What do you think of the Chanel Lambskin Tote with Exterior Pocket?

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I’m guessing it is a bad sign if the first thought I had when I saw this Chanel bag was “this reminds me of the Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bag“. While I know the amount of work that went into that LV bag was immense, it simply was a bag that made no sense to me. And clearly Marc Jacobs was loving the idea of bags attached to bags, because he implemented it on a namesake bag as well. And now Chanel is kind of doing it, obviously much less than the Louis Vuitton bag, but there is an exterior pocket that looks like an additional bag attached to the front.

I must give the Chanel Lambskin Tote with its exterior pocket credit, it is leaps and bounds more subdued and gorgeous than the Louis Vuitton bag I mentioned above. But I simply can not find myself wanting a bag that looks like it has scrap parts of an additional bag glued on the front. This Chanel bag is however created with luscious black lambskin and has an odd way of flowing together and making the outside flap pocket be usable. While it is not for me, I almost feel this one little part of me thinking it might work. Inquire more via Chanel.

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  • Vicki

    It is very Marc Jacobs.

    • cLiu

      agreed

  • mharvey816

    Yes, that was my first thought – didn’t Marc Jacobs already do this? I didn’t like it then either, and normally I’m a huge fan of both.

  • Anne

    Looks like the kind of bag I would take to go to the amusement park–particularly the fun house. It looks like a messed-up crooked mess much like MJ’s Tribute Bag. Beyonce might like to add this to her collection too. :-)

  • Liz

    There is similar non brand has this bag style at cheap shops however this Chanel style bag looks like off (fake) to me, unless it mix with it’s distinctive Chanel style colour it will work like you said LV patchwork does very well and interesting!!

  • tracey

    Looks like the Louis Vuitton he designed a few years back that cost a $10,000 or so and had all those different shads and textures on it and u saw Beyonce with it one time, lol. It was hideous.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      Yep – I wrote that and linked it above :)

    • Kenneth

      The LV bag was about $67,000 with only a few produced.

  • James

    I give the an A for trying something different for them but not too fond of the outcome. It is too random and askew for the classic Chanel lady.

  • mochababe73

    I never thought that I would say this but, “This Chanel bag is ugly.” The patchwork bag from LV was just as ugly. It reminds me of the movie Total Recall when that alien came out of the man’s belly. This may sound odd, but I find this bag creepy.

  • Handbag Lover

    This bag is ugly and i would not buy it at all! On to the next one!

  • Beth S.

    I tried to post an animation of vomiting… that’s my only reaction.

  • michele

    I agree…..creepy

  • cece

    OMG! Finally a CHANEL bag I don’t like! yay! LOL
    What doesn´t work for me is the beautifully soft Lambskin! I mean… that patchwork with all those dif ‘quiltings’, probably they try to make them look like dif textures…it just makes it look CHEAP! Hands down, though, the LV is still the worse, I’d take cheap over trashy (oops!) any day…

  • Jacqueline Suzanne

    Well….I Love It!!! Can’t wait to see it!!!

  • SuzyZ

    At first look, I didn’t like it but I think I could grow to love it. it would look better on a model’s arm.

  • Val

    gross..how much is the bag going for? lol

  • Tyler

    So much lambskin wasted…

    they should just stick to the portobello if they wanna do a bag attached to another bag kinda style…

  • Laureen

    Woah, for a minute I didn’t realize what I was looking at. I thought the bag itself was a picture of a pile of Chanel flap bags.

  • kellyx

    ugly n hideous

  • dpgyrl026

    Big thumbs down. Oh, and look, between the time I spent writing this and when it posted, the price just increased by 30%.

    Lol, sorry couldn’t resist. Still luv ya CC.

  • Sandy

    Im a huuuge Chanel fan but would NOT buy this bag. It looks
    like a deformed strange mutation of several nice bags. No thanks…

  • 19yearslater

    I am undecided. On one hand, it’s interesting to look at and Chanel quality. On the other, it’s close to a bad eighties throwback.

  • handbags on sale

    On one hand, it’s interesting to look at and Chanel quality. On the other, it’s close to a bad eighties throwback.

  • Cat

    Not nice at all!There are hundreds of designers who make unusual quirky bags so leave Chanel bags Simple and Classic the way Coco intended!

  • Bagolicious

    I voted, “Love it” although I only “Like it”. The reason that it got my attention is that it’s different for Chanel. I’ve had the “classic” Chanels since my first bag, back in the mid 80s, bought at the rue Cambon boutique in Paris. So, I’ve been around a long time and kind of have the, “Been there, done that” syndrome. The classic bags aren’t going anywhere. They’ll always be around. Time for something hip in addition to the classic bags.

  • merve

    Its nice to see Chanel copy Marc for once as its usually the other way round. At least Marc has the sense to copy Chanel’s most iconic bags whereas Chanel chose Marc’s most detested creation to emulate.

  • gacats

    Words fail me.
    But speaking of fail…… this is a big one. (fb)

  • Annabear

    First thing that popped into my head is that this bag has Conjoined Twin Myslexia…….

  • Irra

    All Chanel Handbags always described with the term ELEGANCE. But this one. Seriously, not even a pinch of it.

  • lucy

    Bottega is also doing a couple of these this season and they are, in my humble opinion, just as silly and unattractive. To me, they look cheap. They are just beneath houses like these.

  • belgianyen

    sorry, this looks so cheap. ;/

  • Brandon

    To me it looks like they are trying to make the Chanel version of the Louis Vuitton patchwork bag in most aspects. Sorry if some of you already said this, I’m on my phone and it takes to long to read through all of them ;p

  • Paige

    I love Chanel…but they should really stick to what they do best.This bag is so off the wall…aside from the tortured flap bag that appears to be half sewn to the front, i would have never guessed it was a Chanel.(LEAVE IT)

  • Moonchild

    I usually love Chanel…but this bag is a monstrosity, I’m sorry to say.
    It is unbelievably ugly. :-(

  • I Tso

    I would call this one of those unexplained phenomenom. You don’t want to understand it, but you love it..

  • S’Mom

    Oh dear GOD…….(takes a lot to render me speechless…)

  • Demi

    I really love all of the classic chanel pieces (mostly the timeless flaps), but I can’t say I’m impressed by this one…! When I’m having second thoughts about a designer piece, I usually ask myself “Would you buy it, if it wasn’t designer-made?”. When the answer is “no”, then I leave it. I don’t want to waste that much money on pieces I’m not 100% sure I adore…

  • Mama M

    It’s lambskin, Chanel, AND has an outside pocket. It’s a little funky looking for Chanel, but I like it.

  • Tiffany

    I want this bag! It reminds me of the Matte reissue XL shopping tote! I also want that bag too!!

  • Edoardo

    It’s so ugly…I can’t thinkt hat Chanel, or better Lagerfeld, producted a bag that is so ugly!!!!!!!!!!

    http://lamodanonesiste.blogspot.com/

  • misha

    this is soooo ugly!!!!

  • PhotoGirl

    Chanel? I would have said Picasso. :)

  • BeautifulBasics

    Wow, the votes above speak volumes; there are a lot of “leave it” votes. It’s very rare I don’t like a bag, I am an equal opportunity lover of all handbags, but this one may be a “leave it” for me too. Can I change my vote once I see it in person :)

    http://myworld.ebay.com/BeautifulBasics

  • beanyce126

    this bag is doable. (ipad)

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