A few days ago, the famous fashion critic Suzy Menkes proclaimed the death of The It Bag
. And it's pretty true - the sea of Gucci logos on the streets outside our office have reached a very
But that doesn't mean a new accessory isn't rising up, and we think we've found it: the headphone. It's not just because they've replaced earmuffs and hats as the winter headgear of choice. It's because this season, for the first time ever, they're being sold in luxury stores.
Yesterday, on a wish-I-could-shop trip to Barneys Co-Op, I spotted Nixon's new Nomad headphones
sharing shelf space with Phillip Lim dresses and Rogan Jeans. Meanwhile, Revolve Clothing sells Erin Fetherston frocks in the same place as WeSC ear buds
, and Charlotte Ronson is working some pink headphones into her summer looks - maybe an ode to her sister, the DJ Samantha.
Can headphones carry your wallet, keys, and Sidekick? No. But they're way cheaper than an It Bag - and when was the last time your Stam Bag played Rich Girls
when you held it up to your ears?