The 7 most iconic 'Sex and the City' fashion items you can still buy today

Wednesday, June 6, marks the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Sex and the City — the television show that made household names of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon. Focused on fashion, sex, and career women, it was a show ahead of its time — not to mention the fact that during the show’s six seasons, Carrie Bradshaw’s closet became a character of its own.

Patricia Field, the show’s costume designer, can be largely credited with Bradshaw’s statement-making fashion, which helped to popularize Manolo Blahnik stilettos, nameplate necklaces, newsboy caps, and much more.

While the show ran between 1998-2004, many of the fashionable staples from the series have since resurfaced on the runways. For instance, Chanel brought back newsboy caps for its 2017 Métiers d’Art show, and Gucci and Supreme have popularized fanny packs once again — a Carrie Bradshaw favorite.

Below are seven fashion accessories beloved by the characters of Sex and the City and all available to shop today. You know — in case you need to channel your inner Carrie.

The Dior saddle bag 

Sarah Jessica Parker in the third season of <em>Sex and the City</em>. (Photo: Getty Images)
Sarah Jessica Parker in the third season of Sex and the City. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Dior Saddle bag is one of the most memorable of Bradshaw’s many handbags. It was designed by Dior’s then creative director, John Galliano, in 1999. During the aughts, celebrities like Paris Hilton and Beyoncé sported the bag. Interestingly, Dior decided to bring back the saddle bag this year for the fall/winter 2018 collection. Until the updated versions are available, you can still  buy vintage Dior Saddle bags on sites like eBay, The Real Real, and Poshmark.

Christian Dior Denim Saddle Bag, $595, therealreal.com

The nameplate necklace

Carrie Bradshaw and her “Carrie” nameplate necklace. (Photo: HBO)
Carrie Bradshaw and her “Carrie” nameplate necklace. (Photo: HBO)

Carrie’s signature nameplate necklace was a hit, and the popularity of the jewelry hasn’t waned. As customizable jewelry remains highly en vogue, nameplate necklaces offer the perfect amount of personalization.

Sarah Chloe Ava Freestyle Necklace, $148, sarahchloe.com

The Gucci fanny pack

“Sex and the City” 1998. (Photo: Photo 12 / Alamy Stock Photo)
“Sex and the City” 1998. (Photo: Photo 12 / Alamy Stock Photo)

You can blame Carrie Bradshaw for the popularity of fanny packs, first worn on the show in 1998. Today, their popularity has reached new heights; luxury brands such as Gucci and Supreme have issued high-fashion versions.

Gucci GG Supreme Belt Bag, $730, gucci.com 

The newsboy cap

Kristin Davis, left, and Sarah Jessica Parker on location in Central Park for <em>Sex and the City</em>&nbsp;in May 2001. (Photo: Tom Kingston/WireImage)
Kristin Davis, left, and Sarah Jessica Parker on location in Central Park for Sex and the City in May 2001. (Photo: Tom Kingston/WireImage)

A newsboy cap is Carrie Bradshaw’s chapeau of choice, and it’s still as chic as ever. Chanel, Dior, and Coach have all brought back the newsboy caps for their fashion collections over the last two years.

Brixton Ollie Cap, $34, brixton.com

The Fendi baguette bag

Sarah Jessica Parker and John Corbet shoot a scene for <em>Sex and the City</em> (Photo: HBO).
Sarah Jessica Parker and John Corbet shoot a scene for Sex and the City (Photo: HBO).

Much like the Dior saddle bag, the Fendi Baguette bag was one of Carrie’s signature handbags. Known for its intertwining logo clasp closure and mini bag silhouette, ithiswas the ‘it’ bag to have during the ’90s and aughts. Today, you can find less opulent versions like the leather whipstitch version below.

Fendi Baguette Whipstitch Leather Shoulder Bag, $1,500, neimanmarcus.com

The flower brooch

Carrie Bradshaw wears big floral accented dress in “Sex and the City.” (Photo: New Line Cinema/courtesy Everett Collection)
Carrie Bradshaw wears big floral accented dress in “Sex and the City.” (Photo: New Line Cinema/courtesy Everett Collection)

Carrie had a thing for a big, bold flowers. Luckily, this fashion accessory doesn’t cost nearly as much as a Dior or Fendi bag. You can scope affordable versions on Etsy or DIY your own with materials from a local craft store like Michael’s.

Flowers By Marina Flower Brooch, $24, etsy.com

Manolo Blahniks 

Mr. Big and Carrie Bradshaw. (Photo: New Line Cinema)
Mr. Big and Carrie Bradshaw. (Photo: New Line Cinema)

Manolo Blahniks were the epitome of Carrie Bradshaw’s wardrobe, worn countless times on the show and immensely influential to her style. It was only fitting that Manolos were also her wedding shoe of choice in the SATC film.

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 70, $995, manoloblahnik.com

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