I feel fairly confident saying that Chanel releases more distinct accessories collection every year than any other major designer in the world. Not only does Chanel do cruise, spring, pre-fall and fall, but it also does pre-collections for both fall and spring, bringing the total number of seasonal bag deliveries to six when four is the norm. There’s always a little more Chanel in the pipeline, which is a beautiful thing.
Lately we’ve been exploring Cruise 2013, which won’t hit stores for months, but today we have some Chanel goodies that you can buy immediately – Chanel Fall 2012 Pre-Collection. It’s exactly what it sounds like; a healthy dose of handbag fun to get you through until the Fall 2012 bags come out. The line is heavy on earth tones, which weren’t present in the runway show but still make a clear reference to the natural elements that inspired the collection. On the whole, these bags have a slightly more rugged look than you might be used to from Chanel. Check them out after the jump and tell us what you think!