The trend is being interpreted by high-end designers and fast-fashion chain stores. Better yet, you can hit local boutiques and museum shops that carry the real deal -- authentic and inexpensive items actually made by Native American tribes.
Tory Burch proves fringe doesn't have to look sloppy with her tidy whip-stitched, fringed messenger bag ($535) and classic tote in shocking yellow leather with fringe border ($465).
Mischa Barton's favorite hippie head scarf is being replaced by the suede-cord headband with delicate feather and stone details. L.A. designer Chase Cohl's Little Doe line has styles from $250 to $400, available at Satine in L.A. or by custom order at www.littledoeislove.com.
There are lots of inexpensive ways to buy into the trend too. Urban Outfitters' Santa Fe Weekender is a carpet bag with silver, cowboy-style hardware ($88). And the statement-making Morningstar fringe necklace ($38) is an impressive looking bib of orange, white and gold beads.
For more authentic items, the gift shop at the Museum of the American West at the Autry National Center has a multicolored, beaded necklace with an oval pendant handmade by the Zuni ($4.25), and suede coin purses in desert sunset colors ($2).
Tucked away in the themed-out sensory overload that is Universal CityWalk, Adobe Road is a treasure trove of some of the most authentic and least expensive Native American accessories. A feathered hair clip ($12) and earrings ($5) are steals, made by Monague Native Crafts Ltd., a Canadian company run by members of the Beausoleil First Nation (Ojibway) of Ontario.
A hair tie with dangling feathers ($6) from the Lakota was also a bargain, as was a set of two beaded hair combs ($20) made by Cherokee craftsmen.
Native American accents are a great way to add earthy texture to your fall look. Just remember to keep them in check; a few feathers go a long way.