Is This SS19’s Must-Have Accessory?

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Words by Nicole Thomsen
June 7th, 2019

It’s the accessory we never knew we needed but now we can’t quite understand how we’ve gone this long without one at our fingertips. Yes, the fan looks set to be this summer’s must-have accessory, perfect for when that heatwave finally arrives, and of course, for those moments when you need to dramatically convey your emotions.

Later this month, high street retailer & Other Stories will launch an exclusive, curated collection in collaboration with Fern Fans, a contemporary accessory label dedicated to, you guessed it, handheld fans.

The co-lab collection includes five beautiful hand fans: two with hand-painted décor by co-founder Amanda Borberg, one green gradient and two striped versions. Prices vary from €55 to €85 as each fan is created from Birchwood and cotton, and produced in a family-run factory in Spain, staying true to Fern Fans’ premium quality and aesthetics.

While the history of the fan dates back centuries, co-creative directors Amanda Borberg and Daisy Hoppen hope to bring the practicality and playfulness of this old school accessory into modern day life. Both long-time fan users, the duo said, “These five fans are our way of bringing a traditional accessory into a more contemporary context with a Danish touch.” So, whether you’re sitting poolside or trapped inside a stuffy office, a handheld fan is both a pragmatic and stylish, not to mention very Instagramable, way to keep your cool this season. Don’t miss out.

The Fern Fan co-lab collection will be available in selected & Other Stories stores and online at from June 18th.

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