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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.
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.
2. MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS HEART POM POM
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.
4. ZAC POSEN GRAY FUR CHARM
5. REBECCA MINKOFF GENUINE FOX FUR POM BAG CHARM
6. MAXIMILIAN FURS FOX, RABBIT & MINK FUR KEYCHAIN
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