For the last few years, we’ve been loving the Navajo-inspired designs in everything from jewelry to home decor, and so it’s no surprise we are big fans of the fringe trend for fall that we’re seeing on gorgeous handbags from top designers to way more affordable ones on Amazon. And we love that it works for any budget.
Depending on your personal style and budget, you can make a big, bold statement with all-over fringe on a designer handbag or go for a more simple look by adding a fringed tassel to your favorite bag.
Even if you’re like me and a bit hesitant to buy a bag that’s not a classic that will never go out of style, this is a trend worth trying because we’ve found expensive-looking bags starting at under $15 (seriously). Of course, there are incredible designer handbags here too, if you know this is a look you’ll love.
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I cannot believe how inexpensive this cute crossbody fringe bag by Twig and Arrow is. It’s simple and minimalist, and a perfect way to get in on the trend without spending a fortune. Of course, it’s fake leather, but it’s gotten pretty good ratings from the people who’ve bought it on Amazon. For this price, it’s definitely worth trying. (on sale for $14, Amazon)
Picking the right color leather is important when you’re choosing your look with fringe. This black Lucyy Fringe Tote by Steve Madden has a decidedly cool rocker vibe, while the cognac leather version of the same bag looks much more boho chic. Maybe get one of each at this price, and switch your look up whenever you feel like it. ($59, Amazon)
This fringe tote bag at Madewell gives off a cool bohemian vibe. The bag is made well (ha) in that the handle is long enough to slide over your shoulder but short enough to carry as a tote too. And I love that there’s a pocket for your phone and wallet, because I hate digging through a deep bag for the essentials. ($178, Madewell)
For a (cough) slightly less expensive interpretation of the knock-out Christian Louboutin bag below, I love this Rebecca Minkoff Moto Hobo Shoulder Bag. The zipper detail on the front is cool but also practical — the perfect place to store keys for quick access. (on sale for $270, Amazon)
This fringe bucket bag from Frye pairs perfectly with cowboy boots or moto boots, whichever style fits you better. It’s available in a few other colors and in a variety of prices, but I have my eye on this cognac or the plum leather (shown at the very top). Ooh, so gorgeous. ($275, Amazon)
This Loeffler Randall tasseled python-effect bucket bag is absolutely stunning. It’s modern and chic without being stuffy, and even though it’s very on trend right now, I think this one is a true classic you can carry with you for years. ($550, Net-a-Porter)
The Eloise shoulder bag by Christian Louboutin is edgy and feminine and chic and amazing. And…expensive (gulp). But we couldn’t resist including it here. The interior is lined in beautiful signature Louboutin red suede. This is definitely not one to toss your kid’s sippy cup into. ($2,100, Net-a-Porter)
Editor’s Note: please be aware of one important thing when shopping: Under 1990’s Indian Arts and Crafts Act, any contemporary item produced that uses a term like Indian, Native American, or Alaska Native must be made by a member of an actual Native American tribe, or a certified Native American artisan. These items are simply inspired by the incredible artistic traditions of this southwestern US tribe.