Here’s Disney starlet/pop singer Ariana Grande, arriving at the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday in Washington D.C., carrying a teensy gold Chanel Flap Bag. As you can clearly see, Ariana has chosen to pair her Chanel with an oversized lavender sweater and white go-go boots. I might’ve chosen to wear a skirt (or a longer skirt, if there’s indeed one under there) if I was invited to the White House to sing in front of a group of small children, but you know, that’s probably just me.
Chanel Handbags and Purses
At a certain point, once you’ve been rich and famous for a few years, shopping for yourself has to lose some of its fun. Especially if you’re a star like Katy Perry, who’s known for her style and, as a result, regularly receives freebies and loaned stunners from basically every brand she could desire. What’s a pop star to do then?
Here’s Miley Cyrus, leaving her hotel in NYC (where she brought her Bangerz tour over the weekend), carrying two recent acquisitions – her new puppy Moonie and one of the mildly controversial Chanel Graffiti Backpacks from Chanel Spring 2014. She’s also carrying a bright red bag (that matches her manicure), which we can’t quite see well enough to ID.
There could only be one. We assembled the bracket, you voted through four rounds, and finally, Chanel is the winner of 2014 PurseBlog March Madness, beating out Celine in the final round, plus all its previous competitors. With a bag lineup that ranges from true classics like the Classic Flap to the avant-garde beef bags of the Chanel Supermarche Spring 2014, Chanel’s audience is wide and its prestige and heritage are huge.
Here’s Ms. Liza Minnelli, arriving at LAX and signing a few autographs for fans. As you can clearly see, she’s carrying a black Chanel Classic Flap Bag – an iconic bag for a truly iconic dame of the stage and screen. (What is the verbal equivalent of jazz hands? Asking for a friend.) Liza just performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall last Tuesday, and she’ll soon be taking her new musical, “Simply Liza,” to stages abroad in Vienna, Paris, London and Amsterdam.
Here’s Lily Allen, leaving her hotel in NYC and carrying a Fendi Fur Peekaboo Bag. She’s also wearing Christian Louboutin Glitter Pigalle Pumps and a Chanel tunic, not that you’d have trouble identifying either. Lily has been in town for a while now and always seems to have a little Chanel on her person. (Here she is with a Chanel Bowling Bag last week.) Lily’s furry Fendi bag is sold out, but you can shop a wide assortment of Fendi bags, shoes, and apparel at Saks.
We cover Chanel often on PurseBlog and there are many reasons why, but two of the main ones are that you love the brand and so do we. When we covered the Chanel Fall 2014 show, which took place in a Chanel-made supermarket, you had a lot to say.
Karl Lagerfeld brings whimsy and spunk to this grocery-themed collection, with some of the seasonal pieces truly touching on the supermarket aspect, alongside plenty of classics for the everyday Chanel enthusiast as well.
Around the PurseBlog offices, we spend an inordinate amount of time poring over photos of celebs and their favorite handbags, and over time, one thing has become apparent: famous people really, really love Chanel bags. Non-famous people do too, of course, but those photos are harder to come by.
Singers, actresses, models, It Girls, reality TV stars, novelists – there’s a little bit of everything in this compendium of celebrities and their beloved Chanel bags, and that’s probably what’s most notable about the finished product.
Here’s Khloe Kardashian, leaving LA with a Chanel Graffiti Backpack and Kim and Kourtney following behind. This bag was the marquee accessory from Chanel’s Spring 2014 runway, and we’re not at all surprised that one of the Kardashians already has it in her clutches. (Mama Kris Jenner was one of the special few who managed to scoop up a Chanel Hula Hoop Flap Bag during its incredibly limited run after the Spring 2013 show last year.) The $3,400 – $3,800 price tag on Chanel’s new backpacks has garnered a lot of attention, mainly because they’re just straight-up canvas backpacks, embellished with “multicolored ropes.” You can find out more about this bag on the Chanel website.
Here’s UK pop star Lily Allen, carrying a blue lambskin Chanel Bowling Bag while shopping at Intermix in Soho. (I feel an urgent need to add her sweater to my closet immediately.) We’ve seen Lily carrying a lot of Chanel in the past year, and for good reason: Lily is one of Karl Lagerfeld’s special pets. She even starred in the brand’s campaign for Chanel Coco Cocoon bags back in 2009.