Fendi baguette bag campaign

Fendi's Baguette Friends Forever campaign | Source: LVMH

The Best Designer Baguette Bags of 2022

Emblematic of the fun and flirty fashion of the late 90s and early 2000s, the baguette bag was the ultimate ‘it bag’ of its time. Synonymous with the playful and bold style of Carrie Bradshaw, the iconic Fendi baguette instantly became the must-have accessory as soon the world laid eyes on it in that fateful episode of Sex and the City. Paving the way for the sleek and compact silhouette, the Fendi baguette spurred on the release of a number of designer shoulder bags designed to contain no more than your Nokia flip phone, lip gloss and purse.

More than 20 years on, the shoulder bag has taken on a range of colourways and styles by leading fashion designers and continues to be toted by fashionistas. From classic late 90s-inspired iterations to more modern interpretations, here are some of the best designer baguette bags to add to your wardrobe in 2022.

Fendi Baguette 1997

It can’t be considered a list of the best baguette bags without the one and only Fendi Baguette. Designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi in 1997, the Fendi baguette is what the brand describes as the “protagonist of an astonishing range of colours, patterns and details with magnetic appeal.” Launching to ‘it-bag’ status after featuring in Sex and the City, the Fendi baguette has remained the original baguette since its inception.

Emblazoned with the double ‘F’ motif, the Beige Split Leather rendition is guaranteed to inject some late-90s nostalgia into your wardrobe with its compact design and brown leather details. Of course, if you’re looking for something more bold and playful, there’s Fendi’s stunning bead embroidery iteration as well as a dual-tone and dual-material version of the 1997 baguette.

Fendi Baguette 1997 Beige Split Leather Bag
Fendi Baguette 1997 Beige Split Leather Bag, A$4,490 | Source: Fendi

Saint Laurent Fermoir Leather Shoulder Bag

Made in Italy, this timeless baguette-style bag from Saint Laurent is the epitome of style and class, with its sleek and curvaceous silhouette, calf leather outer and supple suede lining. Secured by a magnetic buckle fastener, this shoulder bag offers easy access to your everyday essentials and has even been spotted on the arm of fashion-forward celeb, Hailey Bieber.

Saint Laurent Fermoir Leather Shoulder Bag
Saint Laurent Fermoir Leather Shoulder Bag, A$2,600 | Source: MyTheresa

Prada Re-Edition 2005 Re-Nylon Bag

Once a ubiquitous handbag, the iconic Prada Re-Edition 2005 arguably led the baguette bag revival we’ve seen in recent years. Modernised with the addition of a detachable pouch, removable chunky chain handle and a regenerated nylon yarn produced from recycled plastic waste, this adorable shoulder bag is a must-have.

Prada Re-Edition 2005 Re-Nylon Bag
Prada Re-Edition 2005 Re-Nylon Bag, A$2,360 | Source: Prada

Louis Vuitton Bagatelle

Crafted in the Monogram Empreinte leather, this classic shoulder bag is an adorable mini version of the hobo style. Finished with gold-toned hardware, this cream bag can be dressed up or down and tucked under the arm (baguette style) or thrown over the shoulder with its long strap.

Louis Vuitton Bagatelle
Louis Vuitton Bagatelle, A$3,650 | Source: Louis Vuitton

Salvatore Ferragamo Trifolio Shoulder Bag

Clean lines and an antiqued finish clasp elevate this shoulder bag to new heights of style and sophistication. Perfect for any occasion, the Trifolio Shoulder Bag from Salvatore Ferragamo offers two compartments and a convenient central zip pocket to house everything you need, as well as a sturdy tonal leather strap.

Salvatore Ferragamo Trifolio Shoulder Bag
Salvatore Ferragamo Trifolio Shoulder Bag, A$2,790 | Source: Salvatore Ferragamo

Oroton Cinder Baguette Bag

Epitomising the classic 90s baguette bag is Oroton’s Cinder Baguette Bag. Made with premium smooth leather and complemented by brass hardware, this sleek handbag pairs perfectly with every outfit and adds a touch of nostalgia to any look.

Oroton Cinder Baguette Bag in Vanilla Bean
Oroton Cinder Baguette Bag in Vanilla Bean, A$379 | Source: David Jones

Gucci GG Marmont Mini Shoulder Bag

Featuring Gucci’s emblematic codes and symbols, the iconic GG Marmont features the house’s signature matelass√© leather and monogram hardware details. Inside, the bag has microfibre lining, an internal open pocket for larger phones and just enough space for all your daily essentials.

Gucci GG Marmont Mini Shoulder Bag
Gucci GG Marmont Mini Shoulder Bag, A$3,580 | Source: Gucci

Dior Bobby East-West Bag

Featuring the ‘CD’ clasp and a branded military-inspired buckle, the Dior Bobby East-West Bag blends elements of the hobo silhouette with the classic baguette. The result is a stylish, noughties-inspired everyday bag. Thanks to an adjustable sliding shoulder strap, the bag can be conveniently worn over the shoulder or cross-body.

Dior Bobby East-West Bag
Dior Bobby East-West Bag, A$4,800 | Source: Dior

Bottega Veneta Cassette Intrecciato Leather Shoulder Bag

An instantly popular bag, Bottega Veneta’s Cassette has been seen adorning the arms of many an influencer and celebrity since its launch in 2018. Featuring the luxury fashion house’s signature ‘intrecciato’ technique, this baguette is instantly recognisable yet totally timeless.

Bottega Veneta Black Cassette Intrecciato Leather Shoulder Bag
Bottega Veneta Black Cassette Intrecciato Leather Shoulder Bag, A$2,750 | Source: Net-a-Porter

By Far Miranda Semi Patent Leather

Taking a more structured approach to the baguette silhouette, the Miranda bag from By Far features a classic central buckle and curved shape. Available in a range of colourways, the Miranda is a streamlined yet faithful interpretation of the 90s baguette that is sure to pair perfectly with any outfit.

By Far Miranda Super Green Semi Patent Leather
By Far Miranda Super Green Semi Patent Leather, A$1,050 | Source: By Far

If you’re looking for a larger style to carry your essentials, check out our round-up of designer tote bags.

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