Slender and tapered like its French-bread namesake, the Baguette has always been easily carried all over town, the Fendi-logo clasp prominently displayed, the brand etched upon our psyche. (Remember Kanye and the double F's he shaved into his hair?) From the get-go, it showed up on the arms of reigning It girls and even helped raise big bucks for charity, with the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Marchesa's Georgina Chapman contributing theirs for auction. Just last year, at the epic Christie's sale of Elizabeth Taylor's estate, we learned "La Liz" hoarded Baguette Fendis like she did baguette diamonds — 18 were up for auction, netting some $77,000.
Fully aware that modern women who figuratively wear many hats literally carry many bags, Ms. Fendi has gone on to create a handbag hall of fame with insta-must-haves like the ultrarich Spy bag, the bold B bag, the sleek Peekaboo, and the ladylike Silvana. Next up for initiation: pre-fall's statement Daisy clutch.
But ask any It bag what it wants to be when it grows up and it will tell you: A classic, of course! And, like the Baguette, to be carried happily ever after.