If there’s one accessory that epitomizes the ’90s, it’s surely the baguette bag. Just one glimpse at its teeny proportions and dainty shoulder strap will take you thundering down memory lane to a time when jeans were low-slung and crop tops were in plentiful supply. For me, the trend has connotations of chick-flick heroines, glamazon girl-band members, and, well, Regina George. As an accessory, it certainly had a particular “look” attached to it.
As someone who prefers low-key silhouettes and practical handbags, it’s fair to say that I was initially dubious about the baguette’s return to fame. But before you dismiss it as I did, let me assure you that the 2022 iteration has a different flavor than the ’90s original. Along with many other spring/summer trends, the baguette 2.0 has taken on a more minimalist spin, and the majority of styles this season come unprinted in shades of black, brown, cream, and faded pastel.