Mixing strap and bag hardware?

bagnut1

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Any opinions on this? I typically want my strap and bag to match hardware (but I will mix my jewelry up without any hesitation).

Basically I almost always want to use a cross-body strap on my bags, and most of my H bags that came with shorter shoulder straps have gold hardware, so my longer extra straps are GHW too. I just purchased a pre-loved bag, and a strap I recently bought from H would look great with it, but it's GHW vs. the incoming bag with PHW. I could just buy the same strap with PHW but that seems a bit nuts.

If it makes any difference, the bag in question is a Bolide, so the hardware on the strap will be somewhat "hidden" behind the handles rather than completely exposed like on a K.

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Any opinions on this? I typically want my strap and bag to match hardware (but I will mix my jewelry up without any hesitation).

Basically I almost always want to use a cross-body strap on my bags, and most of my H bags that came with shorter shoulder straps have gold hardware, so my longer extra straps are GHW too. I just purchased a pre-loved bag, and a strap I recently bought from H would look great with it, but it's GHW vs. the incoming bag with PHW. I could just buy the same strap with PHW but that seems a bit nuts.

If it makes any difference, the bag in question is a Bolide, so the hardware on the strap will be somewhat "hidden" behind the handles rather than completely exposed like on a K.

Thoughts?
I’d try it. See if it works for you. You can always add a different strap later on, if you feel the need to....
 

golconda

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I have mixed hardware on Bolide and I agree that on Bolide it hardly shows that it is mixed.
 
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I have 2 Bolides with ghw, and have to use 'spare' straps with my RH Box version because I bought it pre-loved without any strap.

Phw on a ghw Bolide doesn't announce itself too much, however, ghw on a phw might IMO (I have a Bolide with phw too).
 
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Rockerchic

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I would probably not notice if anyone else mixed hw on their bag but I know I could never do it. I have a hard time wearing gold jewery when my my bag hardware isn't gold. Unfortunately for me that makes for a very expensive idiosyncrasy.
 

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Always was a "can never mix anything kind of girl- and I only want PHW"
Well, found my vintage PP Kelly ( which has GHW) and love it. Needed a wider strap, and spent a year chasing down the Harnachemant in swift/barenia/butler. We find it, and get it with GHW of course, to match Ms. Piggy.
Suffice it to say, I go on to find a BF Kelly ( great slouch!) with, of course because its my fav, PHW. The strap looks as though it was made for it, and, I just went with it, and love it. SM actually took a px and sent it to Paris under the guise of "They love to see how things are mixed and matched"
Who knew??
 
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bagnut1

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Always was a "can never mix anything kind of girl- and I only want PHW"
Well, found my vintage PP Kelly ( which has GHW) and love it. Needed a wider strap, and spent a year chasing down the Harnachemant in swift/barenia/butler. We find it, and get it with GHW of course, to match Ms. Piggy.
Suffice it to say, I go on to find a BF Kelly ( great slouch!) with, of course because its my fav, PHW. The strap looks as though it was made for it, and, I just went with it, and love it. SM actually took a px and sent it to Paris under the guise of "They love to see how things are mixed and matched"
Who knew??
Ooooh that sounds amazing - would love to see photo if you can share!
 
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