While we were all obsessing over what was coming down the runway in Paris, Chanel’s Fall 2013 bags quietly slipped into a boutique near you. In contrast to the heavily Scottish-accent pre-fall collection, these bags are more streamlined, traditional arrow directly to any Chanel lover’s heart. The bags are almost all variations on the well-loved flap theme, with Chanel’s past (the Reissue 2.55) and present (the super popular Boy Bags) both represented, as well as a few familiar others, like the flap shoulder bag version of the extremely popular Lego Clutch.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar was recently photographed with a shiny black Chanel Patent Quilted Tote while doing press rounds for her new CBS show The Crazy Ones in NYC. Sarah looks extra polished here in her blazer/leather pants/sandals/Chanel bag combo; also, who would have thought it’d be warm enough in October for sandals in NYC? Leather seems to be a huge fall trend amongst the celeb set; we’ve seen leather pants and dresses on a diverse smattering of celebs in the last few weeks.
Here’s Khloe Kardashian, clad in all black and white, arriving to film a scene for Keeping Up With The Kardashians at a restaurant in Studio City, CA. (Yes, it’s STILL on, and they’re STILL filming more episodes.) She’s carrying a Chanel Lego Mini Flap Bag, which is a leather shoulder bag version of the $10K Chanel Lego Clutch that was so popular from Spring 2013.
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.
Here’s Sarah Jessica Parker strolling through the West Village on Sunday afternoon, enjoying the beautiful New York City weather with her adorable twin daughters. SJP’s carrying an extra covetable purple velvet Chanel Boy Bag from the Fall 2012 runway collection. Amanda actually loved this bag so much, she put herself on the wait list for it, but opted out when she saw the bag’s $4K-plus price tag.
What can we say about Miley Cyrus that hasn’t already been said? This girl has been sized up and down from every possible political/social/cultural angle in the last two weeks, but at least she can keep smiling, I guess? (She clearly hasn’t read all those Slate articles about her yet.) Here’s Miley leaving a hotel in London and mugging for the smartphone cams with a few fans.
Last week, one of our contributors tipped me off to some bags generating quite a bit of buzz on our Forum – the Chanel Diamond Bags, new for Fall 2013. Members in the Chanel section have traded nearly eight pages of information, photos and opinions on the bags, and we’ve got all the images and information you could want to make one of these little darlings your next acquisition.
Jennifer Aniston is a lady of significant means, as we all know. Her handbag collection contains every Tom Ford bag you could ever want, but the overarching theme of her collection is unquestionably black. Jen is rarely seen without a black leather designer bag, and her Tom Ford bags, while amazing, are by far the boldest bags in her collection.
Miley Cyrus continues to express her undying love for leather attire and Chanel bags…and her fiance, I guess. Here she is attending the Paranoia movie premiere with a chic, black and white Chanel Boy Bag on one arm, and Liam Hemsworth on the other. (Yes, they’re still a thing!) Miley’s been repping for Chanel almost exclusively this summer (in the bag department, at least).
Here’s Kristin Cavallari carrying her baby Camden and a Chanel Grand Shopping Tote (or the Chanel GST, for Chanel fans in the know) while heading to lunch in LA. This classic Chanel bag has been around forever – I just assume everyone who was ever on The Hills has one in their collection, as they were a fairly Chanel-obsessed bunch. They probably would’ve never guessed back in 2006 that they’d one day be stuffing their Chanel bags with diapers and little Tupperware containers of Cheerios.