Fringe Handbag Styles

Crystal Schwanke
Fringed Leather Handbag

You can find fringe on handbags while browsing designers' line-ups at any price point. Whether you choose to shop at Kohl's or Bloomingdales, and whether you're looking for a tiny purse for a night out or a hobo or backpack style to cart around all your essentials, there's something out there for everyone who loves fringe.

Valentino C-Rockee Fringed Tote

For those who love splurging on designer bags and know they'll love fringe for years to come, there's the Valentino C-Rockee Fringed Tote (just under $3000 at Bloomingdale's). This large tote is available in black or metallic pewter grained leather and lined in black suede. The fringe is only along the sides and around the handles, so the texture of the leather is visible. The top is open, and there are two zip pockets and two slip pockets inside.

Stella McCartney Falabella Small Fringe Tote Bag

If you're a fan of designer handbags but want something with more color, Stella McCartney's Falabella Small Fringe Tote Bag (just under $2000) could be your new best friend. It comes in a vibrant yellow shade called Sun and it's sure to complement your spring and summer wardrobe beautifully, or bring a bit of cheer to a deeper-toned winter wardrobe. This handbag is also perfect for vegans since it's faux leather. It features gunmetal detail, a magnetic closure at the top, an interior zip pocket, and a design that falls somewhere between slouchy and structured.

Rebecca Minkoff Fringe Micro Lexi Bucket

If bags that cost a few grand aren't in your budget right now but you still love the look of leather and fringe, the Rebecca Minkoff Fringe Micro Lexi Bucket might be right up your alley. It comes in white and black. This small drawstring bag doesn't offer all the room of a large tote, but it's perfect for the woman on the go who only tends to carry a few items. The shoulder strap is adjustable, and there's one interior pocket for a phone or lipstick. Expect to pay around $60.

Boston Proper Fringe Drawstring Bag

If you like the look of the Rebecca Minkoff option but need something larger, the Boston Proper Fringe Drawstring Bag has plenty of space for all of your essentials. It has a similar drawstring closure, but the room of a tote. It's available in cognac for less than $150. If your wardrobe features lots of boho styles, this will fit right in.

Apt 9® Ava Fringed Hobo

The Apt 9® Ava Fringed Hobo is one of the more affordable fringed handbag options at just under $80 (and Kohl's frequently has sales that could make it cost significantly less). It's available in tan or champagne. Either choice will be versatile enough to wear with almost anything in your wardrobe. The fringe here is extra-long and the hobo style paired with the removable crossbody strap make it another good everyday option. There are three exterior zipper pockets and one interior pocket, plus two more slip pockets inside.

Rebecca Minkoff Julian Fringe Backpack

If you enjoy the freedom that comes with carrying a backpack style, Bloomingdale's offers a leather Rebecca Minkoff Julian Fringe style (under $400) in almond and white. The fringe hangs just around the bottom of the bag, and there's a zipper and toggle closure. On the outside, you'll find three exterior side zip pockets, an exterior back zip pocket, three interior slip pockets, and one zip pocket on the inside as well.

Lanvin Medium Bicolor Leather Tote Bag With Fringe

The Lanvin Medium Bicolor Leather Tote Bag with Fringe (around $1500) is another option that could be worn for years without looking outdated. The fringe is minimal here, and the black and tan color scheme is unlikely to go out of style. It's a versatile choice that offers plenty of room, and the designer's long history in the fashion world promises quality.

Salty Seas Fringe Tote

The Salty Seas Fringe Tote from Free People (around $200) is a day at the beach in the form of a bag. In addition to soft leather and suede, there's the gorgeous blue ombre shading, magnetic closure, and zip and slip pockets. It's the perfect carefree bag for summer months spent in denim shorts or flowing skirts, and it matches the gorgeous summer sky and ocean.

Fringe Findings Shoulder Bag

The Fringe Findings Shoulder Bag from Free People is a different spin on the concept of fringe handbags. Instead of suede or leather fringe, here you'll find metal. Chains of varying lengths, holding metal charms at the ends, decorate the front of the leather purse. Unlike some other bags, this one features a flap in addition to its magnetic closure. Inside, there are zip and slip pockets. Expect to pay just under $600 for this fun purse.

Bari Lynn Small Convertible Fringed Wristlet

The Bari Lynn Small Convertible Fringed Wristlet is barely over $30 and available in six different shades, including silver, gold, black, light pink, aqua, and fuchsia. The short, layered fringe is reminiscent of 1920s flapper dresses, and the gold tone hardware is a nice touch. This style can be worn as a crossbody bag or wristlet.

Have Fun With Fringe

If your wardrobe is more on the classic side, you may wish to shop for bags with just a hint of fringe, or short fringe that falls in layers. If you enjoy a more casual, boho wardrobe (even if it's just on the weekends) and love color, there are options that will brighten up your wardrobe while featuring eye-catching, unapologetic fringe.

Fringe Handbag Styles