True It bags have serious staying power. Consider icons such as Chanel’s quilted flap style, Dior’s Saddle, or Fendi’s Baguette; those classic bags continue to stand the test of time, and feel fresh even years after they were first introduced. They also are still some of the most-coveted pieces on resale sites today–that I know a couple of bag fanatics who have put up alerts whenever a particular style drops The Real Real or eBay. (I may or might not be guilty of this myself.)
This fashion month, trendsetting models happen to be carrying around one particular It tote that’s a continuous designer vintage: Prada’s re-issued nylon miniature bags from the 2000s. The slick design was such a hit at the early-aughts that the Italian label recently relaunched the silhouette, keeping intact its compact shape, thick shoulder strap, and signature triangular metal logo. Just today, Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber were spotted carrying the bag at two different colorways in Milan; Bella Hadid has also repeatedly worn it previously. Back in New York, Dua Lipa was seen today carrying a dusty brown version, which lent her skater-girl outfit a fashion-girl feel.
The little, no-frills shape of these bags certainly falls in line with what’s hot from the bag marketplace right now. Louis Vuitton’s pochette bag–too tiny and discreet–has been using a resurgence as well; Jenner’s a fan of the Stephen Sprouse graffiti style, also in the 2000s. And while we were convinced here in Vogue that giant hobo bags were going to be the upcoming huge thing, it’s apparent that these stylish trendsetters are still on board with barely-there, itty-bitty shapes–though the trend hasn’t attained Lizzo-level small. Yet.