The Fendi Spy Bag. We all remember the it-bag from the 2000s. If you need a refresher, the Spy bag was designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi, and was released in 2005 on the heels of its it-bag predecessor, the Chloe Paddington. The Spy had a huge following, with a long wait list and countless limited editions to back it up.

The Spy was the it-bag that everyone had to have — remember those? The unique bohemian design included a hidden coin purse, beautifully braided handles, and a fold-over flap closure. It wasn’t a satchel but not quite a hobo, making it a unique shape all its own. Not only did the bag have an interesting design, it was photographed on the arm of every it-girl in Hollywood, including Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan, and Hilary Duff to name a few.

The saying “everything old is new again” has come up a lot in fashion industry recently. Nostalgia seems to be dominating the current trends — I’m looking at you, platform shoes. Is it possible that Karl Lagerfeld or Silvia Venturini Fendi could reboot the Spy bag? With the relaunch of the Dior Saddle Bag under the reign of Maria Grazia Chiuri at Dior, it appears that nothing is impossible or off limits.

When I saw a photo of Nicole Richie in LA last month, the first thing I spotted was the Fendi Spy on her arm. I did a double take–is that really a Spy bag on a celebrity in 2018? I don’t think I have seen a Spy in the wild in over 10 years. The nostalgia swept over me and I found myself googling photos of the illustrious bag. I always lusted after the hologram Spy after seeing it on Emily in the Devil Wears Prada, so I personally would be very excited to a see this bag re-released with a fresh twist.

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Sofia Vergara

Ashley Tisdale

Gwen Stefani

Gwen brought hers back out in 2013!

Jessica Simpson

Kimora Lee Simmons

Nicky Hilton

Nicole Richie

Sarah Jessica Parker

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Jennyfir
Jennyfir
4 years ago

I admired the Spy back in the day and a few months ago I picked up a pre-owned one from The RealReal for a couple hundred bucks. The leather was so soft. I didn’t end up keeping it. (No pockets on the inside didn’t work for me, and the secret compartment didn’t really cut it.) But I re-consigned it and someone snapped it right up. So a lot of love still out there for the Spy!

victoria shin
victoria shin
4 years ago

Speaking of throwbacks and nostalgia…could you guys do a review piece on all of Phoebe Philo’s hits…expanding from years at Chloe to Celine?

Megs Mahoney Dusil
4 years ago
Reply to  victoria shin

Great post idea! Let me find someone that could cover that really well 🙂

victoria shin
victoria shin
4 years ago

Thank you!! I love your blog…and I’m a huge Philo-phile (as i clutch even tighter to my Paddington and Luggage and Belt Bags, oh my!) ?

kateholli
kateholli
4 years ago

I really don’t understand why you all seem to feel it’s not possible to wear and be seen with a vintage bag. I wear my classics from the 2000’s all the time. Can afford only 2nd hand designer bags anyway (as probably 90% of women in this world). If you love your Spy and it’s in shape: wear it!

Luna de Bethencourt Medina
Luna de Bethencourt Medina
1 year ago
Reply to  kateholli

I have new bags and vintage ones I do love my new peekaboo or my luggage from Celine as much as my spybag. Actually is coming tomorrow to work with me. I think is silly to wear something just because is old. Is all about style

Mya Wilkes
Mya Wilkes
4 years ago
Reply to  kateholli

Completely agree! If I spent good money to buy it and I like it, I’m carrying it!

Trisha Fleischer
Trisha Fleischer
4 years ago
Reply to  Mya Wilkes

I still adore, use and carry my nude baby spy. Iwish ihad gotten the woven spy on the cover of this article… ugh

Aly
Aly
4 years ago

I’ve been holding onto mine just in case there’s a comeback!! 🙂

Megs Mahoney Dusil
4 years ago
Reply to  Aly

I still have mine too!

Cheritheberry
Cheritheberry
4 years ago

Me too, and I would LOVE to start using it again. In fact, I will pull it out this fall. It still makes me happy!

psny15
psny15
4 years ago

i had picked my up at the Sample Sale before Fendi stopped doing them

YaLiedGirl
YaLiedGirl
4 years ago

I’m just gonna say what a lot of us are probably thinking… everyone had this bag back then ‘cos we were all on a lot of cocaine and that tube in the front came. in. handy.

Jerri R
Jerri R
4 years ago
Reply to  YaLiedGirl

LOL seriously?

Elm1979
Elm1979
4 years ago

A new mini version would be fun! We carry a lot less now a days- thanks iPhone;) fun posts!

Jerri R
Jerri R
4 years ago

More articles about the nostalgia pieces please!

crescent
crescent
4 years ago

I hope they bring back the YSL Muse next.

kim dalton
kim dalton
4 years ago

This bag was on my radar in the early years of my bag obsession. I often find myself googling if there is a planned re-release! I will cross my fingers……

GG Pastel