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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.

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Fendi Dark Brown Leather Medium 2Jours Elite Tote
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Fendi's 2Jours Elite tote is one of the most iconic designs from the label and continues to gain popularity globally. This version is made from dark-brown leather, which is embellish...
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2010s Italian Fendi

Fendi Kan I Bag Zucca Velvet Medium
By Fendi
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Moderate balding and small marks on exterior, creasing and minor wear on base, handle and underneath flap. Wear, small marks and stains in interior...
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21st Century and Contemporary Fendi

  • Fendi Kan I Bag Zucca Velvet Medium
  • Fendi Kan I Bag Zucca Velvet Medium
  • Fendi Kan I Bag Zucca Velvet Medium
  • Fendi Kan I Bag Zucca Velvet Medium
H 7.5 in. W 10 in. D 4.5 in.
Fendi Raffia Vitello Macrame Large Peekaboo X-Tote
By Fendi
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Fendi Raffia Vitello Macrame Large Peekaboo X-Tote SKU: 125246 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. Plastic at s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Fendi

FENDI x PORTER electric blue nylon ULTRA PERFORMANCE BAGUETTE Bag
By Fendi
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Fendi x Porter Baguette Bag Capsule Collection in electric blue nylon featuring gold-tone hardware and leather details. Opens with a magnetic button under the flap and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Fendi

Fendi Convertible Baguette Bag Velvet Medium
By Fendi
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Slight creasing on exterior, creasing and light wear handle and strap, scuffs and small indentations on closure trim. Minor wear and glitter i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Fendi

Fendi Vintage Metallic Mini Chef Bag
By Fendi
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
The Fendi Mini Chef Bag is the kind of bag we love to carry. This timeless and durable piece will hold your girly essentials in style while complementing any outfit. This bag is tiny...
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Early 2000s Italian Fendi

  • Fendi Vintage Metallic Mini Chef Bag
  • Fendi Vintage Metallic Mini Chef Bag
  • Fendi Vintage Metallic Mini Chef Bag
  • Fendi Vintage Metallic Mini Chef Bag
H 4.5 in. W 7 in. D 2 in.
Fendi Black Embossed Camera Bag W Tassel
By Fendi
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Fendi new condition black leather embossed camera bag with tassel. Shoulder cross body drop 22”. Inside fuchsia silk lining. Comes with box, booklet and dustcover
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Fendi

  • Fendi Black Embossed Camera Bag W Tassel
  • Fendi Black Embossed Camera Bag W Tassel
  • Fendi Black Embossed Camera Bag W Tassel
  • Fendi Black Embossed Camera Bag W Tassel
H 4 in. W 1.75 in. L 5.5 in.
Fendi Yellow FF Monogram Jacquard Dress
By Fendi
Located in London, GB
Fendi Yellow FF Monogram Jacquard Dress - Close-fitting knitted dress with a tone-on-tone FF monogram - Ribbed round neck and short sleeves - Mid length - Nude pink slip dress ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Fendi

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1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Fendi fashion. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of blue, red, pink and other tones. Customers interested in this designer might also find the work of Valentino, Christian Louboutin and Chloe appealing. Find designer, vintage and haute couture Fendi fashion from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $26 and tops out at $24,281, while the average work can sell for $778.
Questions About Fendi
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Fendi released their straight-leg pants in a bold cheetah print in the early 1990s. The pants flaunt finely-tailored lines inspired by men's trousers and a flattering high waist. On 1stDibs, you can find a range of Fendi apparel and accessories.
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    Yes, Fendi sizing is Italian for most of its apparel, footwear and accessories. The only exception is men's shoes, which come in UK sizes. Consult the official size charts provided on the Fendi website for more information. You'll find a collection of Fendi apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.
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    Yes, Jackson Wang is the spokesperson for Fendi in China. Wang was born in Hong Kong and became famous as a member of the Korean boy band GOT7. He also owns the record label Team Wang. You'll find a range of Fendi apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.
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    Yes, there are Fendi outlet stores. In the U.S., you can find outlets at 11 Simon Premium Outlets locations, including ones in Atlanta, Georgia; King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; Las Vegas, Nevada; and San Diego, California. You'll find a large selection of Fendi on 1stDibs, as well.
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    Yes, some Fendi Bag Bugs are made out of metal, such as the belt buckles, rings and watches. Other items in the Bag Bug collection are not made out of metal, such as the purse charms that are made of real fur or the bags and wallets that are made of leather. Find a variety of Fendi accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Fenty and Fendi are not the same. Fendi is a luxury fashion house based in Rome, Italy. Adele Casagrande founded the company in 1925. Fenty is a beauty brand that sells cosmetics and fragrances. The singer Rihanna established it in 2017. Shop a collection of Fendi on 1stDibs.
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    Yes, all Fendi belts are made in Italy. Fendi products that say “Made in China” or any place other than Italy are most certainly fakes. Shop a collection of expertly-vetted vintage and contemporary Fendi clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    Yes, some Fendi dust bags are black. The luxury fashion house also uses white, light gray and light beige dust bags for some of its bags, shoes and other accessories. All Fendi dust bags usually have drawstring tops and say "Fendi" or "Fendi Roma." Shop a selection of expertly vetted Fendi accessories on 1stDibs.
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    Whether or not Fendi shoes are comfortable is a matter of personal perception. However, the brand does add features to their shoes to help enhance the fit. An example is the stretchy elastic heel strap found on the Colibri Pump. Shop a collection of Fendi shoes on 1stDibs.
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    To authenticate a Fendi belt, first check that the serial number tag is stamped behind the belt, near the buckle. If there’s no number, or if the tagged area is a different color than the rest of the belt, you’re looking at a fake. As with other luxury leather goods, always look for excellent craftsmanship. A genuine Fendi belt should be built to last, so a belt that has uneven stitching or looks excessively worn and damaged is probably not authentic. 1stDibs partners with only top-vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Shop a collection of expertly-vetted Fendi shoes on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The weight of a Fendi Peekaboo bag varies based on its size and materials. Generally, the Peekaboo Mini is the lightest option, while the Peekaboo Large and Peekaboo X-Lite Large are the heaviest. Find a range of Fendi Peekaboo bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Karl Lagerfeld designed for Fendi for 52 years. He joined the company in 1967. His original assignment was just to update the brand's fur collection, but his work with the brand went far beyond that initial task. Find a collection of Fendi on 1stDibs.
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    How heavy Fendi slip-on shoes are depends on the style, the size and the materials. Generally, sandals and slides like the Fendi Signature will weigh less than other footwear like the O'Lock loafer. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Fendi shoes.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Italian luxury brand Fendi manufactures all of its products in Italy. Fendi products that say “Made in China” are most certainly fakes. Shop a collection of vintage and contemporary Fendi clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    A Fendi ambassador is an individual who serves as the face of the brand in a particular country or in a certain area. Some current and previous Fendi ambassadors include Jackson Wang, Nicki Minaj, Beth Ditto and Amy Winehouse. Find a selection of Fendi apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton owns Fendi. The multinational corporation has its headquarters in Paris, France, and trades on the Euronext market under the name MC. One of the company's founders, Bernard Arnault, serves as its CEO. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Fendi bags.
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    The reason why Fendi bags sell out varies. Sometimes, the demand for the bags exceeds the brand's production capabilities. When this occurs, a particular bag becomes unavailable until the company can make more. In other cases, Fendi may introduce the bag for only a limited period of time and choose not to replenish the stock. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Fendi bags.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    “Fendi” refers to a luxury Italian fashion house. Its name comes from the married name of founder Adele Casagrande Fendi and is of Italian origin. The headquarters of Fendi are in Rome, Italy. On 1stDibs, find a large collection of Fendi.
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    On a Fendi bag, SAS stands for "société par actions simplifiée." You will most likely see it printed on a label inside the bag. The phrase describes a type of French business entity and refers to the business structure of Fendi. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Fendi bags.
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    The largest size in Fendi men's belts is 120. Belts of this size measure 120 cm or roughly 47.2 inches in length. Consult the Fendi size chart for guidance about which size of men's belt you should purchase based on your waist measurement. Find a selection of Fendi belts on 1stDibs.

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