When I reported on the $3,500 Hermes bike two weeks ago, I had the feeling that we had not reached the pinnacle in cyclist decadence just yet. Karl Lagerfeld to the rescue! This Limited Edition Chanel Bike is the ultimate in two-wheeled novelty. With only 50 made and less than 20 available in the US, this creation retailed for $17,000, with reseller markups hitting $28,000 already.

At it was the case with the Hermes bike, it is thanks to our fantastic Purse Forum member vernilover that I can present some detailed snapshots of this exclusive piece to our readers.

The Chanel bike aims to impress with very fine detail, like the quilted leather handles, seat (made by the legendary Brooks Brothers), pant guard, even the bike pump is covered in Chanel’s signature quilted leather. The bike also features two quilted flap bags and a jewelry roll behind the seat, all of which are detachable and can be used as individual shoulder bags.

My opinion? No, thank you. Ridiculously overpriced novelty item, reserved for a few selected collectors who do not know what to do with their disposable income. Still crazy for Chanel? Get a solid 8-speed city bike, buy three Chanel Classic Flaps and save thousands. A discussion thread on vernilover’s Chanel bike is located here.

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  • Beautylicious

    Love the iconic Chanel details on the bike, but I’d rather buy a car :wink:

    • http://donthaveone cheyenne

      i think you could get a car cheaper than 17,000 you can get a kia they only go for 13 14.000

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs

    I wouldn’t mind this bike at all!!!! Totally my style!

  • dela

    Megs, it doesn’t have anything to do with this post but have you had a chance to look at Hemes Jypserie.

  • mette

    Not bad. But I can skip this one easily, cause I get a a terrible neck ache after cycling.

  • andee

    What is next? the LV ?

  • MsTina

    Cute but there is no need for this. I mean if I bought this and actually used it, where can I park it without someone stealing the thing? I would take Vlad’s advice and used the thousands save for a something more useful – say paying off debt.

    • liz

      ms. tina- obviously someone in debt could not buy that bike

      • http://donthaveone cheyenne

        yea but they could also put money in a savings account

  • AJC

    OK, so how does the price break down?
    Say $1,000 for the actual bike
    2x$4,000 for 2 jumbos on the sides
    $1,500 for the mini under the seat – that’s 10,500 already
    I’m not sure what Brooks Brothers does in this whole Chanel thing to begin with :???: but let’s say the seat is around $500 (’cause it’s BB after all – hell still don’t get it)

    That leaves us at a very inflated $11,000
    I guess the remainder is just for the hype of riding Chanel bike with a “little” extra $$$ thrown in for exclusivity!

    :shock: :shock: :shock: Thank you, didn’t get quite that insane yet (or quite that rich) ;-)

    • gail Malmuth

      The price of the bike is incorrect. It’s still costly, but we must be
      accurate…13,650.

  • http://savvymode.blogspot.com savvymode

    exactly, where can a gal park her bike without someone stealing it or actually getting held up for a bike. too much pressure. i saw the bike in person in asia, and as a chanel fan, it is cute but i wouldn’t do it even if i have money to burn. to me it is not about style anymore, it is about the need to show off.

    • http://donthaveone cheyenne

      your right cause now a days everybody has to have something nice to show off

  • mette

    A question to Vlad: I have a fab Lanvin Peblum bag in purple in perfect condition. Now I would be ready to pass it away. What should I do? Easiest would it be to sell it in Europe and avoid the taxes. PLEASE HELP ME !

    • http://donthaveone cheyenne

      you should put the bag on ebay cause you can get alot of money for it :idea: :idea: :idea:

  • Anna

    I LOVE IT!

    I am in the market for a bike to ride to work, but I would be too worried about scratching it or it getting stolen.

  • liz

    i want

  • http://cocochanel-blog.com Carolyn

    I love Chanel, and I love the design of this bike. BUT….. the price???!!!!???

    It is just publicity to get a Buzz around the Chanel name.

    Carolyn

  • http://donthaveone cheyenne

    r u kidding me 17,000 for a bicyle :shock: i could buy a laptop also with an ipod plus the songs i want :lol: :grin: :idea: :wink: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

  • http://? maddy

    This bike is so HOT!, But what if you drop it of it gets stolen or messed up! $17,ooo you just lost!
    ( and chances of you getting them back are small)

  • Alvira Khan

    Why does it cost so much?

    Alvira Khan
    Florida Atlantic University
    FAU Alumni

  • Sara

    Hello I love this bike! I saw the prettiest be&d bag on sparklenpop.com that would look so great with this bike!

  • Lesley

    I love love this bike and I love Chanel- if you love shopping for clothes- check out this site http://www.shoppingandinfo.com they have a great 20% off coupon right now for an amazing online clothing store

  • juju

    Absolutely ridiculous.

  • Lianne

    HAhahaha.. you think they’d thrown in a designer helmet for that price?

  • DesertRose

    ABSOLUTELY PREPOSTEROUS!

  • Julia Rose

    I LOVE IT, I BAY A BUGABIKE DIAMONDS SPECIAL EDITION FOR $12 700. FOR MY BABY. I KNOW WHAT YOU THINK :-), JUST 3 IN THE WORLD.

  • Keith

    it is absolutely absurd as a bicycle. A howevermanythousanddollar handbag is just as absurd of course, but that’s fashion, yeah? I have no idea who actually made their bicycle, since I doubt the fashion house has facilities for TIG welding frames, but a top quality custom bike of this kind without the Chanel name goes for about $3 – 4,000 I think. That’s a lot of course. You can check out some Dutch cycles here: http://www.dutchbikes.us/

    The confusion over the saddle may be due to unfamiliarity with the cycling world. Brooks England has been making saddles for over a century http://www.brooksengland.com. They are no relation to Brooks Brothers.

  • Ashley

    Well I am an owner of this bike, and there is only 1 other in Canada, and I love it.
    In fact outside of chanel and the people that made it, I was the first one that seen in Paris in a private fashion show for chanel at the house of chanel on rue cambon, and I loved it when I seen it and I love it now.

    It rides very nicely btw, kinda long and hard to get around, but light weight.

    • naga jolokia

      “It rides very nicely btw, kinda long and hard to get around, but light weight.” Are you sure you are not actually talking about your DH’s down there? LOL. Sicko. Where’s your proof youbouhgt this bag? huh? lies.

  • Goldie

    I love this bike, but I wouldn’t pay the price. It would be easy to steal and I would much rather just buy a couple Chanel or Louis Vuitton bags instead to add to my collection.

  • Angelica

    The bike is super chic and I’d love to be seen around town on it, but it is pretty ridiculous. Bikes are used for funciton and necessity not fashion.

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  • Biker

    nice bike… but will it milk your goat?

  • Goat

    That is an important necessity, milking your goat, it should also have a car to go with it for gods sake! lol

  • jj

    hahah buying this bike = death people r disperate nowadays

  • Joyce

    why wud rich ppl be buyin chanel bikes when they cud get expensive cars..lol (fb)

  • Leng

    wooooow!!! (ipad)

  • OY

    The bike is not meant to be used but a collector’s item…(ipad)

  • Renee

    I have a brand new Chanel bicycle with all the papers and the handbags. If you know anyone interested in buying it I will let it go for $11,000. If interested call me 312-961-5250.

    • Renee

      It’s in Las Vegas.

  • David

    Is the saddle made by Brooks Brothers (legendary New York gentleman’s outfitters) or Brooks (legendary British bicycle saddle makers), I wonder?

  • http://www.mydutchbike.com/ Soraya

    No way doesn’t even look well made. Look at the leather saddle crinkling. And those pedals are only about $30. We all them. Not worth the money. I mean i like Chanel but it better look good and this use looks cheap.
    http://www.mydutchbike.com

  • shutupandknit

    did you perhaps mean Brooks of England, not Brooks Brothers the American clothiers?

    Because the saddle and handles look suspiciously like Brooks of England cycling accessories.

  • Alex

    You really wouldnt be saving thousands though because chanel bags are upwards of $5000 a piece. With 3 bags, plus a good 8-10 speed bike will probably cost more than $17000 in the long run..

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