this bag that we are loving. Can we just vote already?

8. Curve Bag by Cèline

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I really like this bag and it’s slogan ‘the shape of things to come’. Now that’s what I call revolutionary. Also their ad campaign of iPhone texts is beautiful. Only problem is it’s a bit awkward to hold it at an angle because one can’t hang it on the shoulder. I’m not a fan of my bags contents mixing up when it’s constantly being put upside down.

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9. Besace Ronde Bag by Louis Vuitton

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Beautiful. Very dramatic. And very distinct. I love it. Also: their psychedelic campaign ad and graphic stole my heart. How’ll I decide now? Plus they have my university’s alma Mater Obama promoting it. How? Will I? Decide now?

10. Bucket Bag by Gucci

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So their idea of revolutionary is to just be classic? I’m very fond of suede. And I love the bag’s shape. But given the tough competition, I guess I’m going to say- No, Thanks.

Ok, so what decision have we reached? It’s a tough decision, but after all of this conversation and looking at different Vogue It-Bags candidates and their campaigns, I’m going to vote for the- drumrolls please- Chanel Flap Bag!!!

It’s different, bold. It speaks out to the rebel in us, who wants to be free, who wants their rights to speak, and stroll out on the streets, and be easy and have fun, and just have a bag that speaks all this.

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What do you think? Comment on which Vogue it-bag you voted for!

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Andy

    May 31, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Thank you for sharing your info. I personally loved the Chanel one too.

  2. Lynn

    March 11, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    This is a topic that’s close to my heart… Cheers! Where are your contact details though?

  3. Alison

    February 13, 2018 at 10:58 am

    I’m voting for the 5th one!

  4. Abhishek Sareen

    February 12, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    This is a very informative post.. thanks Shilpa 🙂

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  6. lolitasays

    January 29, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I’m behind the puzzle bag!

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