An iconic leather accessory in its own right, the baguette bag rose to “It” bag status in the early aughts when it first appeared on Sex and the City as Carrie Bradshaw’s go-to purse. Created by Fendi in the 1990’s, the baguette bag features a short shoulder strap and rectangular-shaped body that is practical yet still very stylish. Since then, the baguette has become a style staple in every fashion girl’s closet while the silhouette has been embraced by designers all over the world. Even labels like Prada and Louis Vuitton have created their own iterations of the trendy purse that solidified its popularity over the years since its inception.
With the re-emergence of Y2K trends like tinted sunglasses, baggy jeans, and chunky sneakers popping up on our social media feeds, the baguette bag, too, has made its comeback with a new generation of celebs and influencers rocking the It accessory with their stylish 'fits. To get a sense of how to style the baguette bag, we’ve put together some styling inspiration for your next OOTD.
How Celebs and Influencers Style Their Baguette Bags:
1. Ida Anduyan
You can never go wrong with basics! In this look, Ida Anduyan dresses down for a coffee run by styling her white leather Sunday’s Best (@sundays__best) baguette with a simple tank top and jeans. Pair it up with your favorite sneakers and you’re good to go.
2. Vina Guerrero
Look chic in an all nude ensemble like Vina Guerrero, who paired her beige Prada Nylon Mini Bag with a tank top and joggers in similar shades to tie in the monochromatic look. Her look is elevated with a matching pair of By Far kitten heels that can take this casual look from day to night.
3. Alyssa Coscarelli
Instagram and street style star Alyssa Coscarelli (@alyssainthecity) believes in matching her bag with her dress, and why not? Opt for a minimalist leather accessory—Alyssa’s choice is a chic Goerge Kuberia baguette in noir—to complement a statement printed or embroidered LBD.
4. Laureen Uy
Laureen Uy is known for being adventurous when it comes to colors, so we weren’t surprised to see her in a neon green suit paired with a neon pink baguette from Seoul-based brand Ouitt that matched her shoes, and perfectly complemented the whole ensemble.
5. Qjin and Qwon
For stylish twin sisters Qjin and Qwon, more popularly known as @q2han on Instagram, texture plays a huge role in leveling up basic pieces. Here, they play around with leather, denim, ruched fabrics and so on to create playful 'fits despite the pared down color palette. Not to mention, their sculptural baguette bags and chunky boots are the perfect finishing touches.
6. Petra Mack
Influencer @pepamack on Instagram is known for her headless outfit photos that spread like wildfire on style inspo accounts and Pinterest. Her way of styling a baguette bag involves a polished yet relaxed 'fit that evokes a strong office-to-drinks charm. Her structured baguette sits well against her unbuttoned silk top for the perfect contrast.
10 Designer Baguette Bags to Shop Now:
Now that you have a sense of how to style the bag of the moment, check out these ten designer pieces that are definitely worth investing in.
1. Fendi Baguette
The latest iteration of the iconic Fendi Baguette bag, still with its signature brown jacquard fabric with an FF motif, now features a shoulder strap and top handle that can be carried either on the hand, the shoulder, or across the body making it perfect for everyday wear.
Medium monogram brown fabric baguette, $3190 (around P153,313), FENDI, Rustan’s Shangri-La
2. Prada Re-Edition 2000 Nylon Mini
Practical and timeless, the Re-Edition Nylon Bag is extremely lightweight and durable, and can hold a lot more than it appears to.
Re-Edition Nylon bag, $795 (around P38,208), PRADA, Greenbelt 4
3. By Far Rachel Baguette
From influencers like Martine Cajucom to celebrities like Kendall Jenner, By Far’s Rachel (named after Jennifer Aniston’s character on Friends, BTW!) is the perfect fuss-free minimalist leather bag to cop.
Rachel patent leather shoulder bag, $453.99 (around P21,806), BY FAR, net-a-porter.com
4. The Row Halfmoon Bag
Not a fan of metal hardware? Then The Row’s simple semi-saddle shaped baguette is should be your top pick.
Halfmoon leather shoulder bag, $1764.26 (around P84,740), THE ROW, net-a-porter.com
5. Balenciaga Hourglass Baguette
We love the unique shape of the Hourglass that gives it a unique structure and undeniable sex appeal.
Hourglass croc-effect leather shoulder bag, $1567.44 (around P75,287), BALENCIAGA, net-a-porter.com
6. Miu Miu Nappa Leather Shoulder Bag
This bag is the perfect piece to add to your wardrobe if you’re looking for a fun and quirky bag to add personality to your look.
Nappa leather shoulder bag, $1990 (around P95,640), MIU MIU, miumiu.com
7. Cult Gaia Serena Shoulder Bag
With a vintage inspired feel, the Serena bag is the perfect companion to dress up any look.
Serena shoulder bag, $428 (around P20,569), CULT GAIA, cultgaia.com
8. Oroton Jerome Baguette
Keep an eye out for this up-and-coming brand that has stylesetters smitten by its geometric design. One thing’s for sure, its silhouette will stand the test of time.
Jerome leather shoulder bag, $572.45 (around $27,496), OROTON, net-a-porter.com
9. Louis Vuitton Multi-Pochette
The LV Multi-Pochette is versatile as it is trendy. You can wear it as a baguette as well as a sling—and we all know that multi-way purses are always a good investment.
Multi-Pochette Accessoires bag, $2050 (around P98,465), LOUIS VUITTON, Greenbelt 4
10. Dior Saddle Bag
Another cult-favorite, the Dior Saddle needs no introduction. This iconic piece is definitely a must-have in every fashion girl’s (and boy’s) closet.
Monogrammed Saddle bag, $2350 (around P113,260), DIOR, The Shoppes at Solaire