When Chanel trotted the full-size Chanel Hula Hoop Flap Bag on the runways for Chanel Spring 2013, they insisted this showpiece wouldn’t be available for purchase. But after an unexpectedly warm reception to the idea, they made a few anyways, along with a more wearable, wranglable mini version. The bag you see here is a chic black mini version of the Chanel Hula Hoop Flap Bag, on the arm of Kris Jenner in NYC. This bag, surprisingly, looks a lot less gimmicky and cartoonish in all-black, though it seems to lose some of its hoop-like integrity when weighed down with a modest amount of personal belongings. These bags are currently nowhere to be found, but you can shop an authentic selection of vintage and pre-owned Chanel at Portero.
Truth be told, I’m highly surprised Kris Jenner hasn’t been spotted accidentally hooping innocent by-standers with the full size version of this bag on either coast. She loves black and white, she loves high-end bags, and she loves making headlines. (And I definitely saw her eyeing one on the last season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.) Could you see yourself carrying this kooky version of Chanel’s signature Flap Bag?