I have seen some savvy and not so savvy bags at Fendi this season. For this season, I am excited about the Fendi Vintage Twin tote. To many gals, it may be plain but I can see years of utility from this classic silhouette. I love the leather tote but is still curious about the croc tote. This is a classic bag that Fendi pulled from the archive due to popular demand. My nice SA showed me the croc tote, the one as seen on Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I must say the leather is quite soft and supple but I can't convince myself the small one is worth $16,700 and the large, $20,000. A lizard 25 cm Birkin costs about $13,000 to $15,000 depending on the country and currency rate so how do I justify $16,700 for the Fendi even if the suede croc I have in my hand is oh so soft. I thought it was embossed initially because the leather is so supple. By the way, this tote appears to be quite popular with celebrities, Rihanna just purchased the larger Twin tote in black croc, according to my SA at Fendi. But, this piece of news isn't enough to sell the croc to me! I am happy with the leather tote at $1630 in grey.
PS the small tote has a detachable shoulder strap.