Didn’t you hear? A very specific shade of pink called “honeysuckle” is supposed to be the color of 2011, or so say the fine folks at Pantone. Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld can clearly tell the future and saw this coming, because the perfect pink Chanel Python Timeless Clutch that you see above just came out for Cruise 2011.

Lagerfeld and Chanel usually design and sell whatever they please with little acknowledgement of passing trends, so it surprised me to see this clutch surface in this particular shade of pink at exactly the same time as Pantone made its yearly announcement. But even if pink hadn’t just been dubbed an “it” color, whatever that means, this clutch would still be more or less perfect. I’m not even a great lover of pink, and I have no problem admitting that.

The Timeless Clutch has always been ideally shaped and sized for toting essentials to almost any evening event, and dressing such a pretty clutch in a candy-colored exotic only makes it more fun and desirable. If you have a spring event on your calendar (perhaps a wedding?), this is the clutch you need to be carrying. The Chanel rep I contacted didn’t have a price for this piece yet, although the black python Timeless Clutch retails for $3250. Contact Chanel at 800-550-0005 to inquire.

Photo via Chanel.com.

  • Eleanor

    A python Chanel for under five thousand dollars? I find that surprising. I would prefer to buy this over the patterned Bottega Veneta bag, but unfortunately neither option is realistic right now (student).

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      I agree that for the money, this is a MUCH better choice than the Bottega.

  • Vitta

    Eleanor, this option is not realistic not only for a student, but pretty much for the majority of working women worldwide. It seems like for the last couple of years the prices for designer handbags have been spinning out of control. Very similar to the situation in the late 1920s during the Depression.

    Source: new book “Exotic Skin: Alligator and Crocodile Handbags”.

    • Irra

      Exactly, I’m a working women. And I think twice to even consider buying this bag.

  • Max

    OMG the price is Right ! :)

  • edoardo

    The clutch is really amazing and nice…very soft also. I lvoe the femininity fo the last bags of Chanel of which you spoke about but this bag (that I love) is not “very chanel style”.

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • Isabella Rosso

    Epic, I would say. Chanel rocks the boat one more time with a classic design. What other thing can I do aside from sighing…*sigh*

    http://www.geekpurses.com

  • Ponx

    Love the “honeysuckle” pink color of the clutch. Absolutely ideal for a Spring wedding! I am going to recommend this to the readers of my article.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Handbag-Styles

  • Jen

    there’s talk abt the scales coming out… so thats one concern to consider before purchasing this clutch.

    • Raventress

      I thought of the same when I saw this clutch. Not sure if it could easily get dirty as well. (ipad)

  • Katie

    love it,This chanel purses is so charming

  • CL

    this bag just makes me feel like a sophisticated little girl with its pink undertone & python texture. best of both worlds! (ipad)

  • Smith

    though cute, i would invest the 3K elsewhere. beautiful color though (ipad)

  • Deb

    A very sweet clutch made by no other than Chanel. (ipad)

  • Lola

    Chanel can do no wrong, in my opinion. The texture is amazing (ipad)

  • Nadia Segers

    Nadia loves pink!
    & the bag! We all love chanel! (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Love this clutch (ipad)

  • Alison J.

    This doesn’t do anything for me. (ipad)

  • Ken Vien

    must be expensive! (ipad)

  • nini

    pink python!! Cute! (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    omg i cant take it what a beauty (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    wow CoCo would be proud (ipad)

  • ariancita

    This has been my favorite color for years (along with robin’s egg blue) so of course I am in love. In unrequited love… at that price point. (ipad)

  • Lara

    so pretty and delicate. looks like a shell pink starfish. (ipad)

  • carlinha

    i’m in love (ipad)

  • Ellen

    Beautiful and definitely timeless. I love how feminine and soft the design is. (ipad)

  • Jessie

    Aesthetically, I love the clutch, but I wonder how practical it would be (disregarding price) design-wise? I’d worry about how it would wear; pink always seems to show signs of wear (not to mention dirt) much earlier than its black counterparts- and because it is such an exact shade of pink, I do think it would limit you to what you could wear it with. Then again, I guess if you could afford it, you’d have something to wear it with…

    Saying all this, however, it still is a beautiful bag (made only more beautiful by the fact that it is completely out of my reach!). (ipad)

  • Limey

    My mom would definitely like this bag!!! (ipad)

  • Wendy

    Love the color. Love the design! This is a beautiful bag. (ipad)

  • Cindy

    I’m not into it too much. (ipad)

  • shopjc

    i like it. but it is not cheap. i also like cheap velour handbags. http://www.shopjuicycoutureonline.com

  • Tiffany

    Love this! Usually don’t like textured clutches but this is exceptionally beautiful! (ipad)

  • Jen

    GREAT clutch! (ipad)

  • mamahusky

    for almost $4,000 ??? i better get the grand shopping tote for less than $3.000

  • Julia

    gorgeous…and wayyy out of my price range. (ipad)

  • Cate

    good lord that is pretty! (ipad)

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  • helen

    Lovely pink color. (ipad)

  • eva marie

    i love it . (ipad)

  • kim

    love it! (ipad)

  • beanyce126

    another piece that caught my heart. (ipad)

  • swati

    I shun things that are supposedly girly pink. But i love the look of this one. So elegant and chic (ipad)

  • Heidi

    Great clutch, but wouldn’t be my 1st choice of material. (ipad)

  • roberto

    i love it but i have to say that the honeysuckle color it´s a little darker than the one on this clutch and this color is more like a PEACH BLOOM