There are so many things I love about handbags, but on the flip side, there are some aspects of bags that drive me nuts. I’m sure I’m not alone in some of these issues, and that’s why we’re bringing you a new series, Purse Peeves–because sometimes my favorite accessories drive me nuts.
The number of full handbag collections that Chanel puts out ever year is insane; as soon as one lands in stores, you can be that the next is on its way, complete with a new theme and variations on some aspect of global live.
You love celebs. You really love round-ups. So now, in lieu of our usual daily celeb features, we’ll be presenting our readers with a twice-weekly bag-carrying celeb smorgasbord. There’s something for everyone, so if you suffer from Kardashian fatigue, or Real Housewife fatigue, or Birkin fatigue (highly scientific studies show that they are all irrevocably linked), there are plenty of other attractive celebs carrying gorgeous designer bags upon which to rest your gaze.
Here’s Karlie Kloss, world’s most relatable, affable, low-key supermodel, ambling around NYC with a massive Chanel Maxi Classic Flap Bag. This bag, as you might imagine, is the largest version of the popular Chanel style, and we rarely see it “in the wild,” though it does make a few appearances in “100 Celebs and Their Favorite Chanel Bags”.
As we all know, Chanel handbags can’t be bought online. The brand itself doesn’t sell anything on its website except cosmetics, and it also doesn’t wholesale its handbags to any third-party retailers, period. That means that everyone from storied auction houses to contemporary retailers has to get creative about how they find ways to sell the profitable, sought-after bags, and for ShopBop, that means partnering up with vintage juggernaut What Goes Around Comes Around to sell the company’s Chanel bags (and more) on its website.
Our celebrity Halloween handbag coverage continues with yet another choice selection from last weekend’s festivities. Here’s Bethenny Frankel, trick-or-treating with daughter Bryn over the weekend in Tribeca. Bethenny is carrying a silver Chanel Classic Flap Bag, which is actually a pretty good hands-free option for trick-or-treating in the ultra-expensive neighborhood environs.
We already gave you a closer look at the supermarket-themed Chanel Fall 2014 collection, but today to help you get over the Monday afternoon slump, just stare at the beauty of the Chanel Alligator Boy Bag.