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The 10 must-have new designer It bags to invest in this season

From reissued classics to bags made from bananas, get a handle on this season’s must-have accessories

Embrace the new season and instantly update your wardrobe by investing in one of the latest It bags for autumn 2023. From Gucci’s re-edition of their iconic Horsebit Chain Clutch and Fendi’s mini version of their C’mon leather satchel to Stella McCartney’s first ever bag made from bananas, there’s a new designer handbag for every style. 

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It Bags for Autumn 2023

Gucci Horsebit Clutch

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Of all the It bags for autumn 2023, Gucci’s re-edition of their iconic Horsebit Chain Clutch – which debuted in 2004 during the Italian fashion house’s Tom Ford era – is one of the most hotly anticipated. Taking centre stage in the label’s latest AW23 fashion campaign, where a maxi version is modelled by Vittoria Ceretti, it’s one of the first launches from Gucci’s new creative director Sabato De Sarno. While the trapezoid silhouette and hardware is the same, new colourways and textures are sure to elevate this into the bag of the season… again.  

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Horsebit medium GG-Supreme canvas shoulder bag
£2,200

Louis Vuitton GO-14 Bag

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Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière looks to the house’s history of luggage-making as the inspiration behind the new GO-14 bag. Reimagined from one of his original designs from October 2014 (hence its name), the bag has a padded criss-crossing pattern – known as malletage – to echo the insides of LV trunks and is accented with the signature Twist lock. The bag comes in a variety of different shades, including classic blacks and browns, as well as a striking monochrome version.

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Louis Vuitton GO-14 Bag
£5,350

Fendi C’mon Nano

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Fendi has debuted its C’mon Nano, a miniature version of their popular C’mon leather satchel. With its curved, feminine lines and featuring a distinctive FF logo in vintage gold metal, it comes in an array of colours, from crisp white and dove-grey to Barbie pink. Just big enough to fit all your essentials, the cute crossbody is proof that all the best things come in small packages.  

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Fendi C’mon Nano bag
£890

Stella McCartney Fungi Forest Toile de Jouy Tote

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Building on her responsible material innovations, Stella McCartney has launched the first ever bag made from banana plants for AW23. The vegan tote was crafted using Bananatex, a durable, waterproof, cotton-like fabric that’s cultivated from Abacá banana plants, which are grown naturally in the Philippines without any chemical treatments. Embroidered with a Fungi Forest Toile De Jouy print in burgundy or navy, the revolutionary bag is also fully circular – Bananatex can be processed back into pulp and then into paper, which can become yarn once again. 

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Stella McCartney tote bag
£1,350

McQueen Seal bag

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For AW23, Alexander McQueen has launched a more compact version of their popular Seal bag, designed to be worn on the shoulder or crossbody. Based on a Tudor rose, the McQueen seal has long been an emblem of the house, appearing on everything from bags and T-shirts to belt buckles. Crafted in soft quilted leather, the Seal Small plays on curved lines, from the bag’s rounded edges to the arcing loops of the Seal hardware. 

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Alexander McQueen The Seal bag
£2,300

Prada Arqué Bag

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At the most recent Milan Fashion Week, a new cult It bag emerged on the scene, worn by the likes of Emma Watson, Sofia Richie and Gigi Hadid on the FROW: the Prada Arqué bag. A more grown-up version of the Italian fashion house’s hugely popular Re-Nylon bag, the Arqué has a sleek leather finish and a retro silhouette from the 2000s, reminiscent of the era’s ubiquitous hobo style. Available in chicly monochrome black and white, as well as a buttery cognac shade, expect to see this versatile and easy-to-wear bag everywhere this season.

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Prada Arqué Bag
£1,800

Céline Ava Triomphe bag

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The Céline Ava Triomphe bag may have only just launched, but it’s already been adopted by A-listers as this season’s must-have accessory, having been spotted on the likes of Kaia Gerber and actors Devon Ross and Lily McInerny. Incorporating the trending half-moon shape, the bag features a short shoulder strap, rounded piping and the House’s classic Triomphe motif, as well as striking aged hardware that was created specifically for Céline. A cult classic It bag in the making. 

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Céline Ava Triomphe bag
£1,700

Loewe Squeeze Bag

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Since taking the helm at Loewe, Jonathan Anderson has become known for creating cult pieces – and with his latest launch, the unisex Squeeze Bag, he’s done it again. Made from buttery smooth nappa leather, its standout features are its ruched opening and tactile squeezy handle, from which its name derives. Available in chic olive green, burgundy and oak, as well as a striking seaside blue, its slouchy feel lends it a relaxed air, while a glittering donut chain keeps things elevated.

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Loewe Small Squeeze bag in nappa lambskin
£2,950

Jacquemus La Pochette Rond Carré Bag

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While Jacquemus’ recent catwalk show at the Palace of Versailles had plenty of talking points, there was just one bag that captured the hearts of fashion editors: the La Pochette Rond Carré. Crafted from shimmering silver metallic leather and inspired by take-out bags, the innovative design rolls open to reveal the interior, while gold metal hardware on each side act as closures. The bag has been such a hit with the fashion set that it’s been sold out for months, so you’ll need to sign up to the waitlist if you want any chance of getting your hands on one.

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Jacquemus La Pochette Rond Carrè faux-leather clutch bag
£730

Burberry Knight bag

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Burberry Knight Bag, Winter 23

With the arrival of recently appointed creative director Daniel Lee at the British fashion house, all eyes are on Burberry right now – so it’s hardly surprising that their latest accessory has become one of the It bags for autumn 2023. The standout feature of the Knight bag is its horse-shaped clip and hoop, a nod to the brand’s equestrian heritage, while the slouchy shape and brushed metal hardware give it a thoroughly modern feel. Available in three sizes – small, medium and large – expect to see it everywhere this season. 

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Burberry Knight Bag in Bruciato
£2,090

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