It’s Been 20 Years Since “Sex and the City” Started and Carrie’s Go-To Handbag Is as Popular as Ever

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Whether you were a diehard fan or an occasional viewer, you can’t deny the massive impact Sex and the City had on trends and style across the country. If Carrie Bradshaw wore a crop top, we attempted to rock a crop top. If the four women on the show were stocking up on Manolos, then you could bet your bottom dollar we were saving up to do the same. So how fitting is it that one of Carrie’s mainstay handbags is back in style, 20 years after she made it a cultural phenomenon. The Fendi Baguette was always perched on the main character’s shoulder whether she was shopping in Soho or meeting the girls for brunch, and the mini style is back in full force. Shop the classic bag now, plus similar styles for every budget.

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From Samantha accusing a Playboy Bunny of stealing hers to Carrie losing hers during her infamous mugging, the original Fendi Baguette (pictured here) could practically be its own character on Sex and the City.

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Fendi Baguette Whipstitch Leather Shoulder Bag

The classic that started it all, with a 2018 twist. (Now 60 percent off at Barneys.)

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Fendi “bird” Beaded Baguette

Or channel your inner Bradshaw and add a bird-inspired funk to your look.

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Topshop Peony Studded Shoulder Bag

Don’t quite have the best-selling author’s budget? This studded version is only $60.

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Tory Burch Juliette Leather Shoulder Bag

A navy high-gloss leather that’s work-appropriate.

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Truss Embellished Baguette Clutch

Although hard to see in this image, this patterned bag features a color-block strap that’ll jazz up everything you own.

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