Carrie Bradshaw’s “And Just Like That …” Handbags Showcase Her Intrepid Style
Whether you have already watched all the latest episodes of the Sex and the city restart or plan to save them for Friday night (when you can relax properly with a glass of wine in hand), you to know there is a lot to unbox in the series. Fans look forward to the show for drama as well as fashion. For those who are particularly interested in the style aspect of it all, keep an eye out for Carrie Bradshaw handbags in And just like that … While shoes are unmistakably Carrie’s Achilles heel, she also has a soft spot for handbags – and her collection is amazing. After all, the protagonist single-handedly popularized coveted styles like the Dior Saddle bag and the Fendi Baguette in the original TV series.
Behind-the-scenes footage from the set gave fans a glimpse of the character’s updated new wardrobe. Although Carrie’s style evolved from her thirties (the character is now in her fifties), her outfits still have that recognizable eccentric and maximalist quality. Her favorite handbags are also generally anything but minimal. In a nutshell, if you want to add an eye-catching party handbag or impactful everyday bag to your own collection, feel free to use Carrie’s, upcoming favorites as a place to start. Scroll forward to see her best handbags since the reboot, so far, and buy her exact styles or close alternatives to these.
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Fendi Nano Baguette bag
Of all the accessories available, the Fendi Baguette is Carrie’s forever bag. Her latest addition to her wardrobe includes a Nano take on the style – and it’s as small as a clip-on bag charm! If you’re a fan of small designs, take the character and add one to your STAT shopping wishlist. Here, Carrie matched her mini accessory with the same mossy green color of her Gianvito Rossi heels and the stripes of her vintage silk outerwear. (A sure-fire style tip is to always match your handbag color to your shoes.) Unfortunately, Carrie’s exact pocket-sized piece is not available to purchase. However, Fendi currently offers several other miniature versions of the Fendi Baguette.
Judith Leiber Green Clutch
Some might argue that hot pink and emerald green is a questionable color combination, but Carrie is here to prove everyone wrong. As pictured above, she wore an emerald colored Judith Leiber ruched clutch while wearing a hot pink dress. As the two colors were the same tone, they complemented each other well. The prop was by Judith Leiber – a label that appeared in various scenes throughout the Sex and the city franchise. You might remember Carrie owned a swan-shaped clutch bag from the Hungarian-American designer, and Lily, Charlotte’s daughter, owned a cupcake bag from Judith Leiber. (Yes, the bag Lily stuffed Carrie’s phone into while Big tried to call her on their wedding day.)
Domino bag Sonia Rykiel
This is one of Carrie’s most neutral outfits yet during the reboot. Her all-cream ensemble consisted of a white pleated midi dress, paired with an ivory overcoat. To add a sparkling element to her otherwise minimal ensemble, she wore a studded Domino bag by Sonia Rykiel – a French girl-approved tote that’s both classic and daring. Finally, Carrie decided to complete her look with a pair of black Posy pumps from Isabel Marant, with sparkly details on the toe tips to match the bag.
Mini bag Paco Rabanne Sparkle 1969
This pink evening outfit is a testament to Carrie’s penchant for incorporating several eye-catching elements into one outfit. She wore a beige rose floral pattern dress with a hot pink blazer, coordinated with her bright fuchsia colored heels. She completed the look with a disco-inspired mini Pallette bag from Paco Rabanne, adding an extra eye-catching element to her outfit. The shoulder strap style is large enough to hold all your essentials such as keys, phone, and credit card.
Fendi sequined baguette bag
Carrie’s Fendi Baguette shoulder bag is as symbolic and recognizable as her Manolo Blahnik heels. The sequined embellished number is the definition of a statement bag and in true maximalist fashion, she paired it with an equally shimmering dress. The handbag, as pictured above, also appears to be similar to the purple handbag she wore in that infamous Season 3 robbery scene of Sex and the city titled “What Happens Comes.” “
Gucci x Balenciaga Hourglass Bag
Designer handbags are a permanent fixture in Carrie’s wardrobe. The haute couture landscape, however, has clearly evolved from the first Sex and the city series. For proof, check out Carrie’s buzzy Gucci & Balenciaga Hourglass bag as pictured above during reboot. Over the past few years, brand collaborations have become a ubiquitous novelty, and partnered drops are often sought after by every fashion girl. Carrie too, it seems, hopped on the train. She paired her designer logo bag with a RAGA paisley-print maxi dress, a blue button-down shirt and a pair of chunky disco heels by Terry de Havilland.
Christian Louboutin Mary Jane bucket bag
A fun and whimsical bag in Carrie’s reboot wardrobe is this ruffled pink number from Christian Louboutin. The playful item is a testament to her individualism and fearless style, in addition to adding a touch of color to her outfit. She wore a navy midi skirt by Dior with a semi-sheer lace paneled blouse and bespoke point-toe pumps by Duchessa Gardini. If you like her ruffled handbag, it’s currently available for pre-order through Saks Fifth Avenue.
THANK YOU GOD I’m a VIP stripe tote
In addition to Carrie’s collection of shoulder bags and mini handbags, she also has several bags. Here she was wearing a blue and turquoise striped bag from THANX GOD I’M A VIP – a vintage boutique located near Place de la République in Paris. (Maybe Carrie already bought it in Paris while dating her former flame Aleksandr Petrovsky?) While her exact piece isn’t available for sale, you can recreate Carrie’s outfit with any what an oversized striped tote.