Tails as the New Accessory??

So I’m a bit concerned. It all started innocently enough when I was walking down the Strip in Las Vegas one night, and I spotted this girl walking in front of me.

What the heck?!?
What the heck?!?

(I was walking rather hurriedly to try and snap a photo of her, so sorry that it’s a bit blurry.) I couldn’t understand why she had a tail hanging from her backside. Well according to my friend Jeff, this was all the rage when he was living in Japan in a few years ago, and you know that we are often late adopters of various fashion trends. I tried to write this off as a one-time fashion “oops.”

Then I spotted this guy while in a casino on the same trip. Now granted, he had much more of the rock n’ roll vibe going on, so it made a little more sense, but I was still dubious.

tail accessory

Next, I was back home, shopping mid-day at my local Safeway. This guy was in the produce section, picking out fruit while pushing his baby in the cart, with one hanging off the side of his shorts!

tail accessory

Clearly, if this accessory trend is now hitting the suburbs, then it really must be happening. And just tonight, I spotted this image on Pinterest, of a tail (sadly) attached to a Balenciaga bag.

balenciaga bag with tail

And if that weren’t enough, you have to watch this short video (1:44) on the NEXT level of tails…I really don’t know what the world is coming to. (If this video just looks like a black box on your screen, then click here to see it.)

So what’s YOUR opinion? Is this truly a current accessory trend? What do you think of it? Would you wear one? Dying to know…please comment!

9 thoughts on “Tails as the New Accessory??”

  1. I watched the video while eating my lunch…I almost choked I was laughing so hard!
    Wonder if this is what is meant by computer wearables?

    I vote to nix the tails…I mean, unless you WANT to look ridiculous!

    thanks for posting.


    1. I’m so glad that you got a good laugh, Nancy!! I did the same thing when I watched it the first time. 😉

  2. Tails have been hanging off purses – just like that Balenciaga for years. Luxirare, a super creative blogger/designer/chief, even had them in her shop along with some pretty amazing metal and leather pieces. Go figure!

    It was lovely meeting you and your mom last Friday at Hawthorn in Carpinteria! Hope you had a great visit!

  3. Seriously funny does that mean that the coon skin cap is going to make its way to the runway this season? You will never catch me with a tail! And that video is priceless. I will be looking for tails in NYC and will happily post every 1 I see on my twitter feed! Thank you for this article!!!!!


    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the article, Karen! I’ll be very curious to see if you wind up spotting them running around NYC!

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