Chanel Bags and Accessories for Spring 2014

You can never have too much Chanel in your life, and while we gave you our own look at some of the Chanel Cruise Bags, we now have a preview of the colorful Chanel Spring 2014 collection.

When the collection hit the runway in September, the art theme was evident everywhere from the show’s gallery-inspired show set to the collection on the runway.

Chanel Classic Flap Bag Beaded Closeup

In general, when we look at bags, we look at the big picture: how a bag looks, feels and functions as a whole unit. After all, that’s how women use their bags, and even a great detail or two can’t make up for a bag that has other serious shortcomings.

Chanel Flapbag in Jersey/Lambskin/Metal

I love this time of year, as my favorite storefronts change our their windows with holiday displays and add new items often. If you happened to pass by the Chanel 57th street location over the weekend in NYC, you will have seen the new Chanel Cruise 2014 display.

Chanel Spring 2014 Backpack
This Chanel backpack looks like it belongs to an art student, but it probably won’t fit into most aspiring painters’ budgets.
Kate Upton carres a blue Chanel tote at LAX (5)

Kate Upton was recently spotted at the arrivals gate at LAX carrying a classic Chanel Cerf Tote. This particularly oversized version of the Cerf Tote seems to make an exceptionally good carry-on for a celeb on the go. Kate also seems to be quite partial to this particular shade of indigo blue – we spotted her with a gorgeous croc Celine bag a few months ago that was the exact same shade!

Jessica Biel carries a Chanel pearl clutch in NYC (5)

Jessica Biel recently attended a MoMA 2013 Film Benefit in NYC while wearing an assortment of exciting Chanel goodies. Her white dress is actually from the Chanel Resort 2014 collection, and while it wasn’t exactly intended for autumnal wear, I think she makes it work here with the right accessories.

Sharon Osbourne carries a huge Chanel bag in London (5)

Here’s Sharon Osbourne, arriving in London to play her part on the UK’s The X Factor (aka, the original X Factor). As you can see, Sharon is carrying a truly massive Chanel bag that we’re dubbing the Chanel Oversized Flap Bag.

Ultimate-It-Bag-Giveaway

First, apologies for our wonky tech situation over the past day – we’re back and hoping to stay that way for the foreseeable future, and we appreciate your patience! Second, don’t let our down time make you forget what’s really important, like our Ultimate It Bag Giveaway in partnership with the fine folks of The Zoe Report.

Jessica Alba carries a black Chanel bag at the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch (5)

Jessica Alba was recently spotted at Hollywood’s favorite (and most star-studded) pumpkin patch, Mr. Bones, picking out some premium Halloween decor with her kiddos. Her bag is a Chanel 2.55 Reissue Flap Bag, and perhaps in a nod to the low-key nature of the event, it’s in jersey fabric instead of leather.

Chanel Fall 2013 Handbags (10)

While we were all obsessing over what was coming down the runway in Paris, Chanel’s Fall 2013 bags quietly slipped into a boutique near you. In contrast to the heavily Scottish-accent pre-fall collection, these bags are more streamlined, traditional arrow directly to any Chanel lover’s heart.