Silvia Venturini Fendi, a fashion connoisseur and design prodigy since childhood, wanted to create a legacy that would further solidify her as an icon in contemporary fashion. Her vision came true when she came up with the “Baguette,” a small purse in an entirely different league among designer bags and clutch purses. The Baguette was launched in the 1960s when Karl Lagerfield joined Fendi as the Creative Director for Fur and Women’s RTW. All the hallmarks of classic Fendi bags came together in this masterful creation—a synergy of fine craftsmanship, individualism, and excellent quality. It’s no wonder that Fendi purses like the Baguette have become an instant success, especially in places like Greenwich Village and most parts of Europe, where ritzy fashion is a standard of living.
Fendi handbags are created with the customer’s needs and preferences in mind. There are a variety of colors, designs, and fabrics available, so there is surely a Fendi tote or purse for everyone. Among the lavish Fendi fabrics are silk, suede, leather, velvet, snake skin, crocodile skin, woven raffia, and others.
The Baguette was designed as designer purses with a medium-length strap to allow the small bag to sit comfortably just underneath the armpit. Hence, it was named after “a loaf of bread.” It is handy enough to fit inside bigger evening bags yet spacious enough to accommodate your daily essentials like car keys, credit cards, wallet, and make-up kit. In all Fendi clutch bags, it is impossible to miss the distinct double “F” logo engraved on the front clasp of the bags. It has simply become a symbol of elegance and sophisticated taste.
The prices of Fendi bags, as expected of similar designer handbags, are a bit on the exorbitant side, depending on the size, fabric, and design. Limited edition designs are also more expensive, reaching over $2,000 each. Among the cheap purses, a small non-leather purse costs at least $500. On average, a medium-sized Baguette costs anywhere between $1,000 and $2,000.
Because of its chic appearance and refined history, the Fendi Baguette is recognized as one of the most famous designs worn even by celebrities and royalties. Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, and Kate Hudson, just to name a few, have proudly sported the Baguette on the Hollywood red carpet. Thus, the Fendi Baguette quickly became a status symbol. Many designers would create outfits to complement the Fendi bag.
Designers of Fendi clutch bags have persistently pursued perfection in their craft, so it is not uncommon to see a new Fendi design for every season and different events. There’s the all-time favorite vintage black clutch purse, which can be used day in and day out without worrying about wear and tear. There is the popular brown evening clutch with double “F” logos embossed on brown genuine leather.