Women are constantly in search of the perfect handbag. It has to be stylish yet classic enough to withstand time and all of the recyclable trends that grace the runway each season. The perfect bag must also be durable and practical enough to properly store and locate all items.

One woman was lucky enough to have the ideal bag made specifically for her when Jean-Louis Dumas, chief executive of Hermes, witnessed her straw bag spill out of the overhead compartment on an airplane. A gorgeous black leather weekend bag was designed and gifted to no other than Jane Birkin! Unfortunately, Ms. Birkin developed severe tendinitis and had to retire her perfectly personalized handbag.

To this day, the Hermes Birkin bag is one of the most coveted items on the market. It is also one of the most expensive. That is, if you can even get your hands on one! I believe a more accessible and practical alternative to the Birkin bag today is the 2Jours bag designed by Fendi.

The 2Jours bag is available in a variety of colors and has both double handles and a detachable/adjustable shoulder strap to provide comfort for every hand – even those with tendinitis! The 2Jours is structured with three separate compartments. There is a center zip and two open compartments with internal pockets. Fendi elegantly enhanced the exterior with enamel detail and a tag that can be personally monogrammed for each owner.

The Fendi 2Jours bag is beautiful, sophisticated, timeless and smart. Even though the concept of “It Bags” has faded in the big bad world of fashion, I believe this bag is “IT”.