On & Around the Street


When Cara Delevingne strutted down the Fendi catwalk in February holding aloft a diminutive furry likeness of Karl Lagerfeld – the brand’s creative director – the big red phone* in Fendi’s HQ started ringing, as customers the world over tried to sign up to the waiting list for Karlito, the latest addition to Fendi’s Bag Bugs family.

He’s several feet shorter than the real Karl – all of about 7 inches – and dressed up in the designer’s trademark outfit with black mink sunglasses, black tie in nappa leather and white shirt, with silver fox body. A Mohawk is a fun touch in kiddasia fur, with pops of pink ,orange and green. A Karl for every mood.

The official waiting list is open now and the Karlitos will be dispatched to shoppers from September.

Who wouldn’t want a little Karl on their arm at all times?

Karlito costs £1,140.

Fendi, 17 Sloane Street, SW1X

*Existence of big red phone unconfirmed.