The Fendi Baguette: the nineties’ It-bag (Silvia Venturini Fendi designed it in 1997) has come a long way since its original incarnation. Not to mention a long way since it achieved Sex and the City fame. The Baguette of the Carrie Bradshaw era had a singular purpose: to sparkle and shine, while holding nothing but a pack of Marlboro Lights, a credit card (one that was nearly maxed out on Fendi bags and Manolo Blahnik sandals, no doubt), and keys to her Upper East Side apartment. (Remember Carrie never had any money nor an iPhone ‘til the movie!)
The modernized Baguette, aka the Be, is not just sleeker and smoother; it is more utilitarian by far. Fendi has met function, for the modern woman needs a contemporary that will welcome her gadgets and then some. With a second pocket for organization, and a strap that weaves black leather through slick metal, this roomier version won’t have you glittering through the night. I will call this the Day Baguette, and I’m not playing favorites: I love the Baguette of both eras.
On NET-A-PORTER for $2,950.
Pair with: Pay homage to Sarah Jessica in her heyday with a dress that harks back to Sex and the City’s opening credits. G.V.G.V.’s sweet ballerina dress is just the piece to benefit from a no-nonsense accessory.
On Farfetch for $829.