Raiding Carrie Bradshaw’s Wardrobe

November 07, 2022|3 min read
By Loli Phuong
Carrie Bradshaw

"Sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I just felt it fed me more." says Carrie Bradshaw in an episode of infamous TV series Sex and The City. With the revival of the Sex and the City series And Just Like That… I made sure to do my homework before writing this blog. After watching the series in its entirety, it's clear that Carrie Bradshaw is a style icon like no other. There's no other TV personality better known for her love of fashion and iconic wardrobe. So, let's take a look at some of the classic bags and heels from Carrie Bradshaw's standout style moments.

1. The Fendi Baguette “This isn’t a bag, it’s a Baguette.” The Baguette bag was designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi in 1997 and quickly became a 90s fashion staple. After the iconic ‘It’ bag got stolen from Carrie in season 3 of Sex and The City, it made a reappearance in the spin off series as Fendi relaunched the Purple Sequin Baguette for $4,300. Fendi describes the limited-edition baguette as "inspired by the original version of the Fendi FW 1999/2000 Collection.” This time around, Fendi embroidered its statement bag in purple sequins, creating a 3D effect with a FF clasp. The 2019 re-edition of the Baguette was reintroduced to be hand carried with a top handle or worn as a crossbody with a detachable purple leather shoulder strap. The bag is sold out on Fendi’s website, but you can find it on resale websites starting at $6,000.

The Fendi Baguette

2. Judith Leiber Swan Bag Despite the awkward sentiment when Carrie received the Judith Leiber Swan Bag as a gift from her boyfriend Mr. Big (instead of the long awaited "I love you"), it remains a work of art and we’d happily take it off her hands. The bag is covered in dark and romantic ebony handset crystals, creating a stunning effect on the black swan box clutch. After its appearance on the show, Leiber's bejeweled wristlets and clutches retail value increased and reached $4,995. The new Swan Odette crystal-embellished silver-tone clutch is slightly bigger in size with finer details and more crystals.

Judith Leiber Swan Bag

3. Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Pumps To make up for the Swan bag, Mr. Big gave Carrie a very happy ending by proposing to her with Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Blue Pumps. With its bejeweled buckle, it might be obvious why these pumps could be offered in lieu of an engagement ring. The blue satin jewel buckle pumps feature a square crystal buckle, encased in a gunmetal frame and finished with a stiletto high heel. These shoes are handmade in Italy and cost $995. With exactly 144 encrusted Swarovski crystals, the Hangisi endures as a coveted, timeless, and sensational addition to one's wardrobe.

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Pumps

Check out the rest of Carrie Bradshaw’s iconic fashion statements in her appreciate closet!

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Loli Phuong
Loli Phuong
Marketing Intern at appreciate
Loli joined appreciate as a Marketing Intern and continues to produce marketing strategy and creative material. She spends time discovering new cultures and creating arts projects.

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