This week, as we gear up to celebrate National Handbag Day, we want to share some of our favorite stories that involve bags. When I’ve chatted with different handbag lovers, I inevitably end up hearing some really crazy stories of the lengths people go through to get the bag of their dreams.
I remember when I first heard of the Chanel WOC; I also remember it took me a while (maybe longer than I’d like to admit) to figure out “WOC” stood for “Wallet On Chain.” Chanel isn’t the only brand to make a WOC, but it’s arguably the brand most closely associated with the popular style, and much like many other Chanel pieces, the brand does its WOC oh so well.
This coming Saturday, October 10th, is the 3rd annual National Handbag Day which is a holiday we founded just over three years ago and is recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events. That’s right, we made our holiday offical and we’ve had so much fun celebrating our love of handbags with you the past two years.
When you think of Chanel, the Classic Flap and timeless appeal comes to mind. We’ve shared 10 reasons to own a Chanel Flap and have a comprehensive Chanel Classic Flap bag guide in the past. But another iconic piece from the brand is the Chanel Two-Tone Shoe, which was created in 1957 by Gabrielle Chanel.
In 1999, Pierre Hardy was created, starting with women’s shoes and following in 2006 with the introduction of handbags. Since then, the brand has made waves in the accessories world, adding a modern, geometric twist to the sometimes staid worlds of designer handbags and shoes and created a cult following in the process.