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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 8 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.