The Met Gala always swings back and forth between being the best red carpet of the year or, at least, the most interesting red carpet of the year. Every celeb you know and love is there (as well as a few you’d totally forgotten about), and as an added bonus, there’s no four-hour award show attached that you feel like have you have to sit through afterward.
Chanel’s seasonal handbag and accessories offerings for any given collection are as vast as you’ll find in the designer market; Karl Lagerfeld and the brand’s leather goods designers are prolific. We already gave you a close look at Chanel’s Spring 2016 bags (as well as Pre-Collection Spring 2016, which is totally different!), and now we’ve got the lowdown on the collection’s wallets, pouches and other leather accessories.
Just when you think Karl Lagerfeld is going to zig, he zags. The legendary creative director has spent half a decade showing his Chanel collections in ever-more-grandiose stage settings in the Grand Palais, ranging from an arctic tundra complete with trucked-in iceberg chunk to a Chanel-themed supermarket filled with branded items that weren’t even part of the collection.
Chanel is known primarily for its bags, but where there are great bags, there’s almost always purchase-worthy wallets, accessories and small leather goods. Along with the release of its Pre-Collection Spring 2016 handbag lookbook, Chanel has also given us a look at the smaller pieces from the same collection, including several seasonal versions of the popular Wallet On Chain (WOC) wallet-bag hybrids.
Chanel isn’t sending its full Spring 2016 collection to boutiques until March, but until then, the brand has released a healthy selection of pre-collection bags to tide us over until a little closer to spring. The lookbook launched on the brand’s site at the end of last week, and we have a close look at all the bags, plus prices.
It would usually be hyperbolic to call a handbag an “instant classic,” but that’s exactly what the Chanel Boy Bag seems like. Since its Spring 2012 debut, the Boy has become as sought-after as the brand’s other famous flaps, mostly by using a similar formula to the originals: versatile flap shoulder bag structure + distinctive lock = handbag magic.