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This 90s handbag might be a fashion throwback, but it’s making huge waves in 2019

This classic 90s bag is back in a very big way, everyone, so get ready to feel incredibly nostalgic…

Whether you’re still in autumn mode, or already looking to new season winter collections dropping online daily, there’s one item that works across all seasons: the baguette bag. 

You may remember the long, short handled shoulder bag from the 90s and 00s. Back then, they were practically the icing on the cake to every ‘jeans and a nice top’ combo, and now they’re back. So much so, Lyst’s Year in Fashion report (revealing the most powerful brands, people and searches) has noted that the iconic Fendi baguette bag saw a 164% rise in search, with Paco Rabanne’s nostalgic bags following in close second.

Of course, there are other styles like the half moon bags and the micro minis (naturally including Jacquemus) that are getting our attention this season, but the shoulder bag shows no sign of going anywhere. So, how do you style them?

German influencer Caro Daur (seen above) shows how to style the Fendi baguette bag with a more grown-up feel. Teaming with a sleek trench coat and trousers combo, it works just as well as a hand-held. 

The shoulder bag is one of those styles you can incorporate into any outfit. From day to after dark they’re the accessory that’ll work round the clock. This is why when our fashion team spotted even more styles popping up in the ‘new in’ sections of everyone’s favourite brands – including Zara, Topshop and Mango – they took it upon themselves to show you the best ones. 

From high street to original Fendi options from the pre-loved sections, these are the best baguette bags to shop, and wear, for 2019 and beyond. 

  • Mango

    Mango bag
    Best baguette bags: Mango

    If you want a bag that’ll go effortlessly with any outfit you own (no thought required), then of course you need to go for black. 

    This glossy Mango style is the under £30 update you’ll wear on repeat from this season, to the next. 

    Baguette bag£29.99, Mango

  • Zara

    Image of Zara bag
    Best baguette bags: Zara

    We already know that Zara is the go-to for affordable accessory updates. This time, it’s the selection of baguette bags we have our eye on. 

    Wear this dusty pink beauty with a tonal outfit for a winning look.

    Baguette bag with buckle, £29.99, Zara

  • By Far

    By Far bags
    Best baguette bags: By Far

    By Far is known for its bags. In fact, they’ve had so many cult styles it’s hard for even our fashion team to keep up. 

    Meet Miranda, the new season baguette bag that’s already sold out on most sites. Snake print will update any outfit, from a moody floral dress to jeans and a roll neck knit. 

    Miranda snake effect leather bag, £570, By Far at modaoperandi.com

  • Fendi

    Fendi bag
    Best baguette bags: Fendi

    If you want a true 90s hit, then look to the pre-owned section on Farfetch. 

    Filled with original Fendi and Dior baguette bags – they’re the ones you’ll buy now, and love forever. 

     Logo detail bag, £1,2130, Fendi

  • Topshop

    Topshop bag
    Bets baguette bags: Topshop

    There’s no doubt about it. Along with baguette bags, statement animal prints are back in a big way. This style has already been spotted on influencer Monikh.

    Tick off two micro trends in one with this Topshop tiger beauty. 

    Slick tiger bag, £32, Topshop

  • Wandler

    Wandler bag
    Bets baguette bags: Wandler

    The mid price-point accessories by Wandler add to the appeal. Not only are they a designer bag within reach, they also will work 24/7.

    Georgia leather shoulder bag, £590, Wandler at net-a-porter.com

  • Elleme

    Elleme bag
    Best baguette bags: Elleme

    Brighten up the dreariest of winter days with a colour block baguette bag. This one from Elleme with gold detail is up there with the very best of them. 

    Add to a tan jumper and dark wash jeans pairing. 

    Baguette Leather Bag, £414, Elleme at modaoperandi.com

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