Fendi: The Return Of The Baguette

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Fendi’s Baguette earned itself icon status back in the early 2000s after it was catapulted into the hearts of women the world over since appearing in Sex And The City. And Fendi had the Baguette is some form or other, and with the Spring-Summer 2019 collection that’s now in boutiques, an all-new selection of Baguette bags is now available.

Created in 1997 by Silvia Venturini Fendi, the Baguette which came with a single top handle was meant to be carried like you would a loaf of the French bread, under the arm like you would with a loaf of the French bread, which is also what the bag was named after. Over the years, the bag won the Fashion Group International Award for Accessories in 2000 and has seen the likes of special collaborations with artists like Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Richard Prince, amongst others.

And if you prefer to carry your bags casually across the body or long over the shoulder, Silvia Venturini Fendi has definitely heard you, with the new 2019 styles coming in 3 different sizes with extra straps that allow for multiple ways of carrying this icon of icons.

Starting with the Mini (SGD2950) which measures 19 cm wide and 11.5 cm high, the bag comes with several card slots within and a long chain sling that you can sling across and have it sit nicely at your hip. The next size up would be the Medium (SGD3750) that comes in at 26 cm by 14 cm and furnished with a zipped pocket to keep your important essentials like your keys and ID card secured within.

The biggest of the lot? Large (SGD4330) which is very much wider and taller at 33 cm by 18 cm. Note that both the Medium and the Large come with an extra leather strap (the one that’s longer and thicker), which you can always remove to carry the Baguette the original way if you so choose to.

All 3 sizes are made from soft, lush lambskin, and decorated with the double FF motif that’s embossed all over. Available in a variety of colours like Black, Pale Blue, Pink, Purple, White and Yellow, each bag is finished with the iconic interlocking logo in a gold-finish hardware that sets off the bag in the best of ways. Oh wait, it’s not a bag, it’s a Baguette.

IMAGE: BAGAHOLICBOY

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