Many of my choices for our Want it Wednesday category are both exotic and rather pricey. That is part of the lust factor – we all love something and yearn for it a little more the more it is out of reach. And as much as I love a holy grail dream list, I prefer floating on clouds of reality.

Colorblocking is a huge trend for spring and will continue to be prevalent into next fall. With everyone talking about colorblocking, I was thrilled to see many design houses giving us handbag options that fit the trend ever so perfectly. Fendi is not always on my radar, but their Spring 2011 collection caught my attention early on.

And this Wednesday I am wanting to add the Fendi Silvana Flap Top Bag to my spring wardrobe.


The design actually comes from the Fendi archives and was inspired by late Italian screen star Silvana Mangano. The coloblocking is bold yet subtle. The beige canvas is offset with blue, green, and orange leather. Each color is on the neutral side and gives a soft feel to the overall palette.

Gone are the oversized cumbersome shapes we became accustomed to seeing and in are lady-like structured bags. This Fendi bag fits the new mold ideally. There is also an adjustable shoulder strap and flap top with a magnetic snap closure. I am wanting and loving this bag today! Pre-order via Neiman Marcus for $1,870.

  • Alana

    I really like this bag too!

  • Mai Luong

    Spot this a while ago on the runway, pix of this piece on the runway certainly have better lighting and give it more justice i guess. IN short, luv it, dream about it, will b saving for it :)

  • Mai Luong

    Oh, i was mistaken, i spot this one http://www.purseblog.com/fendi/fashion-week-handbags-fendi-spring-2011.html
    Prefer this green much better, hahaha, since it’s croc skin would need 2 b saving much more for it :)

  • torrey

    absolutely beautiful

  • mm

    Yummy! I love the color blocking

  • Karin bag4bag

    This is quite a lovely bag. I am liking very much that you can adjust the strap to a shoulder strap length. Sometimes adjustable straps can look messy, but this seems to work.

    I would love this classic, elegant bag that still seems modern with those fantastic colors !

  • Sunshinyday

    Another fan! Loves!

  • Betina

    hi, bought the silvana recently in brown leather/canvas combi, however am still not sure whether i would prefer the multi leather combis. what do you think?

  • Mochababe73

    I like the shape, size, and silhouette. But, I don’t like the color combination. It reminds me of the University of Miami.

  • Kimberley

    An instant hit from Fendi. I have seen at least FIFTEEN different color ways of this particular bag. Absolutely gorgeous. Modern, yet elegant, and the detailing is amazing. Cannot believe these are only $2k. The green croc version is incredible. I love that the clasp is hidden under the leather tab. The camel and red is my favorite!

    Fendi also released the smaller sister bag, that has been selling out everywhere. Only about $1600 it is a shoulder version, clean lines, slight color blocking and can be carried as a clutch.

  • may

    Ahhh… I dream of the day I can own that bag. :-)