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.

One of the breakout bags of 2013 is the Fendi 2Jours Tote, a style that is simply stunning and classic in every way. While Fendi offers a wide range of a sizes, colors and materials for the 2Jours, you can’t underestimate the allure of perfect black bag, and the Fendi 2Jours in black comes close to perfection.

Because we are in the midst of winter, pair your classic bag bag with a creamy winter coat, like this one from J.Crew.

I opine about Fendi a lot, but right now, its handbag business is the most interesting on the luxury mass-market. Six months ago, I’d have told you that there’s no way I’d ever feel even the slightest temptation to hang a $700 furry monster keychain from every handbag I won, and here we are today. That temptation is real, and based on how quickly the Fendi Bag Bugs sell, I’m not the only one feeling it.

Gwen Stefani was recently spotted heading into No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal’s house in Los Angeles with a bag we haven’t seen for a spell: the Fendi Spy Bag. This bag is a total throwback to the halcyon days of the mid-2000s “It Bag” craze. Fendi hasn’t produced Spy Bags for several years now, and this one sort of looks like it’s been sitting in the back of Gwen’s closet for a while, but we’re glad she decided to take it out for a spin, if only for purposes of our own nostalgia.

Fendi hit big with its 2Jours totes, and the brand has put a playful spin on the seriously popular design with a line of monster-inspired bags and accessories. By now you’ve seen the bag monsters floating around the Internet (and maybe even on the bags of your friends), but Fendi has released an entire line of monstrous items. Some are more wearable, like chic blue pumps and a grey 2Jours, and some are more playful, like a bag embellished to look like an owl or a furry monster charm.

The costume department behind The Carrie Diaries is unarguably one of the best on TV, but it does occasionally take liberties with its 1980s timeline. Here’s AnnaSophia Robb, filming exterior shots for The show in NYC, carrying yet another eye-popping Fendi Baguette. This time it’s the Fendi Multicolored Mosaic Baguette Bag, which features colorful glass tiles set against calfskin trim and palladium hardware.

Sarah Jessica Parker was recently spotted out and about with a few pals in NYC, wearing a totally weather-appropriate puffy parka, just like the rest of her clan (it has been FRIGID in NYC for the past day or two), and carrying a Fendi Selleria Adele Bag customized with her initials. Yes, SJP is actually carrying a bag that says “SJP.” You can’t see it, but my head is currently exploding.

It’s been several months since I wrote about the Fendi Fur Monster Bag Charm, and I’m still sort of obsessed with it. I never counted myself as the kind of person who would buy an expensive, non-functional doohickey to adorn my already expensive, probably only semi-functional handbag, and yet, I’d gladly trot around with one of those little fuzzy rascals on my bag.

Miniature versions of already-popular full-size bags have been a strong trend for more than a couple of seasons in a row at this point, so the arrival of the Fendi 2Jours Elite Small Shopper Tote was likely a foregone conclusion as soon as the bag made its runway debut over a year ago. The original design’s sleek construction and modern-luxe aesthetic were an instant hit and still sell like hotcakes, and now there’s a new version for our shopping pleasure.

For the past two seasons in a row, Fendi handbags have been easily my favorites of Fashion Week, both Milan and beyond. Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi have combined to create handbags that meticulously walk the line between luxury and innovation, a line of which almost all other designers choose to fall to one side or the other. As in previous seasons, the bags of Fendi Spring 2014 are very well balanced.

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