VMAN NEWS: Fendi’s Nu-Baguette
“It’s not a bag, it’s a baguette”
“It’s not a bag, it’s a baguette,” Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw exclaimed while sporting the iconic rectangular-shaped accessory. Since that pop-culture cameo, the slinky baguette—designed by creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi in the late ‘90s—has been reimagined in eclectic colorways, shapes, and materials. This time around, the Italian house has updated the must-have baguette for its Spring/Summer 2022 menswear collection.
Arriving in a shrunken trunk size, the ‘90s staple is updated through a modern lens thanks to its plexiglass facade and all-over versatility. The signature magnetic “FF” clasp is on full display while new additions include a flexible leather strap and a top-down gradient effect featured in black, blue, and yellow colorways. While the iterations sported by Bradshaw and ‘90s icons were mainly worn under the arm, the latest version proves the never-ending options of the Fendi baguette. Whether you opt to wear the accessory crossbody, over the shoulder, or simply carry the pint-size trunk, everyone is sure to know you are rocking a baguette, not a bag.