BEC Extras

remy005

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I'm getting closer to ordering a bag and wonder if there are certain "extras" Belenistas tend to like (or not!).

For instance, "Decorative Corners." In response to my question, Rose emailed that they really don't serve a protective function (i.e., that they really are just decorative). I know these things are basically matters of personal taste, but I've been learning so much and educating my eye thanks to the ladies here, so I thought I'd ask y'all what you think.

(I'm expecting my first bag to be a MMS.)

Thank you one and all! :smile:
 

Contessa

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I'm getting closer to ordering a bag and wonder if there are certain "extras" Belenistas tend to like (or not!).

For instance, "Decorative Corners." In response to my question, Rose emailed that they really don't serve a protective function (i.e., that they really are just decorative). I know these things are basically matters of personal taste, but I've been learning so much and educating my eye thanks to the ladies here, so I thought I'd ask y'all what you think.

(I'm expecting my first bag to be a MMS.)

Thank you one and all! :smile:
Hey Remy,

I custom ordered the corners on both sides of my bags (LM's Tan & Choco).

I do think they serve a purpose.....there's an extra layer, and although it's not "protection" per se, I think it gives the bag a "lift" and nice effect.

And as far as extras are concerned, I always request an extra set of tassels and tags/tag as it's easier to combine it with a BEC.
 

remy005

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Thanks, Contessa, that's really helpful. I was *hoping* the corners were indeed an extra layer (and not an alternate way of cutting the single layer!).

(And what you said about the tassels and tags makes a lot of sense.)

Hey, does anyone have the WIDE shoulder strap (available as an extra)? TIA!
 

bonniekir

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I allways add the wide shoulder strap to my bags, because it sit better on my shoulder than two straps.
I also order extra tassels and for the Hold me maxi an outer pocket is a must.
If there are no messenger strap to a model, and it's possible to add one , I do this too.
 

Moonfancy

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I always order an extra set of rings for purely decorative reasons. I like a lot of hardware on my bags, so I always clip the extra rings on the existing rings. If it's shiny and it jingle-jangles, I like it.
 

remy005

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I allways add the wide shoulder strap to my bags, because it sit better on my shoulder than two straps.
I also order extra tassels and for the Hold me maxi an outer pocket is a must.
If there are no messenger strap to a model, and it's possible to add one , I do this too.
Thanks, Bonnie. Your saying an outer pocket is a must on your Hold Me makes me wonder, has anyone ever put an outer pocket on a Hug Me? Probably not necessary? Hmm.
 

remy005

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I always order an extra set of rings for purely decorative reasons. I like a lot of hardware on my bags, so I always clip the extra rings on the existing rings. If it's shiny and it jingle-jangles, I like it.
Hi Moonfancy, So your extra rings don't actually lengthen the straps, but sort of lay on top of the existing rings? Jazzy!

I just learned from Rose that the fixed rings (I had asked about this on the brass and silver, but I assume she meant gold as well) are engraved with the BE name, and the open rings are not. Maybe everyone already knew this...
 

peppy

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Thanks, Bonnie. Your saying an outer pocket is a must on your Hold Me makes me wonder, has anyone ever put an outer pocket on a Hug Me? Probably not necessary? Hmm.

To my knowledge, don't think anyone has done this. I would think that this probably needs clearance with BE/Jackie first, as it may be considered a "change" in the design/look of the bag. But yes, probably not necessary since the HM has 2 big outer pockets already (albeit only secured with magnetic clasps, so not as secure as a zippered pocket).
 

finzup

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Thanks, Bonnie. Your saying an outer pocket is a must on your Hold Me makes me wonder, has anyone ever put an outer pocket on a Hug Me? Probably not necessary? Hmm.
Yes I believe I've seen one... I'll do a search


OMG tPF search is DREADFUL.. cant use 'hug me' because 'me' is too short. Cant search 'outside pocket' because the word "outside" is too long. WTF. BUT - I did somehow manage to find a picture of a hug me with an outer pocket!

http://forum.purseblog.com/belen-echandia/pewter-hug-me-w-outside-pocket-bespoke-anyone-418528.html
 
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remy005

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Yes I believe I've seen one... I'll do a search


<< BUT - I did somehow manage to find a picture of a hug me with an outer pocket!>>
http://forum.purseblog.com/belen-echandia/pewter-hug-me-w-outside-pocket-bespoke-anyone-418528.html
KatieFin, you are amazing to have found this!:salute: I think that's a really good looking bag; I wondered whether the outside zipper pocket would kind of ruin the look, but I think it's worth considering. Those photos are so helpful.
 

Contessa

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To my knowledge, don't think anyone has done this. I would think that this probably needs clearance with BE/Jackie first, as it may be considered a "change" in the design/look of the bag. But yes, probably not necessary since the HM has 2 big outer pockets already (albeit only secured with magnetic clasps, so not as secure as a zippered pocket).

It's definitely been done and Detective Finz beat me to it!!!
 

anitalilac

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Does anybody included the laptop sleeve in their BEC?
I am thinking of adding it for the Charm Me Mini, is it really practical when sewn in? I mean for nearly $80, I would want it to be practical..

thanks!
 

LoveHandbags!

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Great thread remy - and wow, those pictures of that Hug Me with longer straps and outer pocket, I die!

Katie, if you check back here, thank you so much for finding that picture. Depending where I am going, I often do not like a really deep handbag and that bag is fabulously perfect so such an occasion!
 

RaeBelle

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Does anybody included the laptop sleeve in their BEC?
I am thinking of adding it for the Charm Me Mini, is it really practical when sewn in? I mean for nearly $80, I would want it to be practical..

thanks!
Is the laptop sleeve actually sewn in? I thought it was removable.

What size laptop do you have? I'm not sure many would fit in the Charm Me Mini comfortably.