spring 2021

Top selling IT bags of 2021 so far

top selling it bags 2021

Top selling IT bags of 2021 so far from top left: 1. Chloe Marcie / 2. Givenchy Antigona Soft / 3. Mansur Gavriel Cloud / 4. Chloe Marcie cross body / 5. Loewe Basket Bag / Honorable Mention: Mansur Gavriel mini Cloud /

Can you believe we are close to halfway through 2021? Where does the time go? Since we are almost at the halfway point, I thought this would be a good time to talk about the hottest selling IT bags of 2021 from January 1, 2021, until May 21, 2021. (Those are the dates evaluated as of writing this post) Knowing what’s hot, helps us plan our IT bag purchases for the summer and fall seasons!

While we can speculate about which bags will be hot before a season begins, we really never have the data to back things up until the season has passed. That being said, knowing what sold well, and what hit the streets, in a recent season, tells us what to expect for the upcoming season.

During the winter and spring seasons of 2021, handbag fans hit the streets with both classic IT bags, and new IT bags. The top selling IT bag of the year, thus far, is a classic! The Chloe Marcie has proved, once again, that casual and classic are what makes an IT bag sell well; and enjoy longevity. After all, the Marcie has been around for years! If you don’t already own one, what are you waiting for? This bag sells the most in the original, double top handle style; but the cross body version is also a hit on the streets, as it comes in at the number four spot. You can check out my review of my Chloe Marcie here.

The Givenchy Antigona Soft is proving to be a hit this year! It comes in at number two as a top selling IT bag of 2021 so far. This beautiful bag sells well in all size variations, so if you are looking for a daily bag, or a larger travel tote, this is “IT” for 2021! I can see this bag having longevity. It is practical and beautiful. Love that!

The pouch clutch is a hot street style staple in 2021, and Mansur Gavriel’s Cloud is the perfect mix of affordability and IT bag designer recognition. This beautiful clutch is priced well under $1000; which is rare for an IT bag! It’s also sturdy construction, and can be easily dressed up or down. While Bottega Veneta’s version might end up on more wish lists, Mansur Gavriel’s version ends up in more closets. It’s hot on the streets! It’s worth mentioning the mini version of Mansur Gavriel’s Cloud clutch came in at number six. The mini version offers a strap which can be worn over the shoulder, cross body, or tucked in. Love that!

Lastly, the Loewe Basket Bag has been around for a few years, but it is proving to be a classic summer staple on the streets. This cute little straw tote comes in at just under $500 which makes it an affordable IT bag. It’s a great bag for beach days, summer vacations, or just looking summery on a daily basis. I love it paired with espadrilles!

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There you have it! If you don’t already own one of these IT bags of 2021, what are you waiting for? These are the hottest bags of the year so far!

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BAF Weekly IT List

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BAF Weekly IT List from top left: gemstone bead bracelets (local designer, only $25 each!) / white and gold earrings / spring nail polish, pink, sparkling red / puff sleeve tee (under $50) / small yellow pouch (under $500) / snake buckle belt / wedge espadrilles (under $100) / black espadrilles (under $100) / classic IT bag in black /

Everyone is starting to think about summer! Espadrilles are currently the hottest selling footwear right now as we all are starting to think about warmer weather, and summer vacations! I love this classic pair of wedge espadrilles priced nicely under $100, and this classic pair of black espadrilles; also under $100. Love these for summer! They are so comfortable, and make walking on a sandy beach super easy!

Spring nail polish is a still a hot seller, but did you see the summer nail colors? Neutrals are going to be hot this summer! Check out Chanel’s summer collection, and also Dior’s.

Regular tee’s are not where it’s at this summer. This season, we are going to see a lot of elevated tee’s with ruching, ties, and puff sleeves! Here are a few of my favorite’s currently on the market:

One of my favorite New York designers is having a fabulous sample sale right now; and it’s online! Yay!! You can save up to 75% off styles straight from Rebecca Minkoff’s New York Fashion Week runway. Here are my favorites from the sale. You can also shop it all at RebeccaMinkoff.com.

I own a couple of the items I pointed out, which are part of the sample sale. Here is the skirt, and the black chain top. These are great pieces to have in your wardrobe. The black top is a lightweight sweatshirt and perfect for foggy days with jeans or shorts. This skirt is really easy to dress up or down. Love them both!

I hope you enjoy the Rebecca Minkoff sample sale! There are some really incredible deals! Have a fabulous weekend!

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Back to life and friends

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Wearing: sunglasses / summer lipstick / I forgot to wear earrings! / stripe puff sleeve top (under $50) / summer nail polish / straw tote bag (under $500) / wide leg jeans / black belt with snake buckle / grey espadrilles /

I am so excited the economy is opening back up! Last week, I was able to meet up with my friend Dawn from Fashion Should be Fun for the first time since everything shut down last year. It was so emotional and amazing to see her in person, and to be able to talk non-stop; and talk non-stop we did!

We met up at Santana Row and enjoyed a delicious lunch at Straits. If you are local, and haven’t eaten there yet, what are you waiting for? The food is delicious! It’s an Asian fusion menu with healthy options available. Since I am on a diet, it was really easy to find something healthy and delicious on their menu. I enjoyed the Fuji apple and prawn salad as well as the roti appetizer, which I shared with Dawn.

After lunch, we took a walk around Santana Row and browsed through several shops. It was such a nice day, and we were having so much fun, we walked across the street to Valley Fair!

We took a walk around Valley Fair and window shopped; especially where there were handbags. haha. How fun are these teeny, tiny little handbags at the Jimmy Choo shop! They were literally doll sized. I don’t think a phone could fit inside, just maybe keys and a lipstick? They were so cute! I tried to find them on their website for you, but they aren’t there. If you have a Jimmy Choo boutique where you live, go check them out. They’re so cute and fun!

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The entire excursion was a little over two hours, then I had to go and pick up my kids from school; another fun thing that has reopened! Yay!

In order to ensure I was comfortable, and ready for a lot of walking, I wore these soft and comfy espadrilles. They are a fabulous go-to shoe for warm days; it was in the mid-80’s. The jeans were comfy too, and of course the tee was perfect for the weather! I really am addicted to these puff sleeves! It might be my favorite trend of the year!

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I am looking forward to June 15 when the state officially reopens! Fingers crossed we end our mask mandate soon too. What have you been up to lately now that things are reopening?

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