Fendi Relaunches 1920s Handbag Classic

July 05, 2013 | Style & Beauty

Fendi Adele 1928 handbag in blue

Adele 1928 in sellier calfskin, Fendi ($4,000).

First introduced in 1925, Fendi’s Selleria collection includes iconic silhouettes such as the doctor bag, top-handle tote, and satchel. In tribute to the family’s fashion legacy, the original collection is commemorated this summer with eight new handbags, six of which are named for Adele Fendi and her five daughters. Bal Harbour will be one of just 10 select locations nationwide to receive the exclusive styles, each complete with a silver plaque engraved with a limited-edition serial number.

The collection celebrates its heritage by revisiting Roman leather with palladium finishes, and declares its move to modernity with plays on the original shapes and practical updates for a contemporary lifestyle. Each bag is crafted entirely by hand and features the total number of stitches in the product name. With two front buckles and a polished metal lock, the Franca 2058 is a greater version of a top-handle tote, while the Adele 1328 offers a more feminine take on a traditional doctor bag with its curved body and slender handles. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305- 861-7114

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