Fendi is on top of its bag game, and over the past few years, the brand has given handbag lovers one great collection after the next. We just shared Fendi’s Pre-Fall 2016 bags and they combine the right amount of intricacy without going overboard.
Fendi also launched its US e-commerce site not long ago, and that’s where the brand is exclusively launching its new DotCom bag on today. The bag won’t launch in US stores until later in January, so Fendi is giving shoppers a major incentive to visit its online store. Also, if you love the bag and want to get it for Christmas, you can. If you order today, the bag will arrive December 24th.
The DotCom isn’t out yet but lucky for me (and you), Fendi sent me a sample so I could check out the bag for myself. The best way to understand a bag is to have it in front of you, and that’s exactly where the DotCom has been for several days. Let me start off by saying it is stunning. I can easily see this bag becoming the next Fendi staple, following the massive success of the Peekaboo, 2Jours, 3Jours and By the Way.
As far as first impressions go, the bag seems like a good successor to the By the Way, but offers a taller body and leaner width. The leather is thick and holds its shape well, which means the bag is not not light, but it’s also not overly heavy. Aesthetically, this bag is one of my new favorites; it’s another Fendi stunner.
There are a few special aspects to this design, including a leather pouch that attaches to the main compart of the bag by by a conical stud. (See the stud on the front center of the bag? That is actually the pouch attaching to the interior) The pouch easily removes and secures and while removed can be used on its own or in addition to other bags. The center of the bag features a stiff partition that will hold shape but still allows you easily access to both sides. In a bag market where canvas linings reign, the DotCom offers a great grey microfiber. The bag also has a detachable shoulder strap along with a single top handle.
I was sent a sample of the light blue color, and this hue of blue is perfect on calf leather. The color mixes blue with toned-down grey undertones, but there are currently four other colorways available. With bag prices skyrocketing, the $2,400 price tag seems quite fair, and the DotCom has shot up onto my wishlist. Buy via Fendi for $2,400.