No, we are not talking about a long, narrow loaf of
French bread. We are also not referring to a gem, cut in a long
baguette is a small handbag with a short strap.
It is NOT the type of strap that would go over the shoulder like many other
types of handbag.
As far as we know the first baguette purse was originally
designed by Fendi
in 1997 (Fendi Baguette
bag). This style of purse became popular large in part due to its exposure
on the hit TV series Sex and the City. This small, compact designer
handbag was very popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s, often cited as the
first "It" bag.
The Baguette concept was for a small, streamlined bag,
carried on a short strap, that could be adapted for different looks, colors and
textures while still having a consistent aesthetic. It marked a contrast
from many popular women's purses at the time, which were often large totes.
The Fendi Italian fashion brand agreed to lend the
Baguette to HBO's Sex and the City, which was still a relatively new show that
was fast growing in popularity. Sarah Jessica Parker has credited Fendi's loan
of the bag with being central in establishing the show and her character Carrie
Bradshaw, saying "Having Carrie wear the Baguette was a defining moment for us,
and marked the beginning of everything. The timing was perfect for the story we
were telling and the character I was playing; the Baguette was the perfect
embellishment. Once Fendi loaned us items, everyone was more willing to do so,
which helped us dramatically in conveying Carrie’s decadence."
The baguette can be made with various materials such as
sheepskin, leather, etc., and can be embellished with embroidery, appliques,
crystals, rhinestones, studs, etc.
Yes, your baguette handbag can hold several baguette cut
diamonds. If you can afford it, you are welcome to fill your bag with
You may want to learn about other
handbags such as the
or hobo bag.
Learn about different
types of handbags.
As a fashion accessory, handbags can be categorized
according to the silhouette of the bag, as well as the type of handle. It is a
good idea to
pick a handbag for your body type.
Fashion Products A-F
Fashion Products B
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