Karlito's Way

Back in February, the furry little dude pictured above caused quite a frenzy during Milan fashion week. The pint-sized pouch was made for the Fendi runway show in the likeness of creative colossus Karl Lagerfeld. And starting in September, you can take home Bag Boy Karlito for yourself! Well…as long as you can find a way to jump to the top of a mile-long waiting list and have an extra $1,750 lying around. 

As a connoisseur of quirky, this mini-Karl appeals to me on several levels. None of which have anything to do with functionality. For one, his bushy-haired construction reminds me of my all-time favorite Muppet Animal. Secondly, it’s an instant conversation piece and alleviates any awkwardness in trying to find something to talk about with new people. Most importantly, I’ve always wanted to have direct access to Herr Lagerfeld so that I could ask him for fashion advice, listen to his awesome Karl-isms and pet his famous kitty Choupette. I’ll likely never get close enough, but this would suffice.