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You love your designer handbags to death: they’re hardy, well-made and practical no matter what they're paired with. But there are days you wish you could dress it up a notch – a decorative touch like a charm, a new chain or a tassel can go a long way. 

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There are the understated logo charms, the quirky statement ones, even delicate jewel embellishments – which are there to update your favourite classic bag

Here’s a compilation of the nifty little accessories and decorations that will make your bag brand new once more.

AIGNER_167129_0902-1.jpg (original size)You’re never too old for a cute little toy accessory on your bag – Aigner sure knows best. Let Bert the dog cheer you up: just one clip of his denim shape on your favourite handbag, and he’ll be your loyal companion and style accomplice.

anya 5050925942010_Tassel_1.jpg (original size)When in doubt, go for a spectrum of colours like this Anya Hindmarch rainbow mink tassle bag strap. Fluffy and cheerful, this versatile and elegant goodie with leather trim and gold hardware will never go out of season. 

chanel slide-1.jpg.fashionImg.hi.jpg (original size)More of a bling babe? Trust Chanel to put the sparkle to your handbag with this metal and diamante bag charm in rhutenium and blue stones. Shaped in the signature Chanel perfume bottle, it’s an ornamental essential. 

coach 23205_Chery Bag Charm.jpg (original size)You don’t need to be a vegan to fall in love with the Coach cherry bag charm. This glittery, vintage-vibe charm adds an Americana-chic to your bag, with its gold hardware and glazed finish. 

dior S9052CMETM14J_M04.jpg (original size)Pump a high five with this Dior Badge, in just a pin onto your shoulder strap. Think of it as the bag version of your charm bracelet – engraved with doodles and a ‘Dior’ logo, this metallic badge makes for a cute statement.

DVF 10354ACC_BODSC_TRIPLE POUCH SET0525.jpg (original size)Hey girl, what’s your star sign? Wear it loud and proud with this Diane von Furstenberg zodiac bag chain in Virgo. Made of a leather patch stitch, this chain evokes your cosmic spirit animal discreetly.

fendi 7AR622A0H2F10F1_01_BigSize.jpg (original size)Fendi keeps up with their obsession with the furry figurines in this adorable mink charm inspired by Fendi Faces. Made from brown mink fur with tone-on-tone leather fringe, a face of metal and pink fox, this is your style mini-me.

giv 75_BD.jpg (original size)Evoke the language of your heart – love, that is – with this statement Givenchy bag charm in silver. There couldn’t be a more expressive reminder to you and those around you. 

kate spade PXRU8109_001.jpg (original size)There are many other ways to wear pearls other than strung around the neck, like this Kate Spade Make It Mine pearl chain strap. Made from smooth leather and matching trim, this convertible accessory is will make you date-night ready in a snap. 

valentino 46504489SH_14_n_f.jpg (original size)For the rock ‘n’ roll girl, convey power with a side of demure with this blush strap by Valentino. The Rockstud Spike of soft lambskin leather is made with a quilted pattern, and micro stud detailing in a soft pink tone.

Cover photo is the Coach cherry bag charm. All photos courtesy of respective brands.

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Tags: Shopping, Accessories, Fall/Winter 2017, Handbag, Handbag, Handbag Charms, Handbag Studs, Tassels, Handbag Straps