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Is the Fendi Baguette a New Classic?

Or is it another fleeting trend?

When Fendi reintroduced the iconic Fendi Baguette just over two years ago, I was instantly smitten. I have been riding the nostalgia wave and loving all of the trends associated with it. As a big Sex and the City fan having grown up during the 90’s, the Baguette bag holds a special place in my heart.

When I buy a new bag, I try to purchase something that is practical and suits my lifestyle. For a long time, that meant I usually went for larger bags and gravitated towards totes or shoulder bags. For that reason, I never really contemplated adding a Baguette to my collection. However, over the last year, I have started carrying a lot less and only taking the basics with me when I’m on the go. For that reason, the Baguette’s smaller stature and tighter interior may work better for me now, especially if I went with the larger size.

Like most premier designer bags, the Baguette comes with a hefty price tag, so I have yet to pull the trigger. When it was first re-introduced, the size and price point were deal breakers, but now, I’m ready to reconsider. I am very carefully considering adding a Fendi Baguette into my collection. I haven’t purchased a premier designer bag this year, so I am trying to weigh my options.

Although my love of the design hasn’t waned in the two years since it’s been back, I do find myself hesitating on the longevity of the Baguette’s design. Will I grow tired of this ultra trendy design? Is it destined to be another trend that lays to rest or is it a new classic? My gut tells me the Baguette may become another trend of the past that could potentially reappear in another 15 years, but tell me, do you think it’s a classic?

Should I buy a Fendi Baguette? I would love to add the largest size (old habits die hard), but the smaller continental wallet on a chain is a more affordable option. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Fendi Baguette Chain-Strap Wallet ($1,100)

Fendi Baguette Bag ($3,190)


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