This won’t be shocking news to anyone who saw the results of both our handbag-themed March Madness and World Cup brackets (Chanel won both without much trouble), but the French brand has taken another Internet crown. Chanel was the most reblogged handbag brand on Tumblr and second most popular fashion brand overall, behind only Nike.
Chanel Handbags and Purses
When I sat down to compile the photos for this post, I didn’t know that it was going to be about Chanel. As I started looking through our photo agency’s recent archives, though, it became clear that it had to be; no other brand exerts the kind of dominance among high-profile women’s handbag collections that Chanel does.
The number of full handbag collections that Chanel puts out ever year is insane; as soon as one lands in stores, you can be that the next is on its way, complete with a new theme and variations on some aspect of global live.
You love celebs. You really love round-ups. So now, in lieu of our usual daily celeb features, we’ll be presenting our readers with a twice-weekly bag-carrying celeb smorgasbord. There’s something for everyone, so if you suffer from Kardashian fatigue, or Real Housewife fatigue, or Birkin fatigue (highly scientific studies show that they are all irrevocably linked), there are plenty of other attractive celebs carrying gorgeous designer bags upon which to rest your gaze.
Here’s Karlie Kloss, world’s most relatable, affable, low-key supermodel, ambling around NYC with a massive Chanel Maxi Classic Flap Bag. This bag, as you might imagine, is the largest version of the popular Chanel style, and we rarely see it “in the wild,” though it does make a few appearances in “100 Celebs and Their Favorite Chanel Bags”.
As we all know, Chanel handbags can’t be bought online. The brand itself doesn’t sell anything on its website except cosmetics, and it also doesn’t wholesale its handbags to any third-party retailers, period. That means that everyone from storied auction houses to contemporary retailers has to get creative about how they find ways to sell the profitable, sought-after bags, and for ShopBop, that means partnering up with vintage juggernaut What Goes Around Comes Around to sell the company’s Chanel bags (and more) on its website.
Our celebrity Halloween handbag coverage continues with yet another choice selection from last weekend’s festivities. Here’s Bethenny Frankel, trick-or-treating with daughter Bryn over the weekend in Tribeca. Bethenny is carrying a silver Chanel Classic Flap Bag, which is actually a pretty good hands-free option for trick-or-treating in the ultra-expensive neighborhood environs.