Season after season, there’s always a trend that manages to come back into the fray and surprise us. Such is the case with the return of one specific handbag trend: fringe bags. For context, fringe was a standout trend in spring/summer 2022 collections. Fringe played a dominant role in collections from Alaïa and Proenza Schouler, as they sent dresses with car wash–like fringe down the runway. Of course, donning a head-to-toe fringe look isn’t for everyone, so the next best thing is fringe bags. What’s great about the return of this formerly outdated handbag trend is that it’s the easiest way to ease yourself back into the idea of wearing fringe. Additionally, newer iterations of this trend are far posher than their predecessors. (Think of the cliché boho-inspired fringe bags that dominated the mid-2000s.) The recent iterations focus on unconventional materials, shapes, and colors to create truly one-of-a-kind pieces.
Not convinced this comeback is for you? Ahead, I’ve rounded up the 34 best fringe bags at every price point to shop right now. If these bags don’t make you a fan of fringe, you’ll never be one.