I hate when established fashion houses show their desperation (or their extremely childish tendencies) with the sudden and inexplicable use of gimmick handbags. Why Fendi would take the Baguette, one of the most famous bag designs ever created, and make it nothing more than a craft project is beyond me. The Baguette Needlepoint Kit, available for pre-order at neimanmarcus.com, comes with a fabric Baguette bag, interchangeable fabric/leather handles, several multicolor threads, needles, thimbles and design cards in case you lack creativity as the creators responsible for this kit obviously do. Instead of giving us a new rendition of an iconic design, they leave that task up to us. I'd rather spend $19.99 on a similar kit at Michael's than spend $1000 on this. Too bad this kit doesn't come with some much needed dignity for the designers at Fendi or added brain cells for anyone that forks over $1K for it.
***Thanks to Gail for pointing me in the direction of some light-hearted albeit hideous frivolity