Fendi Mini Monster Baguette Bag

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.

Fendi 2Jours Elite Small Shopper

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.

Fendi Spring 2014 Handbags (2)

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.

Fendi 2Jours Tote Blue Zebra

It’s rare that a handbag looks as precise, luxurious and elegant in person as it does in a carefully styled photo from a brand or luxury retail site, but somehow, the Fendi 2Jours Bag does. Every time. Sometimes it looks even better.

AnnaSophia Robb carries a blue Fendi Baguette Bag on the set of "The Carrie Diaries" (5)

Here’s AnnaSophia Robb, in full Carrie Bradshaw costume on the set of The Carrie Diaries in New York, carrying a colorful Fendi 3D Enamel Studded Baguette. If you’re a stickler for historical accuracy, you’ll quickly realize the fallacy here.

Fendi Fur Monster Charm

Fendi’s Fall 2013 runway was full of fur used in inventive ways, from neon zebra-striped bags to shoes that feature multicolored mohawks for your ankles. If it had surface area, Karl Lagerfeld probably found a way to make it fuzzy.

Fendi 2 Jours Bag Perfect Pair

Since I first laid eyes on the Fendi 2Jours Bag, it was love at first sight. This is a bag that stands out when you see it online, but in person it’s even more stunning. Every bit of the bag is refined and elegant, without appearing old or stuffy.

Fendi Be Baguette Bag Taupe

I’ve often wondered, both aloud on here and in my own head (yes, I have many a handbag-related thought in my downtime) when, exactly, Fendi would modernize the original It Bag, the Fendi Baguette, to reflect what’s going on in accessories design right now.

Fendi 2Jours Mink and Leather Large Bag

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Don’t sleep on Fendi. Karl Lagerfeld’s creative direction at Chanel may get more media attention, but the things he’s been doing with color, texture and tech-inspired fabrications and textiles at Fendi for the past few seasons are, at their best, a fascinating look at the technicolor future of mass-market luxury.

Fendi Brazil Baguette Bag

While there have been plenty of recent designs that continue to place Fendi firmly on our handbag radar, none has had such a lasting influence and effect on fashion as the Baguette. No matter how many new bags follow, there is something so special about the Baguette that makes it continue to shine as the star of the Fendi show.