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.
Chanel Handbags and Purses
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.
When it comes to Chanel shows, we never quite know what to expect from Karl Lagerfeld. For example, the Chanel Spring 2015 show sent a flurry of bags down the runway that were post-modern and protest-inspired.
With slogans like ‘Make Fashion Not War’ and ’5×5=CC,’ the spring accessories made a huge statement.
We already gave you a closer look at the supermarket-themed Chanel Fall 2014 collection, but today to help you get over the Monday afternoon slump, just stare at the beauty of the Chanel Alligator Boy Bag.
The color is reminiscent of blue Caribbean waters and the design is a favorite of so many, including yours truly.
Nicky Hilton recently attended the launch party for her new fashion book, 365 Style, with a Chanel Tweed Boy Bag that we suspect might be a brand new addition to her collection. The shindig took place at her aunt Kyle’s boutique in Beverly Hills, and Nicky’s sister Paris was in attendance, as were cast members from both Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, naturally.