Almost two years ago, Fendi outlet showcased bizarre backpack straps on the runway. A few months later, anybody accomplished that the straps would in fact be awash alone and could be acclimated to add a little fun to any bag in their closet. At first, abounding were agnostic about whether or not it would bolt on with consumers, abnormally aback they were priced about $1,000. Sure, a loyal Fendi chump wouldn’t apperception paying that abundant for a band (especially aback it’s analogously cheaper than purchasing a cast new Fendi bag). But would anyone absorb that abundant to aroma up a Kate Spade or Coach bag? Probably not. Despite the pricing, Fendi created an actual fizz and others took note. And as it goes with any added appearance trend, a la carte band options are now ample and accessible at assorted amount points.
These days, straps about alpha at $75 and are adorned with everything, from metal studs and crystals to adornment and whipstitch. And if you seek harder enough, you can acquisition some as low as $10. U.K. banker House of Fraser has a few options at that price, and even with all-embracing shipment it will alone set you aback $20 for one strap. Of course, they aren’t absolute leather. However, the beading and ample applique embellishments will accord you a high-end feel after the absonant price.
Currently, the candied atom is appropriate about the $150 mark. Brands like Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff and Foley + Corinna abatement at or beneath that price. The straps in the Kate Spade Mix It Up accumulating aswell appear with advertisement tassels, which acquiesce you to get even added blast for your blade (the tassels accomplish for abundant keychains).
If you can clasp added out of your budget, attending to Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang. They both action added superior and added intricate detailing, but will still accumulate you able-bodied beneath a four-figure amount tag.
Regardless of how abundant you adjudge to absorb on a strap, if it helps to accomplish your accepted bag angle out or brings new activity to an old bag sitting in the aback of your closet, it has done its job. Plus, it will not amount about as abundant as affairs a aboriginal bag. Even if you adorned the pricier Nancy Gonzalez two-tone crocodile band or the Fendi Karlito version, it’s all relative. That’s my adventure and I’m afraid to it.