Fossil, founded in 1984 by Tom Kartsotis, is a market innovator for mid-range cost quality designer purses, leather goods, jewelry, household decor, and other accessories. Women’s purses are all about the details, and the Fossil brand prides itself on workmanship along with its use of impeccably rich leathers, durable yet runway-worthy hardware, and other quality materials.
25 Purses With Designs That Embrace The Fossil Esthetic
This post looks at 25 other brand purse designs featuring the same classically vintage Fossil esthetic. Here are the purses we scouted out for you with varying cost points that would satisfy even the pickiest influencer. Included are online price point ranges suitable for every budget.
These price points are for brand new, unused purses sold by trusted retailers; however, they are subject to change. Enjoy!
1. The Kaie Crossbody Bag by Lucky Brand
Buttery leather makes up this chic crossbody bag with an adjustable shoulder strap, flap closure, zip pockets, and detailed stitching. This purse represents Fossil’s unique nod to western appeal with its saddle silhouette and tassel zipper pulls. The difference is you get all this quality for a little less. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 79.00-105.00
2. The Melissa Hobo by Frye
Source: The Fry Company
Antique pull-up leather makes up this practical everyday hobo-style purse with a removable crossbody strap. Roomy enough to carry a laptop yet classy enough to take to a night out. A hobo bag much like the classic hobo bag styling from Fossil, yet the pull-up leather touch makes a difference. See it here.
Price Point: 165.00-388.00
3. The Los Feliz Large Leather Tote by The Sak
Source: The Sak
The stitched detailing, antique brass-tone hardware, and removable beaded tassel complete Loz Feliz’s design handcrafted look. Like Fossil’s unstructured and oversized totes, this tote features soft leather in a relaxed shape. What makes this purse different is the see-through floral hand-tooling that adorns the side panels. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 135.00-199.00
4. The Corily Convertible Crossbody by Guess
Textured faux leather and pale brushed metal logo is a significant draw for Guess’s Corily crossbody bag. This purse features a Fossil-like structured design and fold-over flap closure. The detail that sets this purse apart is the low, low price, and adjustable shoulder strap that easily converts into a waist belt. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 47.60-68.00
5. The Marley by Brahmin
The genuine leather signature croc-embossed leather in a versatile tan hue that just about goes with any outfit. The roomy bucket and long 25″ strap is a lot like Fossil’s functional bucket purses. The Brahmin purse comes in a wild and wavy “Disco Melbourne” multi-color which Fossil doesn’t offer. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 125.00-145.00
6. The Florentine Satchel by Dooney and Bourke
Source: Dooney and Bourke
This buttery leather Florentine Satchel comes complete with brushed gold-tone brass hardware and tassels. A Dooney and Bourke original signature style purse with an iconic silhouette and rolled leather top handles. However, unlike Fossil, this purse features Italian Florentine leather that develops a richer patina which the higher price point reflects. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 328.00-348.00
7. The Foldover Transport Tote by Madewell
Madewell’s roomy signature tote features long enough-to-sling-over-the-shoulder handles, which come in a braided design on the totes whipstitch edition. But, its versatility doesn’t stop there as it also has a new adjustable crossbody strap that attaches on top or at the fold. This purse is much like the classic utilitarian Fossil tote purse; however, a considerable dissimilarity is the adaptability the Foldover Transport’s three-way strap gives its owner. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 150.99-188.00
8. The M.A.B. Crossbody With Studs by Rebecca Minkoff
Source: Rebecca Minkoff
The structured M.A.B. features edgy antique brass or silvertone statement studs and a detachable adjustable crossbody chain strap. Fossil often features simpler studded purses like the M.A.B., not often combined with the many whistles like the chain strap and tassels some consumers may feel is overkill in the Minkoff design. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 129.00-198.00
9. Nylon Drawstring Crossbody by Cole Haan
Source: Cole Haan
A perfect juxtaposition of nylon, patent, and smooth leather. The perfect alternative to a leather bag for carrying your goods to the beach yet handsome enough to use every day. Cole Haan’s nylon bucket style purse featuring a handy drawstring takes on the same “woman can’t live on leather alone” utilitarian attitude Fossil fosters. Cole Haan more thoughtfully arranges pockets for essentials like electronics. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 69.99-89.99
10. The Ergo Shoulder Bag In Original Natural Leather by Coach
The Ergo, based on the iconic Coach silhouette introduced in the 1960s, is part of the Coach Originals line. The Ergo comes embroidered with inspiring wordage (comes without also), like Fossil’s letters and wording on a few of their purses. The difference is evident in Ergo’s vegetable tanning, naturally sourced dyeing, and organic wax treatment for the softest leather. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 297.50-495.00
11. The Almost Perfect Circle Crossbody by Portland Leather Goods
Source: Portland Leather Goods
This purse’s difference is immediately visible with its unique geometric shape that’s perfect for when you want something different. Featuring an exterior and interior pocket with an adjustable crossbody strap, it’s representative of Fossil’s use of odd shapes. However, no two Almost Perfect Circle Cossbody’s are exactly alike. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 78.00-118.00
12. The Mina Large Pebbled Leather Shoulder Bag by Michael Kors
Source: Michael Kors
The Mina design is a softly structured roomy tote shoulder bag combo with pebbled leather and ample gathered entry featuring an element of Fossil-purse-like Bohemian flair. However, the juxtaposition of elements where the braid meets chain towards the top of the purse gives it that unique flair not seen in the same style of Fossil shoulder bags. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 428.00-458.00
13. Build Your Bag by Mark and Graham
Source: Mark and Graham
Classic silhouette crafted from a choice of pebbled leather or suede complete with foil debossed monogramming and matching hand strap. Fossil features this simple style in its purse lines. What’s different is Mark and Grahams Build Your Bag silhouette, color, strap, and additional accessory options. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 159.00-199.00
14. The Avellino Crossbody by Patricia Nash
Source: Patricia Nash
This classic envelope crossbody purse instantly elevates any look featuring a slim rectangle profile, small outer pocket, and metal buckle hardware detailing. The Patricia Nash purse has the outer appearance of Fossil’s slim-style purses. However, the Avellino packs much functionality for its slim version purse with three credit card slots, a vast main compartment complete with one zip pocket, and two slip pockets. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 126.00-189.00
15. Tony SML by Hammitt
The Tony SML is a raffia-woven classic crossbody purse with an adjustable strap, an easily accessible cellphone pocket, and a single zippered compartment; the Tony is a perfect addition to everyday summer fashion. This purse’s use of the raffia material, grommets, and studs resemble Fossil’s; however, Hammitt has a care team that assists if anything happens free of charge and offers a repairs page. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 175.00-195.00
16. The Alexis Slouchy Crossbody Bag by Anthropologie
The Alexis features interchangeable straps and a zippered bottom that opens into an easy-to-expand design that gives you four looks for the price of one. This innovative slouchy silhouette is also part of Fossil’s heritage, but Urban Originals through Anthropology creates stylish, posh leather looks out of sustainable, recycled materials. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 78.00-88.00
17. The Rith Vegan Saddlebag by Matt and Nat
Source: Matt and Nat
The Rith is a traditional saddle bag with an adjustable strap, a main compartment flap-style closure with magnetic snap, and a back-gusseted zipper compartment. This purse shares the vintage saddlebag styling with Fossil but where they are not similar, comes from inside. The Matt and Nat difference is that all their purses’ interior linings get manufactured from 100% recycled water bottles. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 52.48-140.00
18. The Nicolette Suede Crossbody by Free People
Source: Free People
A crossbody style great with an adjustable interior for a date night to carry your essentials or on-the-go work to hold a laptop. This slim but roomy design, featured in a soft suede design, is adorned with a thin chain strap. The relaxed, carefree look of this ’60s inspired purse is kin to a few Fossil designs. The price point with the Free People option is far better for someone on a budget. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 58.00 (found new only at Free People)
19. The Liberty Shopper by American Leather Co.
Source: American Leather Co.
The Liberty has a comfortable wide shoulder strap, 100 percent American leather, antiqued hardware, and the interior practicality you expect from a shopper purse to keep your small finds yet has room enough for essentials. Fossil brand features a few shopper purses, but this shopper differs in American Leather Co’s choice of distinctive leather source here in America in textures from woven to hand-tooling. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 71.23-195.00
20. The Deeply In Love Mini Satchel by Brighton
This gorgeous zip-top satchel comes in bright Lemondrop or hot Lipstick colors with debossed words of love. Fossil uses debossed wording; however, the cute stitched strap that says “Love” makes the difference. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 320.00-370.00
21. The Durango Fringed Bag by Sundance
This fringed and soft suede leather handbag-style number, embossed with a flourishing floral motif, is inspired by western wear but handcrafted in Italy. As we mentioned in a previous purse, the Fossil brand embraces the western aesthetic; however, original new Sundance bags are exclusively available through their website. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 199.00 (exclusive through the website)
22. The Colornation Fringe Bag by MZ Fair Trade
Source: MZ Fair Trade
The Colornation lightweight and flirty purse prominently feature a Zapotec diamond and arrow pattern design in turquoise and brick red. A convenient crossbody bag that takes you from the festival to the farmers market. The Native American design isn’t new to Fossil’s line of purses. But, the Zapotec pattern seen here in the Colornation purse is distinctive. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 144.00 (exclusive through MZ Fair Trade)
23. The Marcie Handbag by Chloe
The Marcie satchel-style purse is voluminous and practical yet blends a romantic aesthetic with the saddle stitching, hand-wrapped leather handles, front flap tassel, and striking fringe of 70s folk. The 70s folk design isn’t a stranger to Fossil brand purses, but this high price tag is. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 1,850.00-2,090.00
24. The Peace & Patience Tote Bag by The Pyramid Collection
Source: The Pyramid Collection
Peace, patience, kindness, and goodness are all words of inspiration artfully printed on a copper-studded panel with this rustic, earth-friendly tote bag. The Peace and Patience tote has faux-leather trim, a front flap pocket, and a zippered pocket on the back. Fossil purses have used a combination of earth-friendly materials on a few totes. Pyramid takes the green route even further by creating each unique bag with distressed canvas from repurposed tents and tarps. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 39.95 (exclusively through The Pyramid Collection)
25. The Walker Leather Shoulder Bag by Buffalo Jackson Trading Company
Source: Buffalo Jackson Trading Company
Lightweight and compact yet rugged, the Walker Leather Shoulder Bag is perfect for packing and going. This full-grain leather shoulder-bag-style purse with thick, durable stitching and antique brass hardware opens up to include an interior pocket for organizing electronics and other essentials. However, the Walker shoulder bag comes from Buffalo Jackson Trading Company with 100 years of experience in the leather and dry goods business. See it here.
Online Price Point Range: 199.95 (Exclusively through the Buffalo Jackson Trading Company)