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. I live in an area that’s great for bag-spotting, and even in the Hunger Games-reminiscent atmosphere of the Upper East Side Fairway grocery store after work, a woman carrying one of these bags somehow manages to still look pulled together, just because of her purse.
Very few handbags have that sort of power (in my experience, the Hermes Birkin is not always one of them – I see plenty of those on Upper East Side doyennes, too), but the 2Jours’ rigorous structure, matte leather finish and minimal hardware gives the bag a thoroughly modern look that highlights the quality of the materials and construction. In its many calf hair and fur versions, the bag’s clean lines allow the highly textured materials to take center stage.
Although I’m sure a 2Jours is capable of showing wear, it’s never been apparent when I’ve seen the bag in the wild. The combination of structured leather and a rigid frame keeps the bag looking fresh off the shelf long after it’s left the store, and if you’re the kind of person who likes things just so, then I can scarcely think of a better bag for you on the market right now. I’m personally not much of a perfectionist, but the seeming agelessness of the 2Jours appeals even to me. Below, some of the best picks of the many versions of the 2Jours available right now, from regular leather to crazy fur.