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. This customization service isn’t yet available to the general public, but you can grab a black Cuoio Romano leather version of SJP’s bag for $3,600 at Fendi.
Fendi has bestowed these especially customized bags upon select celebs like SJP and Lady Gaga, but it’s unclear if these special editions of the Selleria Adele will ever be shoppable for the rest of us. Fendi also gave them as gifts to the models who walked in their Spring 2014 runway show in Milan. I know buzz-building and exclusivity are vital parts of the luxury industry, but it still peeves me when brands make me feel like a service I’d happily pony up for is well beyond my grasp. Time will tell, I suppose, if customized Fendi bags will ever be made available to plebians like you and I.