Frye Fringe Leather Bag


Today I’m drooling over this bag. “Get a load of this!” (Australian cowboy language for ‘LOOK!’)

frye fringe bag

It’s just a charmer, this fringe bag by Frye
, and indeed it makes me think of the rugged Australian outdoors and/or America’s history.


This bag is made with  Nubuck leather which has a soft, velvety surface. Similar to suede, but nubuck is more durable and better quality.

So, yes, of course, I ‘ m wondering if I could transform this wonderful bag into a bag pattern that we could make ourselves.  But forget about making this bag in this rich nubuck leather version. One needs a special sewing machine with special needles etc. for it. And that’s when you can find this quality nubuck leather. Meanwhile, I’m not sure if I’d like it as much in fabric …

Maybe it will just have to go onto my XMAS wish list. However, there’s only 1 for sale online, so fat chance that this baby will be mine one day… Maybe yours if you can afford to buy it right now.


I had never heard of this brand, Frye, before, but I just learned that it dates back to the times of cowboys and Indians. See?!!!! I told you it has that authentic vintage ruggedness about it. Anyhow, now Frye is transforming into a HIP new fashion brand for quality bags and boots. Fancy that!

frye leather bags

In case you wonder:  Frye  is the oldest continuously operated shoe company in the US. Founded in 1863 by John A. Frye, a well-to-do shoemaker from England. Frye boots were worn by soldiers on both sides of America’s Civil War, soldiers in the Spanish-American war, and by Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. Today Frye remains true to its roots with its line of heritage boots, but continues to innovate as it introduces chic new handbags, pumps, and sandals to its collection.


Now that I have explored this company Frye a bit, they have other bags that make you go ‘wow’, as well as matching boots! Of course. It’s a footwear co. after all.

Which of these would you like to get for Christmas (or buy now)?

Super-velvety soft Nubuck messenger bag with 9"-21" adjustable strap.

Santa, please…?!!

Rugged and sexy are perfectly blended. Riding-style pull-on has an oiled leather upper with antiqued buckle detailing.

Studded Vintage Sachtel. Fabulous. Roomy like a tote, slouchy, and just so hip. I love it.

Luxurious, rich leather. Perfect match for skinny jeans and leggings, or with dresses of any length.

I’m rationalizing: it is really environmentally friendly to buy forever-lasting bags & boots. 

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