Chanel Spring 2014 Handbags (18)

There are a lot of things I respect about Karl Lagerfeld, but chief among them is his willingness to load down his runway models with handbags and accessories. Those are, after all, the things that make luxury brands the lion’s share of their profits, and with fashion shows now watched by consumers the world over instead of just buyers and editors, it makes perfect sense to make a runway, among other things, a showcase of the stuff that consumers want to buy. Not only did almost all the models from Chanel Spring 2014 carry bags, but most carried more than one.

Often, one of those bags was a graffiti-covered backpack, looking for all the world like it would be right at home hanging on the shoulders of a 19-year-old art student. Indeed, art was the in-your-face theme of the collection, with models walking the runway next to what looked like gallery walls and wearing clothes and bags covered in painterly strokes. Several models even toted oversized Chanel art portfolios, clearly intended to be the Instagram-dominating Chanel Hula Hoop Bag of this collection. If Karl knows anything, it’s who’s watching his fashion shows.

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  • Propafly

    That Chanel portfolio is AMAZING!

  • Joshua

    I LOVE the little cell phone pouch cross-body bags!! The thin, braided chain strap is so beautiful! They are surely going to sell really well when this collection is released to be sold.

  • bananadelrey

    Those tall white socks are so 90′ looking, and the backpacks are very grunge feeling. But I like it though.

  • Michelle Lim

    How wrong is it to love them colors? It’s absolutely nutters, but I’m digging it. I will however be hating any kid who dares carry them though!

  • dxs

    Karl is GENIUS!!!

  • dxs

    Karl is Genius!!

  • Abbi

    ! BEST SPRING LINE OF 2013 !

  • Abbi

    ! BEST SPRING LINE OF 2013 !

  • boombadoo

    I wud say these are living the moments bag. Not a chanel

  • Clau

    This is one of the bests I’ve seen, I like almost everything

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