When we covered the runway debut of the Chanel Spring/Summer 2010 Handbags back in October, reviews were mixed. Some people appreciated the slightly barnyard feel of the collection, others thought it wasn’t luxurious or sophisticated enough for the Chanel customer.

As time has passed, my opinion has softened a bit. They didn’t go as straw-heavy on the bags that made it to retail, and several of the non-straw bags are totally lovely. My personal favorite is the watercolored Classic Flap Bag, which would look utterly elegant with a variety of summer wardrobe options.

On the downside, they’re apparently still trying to make those puffy Coco Cocoon bags happen; I was really wishing that they were going to be a one-season experiment, what with their startling resemblance to trash bags. As for the straw bags that dot the collection, they’re very taste-specific, but I could see some of the more subdued version working quite well with summery white linen or various bright colors for contrast. We’ve got pictures of all the bags, after the jump.

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  • pursemonkey

    To me most of these bags are lacking the classic elegance one expects from Chanel. The crochet-looking number is hideous and there are several that look like cushions from a grandmother’s couch. Not a fan. (fb)

  • Nancy Rush

    ok, I am a big CC fan. But, is it just me, or are most of these bag just plain ugly? (fb)

  • Julia

    I love these bags. They are so “lady-like” and although they do make me think of my grandmother, there is still something fresh about them. They make me want to put on white gloves, sip tea and play dress up. But, that’s how Chanel always makes me feel. (fb)

    • Sonya


      You are soooo right!! Chanel makes me feel like wearing my a-line dress with the crinoline slip underneath, my white gloves and bonnet like it’s Easter Sunday, and yes I do need my white gloves and a tea party with the girls. But, they are absolutely fabulous to say the least. Great comment!!

  • luvhautecouture

    anyone see the “camel toe” in the 10th image (white flap bag on the right side)? (fb)

    • Amy

      Haha (fb)

  • hoofbeats95

    I agree with the person above: I think of my granny. No way could I carry any of these. I’d have to save it till I am 60 or so with gray hair. (fb)

  • easternjava

    these bags are missing the classic and elegance of Chanel, unfortunately (fb)

  • Kiwishopper

    Don’t really love any of the new Chanel! To me, stick with the classic designs, maybe just change up the texture and colours would be better :) (fb)

  • Maria

    not a fan! looks too scraggly! (fb)

  • Annie

    I like the style of the Green Chanel. I hope they have diff color other tan green. fb

  • Tamee

    Ha ha! The fifth one down on the right (under the green one) made me think of butt cheeks! Sorry, but I just don’t really like any of these. I’m just a sucker for the classics.

    • Tamee

      Meaning the classic flap, no extra stuff hanging off of it! (fb)

  • laura

    Love them!! Especially the two woven ones!! <3 (fb)

  • Joan G

    Great! a nod to a vintage updated look!

  • ela

    i love the green one. it looks so chic! :D

  • Stacy

    This design house still does nothing for me. I do not like any of the above bags. (fb)

  • Lydia

    I love same, I like same, I hate some. Not too thrilled about the barn setting. Isn’t elegance one of the main things that makes Chanel identifiable? Barns and straw just don’t scream elegance to me. Not a complete fail, but a little disappointing. (fb)

  • Dania

    I like some of them but the majority of them are not interesting at all. I will take a classic chanel piece any day over some of the stuff they are putting out now… (fb)

  • Gelynn

    Not so thrilled on these bags. It’s not as classic as their original ones. ^^Funny about the camel toe…yes I see it clearly!! (fb)

  • GOALdigger

    someof these don’t look to hard to bootlegg lol!!!

  • Sofia Nolan

    mmm!!! sweet Chanel! iAdore all designs! love em love em love em!


    i think a black caviar 2.55 its all you need and theese ones arent my favorites but a chanel made of straw what a fucking grat idea!!

  • Chris Luk

    only adore the leather ones… dislike the straw bags, they are not Chanel. (fb)

  • lulilu

    vintage-looking or just dated? (fb)

  • Kathy

    I love that black bag called Chanel 11…..wow. That would look so good with a leather blazer. I would have a field day with all different textures in black. As odd as it sounds, I would add patent leather pumps to the look and pearls. Yep! The other two bags just have way too much color unless you are headed to the beach in all white. (fb)

  • Cerise

    LOVE the hobo quilted bag! The rest are super cute as well!! (fb)

  • Heather

    out of the box anyways… gotta love seeing that from Chanel (fb).

  • Amanda

    Most of them are too fancy, I feel they will look outdated after a short while.(fb)

  • Beth

    These designs are certainly surprising! I am actually quite fond of the last bag – it must be the country girl in me! (fb)

  • Lynette

    I like a couple of them for a casual spring look. However I would not pay the same price for them as the classic Chanel bags. (FB)

  • Dawne Strehl

    I think Gabrielle would be pleased ‘(fb)’

  • MV

    I’m not totally inlove with these chanel bags. Most are ugly. (fb)

  • Kendra

    I actually like all of them. They’re refreshing, and the designs are nice. (fb)

  • michele

    Not for me….

  • michele

    Not for me…(fb)

  • Lianne

    I don’t know. The one labeled Channel 11 I might carry, depending on the actual size, but the rest look kind of… well, cheap. (fb)

  • Kelly

    It pains to me to say this, because I do love a classic Chanel, but… eww. (fb)

  • Michele Suleiman

    Agreed, that crochet bag is hideous and the straw bags have limited allure. I actually quite like picture, “Chanel 8,” but I won’t be spending $2K on it. I would stick with a classic jumbo flap. And what’s the matter with picture, “Chanel 5?” That indent makes the bag look like a rear end with a flap.

    • Michele Suleiman

      The watercolor bag, “Chanel 14” is a nice style, I wish it came in other colors. It looks too red, white and blue. (fb)

  • karolynka

    i like the watercolor one..but i guess the price is a bit steep for me.. :(

  • karolynka

    oh and the green one it’s not bad! (fb)

  • Jenn

    In absolute love with these color combos! (fb)

  • covertanjou

    Some are cute, but I would rather have a classic Chanel. (fb)

  • dabfl

    Not in love with these

  • justa9url

    I’m in love with that green one…usually I wouldn’t like poofy…but the green is TOO gorgeous. (fb)

  • Jane

    I appreciate that Chanel is trying to experiment with its classic brand, however, I feel if your going to experiment go away from the classic accents to the bags. Have the back facing C’s used in a different way, maybe not so front and center. Don’t use the traditional flap bag with lackluster fabrics. I think the only one’s I like are: Chanel 14, my favorite is Chanel 2, I love the green color in Chanel 3, and I liked Chanel 6. The other bags I am not a fan on because they don’t look particularly nice to hold. When I buy a bag texture is one of the most important factors. (fb)

  • Kim

    Not for me personally, but I do kind of enjoy the variances on texture. I love the classic flap design but I wish they’d play a little bit more with different shapes. If you’re going to innovate take it all the way.

  • Dori

    Not for me either, not so impressive. i still prefer the classics (fb)

  • Houn

    I like the last tote, but probably not enough to justify the price (fb)

  • Swags

    The today show had a spring and summer handbag segment on this morning and some of the chanels were featured. I don’t particularly care for this bunch. The one in red white and blue screams July 4th to me. And I don’t think I’d carry it July 5th through June 30th.

    The last one is beautiful with the flower detail and the 2 c’s hanging from it as well as the strap. However, it looks very seasonal to me and I am not into super summer only looking bags.

    The crotcheted bag with the flowers reminds me of a crafting project and not something I would spring big bucks for.

    The cream one with the flowers and the fuzzies would be pretty if you got rid of the fuzzy stuff. I don’t want to carry a sweater especially in the summer.
    My favorite would have to be the quilted hobo with the zipper compartment on the front. That is the only one I could see myself carrying.

  • Swags

    Sorry (fb)

  • Emily

    Some I love…some not so much…(fb)

  • EM

    I agree with most of the sentiment here: not for me either. This watercolor version reminds me way too much of the red blue and white “bag lady” nylon totes that you can get in Chinatown which LV copied and did a few seasons ago….sometimes couture taking a cue from the street is cool, but sometimes, it’s just cheap. IMHO.

  • christine

    the girl that wears this definitely has to have confidence to pull it off. Like most of the commenters, i am not in love with this collection. Would much rather prefer the classic designs. Also, does anyone else think that carrying one of these bags might be itchy against the skin?! oh dear (fb)

  • Katie

    Ehh, some of these are kinda a boho-fail. Haha. Maybe it they weren’t so hairy they’d be better…

  • weshoyot

    i think more than half of these look like cruddy walmart arts and crafts projects, while a few really show what kind of innovation one can do with texture and design. seems the ones on the left (with the exception of the crochet granny bag) are the ones that catch my eye, and the denim one…but chanel flaps like these often bring to mind a lot of graphic designs on a flat silhouette design board. (fb)

  • Rosanna

    I kind of like the light pink flap, but I would never buy it. These styles seem a little too trendy for Chanel IMO. (fb)

  • Kristy

    There ok (fb)

  • Karin bag4bag

    Pretty much ‘ Same As Above’ for me ! Love the green, love the watercolor striped. Oh and quite like the soft black’suede’ no. 12.

  • Ellie N-H

    Kaiser Karl NEVER disappoints! (fb)

  • ad

    ooookayyy. how do i say this nicely. Ermmm, Kaiser Karl u kinda did disappoint me. Nevertheless I applaud you for your effort. But i’m sorry its a……..no? for me.
    Please don’t hate me! (fb)

  • Shannon

    I really love the floral appliqués, so pretty! And the first bag is so pretty and classic. But I’m not liking the green bag at all…it looks so cheap. (fb)

  • Mai Thao

    What is going on??? This collection is kind of ewwwy. The only one I like is the last one. Sad… (fb)

  • Jacqueline

    The Peach Flap is interesting. Pretty spring color….but i’m not loving the rest (fb)

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  • Nurman

    Not so into it…more like a sag that cost a thousand dollar (fb)

  • Deb

    i really don’t like this one…. (fb)

  • Debbie

    wow, interesting choice of materials. Those straw ones look really scratchy and as if bits would be falling off all the time. I cannot imagine wher someone would carry those. (fb)

  • s3rndpt

    the peach silk flap is AMAZING in person. If I wasn’t so afraid I’d snag it on everything, I would have ordered one at the Saks trunk show last week.

  • s3rndpt

    Oops, forgot to add (fb)

  • annabelle

    loving the red white and blue <3

  • Susan ( @grumpy1970 )

    I like the last one the best. (fb)

  • Jenna

    Definitely not a fan of the straw. (fb)

  • li co

    chanel is timeless.) (fb)

  • Kate

    My favorite is the last one I think, it is a very unique collection that has a lot of personality! :)

  • kylie

    hmmm… not really feeling these.. i think the original chanel bags are the best (fb)

  • alouette

    BIG NEGATIVE on these!!

  • Handbag Lover

    #3, 4, 6 are my favorites, the rest are horrible. :/

  • Sammi

    What’s up with these bags?! I don’t like any of them. (fb)

  • Debbie

    I guess they’re ok but I won’t pay the Chanel price tag for them. The last bag has potential but I might be able to get a similar style at the SAK for a fraction of the price. Bottom line… thumbs down to all! FB

  • farija

    really dont like the bags…………………just the brand(fb)

  • Reece

    ugh i dont like the straw thing going on.. definitely looks old lady-ish IMO. last year i think RM pulled off straw really well, but this is a failure! (fb)

  • Roxanna

    i like the watercolor bag, but for that price, i’ll stick with classic (fb)

  • hannah

    let me get my hands on a classic before investing in one of these. T_T (fb)

  • gjaneco

    I love the green one the best. Very classic and timeless. :)


  • Leslie

    Not really for me. And the watercolour one, the colours aren’t “pretty” enough for me. I would have liked it if it was shades of one colour or something. I would go for a classic instead.


  • ceejay

    I really like that green color- it looks so bright and vibrant (fb)

  • Elyse

    love love love! Chanel once again hits the mark (fb)

  • Tanyus

    I don’t really like the collection. Chanel supposed to be simple but sophisticated. Those bags are just ewww (fb)

  • Kristine

    the collection isn’t really very chanel-esque-ish :( fb

  • BLynnT

    Totally agree with you, Amanda. The watercolor version is gorgeous, and I would take that one in a second. I also agree that the Coco Cocoon line needs to go away. Nice try, Chanel, but no thanks. (fb)

  • Bavleen

    Not a big fan of this collection!!.. (fb)

  • lenka

    not really nice, love the thirs bag (fb)

  • pinknoveau

    not a fan of this collection! looks trashy to me. sorry!

  • pinknoveau

    not a fan of this collection. looks trashy to me. sorry guys!

  • Sue-ellen Brown

    (fb)…i want it all..its just alil unusual @pinknoveau..they cant keep making the basic chanel bag in the basic colors all the time…

  • Gisela

    I do love this collection it´s so rich in textures!! (fb)

  • Pamela

    I have been in love with Chanel for many years especially since my mom only bought from them for the past 25 years and no one else, but what is up with this collection? No offense, but I wouldn’t spend 3k on linen looking or carpet looking bags. (fb)

  • Ashley

    love them all! (fb)

  • Fetish4Purses

    speechless! love ’em all!!!

  • Michelle

    I think a couple are okay for spring but not at the normal price tag (fb)

  • Donna C.

    Not loving them either. I would rather stick to the classics (fb)

  • Jose

    I am really loving the Chanel Coco Cocoon.

  • Sara

    I’m not loving this collection. Some items are gorgeous, but most of them look a little, emm.. : /


  • mason

    this is a excellent chanel handbags for me

  • Posh



  • Air Yeezy Shoes

    very beautiful

  • Eric

    for me Chanel bag is an A list.. if you urged to have one, totally dream of having one AND you think that you will not be brooke after buying it THEN buy it for all its worth after all you/we all work hard we deserve a reward- fb

  • liz

    I have to agree I am not a fan of this collection. Is it just me or do the bags look hairy? I will stick with classic chanel styles thank you. (fb)

  • mabag

    I don’t like any of those.

  • sally

    I think this is a fun collection, they’re cute! (fb)

  • Jacqueline Suzanne

    I love Chanel but…just not this collection!!!

  • Hellena

    Love Love Love the Green one (fb)

  • Lisa

    I love their classics and I like the direction of this spring/summer line (FB)

  • MizzJ

    I appreciate that they’re trying to stretch their creative wings, but gawd this attempt is as worthy as a Versace. Ditch it.


  • Carolyn Barnett

    Can i have them all? I have 5 but….could use 100 more.The bigger the better for me.

  • Paulina

    I only like the watercolor one, and even then… meh. (fb)

  • Jane

    unless I have endless amount of money, I would not buy this bag. the watercolor cheapens the classic bag. (fb)

  • Yoonmee

    Not a big fan of this collection. (fb)

  • Cheryl

    Love Chanel but not this collection :(

  • Cynthia

    I love Chanel but this collection is sooooo hideous. Innovation took a wrong turn.. (fb)

  • Tanya

    Jury is still out for me on this collection. (fb)

  • anna

    i loooove most of these bags! (fb)

  • Carmen

    Love the green one, such a strong colour (fb)

  • Su

    Nope these bags don’t appeal to me.. Esp the featured 1.. Looks like a paint job gone wrong to me… (FB)

  • Inês

    actually think some of the bags are pretty cool (especially the one with the stripes)


  • anna

    hmm, i must say not all of them look appealing but i like the black bag 4th from top. (fb)

  • Signe

    The green one would fit just perfectly on my arm :) (fb)

  • Silvana

    i love the green one! beautiful (fb)

  • Silvana

    I love how Chanel always launches a classic model (The 2.5) but with different colors and textures!

  • Eric

    i’ve seen the show and the i disagree with the shoes but the bags were very nice and girly,-(fb)

  • Lauren H.

    #7 is pretty :)

    • Lauren H.

      oooops–(fb) LOL

  • Jasmine

    love the emerald one! its elegant and of a beautiful shade of green.. droolworthy.. (FB)

  • ShoeQueen1961

    These bags go from bad to worse…

  • Alia

    i looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove them!! specially the 8,9, 11, 12 and 13!!!! (fb)

  • kutu

    image 2 looks like it’s made from my cat’s shedded hair.. haha

    but i like image 11

  • tin canlas

    Do I want a bag that reminds me of the american flag?? N.O. !! (fb)


    The red-white & blue one looks like the flag barfed on Chanel… and aside for the crocheted on which s
    is really awful all the others are same-old-same-old.

  • Joyce

    i love the green one! (fb)

  • bb

    Love Chanel classic and reissue flaps, but wouldn’t pay Chanel prices for any of these. (fb)

  • Stephanie

    Love them all! (fb)

  • Jocelyn

    I like the green flap! (fb)

  • kellie wilson

    I think Chanel is just trying too hard with these bags. A lot of them are tacky and that makes me sad because Chanel creates such beautiful things normally. (fb)

  • Karen

    i think I’m just way too hard around the edges for this look, all of these bags kill me. Unless you live in the Hamptons all summer, how on earth can you pull that off? (fb)

  • Joy

    LOVEEEE 4 of them!
    sadly, i dont like all of them, but yeahh

  • Charlene

    classic chanels are the best.(fb)

  • Tiff Chao

    Have to agree and say no to puffy coco cocoon. (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    bottom right, only one i like without seeing in person (fb)

  • Jessica

    may i know the type of the green one?



  • irene

    i just want to know the price of the first one lovely bag in this page (the pink-blue one)!!!!

    it ‘s so so…. beauty-full!!

  • Ira Martin

    #3 it is for me! (ipad)

  • beanyce126

    if you spray paint the white chanel, you could get the same exact bag. (ipad)