Vintage is back, baby.
In a world so obsessed with the latest and greatest, we have this weird fascination with fashion trends of the past.
If we can still jam out to Sweet Caroline and every Billy Joel song known to man, why can’t we rock the bags that defined the iconic Sex and the City era?
In the wise words of Mr. Big, we abso****inglutelely can.
We connected with LXR, a pre-loved luxury resale brand with an inherently sustainable mission, that is rooted in the recycling of fashion products and trends.
This socially responsible retailer specializes in high-end handbags and accessories, from brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, Dior, and many more!
Since 2010, LXR has been extending the lives of luxury handbags and accessories by offering a curated, affordable, and expertly authenticated selection to shoppers across the US and Canada.
The brand’s expert buying team has rounded up a list of the top 10 designer bags making a comeback in 2022.
LL Cool J might not call it a comeback, because let’s be real, these bags have been here for years.
There’s only one thing better than French Baguette with prosciutto and a glass of white, and it’s the Fendi Baguette bag. Logomania shows no signs of slowing down, and this iconic Fendi bag emblazoned with the house’s signature Zucca monogram is the embodiment of it. The go-to bag of Carrie Bradshaw and other icons of the early aughts, the Fendi Baguette continues to be reinterpreted and should be a staple of any fashionista’s closet.
Just like its namesake, Princess Di, this bag is timeless, elegant, and modern. Since it first appeared on the arm of the Princess herself in 1995, this bag epitomizes elegance and class to this day. It can be worn as a crossbody bag and as an everyday staple reflecting the return of Dior’s famous Cannage.
Anybody who is anybody knows that the Dior Saddle Bag has been having a renaissance, and there really are no signs of stopping. But with the Saddle Bowling Bag on your arm, you’re sure to stand out in the crowd while still being on-trend. AKA, you’ll be a little less basic than all of your friends named Lexi who are sooo excited for Pumpkin Spice Szn.
Nylon and Prada have been synonymous since the brand’s heyday, and this practical little waist pouch is the perfect marriage of the brand’s signature tessuto nylon and the fanny pack resurgence we’ve been seeing lately. It’s the perfect way to wear a fabulous fanny pack, without looking like a mom at an amusement park forcing her kids to wear sunscreen.
The perfect bag for staying fashionable while on the run, this Gucci Crossbody Bag can be thrown on for an effortless, yet elevated look. We would totally wear this bag when running from Barrys, to Sant Ambroeus for a quick bite with the girls, and then The Tox for a lymphatic drainage massage. So relatable, we know. No need to compromise on comfort to stay stylish!
Recently relaunched by the house of Gucci, the Jackie Bag was named after former First Lady Jackie Kennedy. Ms. Kennedy famously donned the bag at her peak, and it has since become synonymous with her grace and chic sense of style. Its slouchy yet structured shape makes it a perfect everyday bag, and vintage models won’t be going out of style anytime soon.
Legend has it this bag was initially made as a prototype for Kate Moss. Once it was photographed slung over her arm, its status as an it-bag was immediately cemented. An edgy and tough accessory, this bag only looks better the more worn and scuffed it gets, making it the perfect handbag to buy second-hand. With its latest reinterpretations by Balenciaga, the City Bag continues to be one of the hottest bags on the market! Contrary to popular opinion, this bag will never be cheugy.
To say that this bag is making a comeback wouldn’t be completely accurate, but that’s only because it hasn’t gone anywhere since it was first introduced in 1955. In fact, this classic Chanel piece has gone up in value faster than gold, so not only is it a timeless accessory, but a smart investment piece. Wearing this Chanel bag signals that your daddy works in Finance and you’re a triple-legacy at Penn, Cornell, or Columbia.
Uniquely shaped bags are certainly having a moment, and this Louis Vuitton bag’s half-moon silhouette makes it a statement piece that elevates any outfit. That being said, the monogram makes it instantly recognizable, so everybody will know you have a standing reservation at Nobu Malibu every Friday night. Let’s be real, anybody who wears this bag wouldn’t dare to touch a croissant!
The micro bag has had its moment, but according to this season’s runway, big bags are back and here to stay. Isn’t it so exhausting to keep up—like what higher power determines this?! Anyways, the casual tote silhouette of this bag, paired with Chanel’s sumptuous signature quilted leather, makes this piece an elevated everyday accessory. We wouldn’t recommend wearing this to the pool at Gurney’s, but we wouldn’t not recommend wearing it to the pool at Gurney’s.
Photography by: Courtesy LXR, Edward Berthelot, Tristan Fewings