It Bag

March 20, 2015 7:25 PM

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It Bag

Thus spoke Carrie Bradshaw with a mix of matter-of-factness and incredulity in the third season of “Sex and the City” when a gun-wielding mugger demanded she hand over her purple sequined Fendi handbag.

The episode aired on Oct. 8, 2000, as the era of the “It Bag” was arcing into full swing, a time when it seemed perfectly normal to have a much-coveted, known-by-style-name handbag serve as a plot point in a popular TV show. After the 1997 introduction of Fendi’s loaf-inspired bags would come Dior’s...

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