Take a Look Back at 15 Bags That Were on Every Early-2000s Girl's Wish List
We love a good throwback. While sometimes we wonder to ourselves, "Did we really wear that?," other times, we remember that there are some fashion moments that truly define a decade. And that's exactly how we feel looking back at the bags from the early 2000s in all their monogrammed, brightly colored, buckle-embellished glory.
Many people who lived through the aughts remember needing that heart-decorated Dooney & Bourke or lusting after a Dior Saddle bag. But perhaps even better than the designs are the then-It girls who wore them: Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton, and Paris Hilton were the ones who really sold them for us. Take a read through the gallery and see all the styles we had to have, most of which are very much back in style.
— Additional reporting by Nikita Charuza
The Dior Saddle Bag
Thanks to The O.C., Mischa Barton was the ultimate It girl and this was the ultimate It bag.
That circle label was practically a stamp of approval for middle- and high-school students.
Balenciaga Motorcycle Bags
Sigh. Back when Nicole Richie was just starting to become the fashion icon she is now.
Coach Signature Styles
We can't forget the basics: all those monogrammed bags. Everyone and their mother wore a Coach signature wristlet or baguette bag, including Kyla Pratt from Doctor Dolittle and The Proud Family.
Louis Vuitton Monograms
And Louis Vuitton. You were a sucker for those LVs, whether they were on a Theda or a Speedy, and all the better if they were multicolored.
And These, Too
Remember the Stephen Sprouse-printed Louis Vuitton? If a Hilton was carrying it, it was totally cool.
Fendi printed totes were chic enough for the Olsens, and Carrie Bradshaw made that fancy baguette option famous.
Juicy Couture Velour Bags
While the brand has been making a comeback, Juicy Couture was all the rage in the aughts, and its customers couldn't stop shopping all things velour.
Yves Saint Laurent Muse Bag
Throwing it back to the days when Lindsay Lohan reigned supreme. This wasn't the only designer bag she rocked, either.
Dooney & Bourke Crayon Hearts
The star was also the model for that heart-decorated Dooney & Bourke bag, which was perfect for those just getting into fashion.
The Chanel Luxury Ligne Bowler
Lindsay also rocked this itty-bitty Chanel, but she wasn't alone. Mischa Barton, Keira Knightley, and Rachel Bilson each had one, too.
The Chloe Paddington
Georgina Sparks, is that you? Those Gossip Girl stars always got the good stuff.
The Lady Dior Diana
Any Dior bag with charms was on our must-have list, as was anything that Blair Waldorf wore.
Marc Jacobs Stam
Back in 2006, Jessica Stam was ruling the runway. The girl was so good, Marc Jacobs named this quilted bag after her.