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Get ready, these bags from the early 2000s are making a comeback

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Get ready, these bags from the early 2000s are making a comeback

The “hobo” bag

The Olsens, the stars of The O.C. and Jessica Alba all carried the unfortunately named hobo bag sometime around 2006. You probably had one and wore it with a prairie skirt and a ribbed tank top with visible bra straps (remember?). Now, the very same Olsen twins that toted this bag’s earliest iterations have brought us an elevated, luxe take courtesy of their label The Row. Look how far we’ve come!   The Row sling strap shoulder bag ($2,929 USD), at farfetch.com.   READ MORE: The best dressed celebrities this week

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Get ready, these bags from the early 2000s are making a comeback

The Fendi Baguette

Your understanding of the significance of this bag probably goes hand in hand with Sex and the City (this bag, along with the Dior Saddle bag was practically a character in its own right). Named after the French bread that’s carried under the arm in the same manner as this bag, it was a huge hit. Relive Carrie Bradshaw’s glory days with the new version featuring another soon-to-be iconic feature: the monster face.   Fendi Baguette Micro Monster Bag ($1,550 US), at neimanmarcus.com.   READ MORE: The top trends from New York Fashion Week

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Get ready, these bags from the early 2000s are making a comeback

The mini cell phone bag

This comeback should give you a bigger hit of nostalgia than recalling your first Motorolla flip phone. As cell phones got smaller and smaller in the early aughts, tiny novelty bags were briefly popular. Maybe your best friend made you one using macramé. Now that we’re all more attached to our cell phone than ever, the style holds a renewed appeal.   Chloé mini leather crossbody bag ($1,525), at matchesfashion.com.   READ MORE: The best street style from New York Fashion Week

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Get ready, these bags from the early 2000s are making a comeback

The Gucci monogram

In recent years, inconspicuous luxury reigned, with a few subtly stamped letters evoking aspirational style better than interlocking Cs, Gs or LVs. But the pendulum always swings back, and with Alessandro Michele’s retooled Gucci, the heritage pattern is back, this time with embroidered touches that make the look feel desirable again.   Gucci Dionysus GG Supreme canvas shoulder bag ($3,865), at gucci.com.   READ MORE: Why we all suddenly want to dress like the new Gucci girl

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Get ready, these bags from the early 2000s are making a comeback

The Balenciaga It-bag

How does a bag reach It-status? It’s often thanks to famous early adopters – namely models. The story goes that when the Lariat was first prototyped by Nicolas Ghesquiere, it was turned down for being too slouchy. But when Kate Moss got her hands on one, she loved it. Recalling the bag’s unprecedented success to WWD, Ghesquiere said, “Women and girls thought it was something they’d always have. It was a new fresh thing, but it looked like an old, good, friendly thing.” If you’re not into the idea of searching eBay for an original, the brand continues to release styles inspired by the Lariat.   Balenciaga classic metallic-edge leather envelope clutch ($1,525), at matchesfashion.com.   READ MORE: Keeping up with Gigi Hadid on and off the runway

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Get ready, these bags from the early 2000s are making a comeback

The canvas logo bag

This style, with its prominent logo and roomy shape, harkens back to the day of the Louis Vuitton globe shopper bag, another boxy canvas tote stamped with house’s name.   Saint Laurent beach leather-trimmed canvas tote ($725), at net-a-porter.com.   READ MORE: This trend is a teenage dream come true

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