One product we never get tired of talking about is the chic yet affordable designer keyring. Not only is it one of the most used accessories a person owns (pretty much every day), but it also conveys a lot about a person's style and sophistication. What is also great is that designer keychains make perfect gifts any time of the year – Christmas, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, etc. Last but not least, they are just so damn adorable!
Designers have been having a lot of fun with these, especially over the past few years. MCM has been selling keychains with mini stuffed animals made of logo-embossed leather, while Fendi has been getting wild with cartoon-like geometric characters. But the one trend which has to be the most popular with designers is the pompom keychain. It has been offered by designers as varied as Kipling, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Jocelyn and Fendi.
You can find keychains available in just about every precious metal color tone including yellow gold, pink gold, pewter, silver and, on a rare occasion, brass. Charms are most commonly made of metal or enamel for durability. Several designers offer initial letter keyrings, including Michael Kors and Henri Bendel. You can also find versions of those at the lower end, for example Target and Walmart.
Below are some of our favorite designer keychains currently available online from European and American retailers.
Clockwise from top left: SOPHIE HULME shearling pompom keyring (£150 Liberty London), KARL LAGERFELD Choupette keychain (€30 Stylebop), FENDI Flurry Monster keyring (€650 Stylebop), MICHAEL KORS Mini-Bag keyring (£45 House of Fraser), DKNY Grey pom pom keyring (£35 House of Fraser), CHRISTOPHER KANE Swarovski crystal embedded key ring (€80 Browns London), PAUL SMITH LONDON Circular ray keyring (Orig £80 House of Fraser), SEE BY CHLOE Star charm keyring (€35 Stylebop), LOVE MOSCHINO Black heart keyring (£35 House of Fraser), VALENTINO Rockstud studded leather heart charm keychain (€180 Stylebop), SWAROVSKI embellished leather heart keyring (€39 El Corte Ingles), MOSCHINO Brass jukebox charm keychain (€130 Stylebop), SWAROVSKI Tayla leather tassel keyring (€49 Swarovski), VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Pink gold tone orb charm keyring (£38 House of Fraser)
Clockwise from top left: KATE SPADE NEW YORK Bow-shaped keychain ($58 Nordstrom), PRADA Franz Bear faux fur keychain ($300 Saks Fifth Avenue), COACH Feather charm keychain ($75 Macys), ESTEE LAUDER Modern Muse perfume charm keyring (49.50 Lord & Taylor), HOUSE OF HOLLAND cocktail charm keyring ($62 Bloomingdales), HENRI BENDEL signature shopping bag charm keychain ($38 Henri Bendel), MCM Roboter charm keychain ($345 Saks Fifth Avenue), TORY BURCH Leather inset heart charm keychain ($60 Saks Fifth Avenue), SAINT LAURENT Logo charm keychain ($350 Saks Fifth Avenue), TODS Leather key fob ($225 Nordstrom), CALVIN KLEIN CK-logo mini-handbag charm keyring ($28 Macys), FENDI Selleria leather fob keyring ($150 Saks Fifth Avenue), ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Skull charm keychain ($445 Nordstrom), SALVATORE FERRAGAMO leather and metal key fob ($210 Nordstrom), KATE SPADE NEW YORK Pom pom owl keychain ($78 Macys), MICHAEL KORS Aviator sunglasses charm keychain ($38 Macys)