We talk about Chanel‘s seasonal bags at length, but some of the brand’s most-loved accessories fly under the radar in the “small leather goods” category. That includes the Chanel Wallet On Chain, which is precisely what it sounds like–a large wallet with the brand’s popular leather-woven shoulder strap, which can be carried as a small purse if the wearer is willing to sacrifice the bulky contents of her regular bag. For the brand’s Metiers d’Art 2016 collection, the little bag got a notable makeover.
The WOC, as it’s know among Chanel aficionados, has always been a popular entry-level buy for new customers looking to get their feet wet without the full price commitment of a regular Chanel flap bag. Starting at $2,000 for the two styles you see below, the bag is certainly not cheap, but it does soften the blow a little bit when compared to a Classic Flap, which can cost up to $6,000 in either of Chanel’s two standard leathers.
There’s no indication that the regular WOC, which features a straight-across flap and snap closure, is going anywhere; instead, this appears to be an addition to the line, which also features WOCs modeled after the Boy and Reissue bags. For customers looking to buy their first Chanel piece, the close resemblance to a Classic Flap, with its turnlock closure and curved front, will surely be appreciated.
These bags are in stores now.
Chanel Long Flap Wallet
$2,000 via Chanel
Chanel Wallet on Chain Bag
$2,100 via Chanel
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