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The concept of the "It bag" has lost its luster, but you still have to carry your stuff around, and it helps if your tote makes you look like an adult and lasts longer than six months. Fashionista's solution: "Check out Il Bisonte on Sullivan Street (or on Camden Drive in Beverly Hills) for incredibly supple leather bags, all handmade in Florence, that, yes, cost quite a bit, but should last long enough for you to one day say, 'You know when I got this tote? 2009!'" [Fashionista]