Etsy Vintage Hunting: Fringe Benefits


In this weekly feature, we'll take a trend that's been bubbling up on the runway or in the culture at large, and track down its roots via this internet trove of vintage goodness.

Evidently, fringe is a trend with legs: For spring, we saw it on Altuzarra's exquisite leather dress (above left). Then Oscar de la Renta (above right), Alexander Wang, and Chanel made it a centerpiece of their pre-fall lineups. While the search for vintage fringe pieces can mean a hunt through a hippie-dippy rabbit hole, we rounded up some pieces that reflect the new, understated take on the trend. Click through the slideshow for our selection.