Even though we are, of course, big proponents of buying a brand new bag, sometimes you don’t need a brand new bag. Maybe the budget doesn’t allow for one, maybe you just got a great deal at the recent seasonal sales and you’re set for a while, maybe you just don’t have the itch right now–whatever the reason, it happens to all of us sometimes. If this sounds familiar to you but you’d still like to update your daily accessories for fall, maybe we suggest a bag charm?
Bag charms are sometimes polarizing among our readers, primarily because some of them are extremely expensive, despite being non-functional. That doesn’t have to be the case, though–we had no problem finding nearly two dozen cute, playful options, and many of them have two-digit price tags. That’s the great thing about a bag charm: they don’t have to be serious or expensive, but they can be both or neither, depending on your opinion and personal budget.
In general, even at the high end, these charms are much less of a commitment than a designer bag–if you use it for a season to make an old favorite feel new, you won’t have to feel wasteful if you tuck it back in your closet in a few months in favor of the next thing that catches your fancy. When that bag starts to feel normal, though, your charm will be right where you left it to provide a little extra accent.