Aug 13, 2008

Louis Vuitton Handbag Charm

Recently savvy sister received a Louis Vuitton handbag charm as a gift. We scoffed at the gift until she attached the charm on a Monogram bag. The charm is truly charming on the casual tote. I don’t think the effect will be the same on a formal or structured handbag but the colorful charm is so cute against the Monogram backdrop. It’s is a bit pricey at $435 but I have my own alternatives. I used available jewel pieces to create a customize purse charm. Savvy sister giggled at my attempt because my DIY project cost more than her bag charm. Imagine if a piece falls off, I will cry like a baby. Perhaps this is not such a savvy idea. However, I found a Betsy Johnson charm necklace for $125 which will work like a charm as an alternative. Just loop the necklace around the hardware and adjust the length to your liking. It’s quite a fun adventure for me. What is your perfect handbag charm?

image: eluxury, nordstrom

19 comments:

  1. I like your DIY but isn't it cheaper to just buy the LV charm?

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  2. mm there are so many currently I have a wooden cut out of a little monkey for my carry all bag which is huge..
    you might be able to see it in on of recent post or you could find me in Polyvore.

    good to meet you in blogsphere.

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  3. that louis vuitton one is gorgeous! www.thedailyalygator.blogspot.com

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  4. I never wear bags with charms -I really don't know why- but that one looks very nice

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  5. i don't have charms on my bag. i'm careless. it might fall off, too. lol. but those are nice charms. =]

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  6. that sounds like a gorgeous coat.
    i have been trying to find a red one.
    fire engine red sounds absolutely amazing.


    to be completely honest i dont think u have ever added a charm to my bags.
    the only accessory i can think of is the lock on the dior bag.
    i have added scarves before.

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  7. I never put charms on my bag. Somethimes I tie a scarf around one though.

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  8. Purse charms are adorable . . . for me, a sassy scarf tied on the handle still does the trick.

    And funny what you said on my Gilt post about feeling like the tin man - agreed that metallics must be used judiciously!!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  9. Ahh it is pricey for me too! I need to DIY one for my mother! She love charms on her bags.

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  10. I really love charms on bags, but at this point financially couldn't imagine spending that much on one! Love your idea though, very creative :)

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  11. lol thank you for your comment :) this is a great idea, i really love lv's charms!!! xoxo, lulu ♥

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  12. Your efforts are very nice indeed-very inspirational!! I don't as yet use one, but after seeing yours, I may try!!

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  13. just found your blog, love it already!

    I have a LV Charm that I put on my mini lin speedy. it adds just the right dimension to the bag. But other than, I don't put charms on any other bags.

    I like your DIY idea with the necklace. Cheaper than the LV for sure. Except with your Bvlgari, that would be sad if something happened to it! :)

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  14. hm that's interesting, very creative!
    I'd probably go for a more beaded and wooden charm to go with my purse of choice, but that's me!

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  15. I've never put a necklace on a bag. However, I must confess that often my cheer ribbons find their way onto my school tote bags!

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  16. Hmmmmmm.....You may have just given me a eureka moment about my jewelry business, since I do some charms- cool, thanks!

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  17. colorful charms are seriously cute with casual bags.
    using scarves are very savvy as a bag decor, esp. bright bright hermes twilly.

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  18. I adore key rings and bag charms. Shall we just say very savvy.

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