I remember when I first heard of the Chanel WOC; I also remember it took me a while (maybe longer than I’d like to admit) to figure out “WOC” stood for “Wallet On Chain.” Chanel isn’t the only brand to make a WOC, but it’s arguably the brand most closely associated with the popular style, and much like many other Chanel pieces, the brand does its WOC oh so well.
Chanel Handbags and Purses
We’re always excited to see bags go from the runway to in-store, in-stock accessibility to shoppers, but there’s a particular thrill when it comes to Chanel bags. The brand produces more of its lush, highly detailed, sometimes-weird runway pieces than most other bag brands, eventually putting them into the hands of consumers.
The world’s most popular handbag brands go to great lengths to make their handbags difficult to get, but thanks to the democratizing forces of the Internet, it’s no longer as hard as it once was. Accessibility to those bags often comes by way of auctions and trunkshows of pre-owned bags, but yesterday, I realized there’s a place where you can shop a fairly large selection all the time: farfetch.com.
It seems like Chanel puts out new bags at an almost impossible pace, and now it’s time for another new set to lust after. Chanel’s Fall 2015 Pre-Collection bags have arrived in stores as well as to the brand’s online lookbook, and we’ve got all the images and price information below.
Regular, non-seasonal Chanel flap bags in basic black can be hard enough to get your hands on, so when it comes to the one-season-only stuff (or, even worse, limited editions), who knows if you’ll ever be able to get your hands on that one special bag you fell in love with from the brand’s runway photos?
Chanel fashion shows are not, by and large, elusive events. They’re some of the most well-documented happenings in fashion, with both media and attendees reporting back via traditional industry news channels and social media. That’s why it’s been so weird that we couldn’t get close-up shots of the Chanel Cruise 2016 runway bags until now.