What’s in a saddle bag and what makes it so special? A cultural touchstone, the saddle bag has been embraced by dozens of celebrities across several decades, from Paris Hilton to Sarah Jessica Parker. As its name suggests, the bag’s shape is equestrian-inspired – but Dior changed the game with a shrunken, brand-detailed version. Today, the bag comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, with nearly every kind of strap length possible, in nearly any style you can imagine.
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But why the sudden renewed interest in the saddle bag? For one, you can consider it part of the overarching Y2K trend which has taken over everything from the way we wear our jeans to the makeup looks we choose (thanks Euphoria!). There’s also the fact that the accessory truly is timeless. Below, we list 23 of the most iconic saddle bags you’ll want to invest in now.
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