Irina Shayk And Emily Ratajkowski Are Backing The Very 90s Shoulder Bag

Your two-second accessories update this spring.

Emily Ratajkowski wearing an orange shoulder bag

by Natalie Hammond |

After a month of grimacing over brunch as your menus get blown away and you have to eat with one hand to clutch a brolly with the other, sitting inside has never felt so good. So to celebrate the fact that indoor dining is back on the cards as of today, why not get into the spirit of things by swapping that giant straw bag (the one that can happily fit a picnic blanket, a folding chair and a bottle of wine to really make those osteopath sessions are worth it) for something a little more low-maintenance?

Irina Shayk wearing a pink trouser suit
Irina Shayk carrying a By Far bag ©Getty

Irina Shayk has the ideal alternative, a spring-ready shoulder bag that has just enough room to accommodate your face mask, hand sanitiser, smart phone and wallet and still feel like you're (almost) completely unburdened. This squashy pink number is from By Far, which has an array of pastel-coloured bags that will lift the mood of any outfit, but she's also a fan of other mid-market brands such as Elleme and Manu Atelier. In fact, the best labels for the type of shoulder bag you're looking for - small and subtly hinting at the shoulder bag's heyday, the '90s - mostly won't break the bank (unless you're after a Fendi Baguette).

Emily Ratajkowski wearing a white dress and orange bag
Emily Ratajkowski carrying a bag from Jw Pei ©Getty

Kendall Jenner's shoulder bag is from Little Liffner, which has minimal bags in cheerfully bold hues from £153, while Emily Ratajkowski's are from JW Pei, a handbag brand that prides itself on making bags with mindful materials including recycled plastic bottles.

Kendall Jenner wearing a black suit blazer and leather trousers
Kendall Jenner carrying bag from Little Liffner ©Getty

And if in doubt about what outfit to wear your shoulder bag with, look to shoulder bag icon, Sarah Jessica Parker. At the season three premiere of SATC, Parker wore a slim-fit slip dress with silver naked sandals and a bedazzled Fendi Baguette. A little extra for an indoor pub session? Not in our books.


SHOP: The Best 90s-inspired Shoulder Bags

Hereu, Espiga Mini Braided Leather Bag, £305
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By Far, Micro Cush Peony Flat Grain Leather, £230
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Staud, Sasha Tweed Cross-Body Bag, £215
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Elleme, Vague Orange Leather Shoulder Bag, £355
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Danse Lente, Big Misty, £285
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Charles & Keith, Metallic Push-Lock Shoulder Bag, £75
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JW Pei, Gabbi Bag, £46
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BOYY, Disc Leather And Suede Cross-Body Bag, £255
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Arket, Woven Leather Bag, £150
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Mango, Pleats Baguette Bag, £19.99
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