5 fashion influencers reveal the details of their current It-bag

There are many things that can be deciphered from a bag on its carrier. Deepika Padukone’s faithful Louis Vuitton Dauphine reveals facets of the star’s personality unknown to the public. For example, her handy set of miscellaneous gadgets that help her attend Zoom calls while traveling countries for new projects is a rare but nonetheless interesting detail about the contents of the starlet’s designer handbag. When it comes to the jet set crowd, the reach of essentials can range anywhere from carryall to compact capacity depending on the person’s needs and lifestyle. While bags may seem like just an accessory – the accompaniment to the main service, the right bag to meet your needs is nothing short of an investment. After all, it will accompany you on all your daily escapades and adventures. The style requirements of the times, as well as the practicalities of having a designer handbag leave a lot to think about and consider when purchasing your own. vogue speaks to current It-girls in the fashion scene about their bags and their contents – which reveal the expected and the unexpected.

Anissa Malhotra Jain

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What is the very first bag you bought?

The first bag I bought myself was a Marc Jacobs shoulder bag. From my first salary.

What’s the most essential item in your bag that you can’t live without?

My wallet. My whole life is in there. And it’s really well organized. It’s the one thing I like to keep really neat.

How would you describe your relationship with your bag in three words?

My whole world. I am a total bag person.

What wouldn’t people expect to find in your bag?

Allergy medications! Absolutely anything can trigger my allergies at any time, so I always have an Allegra on hand!

When it comes to carrying stuff in your bag, are you an essential-only person or a big packer?

Oh, I’m a super heavy packer. You never know what you’ll need when. Or what someone else might do!

If the contents of your bag reflect your life, what does it say about you?

He says I am always ready. Rather overprepared!

What features in terms of style or utility do you like most about your everyday bag?

Storage! Storage! Storage! The more pockets and zippers, the better I can organize my things.

An essential travel item to take on flights?

Lotion and lip balm. The drought on flights is real! Also mouthwash or mints!

A bag that is on your wishlist?

I don’t really have a wish list or need to have bags. I buy something if I don’t like it because it’s the new best thing to have so no bag in particular.

Malini Agarwal

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What is the very first bag you bought?

My very first bag was the Gucci bamboo tote bag that I loved. I had so much fun creating content all around Bombay. We did a whole photoshoot in swanky old school elevators all around Bombay. This is a huge memory I have from years ago on the blog.

What’s the most essential item in your bag that you can’t live without?

The most essential item in my bag is usually my battery, a charger, lip balm, and a kajal.

How would you describe your relationship with your bag in three words?

My relationship with my bag is that it’s a dumping ground for all my stuff and my emotions, I guess.

What wouldn’t people expect to find in your bag?

There’s been so many things in my bag for days and days, things I don’t even expect to find there, whether it’s a packet of tissues or some notes I picked up somewhere. I’m a very sentimental person so I keep the ticket stamps of the movies I like.

When it comes to carrying stuff in your bag, are you an essential-only person or a big packer?

I am guilty of being a very heavy packer, for a two night trip I would take suitcases for two months. But my backpack or purse usually contains everything that makes me feel safe.

If the contents of your bag reflect your life, what does it say about you?

I guess if the contents of my bag reflect my life, then it’s total chaos.

What features in terms of style or utility do you like most about your everyday bag?

I really like shoulder bags because I tend to leave my bag everywhere, so I like having my hands free, especially if I have my phone in one hand and sometimes a cocktail in the other. I like ease of use, so shoulder bags are my favorite.

An essential travel item to take on flights?

One travel item you need to take on flights are headphones or earphones that I always forget or forget to charge but they are a lifesaver especially if you have a long flight because you have to download something to watch. Then you must have headphones to be a polite traveler.

A bag that is on your wishlist?

The bag I want is the embellished Prada cleo bag or the classic Chanel flap.

Saanchi Gilani

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What is the very first bag you bought?

The LV never full! It was my first bag when I turned 18.

What’s the most essential item in your bag that you can’t live without?

My wallet! It almost turns into a mini bag with the amount I put in it.

How would you describe your relationship with your bag in three words?

Practical, light and secure.

What wouldn’t people expect to find in your bag?

A stain remover pen.

When it comes to carrying stuff in your bag, are you an essential-only person or a big packer?

Only and only the essentials!

If the contents of your bag reflect your life, what does it say about you?

I hope everything is simple but meaningful.

What features in terms of style or utility do you like most about your everyday bag?

That it has a top handle as well as an arm handle. It helps transform my look from casual to dressy as I need it.

An essential travel item to take on flights?

A moisturizer or face mist. The skin becomes so dehydrated on the plane that you don’t even realize it.

A bag that is on your wishlist?

An emerald green Kelly Cut from Hermès

Pernia Qureshi

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What is the very first bag you bought?

I can’t remember the first bag I bought, but the first designer bag my parents bought me was Burberry. It was right after I graduated from high school and my cousin and I had matching ones while we were on a cruise with the family. It was a graduation gift. It had the signature Burberry checks and was mini-ish where it fit perfectly on our shoulders.

What’s the most essential item in your bag that you can’t live without?

Call.

How would you describe your relationship with your bag in three words?

Essential. Style. Useful.

What wouldn’t people expect to find in your bag?

Cuticle Oil (from Gur Organics).

When it comes to carrying stuff in your bag, are you an essential-only person or a big packer?

Only the essential (but everything is essential).

If the contents of your bag reflect your life, what does it say about you?

Practical, resourceful and conscious.

What features in terms of style or utility do you like most about your everyday bag?

It must be a combination of both! I want something that can fit what I need, but I don’t want to compromise on how cute it looks.

An essential travel item to take on flights?

I wear my own socks on long flights.

A bag that is on your wishlist?

I wanted a mini Hermes Constance and just got one. Now I have to figure out what I want next.

Farhana Bodi

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What is the very first bag you bought?

My very first luxury bag was the classic Chanel mini bag.

What’s the most essential item in your bag that you can’t live without?

Of course, it’s my wallet!

How would you describe your relationship with your bag in three words?

I think it would be fun, easy and with lots of cool moments!

What wouldn’t people expect to find in your bag?

A vape.

When it comes to carrying stuff in your bag, are you an essential-only person or a big packer?

I’m definitely a big packer.

If the contents of your bag reflect your life, what does it say about you?

Sounds like I’m a fun, happy, cool person.

What features in terms of style or utility do you like most about your everyday bag?

It is very convenient and comfortable.

An essential travel item to take on flights?

Disinfectants and wet wipes.

A bag that is on your wishlist?

The Hermes mini Kelly in lemon yellow.

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