Even luxury brands are now trying to cash in on the DIY movement.

On the heels of the Fendi Paint-Your-Own Artist Baguette (now selling at a staggeringly-discounted $585 at Neiman Marcus)…comes the Fendi Baguette Needlepoint Kit.

From the Neiman Marcus website:

Craft couture—this innovative kit has everything you need to make your mark on the signature Fendi baguette. Get silly, get serious, get crafting. The entire bag is your blank canvas.

  • Natural fabric bag.
  • Golden hardware.
  • Adjustable, interchangeable top handles; one fabric and one leather.
  • Flap top with magnetic zucca closure.
  • Assorted multicolor thread, three design cards, five needles, and three thimbles.
  • 5″H x 10 1/2″W x 1 3/4″D.
  • Made in Italy.

If you are feeling crafty (and..um…loaded), it’s available for $995 for preorder at Neiman Marcus.

What do you guys think of this?  Are the luxury-items consumer and the DIY-er mutually exclusive??

Why not – gasp – buy your own needlepoint canvas, a couple of embroidery threads, a needle – and MAKE your own front flap to a little bag you already own??

Oh, that’s right.  Because it wouldn’t be Fendi then.




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