Trend Watch: Leather Tassels on Handbags

Tassels on leather handbags will be a great trend this fall.

I have definitely noticed this trend for fall, I am seeing tassels everywhere lately! Tassels are particularly popping up on the sides of adorable leather handbags for summer and fall.

I really love the look of tassels. There is something retro and classic about it. (Not to be confused with fringe, which is more playful and bohemian!) I think a dainty little tassel is fresh and refined, while a thicker one feels richer and upscale. Lucky there seem to be plenty of options in this style available now.

Personally, I love the monochromatic look of a leather tassel that perfectly matches the main body of the handbag. It’s surprisingly fresh and feminine on pastel and lighter colored bags. The great thing is that a lot of designers are picking up on this trend, so there are a variety of bags out there ranging in price. I love it when there’s something for everyone! I’ve seen practical cross-body shapes, larger totes, and also comfortable hobo styles too. I also like a more chunky tassel, it feels so luxurious.

To show you some examples I create this fun little info graphic of similar bags side by side, so you can splurge or save, and get the look.

Leather Handbags with Tassels for Fall

TOP LEFT: Tory Burch Thea Shoulder bag | TOP RIGHT: Gucci Soho DiscoMIDDLE LEFT: Tory Burch Thea Tote | MIDDLE RIGHT: Gucci Soho HoboBOTTOM LEFT: Chloe Small Hudson | BOTTOM RIGHT: Rebecca Minkoff Soffia Leather Clutch

I also have picked out some more options, there’s such a great selection out right now. Pale pastels, rich neutrals, bright primary colors, leather and tassels are really having a moment. Which one is your favorite? Personally for me, I have my eye on the small Gucci Soho Disco bag! Click around below to shop around and find your favorite. Enjoy!


  1. Love
    June 26, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Hi there,

    I was wondering if you know how many “dots” there are on tassel for Gucci Soho Disco bag. Also, is there one dot that has a line through the middle?



    • neha
      July 29, 2017 / 11:33 pm

      Hi there! Sorry for the late reply, I believe mine has 3, and yes one of them does have a line through it!

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