Each year, as soon as the mercury begins to fall and our wardrobes begin to transition into layers of knits and leather, we face the same important accessory conundrum—what bag will hang tastefully from our now-sleeved arms? This fall, we found ourselves craving an artful mix of elegance and structure with the ease of modern design. It’s no surprise, then, that we turned our attention to the freshest iterations of the now-classic Fendi Peekaboo bag. With its ladylike silhouette and playful design nuances, it deservingly snags the top spot as this month’s Must. Have. Bag.
Designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi for the house’s SS09 collection, the Peekaboo became an instant icon upon its debut. A favorite among fashion editors, its enduring popularity is a testament to its ability constantly to reinvent itself. Available in a spectrum of sizes from micro to large, variations in leather and color, and often including embellishments, it manages to feel consistently fresh while still remaining true to its DNA. As with the rest of Fendi’s collection, top artisanal craftsmanship and savvy attention to detail are at the core of its design sensibility.
We tried to narrow things down to just one favorite this season, but it proved impossible—so, naturally, we chose two. For days where we crave the appeal of a classic, the dark brown Peekaboo satchel with polished gold hardware fits the bill. Its size—it’s big enough to stash a pair of flats—and sleekness make it office-appropriate, but it still feels fashion forward.
For a more playful statement, we are smitten with the light grey mini Peekaboo with floral embroidery and embellishment. The combo of its mini size and artisanal, multicolored leather flowers and cone studs make it an unexpected and joyful choice for day or night.
Both bags feature the useful detachable strap and signature turn-lock closure at the front, which can be worn closed or open in the now-iconic style that’s made the bag famous. Whichever style you choose, we’re confident that this bag’s infallible, modern design ensures it will endure as a collector’s item for years to come.