We spend the majority of our time hear talking about handbags, but what goes in them is just as important, and thankfully, some designers put as much care into the design of their wallets and small leather goods as they do into their big-name bags.
We warned you at the beginning of March that embellished, statement-making straps were a nascent trend, and now the world’s biggest luxury brand has lent the look its seal of approval. Louis Vuitton just launched a line of sold-separately Bandoulière Straps, and compared to brands of comparable caliber, they’re actually pretty well priced.
Every season (and usually at least once between each season), Chanel releases a brand new array of products, the scope of which is matched by very few other luxury brands. Not only are there handbags (and you should definitely check out Chanel’s brand new Pre-Collection Fall 2016 handbags), but there are wallets and pouches and coin purses, as well as pieces that fall somewhere in the murky middle between bags and wallets.
Even though we are, of course, big proponents of buying a brand new bag, sometimes you don’t need a brand new bag. Maybe the budget doesn’t allow for one, maybe you just got a great deal at the recent seasonal sales and you’re set for a while, maybe you just don’t have the itch right now–whatever the reason, it happens to all of us sometimes.
Even though some people don’t love the idea of bag charms, I’ve always been drawn to them. To me, having a great accent for your most important accessory is a cool way to make it your own, and with all the options currently available, you don’t have to go over-the-top with an outlandishly large charm.
So, you’ve got yourself some Chanel handbags, and you’ve also got some Chanel jewelry. Maybe now you’re thinking, “How can I combine those two things, and also get some home decor into the mix?” Don’t worry, Karl Lagerfeld has you covered in ways you didn’t even realize you needed until this exact moment in time.
Chanel is one of the biggest and most sought-after accessories brands in the world, and although its best known for its iconic handbags, those are only part of the story. Each season, Chanel also releases an impressive array of wallets, pouches, almost-handbags and other small leather goods, and Chanel fans go justifiably nuts for them.
Chanel’s seasonal handbag and accessories offerings for any given collection are as vast as you’ll find in the designer market; Karl Lagerfeld and the brand’s leather goods designers are prolific. We already gave you a close look at Chanel’s Spring 2016 bags (as well as Pre-Collection Spring 2016, which is totally different!), and now we’ve got the lowdown on the collection’s wallets, pouches and other leather accessories.
We brought you an in-depth look at Chanel’s Cruise 2016 handbag lookbook last week, but when we got to poking around the brand’s website, we realized that wasn’t the full story. The number of small leather goods, including the popular Wallet on Chain (WOC) bags, the brand includes in the seasonal spotlight fluctuates with each collection, and this time, there were quite a few pieces well worth some attention.
Even though I spend the vast majority of my time writing and thinking about handbags, the accessory I actually interact with the most is my iPhone case. I have a 6 Plus, and the size and beauty of the thing only encourages me to interact with it even more.