Birkinify
Miu Miu Spring 2024. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Another day, another reigning TikTok "aesthetic." Along with its obsession with flashily dressed Italian-American women with partners making their livings outside the law, recently the platform's given us a less loaded, far more cheerful trend to try. Namely, hyper-personalized handbags a la the late, great Jane Birkin. Likewise a response to the less-is-more, clean-girl movement, #Birkinifying your handbag, or accessorizing it with pins, charms, key fobs, stickers, patches and interchangeable straps that speak to your personal style and interests, is a social media-propelled trend that's super easy to get behind both intellectually and financially.

Of course, the drive to personalize one's accessories is nothing new. Monograms are a classic example. And think of the Fendi Buggies craze of the mid-2010s. A couple years back, embroidering your L.L.Bean canvas Boat and Tote with trendy, sardonic phrases like "flop era" instead of the more traditional initials was all the rage.

Jane arguably personified the inclination. In an interview for CBS during which she showed off all the "baubles, bangles and beads" hanging from her eponymous Hermes, the French fashion icon explained, "I just thought it was more fun to hang things off it." She enjoyed the "jingle jangle" sound the bag made as she walked. And with Jane's passing last July, fans eager to pay homage to her sartorial legacy are taking up visual and auditory add-ons of their own.

They're not without recent runway references. At Miu Miu Spring 2024, the ever-prescient Miuccia Prada sent out Jane-inspired handbags. Sloppy, capacious, filled to the brim with jackets and shoes and accented by braided ropes, gold chains, hardware-heavy leather bracelets, keychains and the like, the totes are a master class in accessory accessorizing.

But don't worry. You certainly don't need a bag by Miu Miu or Hermes to #Birkinify. This is a trend for the people. The point is to give new life to your tried-and-true everyday top handles and crossbody bags. It's about personality, showcasing your own inimitable je ne sais quoi.

So while brands, particularly Loewe, JW Anderson, Anya Hindmarch and Coach, are offering up several extremely fun bag accessories right now, feel free to throw our suggestions, handily organized below, out the door and go your own way. We highly recommend using keepsakes you already have or shopping vintage for this one. It feels apropos to Jane's "aesthetic." If the bag's meant to look used and loved, why not shop for things used and loved? (We've also included some vintage picks below to save you the legwork.)

Loewe Pea Pod Charm
Loewe

Loewe Pea Pod Charm, $490 at Bergdorf Goodman

FP Collection Letterman Bag Charm
FP Collection

FP Collection Letterman Bag Charm, $20 at Free People

Burberry Faux-Fur Bag Charm
Burberry

Burberry Faux-Fur Bag Charm, $720 at Mytheresa

Hermes Pre-Owned 1994 Sunflower Cadena Lock Bag Charm
Hermes

Hermes Pre-Owned 1994 Sunflower Cadena Lock Bag Charm, $1,116 at Farfetch

Maison Michel Pearl-Design Bag Charm
Maison Michel

Maison Michel Pearl-Design Bag Charm, $230 at Farfetch

Stella McCartney Origami Elephant Alter Mat Bag Charm
Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney Origami Elephant Alter Mat Bag Charm, $235 at Stella McCartney

Coach Remade Lightning Bolt Bag Charm
Coach

Coach Remade Lightning Bolt Bag Charm, $75 at Coach

Miu Miu Metal Brooch
Miu Miu

Miu Miu Metal Brooch, $395 at Miu Miu

Susan Alexandra Foodie Bag Charms
Susan Alexandra

Susan Alexandra Foodie Bag Charms in Mushy, $63 at Susan Alexandra

Justine Clenquet Heart Metallic Pink Charm
Justine Clenquet

Justine Clenquet Heart Metallic Pink Charm, $89 at Justine Clenquet

Hermes Pre-Owned 1990-2000s Paddock Bombe Bag Charm
Hermes

Hermes Pre-Owned 1990-2000s Paddock Bombe Bag Charm, $423 at Farfetch

Christian Dior 30 Montaigne Bag Charm
Christian Dior

Christian Dior 30 Montaigne Bag Charm, $990 at Christian Dior

Sandy Liang Jelly Keychain
Sandy Liang

Sandy Liang Jelly Keychain in Clear, $58 at Sandy Liang

Vivienne Westwood 3D Orb Keyholder
Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood 3D Orb Keyholder, $120 at LuisaViaRoma

Edie Parker Matchbook Mirror Keychain
Edie Parker

Edie Parker Matchbook Mirror Keychain in Puff Pink, $75 at Edie Parker

Tory Burch Leather Woven Lemon Key Ring
Tory Burch

Tory Burch Leather Woven Lemon Key Ring, $159 at Tory Burch

JW Anderson Blue White Cat Keychain
JW Anderson

JW Anderson Blue & White Cat Keychain, $97 at SSENSE

Jellycat Amusable Cloud Bag Charm
Jellycat

Jellycat Amusable Cloud Bag Charm, $25 at Jellycat

Burberry Blue Thomas Bear Keychain
Burberry

Burberry Blue Thomas Bear Keychain, $440 at SSENSE

Marni Logo-Embroidered Leather Keyring
Marni

Marni Logo-Embroidered Leather Keyring, $246 at Farfetch

Prada Saffiano Leather Robot Keychain Trick
Prada

Prada Saffiano Leather Robot Keychain Trick in Fiery Red, $595 at Prada

Jacquemus Le Porte-Cles Chiquito Keyring
Jacquemus

Jacquemus Le Porte-Cles Chiquito Keyring, $199 at Farfetch

Louis Vuitton New Wave Key Chain Bag Charm Multicolor
Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton New Wave Key Chain Bag Charm Multicolor, $520 at FASHIONPHILE

Loewe Chunky Donut Strap
Loewe

Loewe Chunky Donut Strap in Metal, $490 at Loewe

Coachtopia Short Chain Strap
Coachtopia

Coachtopia Short Chain Strap in 70% Recycled Resin in Light Pink Multi, $125 at Coach

Clare V Grosgrain in Chain Shoulder Strap
Clare V.

Clare V. Grosgrain in Chain Shoulder Strap in Royal Blue Grosgrain Chain, $135 at Clare V.

Cuyana Wavy Strap
Cuyana

Cuyana Wavy Strap in Black/Black, $88 at Cuyana

Marc Jacobs The Pearl Chain Shoulder Strap
Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs The Pearl Chain Shoulder Strap, $125 at Neiman Marcus

Maje Leather Shoulder Strap
Maje

Maje Leather Shoulder Strap, $175 at Farfetch

Valentino Rockstud Quilted Bag Strap
Valentino

Valentino Rockstud Quilted Bag Strap, $472.50 at The RealReal

Fendi Flowerland Bag Strap
Fendi

Fendi Flowerland Bag Strap, $315 at The RealReal

Christian Dior Adjustable Shoulder Strap
Christian Dior

Christian Dior Adjustable Shoulder Strap With Ring in Beige Multicolor Brocart Butterfly Embroidery, $1,300 at Christian Dior

Madewell The Crossbody Bag Strap
Madewell

Madewell The Crossbody Bag Strap: Thin Chain Edition, $42.50 at Madewell

Loro Piana Stripes Shoulder Strap
Loro Piana

Loro Piana Stripes Shoulder Strap, $850 at 24S

Off-White Industrial Logo Bag Strap
Off-White

Off-White Industrial Logo Bag Strap, $211 at Farfetch

JW Anderson Pink Heart Coin Pouch
JW Anderson

JW Anderson Pink Heart Coin Pouch, $71 at SSENSE

Gucci Beige Brown Ophidia Key Case
Gucci

Gucci Beige & Brown Ophidia Key Case, $395 at SSENSE

Prada Logo-Plaque Zip-Fastening Pouch
Prada

Prada Logo-Plaque Zip-Fastening Pouch, $595 at Farfetch

Lululemon City Adventurer Backpack Nano Velour
Lululemon

Lululemon City Adventurer Backpack Nano Velour in Wine Berry/Gold, $29 at Lululemon

Anya Hindmarch Carmex Tasseled Textured-Leather Coin Purse
Anya Hindmarch

Anya Hindmarch Carmex Tasseled Textured-Leather Coin Purse, $360 at Net-a-Porter

Marc Jacobs The Sweet Spot Coin Purse
Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs The Sweet Spot Coin Purse, $77 at Farfetch

Acne Studios Coin Wallet and Bow Mirror
Acne Studios

Acne Studios Coin Wallet and Bow Mirror in Pastel Pink, $500 at Acne Studios

Moncler Kilia Backpack Keyring
Moncler

Moncler Kilia Backpack Keyring, $340 at Farfetch

Sezane Sacha Coin Case
Sézane

Sézane Sacha Coin Case in Embossed Denim, $50 at Sézane

Coachtopia Zip Around Wallet
Coachtopia

Coachtopia Zip Around Wallet in Checkerboard Upcrafted Leather in Bright Yellow/Chalk, $150 at Coach

See by Chloe Hana Leather Keychain
See by Chloe

See by Chloe Hana Leather Keychain, $152 at Farfetch

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