The designers of today may not have all taken to social media, but most of them are embracing it in their own ways. While Chanel isn’t busy building a major Twitter presence, the brand and its designer, Karl Lagerfeld, are busy thinking of coy ways to get everyone talking about their designs and shows. Runway pieces are not always meant to be wearable; rather, they are sometimes meant to make a statement. Today’s statement accessory came by way of Chanel, in what the Internet world is labeling the Chanel Hula Hoop Bag for Spring 2013.

This might be the largest version of the quilted flap we’ve ever seen, in a rendition that is as intriguing as it is odd. As the model came down the runway, we were met with a double black hula hoop holding the wide white classic quilted leather body of this bag. We will have our entire Chanel review for you tomorrow, but today we want to share this and see what you think – so take a second to cast your vote in our poll!

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Taken by Derek Blasberg, this photo shows Karl Lagerfeld carrying his creation, the Chanel Hula Hoop Beach Bag.

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  • Ingrid

    it’s hilarious and very original, but very unpractical.

    • Yes I think this too. But it’s so orginal, and I think that it is absoluty fashionable.

  • Ingrid

    also.. J.Lo’s face in the first photo sums up my feelings exactly. haha!

  • pe.riche.

    This is possibly the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.

  • pe.riche.

    Oh, no correction. Karl Lagerfeld is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. But the Chanel Hula Hoop doesn’t help his case, either.

  • kevinkim

    i love J LO’s expression! haha

  • bir

    i like it its run way. and guess what were talking about Chanel and thats just the point !!!!

  • lol j lo was like wtf

  • Christina

    It is hilarious. I love it. I would love to have one and have it in my bedroom (which is black, white and gray). You can even put something in there, your favorite clutches. Or nightgowns. Whatever really.

  • Amanda

    I believe I share J Lo’s sentiments…..

  • Because Karl got inspired by JLo’s hoops earring that’s why she is there, besides its a good runway props! Including the star herself! Lol

  • FashionableLena

    I like it. I think that it’s in the same vein as the Chanel basketball, skis, etc. Just something fun to have and not take too seriously.

  • Zaggora Girl

    Well let’s say that we think it’s a cool invention :) We bet it’s really heavy to carry around! What do you think? :)

  • pixiegirlie

    I’ve seen some really impractical handbags but this one takes the cake. Just imagine someone trying to get it inside a car?!? It would be very comical to watch. I’m curious what the price will be.

  • Chanel lover

    $hit$, where can I put it at the bar? At least my umbrella can be stuffed into it without problems. But the cubicle door is not going to shut if I have this on! Karl was on drugs when he thought of this.

  • Kay

    I love it I doubt that I would ever buy it but it is way better then that terrible pink and white outfit following the purse

  • those shoes in the first 2 pictures rocks – love them

  • Jennie

    This bag reminds me of a dog that’s so ugly its cute….you know what I mean? This bag would look really weird on the street but its a statement piece. Its like a fun, cooky….thing to have. This would be more of a collectors piece than anything but I like that Chanel tried something different :-)

  • BklynBabe

    Well, for the beach. But not for a city street.
    It’s a lot of fun though!

  • Lulu

    LOOL J-Lo’s shocked expression sums it all!!!!!

  • ntlk158

    there’s a mini version (saw it on the runway) its red and the double back hula hoop is white –> this is more wearable must-get for all Chanel fans ^^”

  • Leave it!

  • easonvae

    :-D they are beautiful

  • chanel fan

    how can I put this down on the beach sand ? the leather might be scratch

  • bouchaib