Question for all the Birkin users about the lock

QnBee9

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Jun 30, 2010
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I was wondering where everyone puts the lock on the Birkin when they don't want it locked. Do you leave it hanging from the hardware or by the keys?
 

birkel

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Jan 17, 2009
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Yea it's wonderfully complicated with a lock on I only use it when I want it to be locked and truthfully I fin the bag to be heavier and affected by the lock.the smily face effect and the general look is just not great for me !
 

QnBee9

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Jun 30, 2010
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After reading about the lock smiley effect I think that shouldn't be on the bag unless it needs to be locked. However there seems to be conflicting opinions on the keys and clochette.
 

Pepper

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I keep the clochettes and locks off of my Birkins. They seem unnecessary to me.
 

blusilv

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Jan 8, 2010
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I didnt know about the smiley issue until I experienced it on mine, and ever since then locks and clochettes have been placed in their little dustbags and never used..
 

Syma

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Jan 2, 2007
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Thank you for your help.
Your welcome dear, I posted a pick on another thread of how I add my lock to the Birkin although normally I leave it off and have a leather charm hanging off one of the handles instead. You need to be a bit careful about hanging it off the clochette as the leather can rip easliy due the weight or if it gets caught so I double wrap the clochette around the handle as below and it stops the lock banging about on the leather too where it would leave a mark HTH!
 

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I put mine on the turnlock, and I put the turnlock in the vertical position. That way, the lock doesn't rub against the leather. I don't put very much into the bag, so the leather doesn't get all that close to the lock.