I've made this fringe purse in a unique gray leather, embossed with a crocodile design. It's soft to the touch yet stiff enough that it holds its shape. Instead of on the bottom or the sides, the fringe comes out of the front of the purse...different! :) The strap is round leather cording and has a sliding ball-closure that helps keep the bag closed. The strap knots at the top for length adjustment. It can be worn over the shoulder, or as a short cross-body bag.