Fendi Rose Zucca Chef Bag

Is it just me, or does the Fendi Rose Zucca Chef Bag look like it really wishes it was born a Louis Vuitton instead?

When you’re dealing with a design element as obvious as graphic roses layered over logo canvas, it’s hard not to draw parallels between this and the Stephen Sprouse collection that garnered so much attention last season for Vuitton. I wonder if Fendi‘s accessories designers would even be able to keep a straight face while they were claiming that this isn’t a ripoff.

And it’s not even a halfway attractive ripoff. The Vuitton bags were successful because not only did they feature the art of a widely respected pop artist, but they were also visually quite interesting. The roses were robust and colorful, and they overshadowed the traditional monogram on which they sat.

The Fendi, on the other hand, is just kind of sad. The roses are boring and small, and they do nothing to spruce up the zucca print fabric that we’re all used to seeing. Find your own gimmick, Fendi – Vuitton’s already got this one on lock. Buy through Nordstrom for $940.

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  • Miss.Cherie

    Ugh, not good.

    The roses look dead, and I completely agree with you.

    Here’s hoping their future bags will be as good as their shoes! ;-)

  • SisiEko

    Noooooooooo! Why Fendi, Why?

  • Mochababe73

    It looks like a carpet bag but not in a good way. I see now that these will probably be on sale before we know it.

  • Sophia

    They were clearly out of inspiration…

  • otter

    I thought the same exact thing when I first saw the picture. I am begining to become disenchanted with the handbag world lately and my spending is reflecting this. Ho-hum.

  • serene

    I never liked this shape but I think this one looks so pretty that I could seriously think about buying it! :)

  • Beth

    They took a decent bag and made it look like it was born in 1929.

  • vicky

    Curious to see IRL…but not really doing much for me.

  • Michael St. James

    what the fug?!?


  • JenG

    I like it!

  • Jane

    Wow that is ugly! Way too busy with the logo and the roses. The roses should have been larger to give the bag more dimension. Fendi should stop selling this bag, and buy back the bags from all the stores with apology.

  • naked_lunch

    oh my goodness. there’s so much wrong with this bag, i don’t even know where to begin.

  • mj

    i like it too!

  • bagnshoofetish

    I’m one of the weirdos that likes it too.

  • Handbag Lover

    This is a hot mess… why Fendi? Dang!

  • 19yearslater

    Poor thing’s having an identity crisis. Playing dress-up doesn’t make it as cool as the bag its trying to emulate.

  • Jane

    For those who like it, google the LV Stephen Sprouse 2001 line of bags and see why this doesn’t work as well as the origional LV bag that they are trying to replicate.

    • JenG

      Hi Jane: Googled LV Stephen Sprouse 2001 and still like it!

      • Jane

        Maybe I am missing something. If I saw it in person maybe I would see what a lot of you see.

  • dacs

    It’s so bad that it looks like fake.

  • Paulina

    It looks like a carpet.

  • kelly

    OMG! At least it is not as bad as the skunk bag. Poor Fendi……

  • liz

    I have seen it in person and I like it. I am an avid Louis Vuitton collector and have never purchased a Fendi, but yet this one caught my eye.

  • liz

    I forgot to mention that the roses appear to be a different material and this bag definitely looks better in person than in the picture.

    • michele

      I kinda like it!!!

  • haydee

    I like it too.

  • declaredbeauty

    I don’t seen Steven Sprouse.. but.. it reminds does me of a old persons carpet or something. Not cute. I love the shape of the bag though.

  • Marissa Cooper

    Is it because that Fendi is a subsidiary of LVMH? That’s why the bag is LV-inspired? Haha. And the bag looks old…I never liked Fendi’s Zucca prints but LOVE the Peek-a-boo!!!

  • birkel

    oh my god it happened fendi has joined the i have no creativity brand list and well they are making the worst bags ever truly how disapointig first louis now fendi …………when will it stop

  • Tangela

    hmmmm…I am not sure about this one.

  • Rebbeca

    Agree.. this bag is so trying to b LV !
    But its gone way too wrong.. Hate it!

  • Merve

    I think thats possibly the worst bag i have ever seen

  • uptowngirl

    It looks cheap, easily can found this kind of design at market and bazaar, to come out with this kind of motif doesnt need outstanding designer. Most of FENDI handbags is over design and crowded, Less is More. Exclusive is always related to little things/details that catch the eyes.
    And FENDI never have those elements.

  • Karin

    Maybe if the roses were white ? I am trying to like it but I just can’t do it!

  • Cheshire Que

    hmmm I love LV but i also kinda like the look of this one…

    • cassie

      I like this too. tried the boston bag in this fabric print. gorgeous.

  • hiptownrose

    Looks like a quilt my great aunt sewed. No, not stylish.

  • jberry

    I have the exact same bag (no roses)… I prefer a simplier look, but i sort of like the geometric roses on it…it goes with Fendi’s edgy style ;)

    • Jrodriguez

      Im just wondering. But How much did your purse cost?
      Without the roses on it?

  • Erin

    Oh, that’s dreadful…if I saw someone carrying it I’d think it was a fake, and a super bad fake at that. Roses do absolutely nothing for Zucca fabric. They actually detract from it; it looks muddled, with too much going on. I was never one to have flowers on my bags, but this is one of the worst looking floral bags I’ve seen in a while. Wow; if Fendi’s goal was to create a bag that looks ugly AND matronly, they certainly accomplished both.

  • Adrienne zedella

    a standout! fb

  • Adrienne Zedella

    I Like this! I’m surprised that I like it, but I really do! (fb)

  • Aida

    It could be that Fendi is owned by Louis Vuitton – so it makes sense that they would have similar ideas. Either way, I personally love it – it jazzes up their regular Zucca only pattern so much more (& I’ll wear it all year round vs the neon flowers of LV’s Sprouse design). :)

  • Jelita78

    oh my poor baby..
    she needs help.
    somebody, quick!
    get marc jacobs to do CPR by splashing some paint onto it will ya!
    or i may have to dissect it myself.. jk .. (ipad)

  • Cotton Bags

    The roses should have been larger to give the bag more dimension. Fendi should stop selling this bag,
    Cotton Bags