A couple months ago, I reviewed the bags from Fendi’s Resort 2016 lookbook and noted that many of the bags were hanging from thick, wide straps that were unlike those the brand generally includes with its bag. At the end of last week, we learned why: Women’s Wear Daily reports that they’re part of the new Fendi Strap You line, and they’re sold separately.

Fendi’s found a lot of success with product lines designed to make its bags more fun and personal, including monster bag charms, furry Karl Lagerfelds and miniaturized versions of its own bags. The straps are the newest addition to that lineup, and WWD reports that their prices will hover around $1,000 when they’re available this fall.

The Strap You collection will include leather, exotic and studded versions in its first run, and shoppers will also have the option of adding their initials to the strap in one of two available fonts.

Could you see yourself buying an extra-luxe strap for you Fendi bag? You can shop Fendi’s current bag and accessory lineup via Nordstrom.

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  • Smithy

    I think just as there is a market for outrageously priced bag charms — there will be a market for these straps.

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    • Lily

      At least, these straps are functional.

  • FashionableLena

    Now, I feel jaded. I saw the price and didn’t blink an eye. This doesn’t surprise or shock me at all.

  • Abbi

    Soon brands will be offering (charging) new and different ways they wrap and present accessories/bags in boxes…

    Having said that that jeweled strap has caught my attention…dammit consumerist me.

  • lavinia

    This is something I do since looong time, change my strap by myself ;) so not a new idea for me…

  • klynneann

    They’re really pretty and I love the idea of having a strap that contrasts with my bag, but at that price point I’d rather get something else.

    • joele keilso

      Right? $1000 can get you another Fendi bag. Why waste it on a worthless strap?

      • klynneann

        Actually, sorry, lol, I’ve changed my mind! If I had an extra $1000, I’d get that blossom strap!! But alas, I do not. Some of them are around $500 though. Seriously, if people are willing to spend over $1000 on a micro bag that can barely contain a cell phone, heck, at least these straps are functional. :)

      • joele keilso

        True, with the right bag these straps can work I suppose. They are indeed versatile, switch out the default strap for a patterned one and it’s like having a new bag all over again.

        Micro bags are ridiculous, impractical and should never have existed. I find the $950+ Louis Vuitton Nano bags to be the worst offender. They’re nice to look at, but a tremendous waste of money. I don’t get the appeal at all.

  • Aliza Zibkoff

    Great! When can I get my Fendi garbage bags delivered? (probably the only thing I could afford from Fendi!!)

    • joele keilso

      You can get it at those knockoff purse sites.

  • Sparkletastic

    LOL! No way for me! Not enough impact for my eye to justify the price. And you can buy leather straps for under $50 from other vendors. If I’m spending the additional $1000 on accessories, I’d rather have another handbag.

    But if someone wants it, why not? I bet some people will buy multiple straps for their bag, hang them from unusual spots on the bag or use them to adorn other bags. Hopefully people will post pics of their most creative options on TPF for us to see.

  • Rashida

    I think the price is obscene…

  • Giselle

    They look smaller on photo, but I think they’re worth the price. The one with studs is supercool!

    • joele keilso

      You must be a billionaire if you think $1000 for a strip of leather is worth the price. LOL.

      • Giselle

        No, I’m not, just love handbags and used to the pricing.