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Fendi By The Way Satchel Calfskin Large
By Fendi
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing on exterior, discoloration and wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Fendi By The Way Satchel Calfskin Small
By Fendi
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior, minor cracking on opening corner wax edges, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, With Strap Measurements: Ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Fendi By The Way Satchel Calfskin Small
  • Fendi By The Way Satchel Calfskin Small
  • Fendi By The Way Satchel Calfskin Small
  • Fendi By The Way Satchel Calfskin Small
H 7.5 in. W 10.5 in. D 5 in.
Fendi By The Way Bauletto Bag
By Fendi
Located in Paris, FR
FENDI "By The Way" Bauletto yellow (Daffodil) leather bag with yellow rhinestones This is a mini bag is in lightly grained daffodil leather. On a side there is a strip with a tongue...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Fendi By The Way Bauletto Bag
  • Fendi By The Way Bauletto Bag
  • Fendi By The Way Bauletto Bag
  • Fendi By The Way Bauletto Bag
H 5.12 in. D 3.55 in. L 7.49 in.
Fendi By The Way Satchel Studded Leather Mini
By Fendi
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, wear on base corners. Small marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 1.5", H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Fendi By The Way Satchel Studded Leather Mini
By Fendi
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate darkening and wear on base corners, strap bases and interior opening, creasing near base. Color transfer on rear, glue stains on side, minor wear in interio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Fendi Women Handbags By The Way Black Leather
By Fendi
Located in Milan, IT
By the way, leather, solid color, front logo, zipper fastening, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, double smartphone pocket, multiple internal compartments, evening. Incl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Fendi By The Way Satchel Studded Leather Mini
By Fendi
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Heavy wear and discoloration on base corners, creasing, scuffs, small marks and indentations on exterior, darkening on strap base trims. Moderate w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Fendi By The Way Flowerland Satchel Leather Small
By Fendi
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Creasing, light wear and scuffs on exterior, wear and darkening on base corners and strap, glue stains on base, rear handle, strap and opening trim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Fendi Black Leather Small By The Way Shoulder Bag
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This By The Way bag from Fendi is made from leather. Complemented by silver-tone hardware, it has strap handles and a long shoulder strap for crossbody wear. Its main compartment has...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Fendi Black Leather Small By The Way Shoulder Bag
  • Fendi Black Leather Small By The Way Shoulder Bag
  • Fendi Black Leather Small By The Way Shoulder Bag
  • Fendi Black Leather Small By The Way Shoulder Bag
H 7.09 in. W 4.93 in. L 11.03 in.
Fendi Beige Leather Mini By The Way Crossbody Bag
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This By The Way bag by Fendi sweetly embodies luxe elegance. Crafted from beige leather in a unique shape, this bag flaunts the brand's expertise in designing high-end goods and upsc...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Fendi By The Way Satchel Pom Pom Leather Mini
By Fendi
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing near base, light indentations on rear and handle, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 2", Height 5.5", Widt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Fendi Women Shoulder bags By The Way Grey Leather
By Fendi
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: By the way, leather, solid color, logo placard, zipper fastening, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, double smartphone pocket, day bag Includes: - D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Fendi Women Shoulder bags By The Way Grey Leather
  • Fendi Women Shoulder bags By The Way Grey Leather
  • Fendi Women Shoulder bags By The Way Grey Leather
  • Fendi Women Shoulder bags By The Way Grey Leather
H 7.09 in. W 11.03 in. D 5.12 in.
Fendi Women Shoulder bags By The Way Black Leather
By Fendi
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: By the way, leather, solid color, front logo, zipper fastening, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, double smartphone pocket, flowers application, rock...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Fendi Multicolor Minin By The Way Studded Flower Crossbody Bag
By Fendi
Located in Antwerp, BE
Fendi Multicolor Mini By The Way Studded Flower Crossbody Brighten up your ensemble with this stunning Fendi Multicolor Mini By The Way Studded Flower Crossbody bag. The soft white/...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Fendi By The Way Backpack Crossbody Studded Leather Mini
By Fendi
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual item offered by Rebag. Condition: Good. Creasing, wear and light scuffs on exterior, handle and strap, peeling on exterior wax edges. S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Fendi Light Blue Leather Small By The Way Boston Bag
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This By The Way Boston bag by Fendi is an embodiment of elegance. The bag is crafted with a light-blue leather exterior, silver-toned hardware, and a 50 cm adjustable shoulder strap....
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Fendi Multicolor Leather Mini By The Way Flowerland Crossbody Bag
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This By The Way bag by Fendi sweetly embodies luxe elegance! Crafted from leather, this pretty bag features a top zip closure that opens to a fabric interior housing the brand label ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Fendi Pink/Blue Leather Small By The Way Boston Bag
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This By The Way Boston bag by Fendi sweetly embodies ladylike elegance! Crafted from leather in a mix of blue and pink, this pretty bag features a top zip closure that opens to a can...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Fendi Black Leather Small Pearl Embellished By The Way Satchel
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Attain an urban-chic look when you pair this By The Way bag with your favorite outfit. Fendi's petite shoulder bag is perfectly proportioned to hold your daily essentials. Expertly m...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Fendi Red/Blue Leather Small By The Way Boston Bag
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This By The Way Boston bag by Fendi sweetly embodies ladylike elegance! Crafted from leather in a mix of blue and red, this pretty bag features a top zip closure that opens to a fabr...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Fendi Grey/Black Leather Medium By The Way Boston Bag
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This By The Way bag from Fendi is made from leather. Complemented by silver-tone hardware, it has strap handles and a long shoulder strap for crossbody wear. Its main compartment has...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Fendi Brown/Black Leather Small By The Way Shoulder Bag
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A new design from Fendi, this By The Way shoulder bag is made from quality black leather. Complemented by silver-tone hardware, it has a long shoulder strap that can be worn crossbod...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Fendi Burgundy Leather By The Way Wallet
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Bringing a fine mix of fashion and fine craftsmanship is this wallet from Fendi. The wallet comes crafted from burgundy leather and designed with multiple card slots and compartments...
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2010s Wallets

  • Fendi Burgundy Leather By The Way Wallet
  • Fendi Burgundy Leather By The Way Wallet
  • Fendi Burgundy Leather By The Way Wallet
  • Fendi Burgundy Leather By The Way Wallet
H 3.55 in. W 0.79 in. L 5.91 in.
FENDI "By The Way" Bauletto Jonquille Bag
By Fendi
Located in Paris, FR
This used FENDI mini bag is in lightly grained daffodil leather. It is embellished with a tongue with large yellow citrine-colored crystal cabochons. The interior is lined in yellow ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • FENDI "By The Way" Bauletto Jonquille Bag
  • FENDI "By The Way" Bauletto Jonquille Bag
  • FENDI "By The Way" Bauletto Jonquille Bag
  • FENDI "By The Way" Bauletto Jonquille Bag
H 5.12 in. D 3.55 in. L 7.49 in.
Fendi Black Leather Small Pearl Embellished By The Way Shoulder Bag
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Attain an urban-chic look when you pair this By The Way bag with your favorite outfit. Fendi's petite shoulder bag is perfectly proportioned to hold your daily essentials. Expertly m...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Fendi Black Leather Faux Pearl Embellished Medium By The Way Satchel
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A new design from Fendi, this By The Way bag is made from leather. Complemented by silver-tone hardware and faux-pearl embellishments, it has two top handles and a detachable shoulde...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Fendi Black Leather By The Way Continental Wallet
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Bringing a fine mix of fashion and fine craftsmanship is this wallet from Fendi. The wallet comes crafted from black leather and designed with multiple card slots and compartments. G...
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2010s Wallets

Fendi Black Leather Mini By The Way Backpack
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
To accompany all your casual outings in the most fashionable way, Fendi brings you this backpack that boasts fabulous style. The leather bag has double zippers to secure the fabric i...
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2010s Backpacks

  • Fendi Black Leather Mini By The Way Backpack
  • Fendi Black Leather Mini By The Way Backpack
  • Fendi Black Leather Mini By The Way Backpack
  • Fendi Black Leather Mini By The Way Backpack
H 9.45 in. W 3.94 in. L 8.47 in.
Fendi By The Way Mini Embellished Leather Cross-body Bag
By Fendi
Located in Kiev, UA
Fendi calfskin satchel with silvertone hardware. Crystal "tail" zip closure extends down one side. Tote handles with studs; 2" drop. Detachable shoulder strap; Hanging covered ke...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Nouveau Large Pin Board in Navy Blue & Brass Frame by All The Way To Paris
By All The Way To Paris, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau large pin board in navy blue & brass frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging brack...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Brass

Nouveau Small Pin Board in Oyster Grey & Brass Frame by All The Way To Paris
By All The Way To Paris, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau small pin board in oyster grey & brass frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Brass

Nouveau Medium Pin Board in Rouge Noir & Brass Frame by All the Way to Paris
By All The Way To Paris, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau medium pin board in rouge noir & brass frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Brass

Nouveau Medium Pin Board in Navy Blue & Brass Frame by All The Way To Paris
By All The Way To Paris, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau medium pin board in navy blue & brass frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging brac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Brass

Nouveau Large Pin Board in Rouge Noir & Brass Frame by All The Way To Paris
By All The Way To Paris, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau large pin board in rouge noir & brass frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging brac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Brass

Nouveau Small Pin Board in Navy Blue & Brass Frame by All The Way To Paris
By All The Way To Paris, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau small pin board in navy blue & brass frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging brack...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Brass

Nouveau Large Pin Board in Oyster Grey & Brass Frame by All The Way To Paris
By All The Way To Paris, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau large pin board in oyster grey & brass frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Brass

Nouveau Medium Pin Board in Oyster Grey & Brass Frame by All The Way To Paris
By All The Way To Paris, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau medium pin board in oyster grey & brass frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging br...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Brass

Nouveau Medium Pin Board in Navy Blue & Navy Blue Frame by All The Way To Paris
By All The Way To Paris, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau medium pin board in navy blue & navy blue frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Steel

Nouveau Small Pin Board in Navy Blue & Navy Blue Frame by All The Way To Paris
By All The Way To Paris, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau small pin board in navy blue & navy blue frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Steel

Nouveau Large Pin Board in Navy Blue & Navy Blue Frame by All The Way To Paris
By All The Way To Paris, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau large pin board in navy blue & navy blue frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Steel

Nouveau Large Pin Board in Rouge Noir & Navy Blue Frame by All The Way To Paris
By Please Wait to be Seated, All The Way To Paris
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau large pin board in rouge noir & navy blue frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Steel

The Easy Way is Just the Way, Original Ceramic Plate by Eugene Gomringer, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
"The easy way is just the way" is a beautiful ceramic plate, designed by Eugen Gomringer (1925) and produced by Rosenthal. From a Limited edition of 5000 pieces.  On the back "...
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Vintage 1970s German Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

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Ceramic

The Way We Live Now by Susan Sontag
By Howard Hodgkin
Located in New York, NY
HODGKIN, Howard and Susan SONTAG. The Way We Live Now. 33 pp. Illustrated with four hand-coloured aquatints by Howard Hodgkin. 8vo., bound in paper-covered boards, in the origina...
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1990s More Art

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Paper

'The Way To Bliss' Original Abstract Painting by Samerra
By Samerra
Located in Chattanooga, TN
'The Way To Bliss' Wrapped Canvas Original Painting features a bold abstract aesthetic in vivid hues of blue, and white. Inspired by her travels and belief of speaking through color,...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Contemporary British Print by Jane Ward - The Big Way to the Pass
By Jane Ward
Located in Paris, IDF
Digital print on canvas with dissolved ink and pigments, edition 1/5, 90 x 70 x 3 cm, 2018 Jane Ward is a British artist born in 1960 who lives & works in Lake District National Par...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Canvas, Ink, Pigment, Digital

Oil Painting by Norman Prescott Davies "The Long Way Home"
Located in Mere, GB
Oil Painting by Norman Prescott Davies "The Long Way Home" 1862 - 1915 Painter of classical maidens and landscapes as well as an illustrator. Regular exhibitor Royal Academy, Royal ...
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19th Century Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Contemporary British Print by Jane Ward - The High Way to the Peak
By Jane Ward
Located in Paris, IDF
Digital print on canvas with dissolved ink and pigments, edition 1/5, 70 x 90 x 3 cm, 2018 Jane Ward is a British artist born in 1960 who lives & works in Lake District National Par...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Digital, Canvas, Ink, Pigment

Contemporary British Print by Jane Ward - The High Way to the Coll
By Jane Ward
Located in Paris, IDF
Digital print on canvas with dissolved ink and pigments, edition 1/5, 90x 70 x 3 cm, 2018 Jane Ward is a British artist born in 1960 who lives & works in Lake District National Park...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Canvas, Ink, Pigment, Digital

Young Farmers on the Way to a Dance by August Sander
By August Sander
Located in Morton Grove, IL
Young Farmers on the Way to a Dance August Sander (1876 – 1964) 10 x 7.5" image size photograph, gelatin silver print signed by Gunther Sander. This is an extremely rare photo and ...
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1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Japanese Contemporary Art by Ryohei Matsumoto - The Way of Life
By Ryohei Matsumoto
Located in Paris, IDF
Ryohei Matsumoto is a Japanese artist born in 1988 who lives & works in Yokohama, Japan. His artworks symbolize contemporary society using the world of living creatures. In the world...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

All the way to the horizon BY ADELE RILEY, Blue Art, Seascape Painting
By Adele Riley
Located in Deddington, GB
This stunning original seascape is painted on canvas in acrylic and acrylic inks by British artist Adele Riley. Painting pléin air and within her studios in the Cotswolds Adele is co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

The Milky Way ( La Voie Lactee ) Etching by Salvador Dali The Mythology suite
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Paonia, CO
The Milky Way ( La Voie Lactee ) is from The Mythology Suite by Salvador Dali. It is the fourteenth plate created out of sixteen in the years 1960-64 depicting characters from G...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching

Chinese Contemporary Art by Liu Guoyi - Portrait - Where is the Way
Located in Paris, IDF
Oil on canvas Liu Guoyi is a Chinese artist born in 1974 who lives & works in Beijing in China. He is also researcher at Institute of Contemporary Art and Traffic Landscape Design E...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Way Peruvians light the Holy Fire during the Sun Party - by G. Pivati 1746-1751
By Gianfrancesco Pivati
Located in Roma, IT
Way Peruvians light the Holy Fire during the Sun Party - Inca offering a liquor vase Etchings, Hand-Watercoloured. Vol. VIII, Plate LXXVII Image Dim: cm 25.5 x 18; Sheet Dim: cm 37...
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1740s Old Masters Figurative Prints

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Etching

'The Long Way Home' Portrait Painting by Alan Fears, Bicycle Penny Farthing
By Alan Fears
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acrylic on canvas by Alan Fears, 2018. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting prize, 2018 and 2020 and featured on the...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Contemporary Art

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Canvas

The way we live now -- Print, Etching, Aquatint, Contemporary by Howard Hodgkin
By Howard Hodgkin
Located in London, GB
HOWARD HODGKIN The way we live now, 1990 The book comprising six lift-ground etchings and aquatints with hand-colouring in egg tempera On cream Fabriano Ingres Avorio paper Signed by...
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1990s Contemporary More Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

"Narrow is the Way Which Leads," Watercolor Landscape signed by Reginald K. Gee
By Reginald K. Gee
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Narrow is the Way Which Leads" is an original watercolor on paper by Reginald K. Gee. The artist signed the piece in the lower left. It depicts a forest in fall. 11" x 15" art Co...
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Early 2000s Expressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Superman: Truth, Justice, and the American Way, Lenticular Print by DJ Leon
By DJ Leon
Located in Scarsdale, NY
'Superman: Truth, Justice, and the American Way' by DJ Leon, 2013. The piece measures 32 x 40 inches. This Lenticular print incorporates, appropriates, and combines images and text f...
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2010s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Board, Digital, Lenticular

"Clear the Way!" WWI Fourth Liberty Loan Poster by Howard Chandler Christy, 1919
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is an original Howard Chandler Christy poster from 1919 entitled "Clear the Way! Buy Bonds." The poster was produced as part of the Fourth Liberty Loan, in New York by Niag...
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Vintage 1910s American Posters

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Paper

Show Me The Way by Laura Lloyd Fontaine, Green and Blue Landscape Painting
By Laura Lloyd Fontaine
Located in Atlanta, GA
Laura Lloyd Fontaine's studio looks over the Lowcountry marsh of Charleston, S.C. When the tide is high, she paddles through the narrow creeks and marsh grass and into the Charleston...
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2010s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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By The Way For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary by the way for your needs in our varied inventory. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Gray, Brown and more. Making the right choice when shopping for a by the way may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. Finding an appealing accessory such as this — no matter the origin — is easy, but Fendi each produced a popular version that is worth a look. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much is a By The Way?

The price for a by the way starts at $100 and tops out at $10,000, and on average, selling for $927.

Fendi Biography and Important Works

Like other major European luxury fashion houses, Fendi started small. Adele Casagrande was an Italian creative who loved fashion and sold leather and fur accessories from a tiny workshop she opened in Rome in 1918. However, after marrying Edoardo Fendi in 1925, her business model was altered dramatically. Together, the couple changed the boutique’s name to Fendi and moved into a bigger storefront, which quickly became the favorite shop of women all over Italy’s capital city for furs and leathers, such as handbags, coats and accessories.

As time moved on for Adele and Edoardo, the couple began to share more responsibility to their five daughters, who assumed management of the company during the 1950s. Fendi’s audience broadened and its profitability has soared over the years, owing to the brand’s fresh perspective on fashion world happenings and innovative sensibility. The maison also has a distinctive relationship with old-world Italian craftsmanship. The Selleria bags were the work of master saddlers in Rome, and Fendi partnered with lace artisans in southern Italy as well as craftsmen in the east trained in the intrecciato (intertwined) technique (an idea that Adele introduced during the 1940s), which, in Fendi’s case, sees an interwoven leather fabric integrated in the creation of its handbags, countering leather’s traditional rigidity with a bag that is soft, versatile and fitted with an alluring slouchy curve.

It wasn’t until 1965, however, when a young German designer named Karl Lagerfeld took the creative helm that Fendi became a world-renowned fashion house. In fact, Lagerfeld, who produced four to five collections yearly for the brand, is credited with creating Fendi’s instantly recognizable double-F logo (which stands for “Fun Furs”) in “less than five seconds.” Until Lagerfeld started designing for the brand, fur was a material mostly associated with heavy coats that few people actually wore. Lagerfeld reimagined fur in creative ways, using it as an accent on purses, cuffs on dress sleeves and collars on wool coats.

Over the ensuing years, Fendi has broken into the home-goods market with Fendi Casa and has become synonymous with luxury fashion, producing such pieces as the iconic Baguette, which was rendered ever popular on the television series Sex and the City. In fact, an entire episode during the third season was dedicated to the “original It bag,” a slim accessory tapered in a manner that recalls its namesake, designed in 1997 by Adele and Edoardo’s granddaughter Silvia Venturini Fendi, who was named creative director of accessories three years earlier.

Perhaps just as well known as its vintage Baguette handbags and creative use of fur is the brand’s devotion to its Italian roots. In 2013, Fendi donated more than 2 million euros to restore Rome’s Trevi Fountain, and when it was reopened to visitors, Fendi hosted its Autumn/Winter 2017 show on top of the landmark.

Fendi was a family-controlled brand until 1999 and is now owned by LVMH. In late 2020, British fashion designer Kim Jones was named the house’s artistic director for womens wear.

Find a wide variety of vintage Fendi handbags and purses, clothing and other accessories on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Handbags and Purses for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.

Questions About By The Way
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