I’m used to seeing trends combined in a lot of different ways; sometimes it works out fabulously and creates a bag that’s more than the sum of its parts and sometimes it’s not that awesome. But so far this season, I don’t think we’ve seen trends combined in quite the way that the CharlieMyLove + Tuleste Market Fringe Bag does it.
Flap shoulder bags are a huge trend. So are chain handles. Often those two things go together with Chanel as their inspiration. Fringe is also very popular recently, as is an overall hippie-bohemian vibe. Usually the hippie look and the Chanel look never cross paths, but here they do, and I think it’s kind of fun. It’s a chain flap bag with loads of long, purple suede fringe that doesn’t look too messy (although it could be a bit neater). I love the vibrancy of the color and how well it goes with the gold hardware, and using suede instead of leather was just the right touch. Buy through ShopBop for $325.
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