05 May

Our 7 Favourite Sustainable Baguette Bags for an Iconic Look

Is there a bag more iconic than the baguette? We think not. Today, we bring you the more sustainable version of the famous “it bag”. Keep reading to discover 7 of our favourite sustainable baguette bags.

The baguette: an iconic bag

Originally designed by Fendi in 1997, the baguette quickly became an “it bag”. This minimalist shoulder bag even made an appearance in Sex and the City.

Fendi’s original baguette bag is made from calf leather (note that Fendi is rated “Not Good Enough”, including “Very Poor” for Animals), but these days you’ll find plenty of much cheaper—and less durable—dupes online, usually made from polyurethane. Ultra fast fashion giant SHEIN, for example, is selling PU leather baguette bags for as low as €3.

If you love the baguette bag, but don’t like the exploitation of people, the planet, and animals, don’t worry—there are some amazing fair fashion brands out there creating more sustainable baguette bags that are just as trendy and iconic as the original. Here are some of our favourite eco-friendly baguette bags.

Our favourite sustainable baguette bags

O My Bag

Rated: Good

Taylor Baguette – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Let’s start with your classic black leather baguette bag. Small but mighty, O My Bag’s Taylor has a compact and convenient design optimised to fit your most important belongings.

O My Bag merges style and a responsible approach, creating vintage inspired, rugged-chic bags made from eco-friendly, high quality materials. The Dutch label also uses low impact and non-toxic dyes in its products.

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Mashu

Rated: Good

Philippa Blush Baguette – Ships internationally from the UK

We love Mashu’s versatile baguette bag. Made from Pinatex, vegan pineapple leaf leather, the Philippa is ready for all of your day-to-night needs. We also love the blush colour.

Mashu is a British sustainable and vegan accessories label specialising in handbags. Mashu’s environmental rating is “Good”, crafting its exterior with vegan leather alternatives while its interiors feature vegan suede made from recycled polyester, ensuring you never have to sacrifice your morals for style again.

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HYER GOODS

Rated: Good

Mini Shoulder Bag in Olive – Ships internationally from the US

Perfect for a brunch or a night out, Hyer Goods’ mini shoulder bag is made from upcycled leather, which means you get the long lasting and durable qualities of leather, without some of the negative impacts.

HYER GOODS is an NY-based, leather goods label that curates hand-made products including handbags, wallets, and accessories. By upcycling “trash” it eliminates the massive energy footprint needed to cultivate land, livestock, crops and fertilisers, while simultaneously reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill. Less energy and less pollution mean fewer greenhouse gases.

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Santos by Monica

Rated: Good
A cognac vegan cactus leather baguette bag by Santos by Monica.

Amelia Mini Baguette – Ships internationally from the US

This bag is like a little piece of joy. It’s crafted in the US from cactus leather made in Mexico. Plus, Santos by Monica plants one tree for every handbag sold. Quick note: this baguette bag is made-to-order and will take two weeks to be made, which we don’t mind but thought you should know.

Santos by Monica is a US-based slow fashion brand that focuses on timelessness, quality, and sustainability.

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EcoRight

Rated: Good

Moody Daisies Baguette Bag – Ships internationally from India

The Moody Daisies is making us feel so cheerful and ready for the warmer months. This cute baguette bag is made from water-resistant organic cotton fabric and recycled PET bottles for the lining (EcoRight says two bottles recycled for each bag).

EcoRight is an Indian brand that creates products that help people go eco-friendly in a fun way, offering items made from 100% natural fibres and sustainable materials.

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Stella McCartney

Rated: Good

Falabella Mini Zip Bag – Ships internationally from the UK (or find it second hand at Vestiaire Collective)

Stella McCartney makes some killer handbags, and the mini Falabella is no exception. We love the bright orange colour, and signature gold diamond-cut chain. Plus, this fun baguette bag is made from recycled polyester. Love.

A member of the Ethical Trading Initiative and Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Stella McCartney has set some excellent environmental standards across the luxury fashion industry. Stella uses some eco-friendly materials, including recycled polyester and organic cotton, and has a strategy in place to reduce waste across its entire supply chain. It has also adopted the ETI Code of Conduct that includes a living wage definition.

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behno

Rated: Good

Tilda Baguette Bag – Ships internationally from the US

Let’s finish off with this eye-catching baguette saddle bag with a chain strap from behno, made from supple Italian Nappa leather. This beauty is perfect to add a touch of colour to any outfits.

behno is a New York based brand that aims to bring together luxury design and ethical thinking, believing that you’re buying more than just a bag.

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