While Carrie Bradshaw’s style in Sex and the City may have been more varied and all over the place than any other television character in history, she did have a few staples. During season three in particular, Carrie and her Fendi Baguette bag were attached at the arm. Now, in the Financial Times, Sarah Jessica Parker writes about how much more significant the Baguette was to SATC than we even knew.
As you may have heard, Fendi is reissuing their iconic Baguette bag for a limited run in six of its most popular iterations. The reissue coincides with the launch of a new book about the original It-bag: Fendi Baguette.
Parker reveals that in the SATC’s early seasons, Patricia Field had to source clothes from thrift stores to stay within the show’s budget–until Fendi, “the first important design house to loan us items,” came along with the Baguette. “It really opened the floodgates and influenced the storyline – especially Carrie’s habit of spending more money on fashion than her home.” After that, she says, other design houses were more willing to loan items as well.
Could you imagine if SATC had never been given that access to design houses? It would have been a different show.
SJP also reveals that she has two original Fendi baguettes–one of which is from the episode where she gets mugged–and she’s of course “archived both Baguettes to keep them in pristine condition” and plans to give one to each of her daughters. In fact, just thinking about all of the amazing clothes and accessories they’re inevitably going to get just made us really jealous. They better have done something really nice for her on Mother’s Day.