They’re everywhere! Here’s a Fendi.
And here’s a Botkier.
There are a number of fringed Coach bags on eBay. (Click on the photos to go to the auctions. Also, stick to buyers with positive feedback of 99% or higher and, if there’s no “buy it now” option, don’t forget to snipe!)
My personal favorite, Prada, is also represented on eBay.
What could be better than a fringed Prada bag? How about a fringed Prada dress!
This fascination goes back to my childhood: I wanted to be an “Indian” brave (we didn’t say “Native American” then) when I grew up so that I could wear fringe, feathers and face paint. (Obviously I didn’t want to be an Indian woman with a papoose strapped to me!) Since my preferred career didn’t work out for me, I have to get satisfaction by ogling stuff online. I didn’t really feel like dwelling on the fringe issue while I was stalking my Prada bag on eBay, because I was so bitter I hadn’t gotten one last year. Now that I have my bag, I’m running wild.
All of this fringe reminded of back in the day, in the early ’70s when I had a pair of leather hip-huggers with fringe down the inside of each leg–I was much smaller and younger then. They even laced up in front. I thought I was it on a stick! Not that I was a hippie or anything like that–I worked at an insurance company, for Pete’s sake. I just liked the fashion, so I called myself a “fringe hippie,” as in on the edge of it all.
Lynette, I would pay good money to see a photo of that outfit. Hot! I bet you WERE it on a stick!
Sister Wolf says
Horrible! Make it stop!
wow! i didn’t think fringe bags would be the new thing!
also – I just saw your article in MC – wow – you are such a strong woman. keep doing what you’re doing!
Dana (pron. like Donna) says
oh my God. I like fringe, and I like leather (I grew up in friggin Argentina) but you couldn’t pay me enough to wear a leather dress.
LOVE the Coach bag, it’s the most fun. But of course, the first Prada is, like, perfection
Sharon Rose says
Hi Wendy-nothing beats the Prada, its so covetable-you lucky thing!!
love the botkier, fringe ain’t my thing though:)
The dress is a killer. Totally.
ah… mee too… love the fringe, only my fascination came more from the car wash than from indians (which i actually am, though my tribe doesn’t have fringe, only smoked salmon)
though, i did see a group of people be a carwash for halloween, it was pretty cool.
Jennine, I immediately got the song “Carwash” stuck in my head. I think it will be there all day. Darn you!
Deja Pseu says
I still want a fringed suede Davy Crockett jacket like I had when I was a kid.
ooh the prada one is def my fav too.its gorgousxx
roller coaster teacher says
Ohhh – how about Louis Vuitton multicolor fringe bucket?! LOVE.
Le Fashion says
loving the botkier bag1
fashion herald says
i think my mom still has our indian princess costumes we had way back when – before costumes were all plastic. That prada is totally the superior fringe.
I love the Prada!
pretty face says
I stole my aunt’s fringed brown bag back in December – now I’m wishing I stole the black patent one too.
Don’t worry, I’m not evil, she did give it to me, albeit rather begrudgingly.
I have a fan-freaking-tastic rust-brown suede fringed cowboy jacket that I break out when it’s cool enough. It makes me invincible. But my ultimate fringed bag is still one I saw on SATC — the episode with Carrie & Berger on his motorcycle. It had two large metal hoops that functioned as a handle and fringe that was literally about four feet long — SJP had to hold it at shoulder height to keep the fringe off the ground. To this day I don't know who designed it (anyone?), but to this day I still waaaaaaant it!
These bags are cool, but I like the Prada one you got. Fringe is fun, but I don’t have the guts to wear it, unless it’s a kiltie on a loafer.
Fendi is a bag with a beard, a ZZ-top bag or something.
OMG, sooo much fringe! I’m dizzy with fringe!