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.
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.