One of the highlights to my recent Miami trip was visiting the newly opened Fendi boutique in the up and coming trendy Design District. The boutique is a Fendi fanatics fantasy: a playground for fur, bags, charms, shoes and my current obsession – the Strap You.
Fendi has been at the forefront of the ever evolving handbag game for a century, but recently they’ve emerged as the leader in a new trend – handbag accessories. We here at PurseBop were accessory fans right out of the gate, from Karlito to the Mini Peekaboo.
In today’s handbag market, consumers are looking for something different, innovative, and personally stirring. One way to achieve this is with bag accessories, which allow consumers to add unique aspects to their bag without detracting from its true look and practical purpose. Fendi has cornered this market over the past two years. From brightly colored novelty bags to interchangeable straps and furry bag charms, the customer has endless options to customize a bag to their preference.
Upon my arrival, we took an extensive tour of the boutique. It was clear tremendous thought and passion had gone into the construction. The gold spike wall, one of just two in the Americas, the custom furniture, the brick and mortar custom walls, and my personal favorite – the florescent orange, blue, and green paint that decorates the facade. You can tell this is Miami!
I had taken my new Hermes Jypsiere in Blue Paon in tow as my ‘testing bag’ for the straps. The straps brought a playful whimsical feel and were the perfect size.
The plain and python versions were fabulous too. Their reversible look offers such a bright expressive pop to any bag. The width of the straps is very comfortable over the shoulder. The strap length is made for an over the shoulder bag and not cross body.
I decided that for my personal collection and climate the black sandals and matching strap would be an ideal pairing for my black Kelly, my anemone Kelly, and definitely my latest addition, the blue paon Jypsiere. The white was cheerful and bright too, but in Chicago it would have a shorter season.
There’s one more strap that wasn’t available to preview yet, but it will resemble the florals of these slip ons. The flowers were constructed in a soft lambskin. I pre-ordered the strap to match from Fendi, but it is also available to pre-order here. Who knows, maybe by the time my strap arrives… the Hermes Gods would grace my collection with a new Kelly, LOL.
Fendi men’s on the second floor.
One of the few complete mens boutiques in the country.