Chanel Vintage Le Train Bag

I’m having a vintage moment lately. Last weekend, I spent 3 hours on Friday afternoon looking for vintage art deco costume jewelry on eBay. I really want a 70s faux fur jacket. The Stephen Sprouse collection for Louis Vuitton won me over long ago. And then this morning, I was lucky enough to find the utterly charming Chanel Vintage Le Train Bag.

When there are so many bags that are weathered and treated to look old when they’re actually brand new, it’s refreshing to look at a beautiful bag that is actually a piece of fashion history. The train illustration on this coated-canvas tote is so adorable and utterly Parisian that it serves as a wonderful reminder of not only the brand’s inventiveness, but also its cultural significance.

I like this bag better than most anything I’ve seen from Lagerfeld & Co. lately, and I wish that more of the irreverent French influence found its way into bags like this today. I don’t know that I’d be willing to pay the asking price for this piece (particularly since it’s not leather), but if I had the extra money laying around, this would absolutely be at the top of my list. Buy through ShopBop for $2420.

  • Jane H.

    Very whimsical(did I use that rignt? haha…) in design :)

  • 19yearslater

    I absolutely love that bag. I don’t have the money either, but- really fantastic.

  • 19yearslater

    Tres beau

  • Michael St. James

    beautiful tote…but the price is ridiculous for canvas!
    http://www.bagpoor.com

    • AA

      totally agree!

  • amyjodeb

    It’s very cute but you’re right, not in leather so I wouldn’t buy it. What year is the bag? It’s always nice to know what time period it came from to get the full advantage of the fashion history behind it, who designed it, etc!

  • MizzJ

    Cool bag but yes I agree with everyone else that it is way overpriced!
    http://highmaintenancewoman.blogspot.com

  • Penny

    Love this bag. Been looking @ Chanel again, but this if way overpriced!

  • chirpy_gal

    Awesome bag …….. :) …..

  • bunny

    gosh if only it was leather. it would be completely beautiful

  • amante

    Regarding the 70s faux fur jacket, try Etsy.com. They surprisingly have a lot of vintage fur (faux and real).

  • yslsuperlover

    the price is disgusting and one of the examples why the fashion industry is hurting so bad.

  • J

    The only reason someone would pay over $50 for this bag is because its brand. Not saying that it’s ugly or anything, but the pricing is just ridiculous.

  • Shima

    Absolutely vintage…. loving this bag… wonder wld they hv it in store????

  • Beth

    That is one of the coolest bags I have ever seen!! Love it.

  • Deb

    i like this, its different and cute, but i dont like the price! haha (fb)

  • Adrienne zedella

    i would love this! fb

  • Adrienne Zedella

    very expensive, but nice. i would use it! (fb)