Saddle handbags are a must have since last season. Two new styles were introduced being: the top-handle Lady Bag and the minimalist Crossbody. If you take a look at the current magazines you see all the brands such as Fendi, Gucci, Chloe to name a few, showing the saddle handbags.
Given the ’70s resurgence that’s been happening in fashion, it makes perfect sense that saddle bags are making a comeback.
The curved shape at the bottom, flap detail at top, and cross body and/or shoulder strap are the design elements that makes them so nice. What’s also nice about this trend is that the styles range in size: You can carry a mini or a larger bag. The greatest part of all? Nearly every designer and retailer—from Tom Ford to Forever 21—crafted their own version of the saddle bag.
Since not everyone has $1,850 to spare on Chloé’s or Gucci’s saddle bags we have selected different options so you can get in on the trend regardless of your budget.
Marc Jacobs ivory grained leather Gotham City saddle bag styled with a red and blue striped webbed fabric strap. Silver-stamped logo at front. Zip pocket at flap front. Zip pocket around edge of flap. Slip back pocket. Black lacquered edging. Polished silvertone hardware. Lined with ivory faille. Zip pocket and two slip pockets at interior. Detachable, adjustable flat webbed fabric strap. Magnetic closure. 9.50" height x 11.25" width x 3.50" depth (approximately). 14" to 28" strap drop (approximately). Available in Ivory. Includes leather logo tag.
Rag & Bone grained leather saddle bag. Silvertone hardware. Removable, adjustable crossbody strap, 22.5" drop. Magnetic flap top with logo stud detail. Back slip pocket. Interior, canvas lining; one open pocket. 6.3"H x 6.3"W x 2.5"D. "Mini Flight" is imported. About Rag & Bone: Evoking the image of a turn-of-the-century peddler, Rag & Bone was founded in 2001 with a focus on fundamentals in design and fabrication. Their denim-centric collection abounds with utilitarian-yet-elegant silhouettes in neutral shades that echo those in classic work wear. A deep commitment to history and the skills of generations of artisans has kept their operation entirely based in the US, ensuring their vision of the American marketplace.
The top handle saddle bag by Foley + Corinna gives an elegant new update to the everyday saddlebag. It's made of soft supple leather and comes with an adjustable crossbody strap for when it's necessarry to be hands free.
Shell Material: Polyurethane, Suede Closure Style: Flap Closure Accents: Fringe Compartment details: Multiple interior compartments Handle Type: Shoulder Strap Dimensions: 12H x 5W x 5D
Color: Orange A new take on the classic saddle bag, the Mia is both practical and sturdy. This satchel features a zip top closure and a fold-over flap with a unique leather design. The interior is fully-lined in burgundy fabric and includes 2 cell phone slots and a side zipped pocket. A long adjustable leather strap allows you to wear the bag over the shoulder or crossbody style. The Mia is available in either black or Caribbean blue pebbled leather, orange, Burgundy, black smooth leather.
Brown pony hair Christian Dior Saddle handle bag with brushed gold-tone hardware, tonal stitching throughout, single pocket at back exterior with magnetic snap closure; single pony hair flat leather handle, brown woven lining, single pocket at interior wall with zip closure and velcro closure at front flap. Shop authentic designer handbags by Christian Dior at The RealReal.
- source: “We’re Calling It: Saddle Bags Will be the New Bucket Bag This Fall“. StyleCaster. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
- source: “The Saddle Bag Is the Must-Have Handbag for Fall”. InStyle. Retrieved March 6, 2015.