Last Updated on 19th October 2013

Fringing has gone supersonic this season and is on every high street up and down the country. This is good news for me as I’ve always been partial to a bit of rootin’ tootin’ gear. Someone once suggested that I could have been a cowboy in a past life, but this is still unconfirmed.

Anyway, while I am always up for fringing, I can understand why some people find it a bit too fancy dress.

This Jerome Dreyfuss Lucian fringe bag is the perfect way to nail the trend without looking too John Wayne. The front displays a monochrome python flap and a zipped calf skin leopard print pocket.

Of course, its pièce de résistance is that fabulous orange suede fringing. It’s detachable, though I don’t see why you’d ever want to.

Add to this a gold chain and pink suede woven handle and you’ve got one of the most interesting bags I’ve seen for a while. Far from being overtly western, its ethnic-inspired detailing screams eclecticism more than anything else.

Thankfully it requires minimal styling and works best with basics. A black silk dress or a white broderie anglaise maxi and wedges would be perfect.

This bag may just be the cure to even the most wild-west-phobic out there.

Jerome Dreyfuss Lucian Chain Handle Fringe Bag, £798, available at Matches. BUY NOW!

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