Fendi's fur buggie charms were a big hit last season, but they are already nothing in comparison to the Karlito charm, which model Cara Delevingne carried down the runway in February during the Italian design house's Autumn/Winter 2014 show. In fact, over 600 names are already on the waiting list for the fur charm, which was first initiated last month. The charm itself, which retails for upwards of $1,500, has been coined "Karlito" after the house's famed artistic director, Karl Lagerfeld (who has been serving in this position since 1965) and is outfitted in the fashion legend's trademark wardrobe. It bears mink and silver fox fur and goat's hair and comes in three different colorways: Orange, hot pink and blue. In addition to his role at Fendi, Lagerfeld simultaneously acts as creative director at Chanel.
According to Fendi's chief executive, Pietro Beccari, the Karlito charm started out as a private gift from Sylvia Venturini Fendi to Lagerfeld, but since it has been made public, the house is reportedly set to take in $1 million from sales of the charm alone. Everyone has been reporting on this all day, but one thing other publications have not revealed: How does one get on the much publicized waiting list?! Well, you can't do it online. You must visit selected Fendi boutiques worldwide (think: flagships in Milan, Paris, New York and so on).