I just double-checked mine and they are attached with a leather strip that is looped through on either end, so they can be removed without damaging the bag or the tag. As for how the tags look, this is a discussion had with almost any bag that comes with hangtags. Some people love them all; some people dislike and remove them all; others keep or remove them depending on the bag. The MK bag I am using now is large enough that I don't think the hangtag is distracting, but I also have a studded MK bag where I feel the hangtag provides too much metal for my taste. So it definitely depends on the bag for me.I didn't know they can be removed. Thanks for telling me that. The Coach ones look nice, but on Michael Kors they look really tacky, they are so un-necessarily big and distracting, it really takes away from an otherwise nice luxury brand. Think of a man that is tall and handsome with a funny and nice personality except he wears a tshirt with a gigantic MK on him wherever he goes.
If I was a chick I'd be bothered by it lol