You may have just invested in a brand new Hermès Birkin or Kelly bag. Now what? How can I make my bag stand out? There’s an easy answer here: bag charms. A bag charm really makes your handbag your own. It adds something different to a bag that not everyone may have, especially if you get it in a unique colourway.
It’s safe to say that there are a lot of accessories to choose from, so we’re going to take a look at some of the most popular bag charms Hermès offers.
Should I accessorise my Birkin bag?
Naturally, a Birkin or Kelly bag will already stand out from the crowd. However, if you really want to make sure that your bag is the showstopper, then investing in a Hermès bag charm might not actually be a crazy idea. It’s not a case of you should accessorise your Birkin bag, instead, you might want to.
The different accessories
If you are looking to take your Hermès bag to the next level and invest in a little accessory, then you’re in the right place to learn about your options. Yes, we’re going to break down all of the different Hermès bag charms and tell you all about them. After reading this you’ll know exactly the accessory you want to add to your Birkin or Kelly bag. Whether that be a charm or a Twilly scarf.
Rodeo charm/ Pegasus
The rodeo/ pegasus accessory makes for a charming addition to your Birkin bag and also nods to the beginnings of Hermès. In case you’re unaware of the history of Hermès, the brand started as a luxury leather shop, which specialised in creating bags and saddles for horses and ponies. So this little pony charm references that. The pegasus charm refers to a variation of the rodeo charm, one which has become almost more adorable than its original, thanks to its wings.
The rodeo and pegasus charms come in a variety of colour combinations, from rubis, bleu saphir and fauve to lagoon, malachite and rose jaipur. This is so the charm can match your Birkin bag perfectly. After all, you wouldn’t want your charm to clash with your Hermès bag. Another thing to note is that the stitching on the rodeo charm is sometimes contrasting, to show a subtle change in expression.
This bag charm could be a great one to invest in if you’re already a proud owner of the Hermès Oran sandals. As the name suggests, the Oran Nano is an accessory that is basically the mini version of the Oral sandals. The ‘H’ on the front stands for the brand and the detailing on this charm is next to none. The small size of this charm means you can layer them up, whether you want two, three or even four charms on your luxury handbag.
Kelly Twilly charm
If you have a Kelly bag, you might want a mini version of it too. This is where the Kelly Twilly charm comes in. This accessory, as you can probably guess, looks exactly like the Hermès Kelly bag. Adding this charm to a bag will give it that elegant touch it may be missing.
You might be familiar with the paper bag Hermès gives to customers once they have made a purchase. You often can’t miss them – they are bright orange. Well, the Sac Orange charm is an exact replica of their famous orange paper bag. The colour of the handle and the position of the logo with ‘Le Duc carriage and servant’ written on it are exactly replicated on the Sac Orange bag charm.
This charm comes in two colours only, the Hermès orange we were speaking about earlier, and the ‘Rose Mexico’ colour which debuted at the Fall / Winter 2020 Hermès collection.
The Petit H charm is basically a project Hermès have established to re-create and use materials from their original manufacturing. This mini-project was founded in 2010 by the artistic director of Hermès at the time, Pascale Mussard. The idea behind this project was to make the most out of the unused materials, rather than simply recycle them. If you’re looking for a charm that has a little more of the fun factor, the Petit H is definitely one for you. This accessory comes in a variety of exciting shapes, from cars and motorcycles to hearts and animals.
Another thing that’s interesting about the Petit H is that it has different colours on the front and back. This means you can change the colour of the charm depending on the colour of your bag.
The Rooroo charm is in the shape of a tiger but features two colours. The main colour of the tiger’s body, and then the colour that is shown in the notches of the accessory. If you are on the lookout for a handbag charm that is going to make a statement, the Rooroo accessory is perfect because of its larger size. Even compared to the Rodeo / Pegasus charm, the Rooroo is significantly bigger.
Last but not least, arguably the most popular Hermès handbag accessory is the Twilly scarf. These scarves are an incredibly coveted item as the detailing and craftsmanship that goes into making them is incomparable to any other scarf on the market. This is because the Twilly scarves are made from the highest quality silk, which not only makes the colours pop but also is extremely soft to touch.
The most common way people use the Twilly scarf to accessorise their Hermès bag is by wrapping the scarf around the handles of the bag. This will protect the handles from any dirt and debris, as well as any wear and tear. Although the Birkin and Kelly bags are robust, excessive use of the bag will naturally cause wear, which could impact the resale price of your Hermès handbag if you do come to sell it. Other people may choose to loop the scarf in a loose knot and let it hang freely from the handles.
Transform your Hermès bag with one simple accessory
Any of these Hermès accessories will act as the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. Want a bright accessory? Opt for a Twilly scarf. Want a statement charm? The Rooroo could be the one for you. The power of personalisation is key here. You want people to know which bag is yours, and you can easily do that by adding a Hermès handbag charm.