May 29, 2009

Jazz Up That Handle

On my way back from my vacation in March, I was sitting next to this woman with the most beautiful orange Hermes Birkin bag in 30 cm. Besides eyeing her orange bag with envy for 12 hours, I noticed she made her Birkin even more interesting by wrapping an orange color Hermes twilly around the double handles, one twilly on each handle. A twilly which retails for $125 at Hermes is a long silk ribbon about 2 inches wide and 33 inches long. The overall look was so pretty and unique.So I have this Coach bag from years ago which is just left to gather dust in my bag closet. I took it out and wrapped a long chiffon scarf around the handle and voila this conservative bag became a little more interesting. I think I will try to find a brighter long scarf to make this pop even more. This can be achieved with any color/printed fabric strip of choice. It's best to use a strip no more than 2 inches wide to achieve a clean sleek look. I can't wait to try this with other bags. What do you do to make your bag more interesting?

25 comments:

  1. I just love it - it makes your bag look super cute!

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  2. I never would have thought to do something like that. It looks great!

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  3. It's super easy and only takes less than 5 minute to give a bag a brand new look.

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  4. The things you can do with a scarf. I've tied one around my handbag handle but I hadn't thought to wrap it. Brilliant!

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  5. that looks soooo pretty!

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  6. Cute way of jazzing up the bag! And omgosh.. That orange Birkin must've been so gorgeous!

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  7. The orange Birkin is totally gorgeous. I started a conversation with the woman b/c of her bag and we ended up talking about bags and fashion for the rest of the flight.

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  8. so trendy! love the idea<33

    xx

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  9. This is pretty unique...good idea!

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  10. That is a terrific idea! And it looks terrific!

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  11. love that you noticed that on the lady's bag, the scarf on your bag looks so chic!
    muah x
    marian.

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  12. What a cute idea. I am going to try it! Thanks.

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  13. i've had the same bag for 2 years now, i can't part with it it's perfection. maybe i need an update...

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  14. I love it! Thanks for the idea ;-)

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  15. hmm...what a great idea!

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  16. I have one particular tote in which I always tie a scarf to match to my outfit!

    Bisous,
    La C.

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  17. you had me at "bag closet"
    lucky...and CLEVER girl:) love this idea!

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  18. I love bag, have been collecting since age 19/20 so it's been a while. I usually give older bags to younger cousins as I clean out my collection. Normally I will try to keep the no. of bags under a certain limit.

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  19. This is a great idea! I also just tie a coordinating scarf in a bow around the handle sometimes to give it that extra special touch. I recently used a Coach ponytail scarf on one of my Coach totes. I think it looks really cute.

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  20. I really like this idea! What a fun way to revamp a conservative back that is just sitting in my closet!

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  21. Such a good idea! I haven't thought of this...time to bring my old Coach's out of retirement...love this post! xo

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  22. I'm quite fond of the scarf and leather bag look, though I've never tried it out myself (don't really own any bags that lend themselves to it).

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