Although we have moved past the It-bag obsession that dominated the 2000s, each year still brings with it a new set of instantly identifiable handbags. So which are the bags we'll be on first-name terms with this year? Last year it was Simon Miller's Bonsai bag, Gucci's belt bag and the Staud Bissett, which we became well acquainted with, but this year there are some new names to add to your dream handbag list. Keep scrolling to see and shop the five It bags you're about to see everywhere.
1. Gucci Top Handle Bag
You can't talk about key designer bags without mentioning Gucci, and the next key style is a top handle maxi bag in suede with Gucci's signature stripe. The bag isn't available to order yet, however, Alexa Chung has already been spotted with one, confirming its cult status.
2. Loewe's Raffia Tote
You might have assumed that the basket bag trend was about to die, however, Loewe has ensured it isn't going anywhere for 2018 thanks to this supersized raffia tote with a Loewe tan leather logo.
3. Chloé's Drew Bijou
4. Wandler's Hortensia Bag
Wandler only launched its Hortensia bag in November of last year, but it has almost instantly become one of the most recongisable bags of 2018.
5. The Fendi Shopper
This handbag combines two of the year's biggest handbag trends—logos and XXL shapes. The Fendi shopper bag is going to be this season's status item.
Opening Image: Alexa Chung