I’ve already pontificated on just how much I love Fendi’s Spring 2011 handbags, but now that promo photos are out and we can all get a clearer, closer look at the bags than runway shots afford us, I feel the need to reiterate: This collection is great, and from a purely accessories standpoint, it’s one of the very best of the season.

Not only are these bags highly detailed and extremely well-designed, but they provide a momentary snapshot of where fashion is right now and where it may be going in the seasons ahead. The shapes are absolutely classic; these totes, shoulder bags and satchels don’t needlessly re-invent the wheel, but the ways that they’re finished give them a fresh, modern edge. The combinations of colors and textures in the leathers and hardware make the entire enterprise feel new and vibrant, even though these are the kinds of bags that generally become wardrobe staples. If you’re looking for one bag to buy for spring, buy it from this collection.

Photos via Style.com.

  • Shana

    Love the first bag with the strip of yellow! (iPad)

  • windy

    LOVE❤! Classy and to die for. (ipad)

  • pursemonkey

    #24 is the kind of bag I could see myself carrying until it literally falls apart. Stunning! (ipad)

  • Antonia

    I love the #13 and the Peek-a-boos. (ipad)

  • Kelly

    I am in love with the navy blue/orange colour blocking of the peekaboo!!…and the first bag with the yellow stripe. (iPad)

  • Rina

    Not too sure of those to be honest! (ipad)

  • April

    Timeless! I hope to get my hands on one of these prices!!!!! (iPad)

  • Tonya

    Some are pretty, others not so much! (ipad)

  • Mochababe73

    Sign me up for any of the Peek-a-Boos. Then I need numbers 6 and 15. (iPad)

  • Heather

    Would love a peekaboo tote!! (ipad)

  • Leigh

    I like the first bag shown in the article and I love the look of the peekaboos, but I think the other styles are bit too out there for my taste. (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    Love the brown bags–great color (ipad)

  • Danielle

    Some of them are truly beautiful. Especially the first four. (iPad)

  • Justine

    #7 is really really really pretty!!! :) (ipad)

  • gpc

    I like the flap satchels, but I would prefer it in a solid, conservative color (iPad)

  • Marianna

    While a like some of these bags, nothing is really “me”. (ipad)

  • Leah

    Though I’m loving these bags, nothing is calling my name. I guess I’ll have to wait until I see them in person! (ipad)

  • Stephanie

    I am sooo in love with the very first bag shown, the one with the yellow stripe. Any word though on prices for these? I heard they were quite exorbitant, exotic-skin price levels when the exotic bit in the bag is small, like a stript or flap… (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Love the bold yellow (ipad)

  • sebastian Giam

    gorgeous looking bags!!! the musturd yellow with white handles are beckoning to me….. (IPAD)

  • Kori

    I’m loving all the Navy!! (ipad)

  • cl

    they are all so different from what I’m used to from fendi! but my favorite is still the peekaboo (ipad)

  • milwifey

    I love #5 & 6. It would be wonderful in other colors as well. (ipad)

  • Sue E

    I only love the PeekaBoos..(iPad)

  • nick

    Peekaboo is my favorite. (ipad)

  • edoardo

    The first bag is amazing and really “fendi style”, the other bags are ncie b ut I don’t find them really “exciting”. However I appreciated the idea of Silvia and Karl to return to the “original style concepts” of the maison Fendi.

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  • ☆Lola A♏ ★

    Loving the striped bags! (iPad)

  • Tina

    wow some of these are gorgeous! (ipad)

  • greenpixie

    Usually not a Fendi gal, but I LOVE #7! (ipad)

  • Alicia

    very clean (ipad)

  • Miriam

    Beautiful(ipad)

  • annabelle

    as much as i look at the beekaboo i like it a lot (ipad)

  • nadia maria

    wohooo shoot..
    that is spectacularly gorgeous!! anglina jolis bag i love it must see how beauty full collection leather bags

  • Ruhee

    I really like the peek-a-boos.(ipad)

  • Amy

    Peekaboo with the leopard inside is my favorite. (ipad)

  • Vitta

    Important collection! Especially some new color/texture combos, which are so rich yet effortless. Innovative color combinations, sometimes 5 (!) in one bag (#7, 24, 25, 21, 22 and also #33, 26, 27, 11, 16, 18). Agree with Amanda – this is a peek into the future, in a way. Insightful, strong writing, too. Looking forward to more.

  • jillybean307

    I love #7. My favorite Fendis are the simple & sleek ones. (ipad)

  • Kelly

    i like the navy peekaboo, stunning (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    Love the looks of the brown bags..great for spring! (ipad)

  • nini

    I love 4 and 18! (ipad)

  • Limey

    Love 5th and 6th… =) (ipad)

  • wendy

    I like #17, 19, & 23. (ipad)

  • Nikita

    Not a fan of any of these (ipad)

  • Joyce

    Finally, Fendi steps up their bag game! (ipad)

  • 19yearslater

    I love the square red bag. Classic and fresh, I would rock it in a heartbeat. (ipad)

  • azwah

    Love 316 and the Peek a boos (ipad)

  • Britney Anderson

    Love the colors! Very bright, great for summer! (ipad)

  • Elizabeth

    I really love the small square satchels at the the top – i can see myself finding them so handy! (ipad)

  • tony

    love the stunning colors! (ipad)

  • tony

    very nice details, esp the buckle on the strap. (ipad)

  • Lianne

    Most of these are just too much for me. I do like the second one, in the blue and brown leather with the geometric patterns on the strips down the front. That one is nice. (ipad)

  • shannon

    i love these!! i love how bright they are, love the stripes, the shapes, styles, materials, etc! they seem so fresh and new! (ipad)

  • Sherry

    loving the burst of color (ipad)

  • Sherry

    great cross body (ipad)

  • Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    Super classic, love the lines, and pops of color! (ipad)

  • Adrienne C

    like some, but most are a big NO for me!! Even if these all cost an arm and a leg, I still don’t like them! Too picky!! (ipad)

  • Joy

    Very colorful. (iPad)

  • Cindy

    Better than some of the other collections I’ve seen. (ipad)

  • somethingbags

    love the colors! it’s high time that fendi (sort of) re-invents itself and go modern a bit. go fendi for 2011! go (ipad)!

  • Laurice

    i love the buckle detail on the strap and the pop of color on the flap! (ipad)

  • missM

    I love it! Does anyone know when they’re coming out? And the price?

  • Jennifer

    Love all the clean lines here (ie, very few F logos cluttering the picture!) I’ve been eying the bicolor top handle line now. The colors are fun, but that brown and white one would be fab for summer. (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    These are so cute! (ipad)

  • window of happiness

    Oh Fendi is still on my list:) (ipad)

  • shushopn

    I haven’t liked fendi bags in years but this collection is so refreshing. I’m really liking a lot of the bags!

  • Christina

    i haven’t looked to fendi for a bag in a long time but i’m loving their spring 2011 bags :-) (ipad)

  • Ken Vien

    Very colorful. (iPad)

  • raffa

    peckaboo forever (ipad)

  • Angie

    It gives me the “retro ” feeling. Maybe is the color. I would only buy a bag that can stand the test of time (iPad)

  • ninjaninja

    Is the side panels a different color from the face? (ipad)

  • SS

    I love the almost deco feel I get from them. Beautiful!
    (ipad)

  • 4v3r3ll0

    Where is the third look? (ipad)

  • spanish moss

    i’d be proud to have fendi3 in my collection. (ipad)

  • Ellen

    I love this collection! It is so fresh to have bright colors on structured bags. (ipad)

  • Crista

    love the fendi 7, 17 and 19. Where can I get that fendi 7?

  • nini

    adorable (ipad)

  • quimerula

    I like the little leopard print on one of them (ipad).

  • Barb

    Nice collection! It’s nice to see some color and see them mixed with taste in an unusual way! Love the red straps on the green and black. I loved the yellow accents on the bag which was on the front page. Very tasteful! (Ipad)

  • Chells

    Very classic and love the pops of color. (ipad)

  • FashionIsMyHobby

    I’d love to be able to see and touch these IRL. Interesting colors and shapes. (ipad)

  • Dilettante

    These are a wonderful pick-me-up for drab days. (ipad)

  • Alyssa

    I’ve been tentative about all the yellow this season but loooovvvve it in this bag! I think I like the blue one in this style even more though (iPad).

  • Jenn

    Too cute (ipad)

  • Jenn

    I want all of them (ipad)

  • Jenn

    Wish I could buy them all though or afford them all heheh (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    i’m so sorry for all the fendi fans out there, but seriously, the first thing that pops up in my head at the sight of this collection is the kids lunch totes!
    i mean, ok, not the styles to be blamed but the multiple colours in one bag! why oh why?
    the mixture of textures are well designed.. but everything is ruined with the contrasting colours.. like a colouring book.. nothing matches..
    looks like a hit and run effort to me.. (ipad)

  • jocephine

    still like the classic look for Fendi (ipad)

  • Christine

    I really never been much of fan of Fendi bags, but once they came out with the peekaboo bag, I was hooked. I really like the shoulder long strap boxed brown leather bag! I also would have to agree with the multiple colors on one bag is distasteful.(ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I want that black tote so bad! (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    So cute (ipad)

  • PurseAdict

    I normally dnt like fedi handbags but this collection totally changed my mind!! I prefer the ones withou the Fendi pattern … :) (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    love the crossbody but not loving the colors (ipad)

  • Chloe

    Colours are AM-AHHH-ZING! Fendi out did themselves! Impressed (ipad)

  • Jen

    Hate the majority of these.. Although that yellow stripe in the first one is cool. But the brown… Bleck! (ipad)

  • Cate

    some of these are great! I love the 3rd one down on the right (ipad)

  • Ana JB

    13rd is the bag for next summer :)

  • Patty

    Not really a fan :( (and I LOVE fendi) But i do like bag #2 the turqoise color is AMAZING and the flat shopper (fendi 15). I would love #14 if the bottom and the straps were black instead of brown also! (ipad)

  • ariancita

    I like the bright colors and minimalist design (very Mondrian) but in some pieces, the mix of materials and textures does not create a cohesive whole. Some of them look like they are trying to be fashion forward but not quite getting there. But overall, I do like the concept behind these. (ipad)

  • Julia

    i like the boldness in their color combinations, but some of these seem hard to pull off on a daily basis. (ipad)

  • Genius Loci

    I like Fendi 19! When will it be available?

  • Graciella

    What storm Phoebe Philo has caused in the fashion world – these (fabulous!) Fendi bags are surely inspired by her minimalist designs for Celine

  • JOAN

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE, I AM A BIG FENDI FAN (IPAD)

  • Candace

    I COVET the navy blue peek-a-boo with that contrast lining and pop of turquoise on the hardware (#19)…I’m drooling on my keyboard. (ipad)

  • Lynda

    #2 is fantastic! What a color combo! I like that most of these don’t have the Fendi logo plastered all over them. They should keep going in this direction. (ipad)

  • Alison J.

    Love the green ones! (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    These are fantastic! (ipad)

  • Cathy Fitz

    Love the designs, love the mix of colors, but I’m not liking the actual color choices. (ipad)

  • itilliee

    I like all of themmm! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    love themm all! (ipad)

  • felicia

    very cute!! such a refreshing and eye-popping colours!! (ipad)

  • helen

    Now these are adorable. It’s like being a purse museum. (ipad)

  • Melissa

    loving the color blocking and pallet. Very 90′s- in a good way. Can’t wait to see these cuties in person. (ipad)

  • j

    wow, loving the colors

  • mango

    I WANT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE!!!! (ipad)

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  • KY

    There are some nice bags!! (ipad)

  • Elaine

    Oh how I wish there was a Peekaboo in my future. (ipad)

  • swati

    What lovely colors. A tad bit on the teen-ish side at times but i can totally see myself carrying them to lift my mood (ipad)

  • beanyce126

    very charming for the spring. (ipad)

  • Diane

    the colors are great (ipad)

  • kim

    not really feeling these bags (ipad)

  • Deborah Curran

    I could easily find a bag in this collection but not thrilled with some – ipad

  • ninjaninja

    Great for going out (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I would love to get a bag from this collection (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I’m surprised because I’m not a Fendi fan (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Colorful in a restrained way (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    So out of my price range though (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    How sad (ipad)

  • Rose

    LOVE them all! Beautiful.

  • Desaria

    loveee ittttt (ipad)

  • nini

    LOVE FENDI (ipad)

  • nini

    I think I also like the third one a lot too (ipad)

  • Heidi

    Such a variation in design of shapes and colors..great collection! (ipad)