Reviving An Older Handbag

My sister gave me this awesome Botkier handbag that she had found at a secondhand store. I absolutely love the color, but felt that it needed just a bit of an update. Luckily, the bag had the kind of straps that have a clasp on the end and can be changed-out without too much difficulty.  Here is what the bag looked like with the original strap attached. You may remember this photo from this necklace post that I did.

I am really loving that cross-body bags have made a comeback, and decided that this bag would benefit from having a longer, cross-body strap. I chose a heavy chain strap (purchased off of Ebay for around $28), and think that it updates the bag nicely. The bag's existing heavy gold hardware goes perfectly with the chain I selected, and I am enjoying the slightly more "dressed" appearance that the chain strap gives the bag.  Now I just have to resist the urge to do this with all my old bags…

Botkier bag (old), similar / rag and bone jeans / Oscar De La Ranta blazer (thrifted), similar / Gap flats (old), similar

              Shared with: High Latitude Style


  1. I love reviving and changing things. I often do it with clothes. It makes all the difference and is very ecological.

  2. Love, love this update! Gorgeous bag. xo

  3. Gorgeous handbag, gorgeous girl!

  4. That IS a great color. You have Chanel-ified it. Nicely done!

  5. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. What a great idea. This looks awesome

  6. I especially love the color of this bag. You, as usual, look gorgeous!

  7. Love the bag, but love, love, love the shoes x


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