These days it seems like every time you turn around, a heritage brand is bringing back a specific bag design from its archives. There’s the Dior Saddle Bag, the Fendi Baguette, Gucci’s Jackie 1961, Diana, Horsebit 1955, and the House’s latest, the Blondie Bag; shall I go on?

What’s Old is New

Earlier this spring I went on about the fact that the Fendi Spy Bag is primed for a comeback and Megs too agreed that this bag could see the light of day once again. But it didn’t stop there, as Vogue writer Liana Satenstein echoed the same thoughts a week later and it suddenly seemed like every fashion girl ever was about to run to the resale market to find a Fendi Spy (and yes, prices have gone up a couple hundred dollars).

Out With the Old? Or…

After writing about the return of the Fendi Spy, my cousin Erica sent me a message out of sheer panic that she’d given a limited-edition Spy bag to Goodwill a bunch of years back. My jaw hit the floor, but I sympathized, as there was a time I almost gave away a Dior Saddle Pochette in a similar fashion. Back in 2012, the Dior Saddle Bag was way past its prime.

I had just graduated college and was focused on cleaning out my closet and upgrading my wardrobe. A quick eBay search showed that my Saddle Pochette, which I had purchased for $350 in 2003, was worth a mere $75. Bummer. I couldn’t bear the thought of just giving it away, so I shoved it to the back of my closet where I assumed it would remain to collect dust.

Wrong.

Five years later and the Saddle bag was back. Big time. I was then 28 and living on my own in New York City and I pulled that little Saddle Bag out from the depths of my jam-packed closet. Not only was I excited to use it again because it was back in style, but I got a bit of a thrill from the fact that I had kept it for all those years.

Whenever I wear it and someone asks me about it I proudly tell them that it’s a vintage piece from my very own closet! Sure, I could sell it today for about $900, but I wouldn’t dream of it. I’m glad I didn’t sell her all those years ago, and I definitely think twice now about selling my bags.

Did you once part ways with a bag that’s now back in style?

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FashionableLena
FashionableLena
3 days ago

No. I have a Dior Doubke Saddle bag, a Fendi Baguette, and a Mama Baguette. I bought them as they were going out of style and have used them all these years. I don’t buy bags to sell them. I like them, use them, and don’t care if they go out of style. My one regret is not getting a Saddle Bag. I have the double, but it’s not the same!

Gayle
Gayle
3 days ago

I have sold vintage bags from givenchy (hobo this style doesnt work for me) gucci coach and ferragamo (small totes) but i did not regret anything. I sell bags if style doesnt work for me anymore. Most of the time i like to keep my bags because it has a beautiful color. I still have 6 vintage bags (burberry – small bucket bag and the pink and blue check coach denim tote and hampton multicolor tote that i have matching sandals reminds me of my teenage years gucci – small tote) that i still keep. My pink burberry check is back on trend its very similar to the LV pochette accessoires while the blue check is a small shoulder barrel bag.

ezp
ezp
1 day ago

I think I bought mine for a 180 euros and it is in pristine shape. I still have the box and ribbon somewhere! I don’t know I would use it without putting a longer strap to make it a cross body, but I’m not paying 1000 dollars to get one from Dior.

Candee
Candee
1 day ago

At one time, I cared about being “fashionable” and sold bags that were out of style, but not anymore. I don’t follow the ever changing trends and only carry what I love.

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