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Flotation Point 12 janrbe
Style, Fashion

Finishing Touches:

The Return of the Baguette

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Sophie Elkan
“Keeping it simple, breezy and modern.”
C.NICOL   EVIE BAG HAZELNUT CROCO STAMPED LEATHER   www.cnicol.com   380 pzmagg

The 90s called: they want their bags back (only they don’t). Yes, as the 90s recast their magic in the way that fashion is but an ever-repeating cycle, the baguette bag is visible once again, nestled into the crook of style mavens across the country. Originally created by Silvia Venturini Fendi, a baguette is a streamlined shape, designed to fit comfortably under the arm in much the same manner as the French carry their beloved baton-shaped loaf. Fendi relaunched their iconic design last autumn so prepare yourselves for an avalanche of small bags on neat straps.

Based in the Scottish Highlands, C.Nicol’s luxurious leather bags are all designed as investment pieces, to outlast any given season. That said, the Evie Bag with its choice of crossbody or underarm strap fits the baguette criteria to a T.

£380

cnicol.com

Quilted with Guess’ distinctive logo, this looks luxe yet will still offer (small) change from £100. Silver metalware and an extremely practical inner-zipped section.

£99

guess.eu

Zara’s denim iteration keeps it simple, breezy and modern.

£12.99

zara.com

The distinctive MK logo gleaming against soft pink leather coordinates nicely with the woven chain shoulder strap. The Carmen XS bag from Michael Kors is compact and pretty, and yours for

£175

coggles.com

Monki’s Odessa bag also comes in black ‘pleather’ and green mock croc but we especially love the faux-zebra stripes.

£20

monki.com

The Mayfair Clutch by Aspinal of London is essentially a sumptuously oversized leather purse with a detachable gold-toned chain strap to make it hands-free. The grosgrain and moiré silk-lined interior houses card slots and a zipped coin purse, but will also fit the all-important phone. The ultimate in streamline? Surely nothing else could be needed. Mayfair Clutch Evergreen Patent Croc

£295

aspinaloflondon.com

River Island’s orange satin underam bag with gold chain and tan strap, is giving us seriously glamorous pumpkin vibes which makes it bob-on for October.

£32

riverisland.com

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