From our friends at thefind.com:
While the fringed look is not necessarily a new thing in recent times, it’s definitely having a more prominent moment in this current spring/summer season. Until now, I was adamantly not into it, no matter what the fringe was adorning (shoes, bags, vests, skirts — I just wasn’t feeling it)… I guess the whole concept was a bit too cowgirl for my taste. Now, I’m not quite sure what has me reconsidering suddenly, other than the recent influx of ridiculously cool crossbody bags, but for some reason the fringed handbag look is turning me into a convert! Maybe it’s the way they fit so snugly against your side yet still have that cool sense of fringe-y movement, or maybe I’ve just had time to adjust to the trend and have become desensitized to the whole Wild West look. Sure, fringe is still decidedly western, but somehow during the summer the trend gives off a more boho-chic flair that’s a little cooler than full-on cowboy! Either way, I’m diggin’ it!
– Alex Gambardella