What: A gorgeous blue patent leather crossbody bag featuring a logo Karl Lagerfeld designed for Fendi in 1981.
Who: Founded in Rome in 1925 by Adele and Edoardo Fendi, the house has grown to become one of the most powerful names in the world of high fashion. Initially, it began as a small and medium leather goods shop, but things took a turn when Adele and Edoardo’s daughters — Paola, Anna, Franca, Carla, and Alda — got involved in the family business. Their biggest shakeup was tapping rising designer Karl Lagerfeld to join the brand in 1965. He helped the house launch its first ready-to-wear collection in 1977 and worked on the line with Silvia Venturini Fendi until his death earlier this year.
Over the years Fendi has expanded to include all sorts of accessories, menswear, childrenswear, and couture. It has also become known for putting on elaborate fashion shows at historic locations such as the Great Wall of China and the Trevi Fountain in Rome.
Why: Crossbody bags are just so versatile. They’re utilitarian enough to get you through a busy day, but small and chic enough to be worn at night. However this doesn’t mean they’re all function and no form! The electric blue of this Fendi bag is delightful and makes a real statement. Plus, the heritage logo Lagerfeld designed over 30 years ago is a romantic alternative to the house’s iconic, blocky logo.
The bag comes in a number of colors and fabrications. And if you really can’t get enough of Lagerfeld’s chic monogram, you can shop the entire Karligraphy collection, which includes jewelry, scarfs, eyewear, and more.
How (much): $1,980