By  on December 16, 2019

The status bag, the shining star of the handbag category, had its golden period in the Aughts. Names like the Paddington, the Muse, the Saddle bag or the Motorcycle bag were part of a trend for an “It” bag of the moment.

Now, more than a decade later, the idea of one bag having it all has dimmed. According to an October report from The NPD Group, the handbag business is down 20 percent in the first eight months of 2019, compared to 2016.

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