Chanel

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Chanel collections of late often have some sort of zeitgeist-y theme (like feminism or mass consumer consumption, for example), but just when you expect a designer like Karl Lagerfeld to zig, he zags. For Fall 2016, Chanel’s bags seem to be mostly inspired by the brand itself and the creation of its clothing.

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Jet-setting celebs might as well have been catching a plane back to 2011 this week, because most of these handbags were just as popular then, which says a lot about the enduring appeal of a lot of these designer styles.

Chanel Boy Bag with Handle

Chanel is constantly churning out new bags, many of them being new takes on classic bags for the house. The Chanel Boy Bag quickly turned into a staple for the brand, with many opting for a version of the Boy Bag over the Classic Flap (I know I am more of a Boy Bag lover than Flap at the moment).

Celebrities and Chanel Bags

Around the PurseBlog offices, we spend an inordinate amount of time poring over photos of celebs and their favorite handbags, and over time, one thing has become apparent: famous people really, really love Chanel bags. Non-famous people do too, of course, but those photos are harder to come by.

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Many avid collectors can attest that owning one Chanel is never enough. Once they get their hands on one quilted beauty, it’s hard to stop. Don’t believe me? Head over to the Chanel Family Portrait thread over on our PurseForum and you’ll quickly see what I mean.

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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.

Chanel Rainbow Boy Bag

When the Chanel Cruise 2017 Cuba collection debuted, I immediately started to hunt for images of the bags. The usual sites we check for photos didn’t have closeups of the accessories, and I wanted to see what Chanel did for this monumental show–the first of its kind for an international brand in Cuba.

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Chanel‘s handbag lookbooks are always fun; they usually contain 35 to 45 bags, ranging from casual looks like denim or canvas to eye-popping exotics and pieces that feature heavy beading or embroidery, all of which give Chanel fans a very good idea of the full lines they’ll find in stores.

Chanel Cuba Cruise 2016 Bags

When Chanel staged it’s Cruise 2017 show in Cuba, up-close shots of the collection’s bags and accessories weren’t readily available. I spent hours on Instagram and scouring other fashion sites to see what I could find and ended up with a good assortment of bags and the scene of the show.

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The pre-holiday weekend celeb snapshot offerings are usually not the most premium selections ever, but we managed to round things out quite nicely with a double dose of Bella Hadid and a pic of Naya Rivera stocking up on bottled water.

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The very wealthy are both just like us mortals and not like us at all. They’re like us in that they want to have cute stuff to take to the pool with their friends or on their next beach vacation, but they are not like us in that their next terrycloth beach set might be from Chanel.

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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.

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