Purse Straps: Make Any Bag Uniquely Yours

Purse Straps: Make Any Bag Uniquely Yours

Purse straps... who knew, right? While I realize that this trend obviously did not start with the Hermes Evelyne bag, I also have to tell you that this is where it started for me.

I'd seen the Evelyne bag countless times before, but I had just started working at Foxy when one came in and someone suggested I display it with a Fendi purse strap that was being displayed in a separate case. What? A Fendi strap on an Hermes bag? I feared that this was a fashion faux pas, like wearing too many different logos at once, but considering the source, (Foxy's owner, founder, and plethora of fashion information- Susan) I knew this must be something big. 

So I removed the short unadjustable cloth strap that comes on the Evelyne I and I clipped on the black studded Fendi strap, which matched the Evelyne's leather perfectly. It was like I was able to see the light for the very first time, comparable to the time I learned that many Chanel belts are also worn as necklaces.

It was brilliant. You take a bag, whether it's already flashy or something quite plain, and make it uniquely your own by adding a strap. Why didn't I think of this sooner?

So here I am, three years and countless straps later, staring at this month's new arrivals, thinking about how our newest Fendi purse strap would compliment so many beautiful bags in our shop. 

If you've ever been to Carmel, you've seen an Hermes Evelyne bag. They are a staple fashion accessory and nothing tops one off like a designer purse strap to make it your own. I'd love to imagine that our little shop started this Carmel-by-the-Sea trend, but alas, we are just the messengers to a much bigger and more fabulous fashion picture. Pictured here, the Hermes Evelyne III with a Fendi Black Studded Purse Strap

This casual, mold to the shape of your body, soft leather bag becomes a fashion statement when paired with a fun purse strap! Paired with a comfy sweatshirt or a sweet summer slip dress, this combo is sure to turn heads.

Fendi Ridged Peekaboo Bag & Fendi Purse Strap
The same goes for the Fendi Rigid Peekaboo Bag when paired with our Fendi Studded Purse Strap. This bag comes with a matching blue detachable leather shoulder strap that we simply removed and replaced with this stand out piece. Even when worn on the nook of your arm, leaving the shoulder strap hanging as you see here, this bag went from bold to bolder.
The day this Limited Edition Fendi Beaded Baguette walked through our door was the day I realized the perfect bag did in fact exist. Paired with our Fendi Studded Strap, it truly becomes one of a kind. Worried about mixing brown with black? Have no fear. Mixed leathers and metals are totally chic; just ask Chanel's Gabrielle Bag.
Stunning right? In this image, I removed the small brown handle and just used the studded strap, turning this multi-style bag into an edgy crossbody. Paired with a colorful Fendi dress and a Chanel choker, this look is perfect for daytime or evening wear.
Lest we not forget our fabulous Valentino Camouflage Butterfly Rockstud Strap! Paired with a Dior Gaucho bag in the perfect cream color, this strap stands out and takes this bag to a whole new level, converting it from a shoulder bag to a crossbody.
Don't you love this little Chloe Faye Backpack? The color is such an out-of-the-box neutral, and paired with the Valentino strap this backpack easily converts into a crossbody. This bag comes with a shorter shoulder strap that we removed and replaced with our butterfly beauty.
This Hermes Evelyne I came with a cloth shoulder strap that isn't adjustable (this was how every Evelyne came before the Evelyne III, hence why I feel this trend started with this bag- because it's owners always wanted to adjust the strap) so I removed that, replaced it with our Valentino strap, and voilà! Magnifique!
We have come full circle. Back to our lovely black Evelyne III only this time we have finished her off with our Valentino strap
This isn't a new trend, and I seriously doubt it's going anywhere any time soon. So have fun, try new things, and don't be afraid to stand out!


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