Fun with Fendi – The Strap You

I recently bought this beautiful floral Fendi Strap from the “Strap You” line (tan still available here – act fast if you’re interested), and it’s been one of my favorite spring purchases. When I first saw these straps, I have to admit that I never thought I’d be buying one – they’re quite expensive! When my friend got one, I admired it quite a bit, but the clincher was hearing that the wide strap was light and comfortable. Poof – I was done. Take my money, Fendi!

Most of the Fendi “Strap You” line is reversible, and on the plain calfskin versions (like this great blue/red one), I think you can totally take advantage of both sides equally. The floral one I have is also reversible in theory, but its clearly meant to be used flower side out.

Bolide Fendi Strap Close Up

I love my Hermes bags, but to be honest I don’t always love the straps. The Bolide and Kelly – two of my favorite bags – both have straps that I sometimes wish were a little wider (for comfort) and shorter (because duh, I’m short). The Fendi “Strap You” straps however, are perfect as shoulder straps. They run about 35 inches total, or about 15 inches as a drop from the shoulder. The straps are all quite light too, even on embellished versions like mine.

My Black Bolide is quite a serious bag – and at first I didn’t know if the bright florals would go with the bag. But it did, and makes the bag so fun! I’d been having some trouble using this Bolide in warm weather since its such a dark, heavy looking bag – but the strap lightens it right up.

Here’s my strap again, this time worn with my Bleu Paradis Kelly. I chose this color combination because it goes well with all of my colored Kelly bags – but especially this Bleu Paradis one! Its such a fun combination. And I have to say, it makes the Kelly easier to use – the Fendi strap is wider and shorter than the actually Kelly strap, so opening it with one hand is super easy, and the weight of the bag is distributed across a wider area.

I will note that I can’t yet comment on the durability of these straps, especially the floral ones. Because the edge of the flowers extend past the edge of the straps, they do tend to bend and crease there, and if you look closely at my photos you may see some of the flower petals turning up (it was like this even brand new). If you like all your items to be absolutely pristine, the decorated straps may not be for you, especially at these price points.

However, even though my floral Strap You expensive, its allowed me to get a lot more use out of my Hermes bags, so I’d consider it a worthy purchase for that alone. Plus, its just one of those fun pieces that make you smile. I love mine and am glad I purchased it.

Right now it seems like this particular strap I have is sold out – but I’d keep checking back as I’ve seen them pop in and out of stock. You have to be pretty religious about snagging them – if you see the one you want in stock, buy immediately!

A few Strap You combinations I’ve found – in floral tan and neutrals (in stock right now!), in blue/red reversible calfskin, in a black/white fun “Karlito”, in a red floral multi-color, and in a python floral multi-color.

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  • Sonya
    April 25, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I have the python strap! I preordered it and completely forgot, when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised. Goes well with my Rouge H gator Kelly.

    • Katherine
      April 26, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      The python one is lovely! I wanted it but they wouldn’t ship to California!

  • Rosa
    April 25, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I love the strap so much. I never thought about adding or changing the straps on my bags before. I have to give it a go.

  • Tanya
    April 25, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Hi Kat, do you happen to know the name of your BR dress? It’s sold out on the website so just want to know so I can keep track if it comes back in stock! Thanks!

    • Katherine
      April 26, 2016 at 9:10 am

      Hi, I think it was the scalloped sweater dress, or something very similar. Good luck!

  • Kinga
    April 25, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    love the blue bag!!!

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  • S
    April 26, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Hi Katherine, I bought the python strap yesterday after reading your post and your lovely photos. Its a versatile strap and goes so well with my green kelly and black toolbox. Also your ring in pic no 1 is gorgeous, is it van cleef and A? Thanks so much.

    • Katherine
      April 27, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      Hi S, so glad to hear you’re liking the strap! I think it’d go wonderful with a toolbox. It is VCA, great eye 🙂

  • wanderlustgal
    April 27, 2016 at 9:48 am

    The strap is perfect with your Bolide and Kelly! You wear it so well!

    • Katherine
      April 27, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      Thank you my enabler friend!

  • Kate
    April 27, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I have been eyeing the Fendi and Valentino straps. I love your Bolide. I think it is one of the best bags that Hermes makes.

    • Katherine
      April 27, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      Thanks Kate! The Valentino ones are gorgeous but FYI I did find them a bit heavy.

  • K
    April 27, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    What size is your Camila dress?

    • Katherine
      April 27, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      I took 0 for this one.

  • anon
    April 28, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Is your in between ring from VCA? If so, how do you like their rings? Thanks and this was a fun post!

    • Katherine
      April 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Yes – and I love them! Works of art, I just wish I could have more 🙂

      • Anonymous
        April 30, 2016 at 6:53 am

        Thanks for your reply!

        Just wanted to add that you are always so nice to your readers and your posts are the best! Love your blog and how nice you are! 🙂

        • Katherine
          May 1, 2016 at 6:48 pm

          Thank you, what a nice thing to say 🙂

  • Bee
    April 29, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Beautiful rings – please share details 🙂

    • Katherine
      April 29, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks, the flower one is VCA.

      • Bee
        May 6, 2016 at 12:05 pm

        Sorry – I meant the trinity ring. Cartier? If so, is it the smaller or larger version?


        • Katherine
          May 6, 2016 at 3:03 pm

          Yes! Cartier and the original, larger version.