When a collection is designed by Karl Lagerfeld, you can always count on abundance. Minimalism has gone through periods of favor during Lagerfeld’s long career, and although he’s occasionally accommodated those seeking simplicity, his work is always detailed and heavily accessorized, which lends itself perfectly to both of the bag-heavy brands he currently helms.
“Classic,” when it comes to handbags, is an idea everyone conceptualizes a little differently. A bag can be classic-looking without being a classic, and today, my interest lies in the latter concept. When it comes to designer bags, classics are a small group that rarely expands; it takes a special piece not to look dated after a handful of years, and the current market emphasizes seasonal trends to help churn through inventory.
As someone who both loves Fendi bags and dislikes ruffles, Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi have me in a bit of a bind for Fall 2016. Ruffles and waves were the entire basis of the collection, from the furs down to the sold-separately bag straps, almost as if a scientist had tipped Karl off a little early on the gravitational waves discovery of a couple weeks ago.
Even though plenty of online retailers sell Fendi bags, getting your hands on the exact one you want can be very tricky. The brand makes so many interesting seasonal variations on its popular handbag shapes that most stores only order so many of each, and once they’re gone, they’re gone.
I’ve already detailed the gifts I’d love to be receiving for Christmas (and my birthday!) this year, but there’s always one more you forgot about, isn’t there? For me, that’s the Fendi 3Jours Croc-Embossed Calf Hair Bag; the texture on the front is just way too cool.