Designer It Bags Are Coming: We Predict the Next Big Things

If you're in the market for the best designer bags and you're willing to invest in something extra special (but of course!), we are here to give you a heads-up on the most knockout—not to mention new—luxe styles destined for It-bag status.

In recent years, It bags have been more elegant and understated than their "look-at-me" bells-and-whistles predecessors. With fewer logos and an emphasis on classic silhouettes, there has been a move toward pieces that you'll love forever (instead of versions that only have a place in your heart for a couple months). And the good news is that this makes the steep price tags a lot more justifiable. Right?

But there are also some standout showstoppers among the mix of classic bags, including Balenciaga's striped, colourful shoppers and Gucci's bright-pink chain bags. So what is this season's answer to the Chloé Faye or the Gucci Soho? We've broken down the hottest new deliveries arriving in every good luxury department near you, from the new-look Mulberry crossbody everyone's going to be after to the super-smart Loewe bag.

Keep reading to see and shop 2016's best new designer handbags…