Here’s Khloe Kardashian, leaving LA with a Chanel Graffiti Backpack and Kim and Kourtney following behind. This bag was the marquee accessory from Chanel’s Spring 2014 runway, and we’re not at all surprised that one of the Kardashians already has it in her clutches. (Mama Kris Jenner was one of the special few who managed to scoop up a Chanel Hula Hoop Flap Bag during its incredibly limited run after the Spring 2013 show last year.) The $3,400 – $3,800 price tag on Chanel’s new backpacks has garnered a lot of attention, mainly because they’re just straight-up canvas backpacks, embellished with “multicolored ropes.” You can find out more about this bag on the Chanel website.
What do you think about Chanel’s backpacks? Is their intentionally DIY look a bit of a turn off? Can Chanel really demand $3,800 for an incredibly standard-looking canvas backpack that’s just been given a little logo love? For comparison: very similar styles are available at a multitude of mall stores for about $20-$80. Are the Kardashians total suckers for ponying up that kind of cash for canvas, or are we all suckers for giving a brand like Chanel carte blanche to sell us what is essentially the IDEA of a bag, built with the most minimal construction possible?