Just like last season, Fendi Bag Bugs are super-covetable and genuinely hard to find in a way that few things in the accessories world are right now. They sell out so quickly in stores that I’ve never actually seen one in person for sale, and when you search the term “Fendi” on Bergdorf Goodman’s website, it’s likely no coincidence that they’re the first thing that pops up to represent the entire brand. The good news: that means you can pre-order one right this very minute.

Bergdorfs currently has six bag bugs on offer at three price points; two faceless bicolor fur pom-pom charms at $350 each, two leather-faced mini bugs (which still appear quite large) at $450 apiece and two deluxe, crystal-eyed purse monsters, complete with fluffy contrasting eyebrows, for a whopping $800 each. Check out all the styles below, and if you’ve wanted to get your hands on one, we definitely suggest pre-ordering.

We talk about a woman’s main accessory, the handbag, all the time, but I feel like we leave out the smaller accessories sometimes. That ranges from the pouches you carry in your bag to the key fob you use to organize your keys. The key fob, in particular, is an important accessory; keeping your keys accessible and functional is incredibly important, and there are plenty of options out there to spruce them up in the process.

Vlad and I both have great key fobs; mine is from Tod’s, while his is from Louis Vuitton. They’ve been beaten up over the past few years, and I’m ready for something new, so I rounded up 12 key fobs I love right now to share with you. It might be time for spring cleaning when it comes to your key ring.

Over the weekend, the PurseBlog team was scattered around the country – I was in Atlanta, Megs and Vlad were in Ft. Lauderdale, Bea was at Coachella and both Katherine and Shannon were holding down the fort in NYC. Somehow, even in our disparate locations, we all got to enjoy some gloriously sunny, warm weather that only served to remind us that we should probably stock up on some sunglasses for the coming season. As a result, that’s the focus of this week’s Want It Wednesday. (more…)

Technically, this may not be a Perfect Pair, but I just couldn’t help myself. I was in the accessories zone. Sometimes all it takes is one accessory to ignite the perfect look, and that’s exactly what sparked this ensemble. For me, it all started with the Joelle Hawkens by Treesje Hunt Satchel, and the rest was history.

With its zipper edging and front detailing, this Joelle Hawkens satchel has a laid back, downtown feel that’s compelling. The size of this bag is practical and functional, and the tassel detailing is on-trend but not overwhelming. Its great price point and edgy allure makes this a promising everyday bag. To stay with this edgy vibe, I looked to no other then Alexander Wang. These calfskin booties add polish to this look while still keeping with the initial downtown-cool feel. For a finishing touch, I chose a Dannijo necklace that blends perfectly with the rest of this ensemble but elevates it a bit. I’m a girl who loves her jewels, so I had to add this hint of sparkle.


Joelle Hawkens by Treesje Hunt Satchel
$338 via Bloomingdale’s

Joelle Hawken by Treesje Satchel

Alexander Wang Natasha Stretch-Front Calfskin Bootie
$650 via Bergdorf Goodman

Alexander Wang Natasha Stretch Front Calfskin Bootie

Dannijo Izzie Necklace
$795 via ShopBop

Dannijo Izzie Necklace

We’ve once again reached midweek, and that means it’s time for another round of Want It Wednesday. This week, the members of the PurseBlog team have carefully cataloged our most-wanted accessories, but here’s the catch: we excluded handbags. There are so many other little details that go into a look that we don’t get to talk about all that often around here, so from caps to kaftans, we’re doing it today. (more…)

It’s nearly impossible to buy a $700+ Fendi Bag Bug and has been for months, so it was only a matter of time before other designers looking to get a piece of the irreverent-bag-charm pie. Up first is Brit Sophie Hulme, whose attainably priced, cleanly designed leather bags we already adore. Now we have the Sophie Hulme Fuzzy Pink Bag Charms, which are somewhat more restrained (and considerably less expensive) than their super-popular Fendi counterparts.

The most obvious difference between these bag monsters and the originals, of course, is that these are much, much smaller. Fendi’s fuzzy charms are so large that it’d be difficult to use one as a keychain; they’re very much meant to live on the outside of a bag at all times. These little buggies, on the other hand, are proportional to what you’d expect for a keychain, and they feature a chain long enough that your new friend will dangle below your house keys, in full view. If you like Fendi’s idea but want to spend a lot less money or would prefer a keychain, these are the way to go.


Sophie Hulme Fuzzy Mink Bag Charm
$130 via MATCHESFASHION

Sophie Hulme Fuzzy Mink Bag Charm Pink

Sophie Hulme Fuzzy Mink Bag Charm
$130 via MATCHESFASHION

Sophie Hulme Fuzzy Mink Bag Charm Blue

By now, you’re all well-acquainted with Fendi Bag Bugs, Buggies or Monsters (the name seems to vary depending on the retailer, time of day and direction of the wind), and even if you’re not interested in the $700+ handbag charms, you’ve probably noticed that they tend to move pretty quickly for something that lacks legs and is also otherwise inanimate. Shoppers snap up these little darlings as quickly as Fendi can make them, and the only reliable way to get your hands on one is to pre-order.

Neiman Marcus recently opened up online pre-orders for three spring styles of the Bag Bug, and as far as we can tell from the other retailers we checked, it’s the only place to secure one at the moment. Check them out below for price and pre-order information; the new Bugs are expected to arrive by late April.


Fendi Crystal-Eyed Monster Bag Charm
$800 via Neiman Marcus

Fendi Crystal Eyed Fur Monster Bag Charm Mint

Fendi Crystal-Eyed Fur Monster Bag Charm
$800 via Neiman Marcus

Fendi Crystal Eyed Fur Monster Handbag Charm

Fendi Fur Bag Charm
$700 via Neiman Marcus

Fendi Fur Monster Handbag Charm

We’ve covered the ever-growing Fendi Bag Bug phenomenon a couple times before, but if you ever doubted how much luxury consumers absolutely love the weird, cartoonish, absolutely adorable little accessory monster that Fendi introduced a season ago, consider this: Net-a-Porter got a $1,500 pair of double-monster Fendi Bag Bug Earmuffs in stock over the holiday, and as quick as they showed up, they were completely sold out.

If you thought $700 was a mind-boggling price tag for Fendi’s perpetually sold out bag charms, then you’re probably somewhat dazed right now. I know I am, and I’ve been staring at the product page for these earmuffs for like a week. The rich, they’re different from you and me. They can spend north of a G on novelty earmuffs. For comparison, a pair of Gucci fur earmuffs costs about $400. (Does anyone actually wear earmuffs?)

Maybe they’re not so different, though; the Fendi bag bugs (both the charms and the bags that look like monsters themselves) have sold well because they have a sense of fun to them. Fashion can be an endlessly self-serious interest to have, but these cute accessories value irreverence as much as they do luxury. That combination, when done well, can be endlessly enticing, and Fendi seems to have hit the nail on the head. If you’d like a pair of these muffs reserved for you when they come back into stock, you can add them to your wishlist at Net-a-Porter.

Let’s be honest, fall weather makes our hair look great and skin look dry. With the cooler temperatures and dryer air, our faces require a little more TLC around this time of the year, which is why we never leave home with our favorite beauty products. The problem, of course, is that loose beauty products in your handbag can turn out to be a HUGE disaster (just ask the Louis Vuitton we lost to a tube of tinted moisturizer), which is why we ALWAYS stuff everything in our makeup bags.

Normally, a bag just big enough to fit your essentials does the job, but when you’re needing to stuff a makeup bag full of a pot of Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream, a bottle of hydrating face lotion and three sticks of Baby Lips, your bag is going to need to get a big bigger. We’ve rounded up our seven favorite beauty products this season and 10 makeup bags to fit them all in. Now if only we could fit our aesthetician in there as well.

We love accessories as much as (or maybe more than) anyone, but accessories can’t exist in a vacuum. Handbags, shoes and jewelry are powerful because of the ways that they interact with each other and with the clothes that we wear, and orchestrating a look sometimes feels like trying to fit the last pieces into a jigsaw puzzle.

You could say that we have a little bit of experience with puzzles, and we’ve teamed up with Oscar de la Renta to explore the brand’s beautiful fashion jewelry and figure out how to display it to its fullest potential. After all, if you’re anything like us, you tend to start your outfits with the accessories first. Shop the full selection via Oscar de la Renta or head directly to the new accessories arrivals.


Asymmetrical Neckline

If the unusual shape or cut of your dress’ neckline is one of the main design features of the dress, you’re going to want to let it stand on its own – no necklaces allowed. A lovely way to draw attention to your unique look, though, is with a pair of long earrings that draw the eye down the neck. If your dress is a solid color like the Oscar de la Renta One Shoulder Slim Fishtail Gown below, you can experiment with color and shape.

Oscar de la Renta One Shoulder Slim Fishtail Gown
$6,890 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta One Shoulder Slim Fishtail Gown

Oscar de la Renta Lunar Drop Earrings
$375 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de La Renta Lunar Drop Earrings

Open Neckline

On the other hand, an open neckline provides the perfect frame for a glittering statement necklace. Few women look at their shoulders and décolletage as a “problem area”, and this is an ideal way to accent them.

Oscar de la Renta Long-Sleeve V-Neck Jacket
$2,190 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Long-Sleeve V-Neck Jacket

Oscar de la Renta Sunburst Multi Crystal Necklace
$990 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Sunburst Multi Crystal Necklace

The Little Black Dress

When your dress is solid and dark, that’s the perfect time to try a piece of bold, bright jewelry in a hue that complements your skin tone. Because of the detail of this particular dress’ neck, we’d recommend going with a truly stunning pair of big, beautiful earrings.

Oscar de la Renta Crepe Sleeve Sweetheart Slim Dress
$2,390 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Crepe Sleeve Sweetheart Slim Dress

Oscar de la Renta Resin Chandelier Earrings
$295 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Resin Chandelier Earrings

A Printed Dress

Bold prints are tricky – do you pick jewelry that matches, or simply coordinates? Can you do a necklace, or is it best to give your jewelry a little bit of distance with a pair of earrings? We’d advise you to stick with one of the neutral shades that appears in the print itself; in this case, a beautiful mulberry earring.

Oscar de la Renta High-Low Ball Gown
$7,490 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta High-Low Ball Gown

Oscar de la Renta Pavé Teardrop Earrings
$390 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Pave Teardrop Earrings

Boat Neck Dress

For a boat neck, opinions vary wildly. Traditionalists won’t want you to interrupt the delicate line of the dress, but a short necklace can serve you well in this situation – fortune favors the bold, after all.

Oscar de la Renta Sleeveless Boat Neck Dress
$1,990 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Sleeveless Boat Neck Dress

Oscar de la Renta Vine Design Collar Necklace
$895 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Vine Design Collar Necklace
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