Fendi's Karlito Bag Charm Is Set To Earn HOW Much?

Fendi's Karlito Bag Charm Is Set To Earn HOW Much?
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AW14's must-have accessory might come with a pretty hefty price-tag, but Fendi's Karlito charm already has a 600-strong waiting list...

Karl Lagerfeld certainly knows a thing or two about creating waiting list worthy pieces, but his latest must-have item is in fact a teeny meme of the man himself, affectionately dubbed Karlito.  

Back-track to February when Karl, who has been creative director of Fendi since 1965, sent model of the moment Cara Delevingne down the Fendi runway toting a mini fuzzy Lagerfeld and carnage ensued.

Becoming one of the most talked about moments of AW14 Fashion Month, we knew it was only a matter of time before Karlito-mania set in. 

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Just yesterday, at Couture Fashion Week in Paris, Fendi hosted a party at its Avenue Montaigne store in Karlito's honour, attracting some of the fashion-worlds finest. The demand for the bag charm has been so huge, WWD reports that over 600 names have already been put down on the Karlito waiting list, which initially opened in June. 

If that wasn't enough, the furry critter comes in at a whopping £935! Meaning, if every single listee goes through with their purchase, Karlito will earn the Fendi brand over £550,000 on his own. Now that's an accessory that pays...


So, for just under a grand, you can have yourself your very own Karl Lagerfeld. Yep, that's the dream. 

Beg, borrow or steal, we definitely want to get our hands on a piece of the Karilto action... 

By Maxine Eggenberger

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