I Found the Next It Bag, and Naturally NYC Girls Are Already All Over It

I've always been fascinated by the style in New York. Even before I moved to the city, I always made a point of stalking what the stylish set was wearing and shopping. NYC girls are always first to test-drive the newest emerging trends, and the city is a breeding ground for fashion's latest It items. But as trendy as the style may be here, it's never not practical. So you can imagine that when I started seeing an It bag emerge as a favorite among my peers, I was all over it.

What's the next It bag that's winning over fashion people in New York? Meet Mansur Gavriel's Candy Bag. Launched amid New York Fashion Week's return to in-person shows last month, the bag could be seen on a number of editors and influencers running in between shows and appointments. I even got my hands on it, and I am pleased to share that it's quickly become my go-to. Not only does it fit all the essentials, but the patent finish makes it the perfect addition to any fall 'fit, and its midrange price tag makes it significantly more accessible than most designer It bags. As our senior editor Allyson Payer already noted, the Candy Bag is one we can see ourselves reaching for so often that we forget our other bags exist.

Without further ado, scroll down to see how fashion insiders are wearing the bag, shop the many colors it comes in, and see more mid-priced bags with It potential.

The Candy bag is already a go-to style among top influencers like Alyssa Coscarelli.

The fashion set has taken to styling the bag with a number of different outfits, from matching skirt sets to pretty dresses.

The shoulder-bag shape holds a surprising amount, making it one of the more practical picks among all '90s-inspired bags.

I opted to style the bag with a coordinating tailored vest and blazer.

Simple basics like trousers and jersey tops are also favorite pieces to wear with the bag.

I love how the patent finish really pulls any look together.

The versatile shape works well with everything from more casual looks to dressier ensembles.

But it plays especially well with fall-favorite knits.

Now, more mid-priced handbags with It potential:

It's only a matter of time until a new BY FAR style becomes an It bag.

This color combo stands out while still being wearable.

While Staud has plenty of statement bags, this understated style is speaking to me.

This one has been in my cart for months now.

This shape is what handbag dreams are made of.

If you want an easy-to-wear shape that feels totally unique, this is for you.

Cloud-like bags are one of my favorite bag trends yet.

This will put your everyday tote to shame.

This little top-handle bag is perfect for date nights and dinners.

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