Chanel 23Like the rest of Chanel‘s Spring 2010 collection, the bags that we saw walk their runway (barnway?) were more rustic-chic than classic Parisian. Whether that’s your thing or not, Karl Lagerfeld certainly seems to believe in it.

The problem with Chanel, though, is that for better or for worse, they have a lot of aesthetic history to consider when a new collection is designed, and Lagerfeld usually chooses to acknowledge that history. What that means is that mostly, Chanel doesn’t innovate. They do something different here and there, and a lot of their bags are quite lovely, but rarely do we see them starting new bag trends.

I don’t know if that’s a positive or a negative – it just sort of is. If you like their aesthetic, then I’m sure you’re completely fine with what they do and how they do it. If you don’t, there are plenty of alternatives on which to spend your money. There are a few unexpected things in this accessories, but mostly it’s just the same bags we’ve seen with slightly frayed edges. I can totally understand if that’s what they want to send to retail, but I also can’t help but wish Lagerfeld & Co. would embrace the fantasy of the runway a little bit more in the accessories department.

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Images via Style.com.

  • Handbag Lover

    Some of these bags are kinda nice. 2, 7, 16, 19 are the best ones to me.

  • DJ

    I don’t like the Chanel bags pictured. I would not be tempted to buy any of them.

  • Michael St. James

    i kinda like 8, 11, and 16…but none of these bags are really jumping out at me.
    http://www.bagpoor.com

  • Reed

    Um, okay, no way am I paying $3000 for a bag my grandma could macreme (sp?) for me for free!

  • My New Bag

    another pass…..the bags are starting to look like the famous jackets.

  • chirpy_gal

    Lovely bags :) ….

  • Scorpio

    eh, not impressed.

  • Alice

    Not that great, i agree with the article though, all the bags looks kinda of the same when they bring out a new line. I think i’ll stick with the vintage collection.
    http://www.vintagedesignerhandbagsonline.com/product/236/

  • The Girl in Grey

    Ugh-can I just own all of these already?
    http://thegreygoddess.blogspot.com

  • Merve

    mmm its Chanel goes on a picnic. I respect the fact that Lagerfeld sticks to the Chanel aesthetic, I kind of think that thats what Chanel is all about anyway. Im sure this collection has some fab pieces that once owned will be timeless despite the general fray and sway theme.

  • MAX

    Let see the prices and I’m sure it’s overpriced way way too much for non-leather bag and designs are not worth it what happen to fashion world.

  • charles

    Hi,

    It is a great post on handbags.

    Handbags are one of them most popular accessories that have been in style for many years. Handbags are often seen carried by women and they have used it as a fashion statement the whole time. These amazing accessories are a fashionable necessity that are designed to help people carry their belongings. Fashionable handbags are not only reliable, but they are also very appealing.

  • abbi

    i love these bags :D a much bigger improvement from their winter collection? (correct me if im wrong) the one with the tweed bags and leather straps, they were just…

    these bags however are quite cheerful in a way! LOVE THEM!

  • HMB

    Loved 2, 15, 19, 21. But it the macrame does look a bit like *GASP* the sac.

  • Maggie

    chanel=my life. i wish i could spend that kind of money on purses so i could own at least one. it doesn’t matter if their bags are all the same every line, they’re the same because people LOVE chanel. all in all, gorgeous bags

  • Andleyn

    I love Chanel it is my passion and my life. They are by far the most elegant and timeless bags on the market. My favorite would have to be the Black 2.55 handbag, it just screams style and beauty…I happen to be selling a couple here is the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/Large-Black-Chanel-Handbag-2-55_W0QQitemZ270483432792QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_WH_Handbags?hash=item3efa11a558 I accept offers and will be more than happy to offer you more picture and answer any questions you might have just email me at AndleynBoutique@aol.com

    • Lunette

      Is this o.k.? Self-sales-promotion? On the message boards it’s not.

  • Miamia

    I think Chanel doesn’t need to change drastically, the design of their bags is just too perfect – looking elegant still practical…unlike LV =P

  • Joyce

    i think…5, 9, 11, 18, and 20 is not bad~

  • Joyce

    i think…5, 9, 11, 18, and 20 is not bad~ (fb)

  • Zezo

    i like all of them

  • Adrienne Zedella

    hmmmm…. (fb )

  • April

    Looks cheap and flimsy.