10 Designer 90s Bags That Give Carrie Bradshaw a Run for Her Money

Designer 90s Bags: Carrie Bradhsaw Wearing a 90s Handbag
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Last Updated on July 26, 2022

As we revisit the 90s, its bags are receiving a broad resurgence. We can thank the likes of Jennifer Anniston and Sarah Jessica Parker who catapulted the decades handbag styles.

Last year there was a classic revival of the Y2K look. Now, we’re taking a step back to before that era. Each generation likes to honor the classics with the emergence of reimagined versions of traditional bags.

The 90s was a decade characterized by its unforgettable fashion, and unforgettable bags.

#1. Fendi Baguette Brown Fabric Bag

Fendi Baguette 90s Bag

The iconic medium Fendi Baguette brown fabric bag comes in various colors and patterns, but the more subtle, the better.

This modern iteration pays tribute to the past with its small French loaf size, a sleek house monogram pattern, and seamless detachable shoulder strap with signature branding. Thanks to its expert craftsmanship, this long waitlisted It-bag is making its major comeback. 

I can quickly tuck it under my arm or hold it as I go on about my day, which is excellent. However, it doesn’t have a shoulder strap, which is somewhat annoying for a busy day when running errands. Also, there’s not that much space, but it does have more space than the mini-baguette, and it does come in a bigger size.

It’s a mainstay in my closet, as an investment piece indeed is.

#2. Coach May Shoulder Bag 

Coach May 90s Bag

An exuberant Coach May Shoulder Bag goes with anything, making any outfit look effortlessly elegant. I can go bold and extra glam with my day outfit or be sloppy and wear a tracksuit. Either way, I’d still look refined and understated with an affordable designer handbag.

It feels impressive as I casually tuck it underneath my shoulder. This everyday bag caters to a modern woman’s need for versatility and functionality. There’s a lot of space for all of my stuff. The only con is that its medium size makes it just a day bag. 


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#3. Gucci – Ophidia GG Mini Bag

As always, Gucci dips into its past with this dainty Ophidia GG Mini Bag. This delicate masterpiece has regal gold hardware and zip closure. There’s a harmonious balance of navy and red juxtaposed with beige and off-white.

Its subtle house monogram has some significant staying power, and its crescent silhouette has a retro vibe. The half-moon design looks polished. I love wearing it all day, every day. This bag’s only downside is that it is not spacious enough, so it can’t double up as a work bag or a gym bag unless I take the main essentials. 

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#4. By Far’s Rachel Venus Embossed Small Shoulder Purse

By Far’s Rachel Venus Embossed small shoulder purse in pink is sassy yet subtle. This budget-friendly option effortlessly elevates my style. The small but mighty eye-catching accessory will enhance any outfit with its playful yet classic embossed print of polished Italian calf leather and pop of bubblegum pink.

I love wearing this reminiscent Rachel from Friends piece, especially the pochette silhouette. I love its small size. That said, I like carrying around a lot of stuff that weighs me down throughout my day so this bag has a hard time doing that. 

#5. The Row Mini Twin Two Bag in Leather Crossbody Bag

The Row Mini Bag

The Row’s luxuriant Mini Twin Two Bag is a style must-have! This softly structured and subtle oyster-colored rendition makes a perfect addition to your wardrobe rotation. It’s suspended from a strap and fitted with two spacious pockets for hosting your day-to-day essentials in refined style.

Hands down, this is a convenient and efficient bag. It’s not an evening bag, that’s for sure. Nonetheless, it’s an exuberant addition to my bag collection. 

#6. Celine Pre-Owned Macadam Pattern Handbag

Celine Pre Owned Handbag

The Celine Pre-Owned Macadam pattern handbag is a showstopping archival piece. It stands out in my collection with its box-like Triomphe monogram print all-over. It perfectly paires with the signature brown leather trim that stays true to the brand’s equestrian roots.

It’s widely known that it’s the Blazon Chaine, thanks to the intertwining Cs inspired by the Arc de Triomphe. This elegant bag truly takes any casual outfit to the next level. I love how understated and less mainstream Louis Vuitton is.

High-fashion connoisseurs will recognize the demure Celine Macadam features a trapeze body and top-handle bag.

#7. Staud Rey Brown Croc Embossed Tote Bag

Staud Rey Brown Croc Bag

Reach for this bag when you need to carry more than just the minimal essentials. The Rey Bag in Brown Croc Embossed details delivers quiet elegance and exudes designer appeal without putting a dent in your wallet.

The understated accessory comes complete with a sharp magnetic closure and gold hardware. It’s a sophisticated style staple with its rich croc print, suede lining, and spacious interior that gives room for everything you need for a busy day.

This new classic everyday accessory has a contemporary shape with curves in all the right places. This chic bag can be worn 24/7, from a day at the office to a night out with your friends. 

#8. Mini Lady Dior Bag

Mini Lady Dior Bag

A Mini Lady Dior Bag is a timeless staple such as the Dior Saddlebag. The modern classic features intricately embroidered calfskin, handcrafted boxy silhouette, and vibrant multicolor sequins that steal the spotlight. It’s adorned with the signature ‘D.I.O.R’ charms that can be seen within a mile away.

This versatile evening bag comes with a removable chain shoulder strap to wear to any event with any outfit, be it a date night or an engagement party.

Lady Dior was renamed paying homage to Princess Diana, who surmounted a vast collection. If it’s good enough for Princess Diana then it’s certainly good enough for me. I love wearing this timeless treasure on a night out. 

#9. Prada Re-Nylon Medium Backpack

Re-Nylon Prada Backpack

The bold Prada Re-Nylon medium backpack sets high standards for contemporary cool. This accessory comes decorated with the iconic Italian brand’s head-turning logo. This Prada backpack has extra chill factor that feels excellent as I tout this bag everywhere I go.

This street-inspired accessory is a worthy investment piece because it’s sustainable. It combines Re-Nylon and Prada’s hallmark Saffiano leather details together.

It’s a bag with a rich heritage and never goes out of style, so for that reason, it will be in my closet for many years to come. 


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#10. Louis Vuitton NEONEO MM 

Louis Vuitton Handbag

The sleek NeoNeo Bucket Bag is a reimagined rendition of the 1932 Gaston-Louis Vuitton design. Initially, it was specifically designed to transport bottles of Champagne in style. An exquisite accessory with a carefree spirit.

The spacious and softly structured bucket silhouette holds plenty of room for your daily essentials. Its immense size and light-as-air weight is a functional yet fashionable dream.

The immaculately crafted featuring a flexible design, adjustable drawstring, and strap make it perfect for casual outings and dinner parties. This LV monogram bucket bag is genuinely versatile.

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Which your favorite 90s bag? Let me know in the comments below.