The Ralph Lauren Collection Embellished Fringed Leather Shoulder Bag

 - May 3, 2011
References: net-a-porter & luxist
Typically, when thinking of the Ralph Lauren brand, the first thing that comes to mind, is most likely "preppy." However, the Ralph Lauren Collection's Embellished Fringed Leather Shoulder Bag is anything but. This metallic over-the-shoulder satchel has oversized fringe along the edges of the bag and is complete with seashell embellishments that would turn the head of any California girl. The long braided strap adds to the laid-back seaside feel of this luxurious handbag.

At the same time, this leather bag isn't just any hippie's favorite accessory, so instead of 1970s love child, think: haute hippie. The handbag has a fold-over flap with three pocket sections in the interior, as well as whipstitch trimming. The embellishments are made of bits of real turquoise, as well as metal discs. The Embellished Fringed Leather Shoulder Bag epitomizes the meaning of what fashion magazines call "hippie-luxe." The best of both worlds, perhaps?