July 22, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Jennifer
Fendi Vintage Leather Olsen Twins Tote
This bag is destined to become a hit. Meet the new Vintage Leather Twin Tote, named suitably after the Olsen twins who made the real vintage exotic crocodile version a popular sought-after piece. Remember Ashley was photographed with this bag almost every other day a couple years back? I donâ€™t remember seeing a photograph of the vintage Croc beauty on MKâ€™s arm, of course theyâ€™re sisters and share bags, so it is probable that this bag made it over to MKâ€™s closet for a brief time. (If you browse through the archive photos of celebrities with their bags over in TBF you will spot each MK and Ash sporting each otherâ€™s arm candy.) Although, it’s such a gorgeous day tote, that I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if Ash kept that beauty all for herself. I would!
Now, I as well as you (and even MK) have a chance to get your hands on the Olsen-Style tote! Fendi just re-released the vintage style tote for fall, available in regular leather over at Saks.
If youâ€™re still craving the exotic version contact fendi, Iâ€™m sure if you are dying to have it in crocodile, they will special order it for you. Although thatâ€™s not going to come cheap, it might cost you a hefty amount. I personally would rather try my luck at scoring the real vintage exotic crocodile version on eBay. It will be worth every penny. This is a style that never goes out of fashion, so it is definitely an investment piece. I couldnâ€™t locate one in the auction houses website, although they do pop up occasionally (like 1 every 6 months), and usually are in the range of $4k to $9k.
For those of you who donâ€™t care for the exotic version, stop off at Saks. The fresh new Twin tote in leather retails for $1,630. Very reasonable when compared to the exotic version. Plus the style is classic, one that will last years with out being â€œso last seasonâ€. Right Fendi only has the black style out and in stock over at fabulous online fashion boutique eluxury. Iâ€™m keeping my fingers crossed for other colorsâ€¦ or even a croc-embossed version (how budget friendly would that be for those of us who want the crocodile-print look, without the exotic price tag?)
The newer Fendi Twin tote shares all the similar features as it’s relative, the true-vintage. Same characteristics, size, hardware, capacity, etc. Dressed in smooth grained leather, accessorized with polished metal hardware, and features double rolled leather handles with double signature “f” link attachments (4.5″ drop, perfect for arm or shoulder wear). The mouth of the bag is an open top with a magnetic closure, which when open reveals the fine textile lining, a super spacious interior and a couple easy-access interior zipped pockets. The bottom of the bag is a flat leather base with protective metal feet. 15.5″ x 12″ x 6″ (at widest point)
Do you guys like this new re-introduced style?
For a steal: Shop Fendi on eBay!
Find the leather version here on Saks Fifth Avenue