I feel as though I say this all the time, but it’s really impressive how many distinct handbags Chanel manages to turn out in a year. The brand does collections, pre-collections, cruise, Metiers d’Art – every time you look up, there’s a new Chanel collection coming. Before we get to full-blown fall (and to tide you over after Metiers d’Art 2013), we present Chanel Pre-Collection Fall 2013, which popped up online late last week, along with a new look for the Chanel website.
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Here’s Miley Cyrus on her way to a photo shoot in NYC, sporting a pretty typical Miley get-up and carrying a well-loved black Chanel Quilted Backpack. Her dedication to leather-on-leather is admirable here, mainly because it is fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk HOT in NYC this week. Car service does have its advantages, I suppose. If she had to walk more than 2 blocks in this outfit, Miley would more than likely burst into flames.
One of the most stand-out collections in recent memory from Chanel is its Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg Collection. The Scottish theme took center stage in everything from the clothing to bags. This collection is a personal favorite, with tweeds, plaids and metals showing through in classic Chanel fashion.
We just couldn’t get enough of the collection, and while we’ve covered it before, we decided to take another look at some of our favorite bags.
Here’s mama extraordinaire Hilary Duff toting her Chanel Linen Logo Tote and her baby boy Luca to Mommy and Me class in LA. Stars, they’re just like us? Hilary has swapped out the diaper bag for designer selections like this before – check out her Goyard “diaper bag” of several months ago. She’s generally a fan of oversized bags – for proof positive, check out “The Many Bags of Hilary Duff”.
The sheer volume of product that Chanel manages to put out six (6!) times a year never ceases to amaze me, particularly when it comes down to the brand’s yearly Metiers d’Art collections, which are all perfectly thematic around a place or city that Karl Lagerfeld finds particularly exciting. For Chanel Metiers d’Art 2013, that place was Scotland, and more specifically, Edinburgh.
If you’re a true bag lover, there’s nothing more exciting than flipping through the available pieces at a luxury auction. Sure, it’s fun to walk into a store and see what’s available, but when you’re shopping for vintage or pre-owned bags, the entire world opens up to you. Bags that are only available to longtime VIPs or that disappeared from store shelves season ago are suddenly at your fingertips, and there’s no better shopping rush than laying hands on something rare that you’ve been lusting after.
Here’s heiress Nicky Hilton, pairing what we’re going to call a Chanel Quilted Chain Strap Bowler Bag with a casual, hi-low skirt and a top that says – yes, you’re reading that right – “LOVIN Paris.” Get it? We’re a little unsure of the exact name of this style of Chanel bag, but we welcome input from Chanel aficionados in the know.
Here’s Michelle Trachtenberg, acting a little paparazzi-shy while running errands in West Hollywood. The beautiful bag she’s covering her face with is a Chanel Cerf Tote. Michelle’s an avid bag lover – we’ve actually spotted her at past Rebecca Minkoff sample sales! In fact, a “The Many Bags of Michelle Trachtenberg” post can’t be too far off, we’re thinking.
We’ve previously shown you some of our own photos of select Chanel Metiers d’Art 2013 Handbags, but now that the bags are available in Chanel boutiques worldwide, the brand has provided its adoring public with images of more of the bags from the collection, which we’ve collected below.
The collection, inspired by the aesthetic traditions of Scotland, includes everything from distressed leather flap bags to a Chanel remake of the traditional Scottish sporran.
We included a look at this clutch within last week’s examination of the beautiful bags of Chanel Cruise 2014, but we couldn’t bear to let this little beauty – the Chanel No. 5 Perfume Bottle Clutch – sit in obscurity within that gallery of images any longer. No, no – a piece this fun needs its closeup, even if it was already a standout in a collection full of great pieces.