Not long ago, Megs ran an informal poll of our wonderful Twitter followers to find out what trends they thought were so five minutes ago. Based on the responses I read, fringe was an overwhelming favorite (if you can legitimately refer to something everyone wishes would go away forever as a “favorite” in any context), but don’t tell that to the fine folks at Prada.

I’ve been very up on the brand recently, as my previous posts about Prada’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection would indicate, but the Prada Vitello Shine Fringe Satchel makes me feel like 2008 just came back and hit me in the face.

There are only three good things about this bag, and they are as follows:

1. It’s black and black is fairly unoffensive.
2. The leather is probably nice.
3. It probably won’t give you VD.

Other than that, it’s all kinds of fail. Not only is fringe basically over, but Prada chose to implement it in what appears to be the messiest, least aesthetically appealing way possible. If they want some advice on how to update this tired trend, they should go talk to Nanette Lepore before doing something like this again. And now, for the final assault on good taste: this thing costs $2750 via Saks.

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