Well who would have thunk it? Following on from my brief obsession the other day at River Island with the fringed suede jacket (which I have shelved not disposed of... it's going in the "sale" pile...) and me joking about it not quite fitting in with my wannabe sleek, pared back Parisian look (which I appreciate I flunk a lot of the time), what should I come across in a magazine?
A new Saint Laurent ad with......
oh yes, none other than a fringed bag.
Personally I don't have that much money to even begin to start spending on a bag and even if I did, I think (I know) I'd go for something more classic. Now I say that, but is it perhaps that the fringe bag is set to be a classic? Even so, I still don't have the best part of £2k to spend on a bag.
I have found similar much cheaper though, fear not.
Rebecca Minkoff Fiona Fringed Bucket Bag £240 (from Saks 5th Avenue so not sure about taxed etc but they do deliver to the UK...). In tan or black. (is it wrong to say I think I might LOVE the tan.... is that proper Pocahontas stylee though....? Should I be guided by Saint Laurent and stick with the black?)
Well I say say find of the day... clearly it's only a find if you want to spend even that much on a bag and some may feel that it's still a lot to spend on what may be a one season wonder.
In that case, I've scoured online and found more that really are worth considering.
ASOS Suede Fringed Shoulder bag with leather strap £38
Another black one in suede. A real statement piece this one.
Fringe leather bag from Mango £80.99
Smaller now and we've migrated to tan and gone back to leather.
Pieces Fringed Across Body Bag £22
Love this one from Mango. No I really REALLY like this one.
Fringed Suede Bag £89.99
A smaller version in a darker shade also at Mango £53.99
Orange Leather Fringed Bucket Bag £65 from River Island if statement colour as well as statement fringing is up your street.
Blush Fringe Detail bag £20 was £25 from Dorothy Perkins (clearly not leather but it looks like it could be)
Cream leather fringed bag £45 from River Island
Slightly different from Mango - a nod to a fringe... love this.
Fringed Leather Bag £107.99
I have saved my best till last though. These are the best of all worlds for me - fringing, but not all over.
Suede Tassle Hobo Bag from Topshop £65
And in stone
So have you been tempted by the fringed bag? Have I missed the boat on this one and chosen the wrong trend this season? Is it set to be the next classic bag? Or am I more tempted by the fringed jacket?
Hiawatha eat your heart out. If it's good enough for Hedi, I'm thinking it's good enough for me.....
White tee - Eileen Fisher
Black dungarees - H&M
Camel knitted blazer - Whistles
Ponyskin mules - Anthropologie
Harker hands free bag - Anya Hindmarch
Have you caved on the fringing front? Do we think I will???!