Dita Von Teese Chanel Camellia Flap Bag

Whenever you find yourself envying the luxurious lives of celebs, just muse on this little factoid: they all hit the gym way, way more than you and I. The pressure to keep everything tight must be especially stressful when you make most of your living doing fanciful burlesque routines a la Dita Von Teese.

Naya Rivera Chanel Vintage Quilted Briefcase

Here’s Naya Rivera leaving lunch at Urth Caffe in West Hollywood, pairing a sporty all-black ensemble and work boots with a Chanel Vintage Quilted Briefcase, curiously enough. This juice bar seems to be constantly teeming with young celebrities, and its parking lot is a popular paparazzi haunt/stake-out locale.

Sofia Vergara Chanel White Flap Bag

Sofia Vergara was recently spotted carrying a white Chanel Flap Bag in Sydney, Australia. Several other Modern Family cast members have been intercepted by Aussie paps around Sydney recently, so I suppose we can all expect the “Modern Family: Down Under” special one hour episode to air in the not-so-distant future.

Chanel Two Tone Flap Bag

Spring has sprung; if not outside, at least in your local Chanel boutique. Chanel Spring 2014 Pre-Collection (which is distinct from Chanel Cruise 2014, which already arrived, you are late!), is now in a store near you, which means that the collection’s bags are now listed on Chanel’s website, and almost all of them are complete with price information.

Nicky Hilton Chanel Chain Boy Bag

Nicky Hilton and her sister Paris were recently spotted enjoying a little shopping date in NYC. In typical sisterly fashion, they seem to be locked in a silent battle to outdress each other, but Nicky clearly has the advantage with her edgy black Chanel Chain Boy Bag.

Chanel Boy Bag Red

It’s not quite online retail sales, but we’ll take what we can get. With the addition of its Cruise 2014 Collection to its website, Chanel has also quietly added something else: price information for almost all of its handbags. This development follows a total revamp of the site’s design, which already provided much-needed size and season information for the brand’s bags, as well as bigger, clearer photos that allow potential customers (and nosy bloggers like us) to zoom in on details.

Chanel-Spring-2014-Backpack

Does the title of this post shock you? Does it even mildly surprise you? And if it does, is it because you thought the Chanel Graffiti Backpack, a standout piece from the brand’s Spring 2014 runway collection, would cost more?

Chanel Flap Bag Up Close

[Editor's Note: While we scale back our post schedule to spend the second half of the holidays with ours friends and loved ones, we're re-publishing some of our most popular posts from past years with new information, additional photos and updated pricing.

Sharon Osbourne carries a black Chanel alligator bag in NYC (1)

When it comes to Sharon Osbourne’s handbag preferences, it’s Chanel and only Chanel, almost exclusively. She does carry other brands from time to time, but as of late, she seems to favor black Chanel bags of every shape and size. Here’s Sharon leaving her hotel in Tribeca in the bitter NYC cold with a gorgeous Chanel Alligator Satchel.

Vintage Chanel Bags at Moda Operandi (1)

Chanel bags (and jewelry, and clothes) are as notoriously difficult to come by as any in the luxury market. Chanel doesn’t sell its wares online (and doesn’t plan to in the near future), and if you’ve never tried to just waltz into a department store or Chanel boutique and purchase one, you might be surprised at how hard it can be to find a store with the most sought-after styles in stock.