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6 Chic Alternatives to the Fendi Bag Charm

6 Fendi Bag Charm Alternatives
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Anna Sandul/REX/Shutterstock (5224897e) Handbag charm Jennifer Boctor, London, Britain - 05 Oct 2015
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It’s crazy to think a tennis ball-sized pom pom has turned the fashion world into a tizzy, but such is the power of Karl Lagerfeld and the House of Fendi.

The Fendi brand’s fox fur bag charm became a certified phenomenon a few years ago, taking over the streets of fashion week, and touted by everyone from Cara Delevingne to Kendall Jenner.

Three months into 2017, there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight, with countless other celebrities sporting the pom pom keychain – and countless imitators hoping to score success with a version of their own.

BUY: Fendi Pink PomPom Keychain, $650.00

Whether used as a traditional keychain, or hooked onto your bag (or backpack) as a decorative accent, these bag charms prove that fashion doesn’t always have to be so serious. Still, at more than $600 a pop for the real thing (with many priced over $1000), it’ll take some serious cash to own a Lagerfeld-designed pouf.

Not feeling the Fendi? We’ve spotted six equally chic alternatives that come in at under 100 bucks.

1. BETSEY JOHNSON POM POM PURSE CHARM

While Fendi’s pouffy bag charm was made from genuine fox fur, Betsey Johnson offers a cruelty-free alternative with this faux fur pom pom purse charm. The light grey pouf features a simulated pearl “face” at the top, complete with Betsey Johnson sunglasses. A gold chain with press clip closure keeps everything together.

BUY: Betsey Johson Faux Fur Pom Pom Purse Charm, $24.00

2. MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS HEART POM POM

Michael Kors offers this heart-shaped version, that’s made using pieced rabbit fur. Sweet and fluffy, the goldtone chain is adorned with the Michael Kors logo and a tiny Michael Kors gold charm.

BUY: MICHAEL Michael Kors Heart Pom Pom, $36.00

3. GALIATEA ALPACA POM POM KEYCHAIN

This bold and black version swaps the fox fur for alpaca – a more humane process, considering alpacas shed their fur naturally (or are shorn), like sheep. Alpaca fur is also hypoallergenic, not to mention super soft to the touch. Elegant and classy, this pom pom comes with a gold-plated keychain.

BUY: Galiatea Alpaca Pom Pom Keychain, $39.99

4. ZAC POSEN GRAY FUR CHARM

Why have one pouf when you can have three? Zac Posen uses genuine fox fur for this set of three small poufs, which helps your bag charm stand out just enough from everyone else.

BUY: ZAC Zac Posen Gray Fur Charm, $45.00

5. REBECCA MINKOFF GENUINE FOX FUR POM BAG CHARM

Add a luxe touch to your go-to bag, or make those keys stand out when you head out the door with this key-ring made of soft and fluffy fox fur in a bright pop of red. Silver hardware provides a sleek accent.

BUY: Rebecca Minkoff Genuine Fox Fur Pom Bag Charm, $48.00

6. MAXIMILIAN FURS FOX, RABBIT & MINK FUR KEYCHAIN

Go luxe with this fur charm, made from rabbit fur, with a fox fur backing and mink fur accents. The charm features a fun owl motif with a gold-tone key ring and leather strap.

BUY: Maximilian Furs Fox, Rabbit & Mink Fur Keychain, $64.00

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