Revive Y2K Style with the Hottest Denim Handbags

Denim, the everlasting icon of fashion. Renowned for its enduring appeal and versatility, denim transcends trends and generations – from jeans to the laid-back denim jacket, and even the statement Canadian Tuxedo combination. And who could forget the iconic fashion moment when Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake stole the show in matching denim looks?

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Today, cowboy cool is everywhere. From icons like Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ persona to Pharrell Williams’ Wild-West-themed showcase during the Louis Vuitton men’s FallWinter 2024 show. The fusion of classic Americana and contemporary style is making waves across the fashion scene. 

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But denim’s influence doesn’t stop at apparel – it’s making a triumphant return in the world of accessories. As Y2K style experiences a resounding resurgence, denim handbags are emerging as the latest must-have. Blending nostalgic elements with contemporary flair – we take a look at this season’s hottest denim handbags. 

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton transports us back to 2005 when then-head designer Marc Jacobs introduced the denim Monogram. Now, in 2024, denim makes a triumphant return with the ‘LV Remix’ collection.

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Highlighted in this revival is the iconic Croissant bag, originally launched in the early 2000s in classic Monogram canvas. Over the years, the Croissant has cemented its place as a modern classic at Louis Vuitton. Resembling its namesake, this bag boasts a subtle half-moon shape reminiscent of delicious Parisian pastries. For the ‘LV Remix’ collection, it’s reimagined in certified organic cotton Monogram denim canvas, adorned with vachetta leather trim.

An exciting addition to the updated Croissant design is the miniature croissant pouch, four times smaller than the original, cleverly attached to the bag. Wear it separately or embrace the current charm trend by attaching it to another bag.

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Available in the MM size, measuring 9.8 x 5.9 x 2 inches, the Croissant features a detachable and adjustable strap. Embrace iconic Y2K shoulder styling or opt for a hands-free crossbody approach. Complete with zipper fastenings on both the main and mini bags, you can rest assured your possessions remain securely tucked away. The Louis Vuitton Croissant MM is available in boutiques and online for $3,350.

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Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta unveiled its Hop bag in its Winter 2024 campaign, offering a contemporary twist on its archival designs. 

Drawing inspiration from the beloved Jodie model, the Hop weaves denim with leather to create a modernized Intrecciato fabrication. Classic dark blue jeans melds with contrasting Abyss leather for an entirely new look.

Designed for everyday functionality, the petite Hop bag measures 8.1 x 16.1 x 3 inches and allows both hand-held or shoulder wear. Diverging from the Jodie’s closure style, the Hop opts for an open-top design secured with a magnetized flap closure. Inside, a single internal zipped pocket ensures the safekeeping of your essentials.

The Bottega Veneta Hop, crafted from leather and denim, is available for $3,000, offering a stylish fusion of timeless elegance and contemporary flair.

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Image courtesy: Bottega Veneta

Image courtesy: Bottega Veneta


Denim has long been a staple in Chanel’s repertoire, with the Classic Flap reimagined in casual denim consistently stealing the spotlight. Yet, beyond this iconic piece there are new offerings to be discovered in the latest Spring-Summer 2024 collection. 

Read also: Chanel Spring-Summer (24S) Bags Have Arrived

Among these fresh arrivals is the washed denim Hobo bag. Featuring chunky aged gold-tone hardware and a front pocket detail trimmed with leather, this medium-sized messenger bag is a fantastic alternative to the 22 styles.

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Image courtesy: Chanel

With dimensions of 9.4 x 8.2 x 2.3 inches, it offers ample space while maintaining a sleek silhouette, secured with an open-top magnetic fastening. Chanel’s denim Hobo Handbag retails for $5,200.

For those inclined to embrace multiple trends, Chanel presents the east-west iteration of its denim Hobo, combining timeless style with contemporary flair.

Read also: 7 East-West Bags That Are Better Than the Y2K Version


“It’s not just a bag. It’s a Baguette! If it’s good enough for Carrie Bradshaw, it certainly gets our approval. 

Fendi infuses its legendary Baguette design with a generous dose of Y2K nostalgia. Drawing inspiration from the original denim Baguette bags, Fendi’s latest iteration features light blue denim adorned with tone-on-tone FF embroidery, complemented by a rich brown leather trim and silver-tone hardware.

Measuring 9.6 x 3.9 x 11.4 inches, this medium-sized Baguette effortlessly embodies current trends, including the sought-after east-west silhouette for its elongated design.

In line with the re-edition concept of the Fendi Baguette, versatility takes center stage. No longer confined to hand or shoulder wear, this Baguette offers multiple styling options including crossbody. Thanks to its detachable, the bag can also seamlessly transition to clutch-style.

Priced at $3,490, the Fendi Baguette in denim will remain timeless for years to come.


Celine joins the denim party with a petite offering from its Summer 2024 Tomboy collection.

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If you’re seeking a small denim accessory to join the trend, look no further than the Mini Claude. This season, Celine enhances the Mini Claude silhouette with a striking Triomphe all-over design – unmistakably Celine. Featuring a silver-tone Triomphe emblem and chain, this bag transitions from day to night.

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Despite its compact size, measuring just 4 x 4 x 2 inches, the Mini Chain Claude remains functional with an internal flat pocket for storing essential cards and lipstick, eliminating the need for additional SLGs.

Indulge in petite luxury with the Mini Chain Claude in Triomphe All-Over Denim, available for $1,500, offering style in a small but perfectly formed package.

Saint Laurent

Not to be left out of the denim trend, Saint Laurent converts its leather Lou Lou Puffer bag to a blue jean fabrication. Injecting a touch of texture to this lineup, the Lou Lou comes in the signature puffer construction with distinctive chevron quilt overstitching. 

Designed for versatility, the Lou Lou Puffer boasts a sliding chain strap, offering options to wear on the shoulder or crossbody. Its distressed Rodeo Blue denim shade adds a casual touch, complemented by light bronze tone metal hardware for a sophisticated finish. Complete with the iconic YSL Cassandra emblem, this bag effortlessly bridges the gap between classic elegance and contemporary trends.

Available in a range of sizes, from toy to medium, the small size measures a practical 11.4 x 6.6 x 4.3 inches and retails for $2,990.


Loewe jumps on the denim trend, but with a unique twist – opting for a subtle shade of gray instead of the classic blue jean denim. The iconic Flamenco bag, first launched in the 1980s, undergoes a transformation in Loewe’s latest release – the Mini Flamenco Clutch in flocked denim. Utilizing various techniques including overdyeing, stone washing, and distressing, Loewe crafts a distinctive flocked design, adding depth and character to the denim.

Measuring 7.1 x 9.4 x 3.5 inches, the Mini Flamenco offers ample space for essentials and is cinched closed with drawstring pulls adorned with the Flamenco’s signature coiled knots. Secured by a discreet magnetic closure, it combines functionality with style.

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Image courtesy: Loewe

Wear it as a chic crossbody or shoulder bag for a casual look, or remove the adjustable leather strap to transform it into a clutch for evening outings.

Priced at $2,100, the Mini Flamenco in denim presents a laid-back alternative to Loewe’s classic leather offerings. For those in need of more space, the medium size is also available, measuring 9.6 x 11.8 x 4.1 inches and priced at $2,750.


And last but not least, Hermès. While Hermès doesn’t often delve into denim for its iconic bags, one exception stands out: the Shoulder Birkin. This modern interpretation of the iconic east-west silhouette, envisioned by Jean-Paul Gaultier in 2004, blends heritage and contemporary elegance.

Read also: The Hermès Shoulder Birkin is Back: A Resurgence of a Classic

The Hermès Shoulder Birkin is Back: A Resurgence of a Classic

Relaunched for Spring Summer 2024, the latest iteration of the Shoulder Birkin exudes sophistication with its refined profile and hardware, presenting a refreshing twist on the timeless design. Crafted in a hybrid of dark indigo denim with sleek black swift leather accents, the denim Shoulder Birkin is offered in the 30 size. Its elongated shape ensures versatile styling, whether carried by hand or elegantly draped over the shoulder.

The Hermès Shoulder Birkin is Back: A Resurgence of a Classic

While on the theme of Hermès, let’s not forget the reintroduction of the beloved Bleu Jean colorway. Though not denim per se, the revered Bleu Jean hue made a triumphant return to Hermès’ extensive palette in 2023 after a lengthy hiatus. 

Read also: New Hermès Colors 2023

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The New Bleu Jean shade features a deeper blue tone and subtle gray undertones while retaining the contrast stitching of the original. Although pairing a Bleu Jean Birkin or Kelly with your favorite jeans isn’t considered double denim, it’s perhaps the most chic way to embrace the denim handbag trend. 

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Which of these denim bags catches your eye? Are you loving Chanel’s 24S release, or are you holding out for the Shoulder Birkin? Let us know. 

Published: May 20th, 2024
Updated: May 20th, 2024

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