If every there were a bag destined for street style infamy on the bodies of Chiara Ferragni and Anna Dello Russo, it’s this one. For Resort 2015, Fendi is turning at least one of its perpetually sold-out micro bags into a hands-free belt, according to Women’s Wear Daily.
Fendi Handbags and Purses
It’s somewhat rare for a brand not to have e-commerce in this day and age, but the luxury fashion industry still has quite a few holdouts. That is no longer the case for Fendi; just this week, Fendi.com opened up its online shop, including a large variety of the brand’s most coveted bags.
A couple months ago, I reviewed the bags from Fendi’s Resort 2016 lookbook and noted that many of the bags were hanging from thick, wide straps that were unlike those the brand generally includes with its bag. At the end of last week, we learned why: Women’s Wear Daily reports that they’re part of the new Fendi Strap You line, and they’re sold separately.
The first run of the Fendi Karlito Bag Charm was so successful that I never actually saw one for sale anywhere, either online or in stores. The wait lists were long, and although Megs was able to get on one and get a Karlito of her own, plenty of people who wanted to carry the tiny, furry visage of Karl Lagerfeld were out of luck.
Since micro bags became trendy, Fendi has done the best job at making an itsy-bitsy-teenie-weenie bag that people really want. We’ve covered the Fendi Micro Peekaboo plenty of times, and it’s still a favorite of many. I also did a little experiment to see what fits (rather what doesn’t fit) inside of it.
When it comes to what fits, I find it more interesting to see what we can put inside popular smaller bags rather than larger ones. Perhaps most intriguing is the Fendi Micro Peekaboo, a bag that may have been intended as a supplemental bag charm but has turned into a hit stand-alone piece.
One of the most exciting things about Fendi right now is that I never feel sure I know what the brand’s going to do. I know it will have the general Fendi aesthetic, but beyond that, it’s a brand that seems to find endless new ways to be delightful, and fans eat it up.