Can I get a standing ovation for Fendi? It wasn’t all that many seasons ago that the brand’s accessories department seemed to be in a bit of a post-Spy Bag aesthetic flux. There were too many logos, too many underdeveloped ideas and too little editing. From the looks of it, the brand has come out of its slump in fine form with Fendi Spring 2011, the brand’s third brilliant major accessories collection in a row. Once is a fluke, twice is a coincidence but three times is a trend – get on the Fendi bus.

For spring, Fendi’s runway accessories are all about incorporating color in a classic way. No bag was graced with fewer than two different shades, and almost all of them incorporated the various colors on leathers of different textures. What would have been an unwieldy combination of elements in most designers’ hands was deftly developed by Fendi’s accessories team, and the shapes were kept clean and traditional in order to offset the bold materials. There is not a bag in this collection that I wouldn’t be proud to add to my closet, and multicolored accessories encourage an inventive, modern way of dressing that more and more women are embracing.

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  • Mochababe73

    The fifth bag in brown leather and the old-school Fendi stripe is my favorite. However, I also love numbers 14 and 16. I am glad to see Fendi back. I haven’t gotten a bag since the baguette and the large Mama bag.

  • Graciella

    Love these designs, I just hope they also got their quality right this time.

  • Nick

    Where is the Peek-A-Boo?!?

  • edoardo

    Mix the crocodile and the simple, colored, leather is amazing!!!
    i lvoe these bags and I hope that they’ll have a lot of success..because they are some of the best bags for the following s/s

  • shopper

    These bags are great! I’m especially fond of #8

  • James Michael White (

    Love your runway recaps! I like all of them, but I’m truly blown away by the white top handle with green croc flap.

  • raw

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!!! I’ve been waiting for them to get their act together! I love each and every one of them!

  • louch

    Fendi just doesn’t do it for me. These bags are still too busy and overdone for my taste.

  • Lianne

    Lovely. There are a bunch that grab me, but if I could have only one, it would be the first on (the black with the yellow on the ends). Gorgeous.

  • MizzJ

    What a surprise! These bags have a really fun, retro style to me with their structure and the color combinations they chose. Great for a sophisticated woman with a streak of whimsy.

  • Sonya

    This is a great bag!! It screams perfect lady and it’s glowing with colors that are neutral. Will go great with a lot.

  • Dorian Gray

    I totally agree with you FC. I’d like to read a post about Versace SS2011 purses. Will you write it? I hope so :-)

  • Dorian Gray

    Take a look at this Amanda… What do you think about?

    • I’m not just DYING over the Versace bags, but I’ll probably do a post about them this week.

      • Dorian Gray

        Thanks Amanda. I love your post about Versace even if you don’t always like their bags but I hope, just like with Fendi, they will grown on you.

  • Staci

    Amanda, I’m loving these Fendi bags! I don’t know which is my favorite yet..

  • merve

    Fendi has finally made bags that dont make u want to reach for the bucket BUT there still isnt an iconic bag in there. The closest they got was the peekaboo…

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  • laura

    wow some of these colors and patterns are so strange. all this bright yellow and deep black leather, I don’t like it.

    that said I’ll take #19 and #24 please, gorgeous.

  • !!!

    guess who’ll be saving up for fendi this year?!

    it’s about time someone brought it!

  • Virna Lisi

    Wow, wow and wow.

    Fendi ahora es lo que en su momento fue Prada, una Marca-Tendencia.

    Fendi is now what in their moment was Prada a Brand-Trend Making.

  • nini

    number 17 is adorable! (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    ok class..
    what colour mix should we do to this bag?
    white on top, red on the bottom half?
    or green perhaps?
    oh and lets have a patch of croc skin here, and here..
    aaannnndddd waalllaaaa!
    a masterpiece? NOT.
    an experimental? that is what it is. (ipad)

    • Leda

      please, does anyone know if we can bay these Silvana bags right in the stores, in where it may be in the world, or do we have to make a commend?
      or if it´s to arrive in any store in the world, choose the bag and simply bay it?

      Amanda , can you inform , please?

  • chloehandbags

    Some of them are really nice – some of the clutches and the long strapped shoulderbags, especially.

    Having seen some of them in your other post, I think they look particularly good on the runway, rather than in abstract.

    Not so keen on the more structured, ladylike numbers; but, then, I rarely am, TBH! :D

  • helen

    Very nice colors. (ipad)

  • nini

    looks kind of like the prada collection? (ipad)