Cleobella Alive Fringe BagWhat we have here, PurseBlogger, is a failure to communicate. Why? Because someone obviously lied to the folks at Cleobella about what the word “fringe” means. We’re going to hope that English isn’t their first language and that there was an error in translation, but just so everyone knows, “fringe” does not mean giant, wide, misshapen swaths of leather. And in Britain, it means “bangs,” but that’s neither here nor there.

Because there’s no fringe in sight on the Cleobella Alive Fringe Tote, but what IS in sight is utterly appalling. I’m not kidding. Seriously, this is one ugly bag, and it may be the ugliest bag I’ve ever reviewed. It’s that bad. It’s sloppy and floppy and flesh-colored in a way that makes it look like it’s a skin bag that Hannibal Lecter fashioned out of the hides of his victims. And who wants a bag made out of people? That’s just creepy, folks. Buy through Shop Bop for $528.

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  • Khaz

    it looks like something that came down the garbage chute

  • Sam

    Ya it is ugly, but how bout some POSITIVE reviews for a change Amanda… :)

  • Dacs

    It reminds me of the huge mop looking thing in a car wash.

  • Mama M

    It does look like those things in a car wash!
    @Amanda — I don’t think this is as ugly as the Cookie Monster Versace bag or the Frog bag. But, it still is ugly.

  • morgan

    “we’re going to hope that English isn’t there first language and that there was an error in translation”

    should be

    “we’re going to hope that English isn’t THEIR first language and that there was an error in translation”

    I wouldn’t have said anything but given the statement I should I should :)


  • morgan

    I thought I should***

  • Amanda Mull

    Fixed! Thanks for the heads-up. I’m really awesome at editing OTHER PEOPLE’s writing, but when it comes to my own, I just can’t see the errors when I reread sometimes.

  • Tiffany

    I absolutely love the Alive Fringe Tote. Everyone is doing fringe the same. Cleobella has accomplished fringe in a fresh new light!

  • Lista

    Wow! I saw Kim Kardasian rocking this bag in Ok magazine. I am in love with this cool bag! My favorite color is chocolate.

  • Niki

    I just bought the bag in black and I love it! Its an edgier version of fringe, just what I needed. Although I dont think the tan version does the bag any justice. Def looks better in a dark color. xoxo

  • Eryn

    love love love