Since Chanel showed its diverse, covetable selection of Spring 2011 handbags in Paris back in October, I’ve been waiting patiently (ok, not-so-patiently) for detailed shots of the designs to hit the web. Now that they have, I feel confident saying that along with Pre-Spring 2011, Chanel Spring 2011 is some of the strongest work from the brand’s accessories team in recent memory. There’s a little something for everyone here, from the staunch Chanel traditionalist to the young woman who wants to mix neon and tweed.

I’m particularly excited to see that the fantastic leather-bound book clutch has made its way to retail, as well as some of the utterly feminine scarf-woven bags. What I loved but didn’t expect to see was a slim black and white clutch detailing the ceiling of Paris’ Grand Palais, where Chanel presents its collections every season. Not only is it beautiful and neutral enough to actually be used, but I could see it quickly becoming a collector’s item among Chanel devotees.

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  • adrienne z

    not a big fan of quilted bags

  • edoardo

    AMazing, i love the patchwork and colored bags…so cool!!

  • Lulugurl

    Love number 16!

  • lisa

    love the pink purse and the book clutch. i just saw the reissue clutche with that odd rollie thing on saturday at saks and it looks quite cheap in person

  • KaylaNiche

    #5 is everything! This is why Chanel will always be an iconic brand. Their handbags are always fresh and updated, but still true to their classic aesthetic. Love love love it!

  • Chris

    I love No. 11 and 16. Both are absolutely fabulous.
    I also quite like No. 2 – I know it is a bit silly but the combination of tweed and gold is just right for spring.

  • Kate

    I find many of these to be too busy..I really prefer the classic 2..55 that Chanel is famous for. It would be nice to see a little more color as well!

  • Cathy Fitz

    Although I really like No. 11, I’m not feeling the others. Just a little too fussy for a classic like Chanel.

  • Bir

    Chanel will always be channel !!!!

  • ChanelAngel

    No. 7 – Silver Classic Chanel, still makes my heart skip a beat. It’s the shape and colour that really strikes me.

  • Dawne Strehl

    Hello darlings, come to mommy! (:^)

  • MsLabelsofLust

    Ok now I’ll take 1 2 6 7 11 and 16 are TDF!

  • mab

    As time goes by…you won’t go wrong with the classic anytime of the day.

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  • Jourdan

    I’m liking number 6.

  • An

    Love these! 2, 6 and the box with gold lines and pretty much most of them!

  • Patricia

    My Picks are Chanel 1, 2 and 5. Timeless Classics always appeal to me.

  • popsG

    how much the #3?

  • MizzJ

    The first couple gallery shots are kinda weird – that pink one looks like something Juicy Couture would make, not Chanel, but the clutch with the Grand Palais print is stunning. I also kinda like that green-blue patent? handbag; it’s a bit of an odd color that is coolly sophisticated.

  • ninjaninja

    I love the color on no. 16!

  • The Little Dust Princess

    #7 <3

  • 19yearslater

    4, 6 and 13 please. This collection is a hit out of the park.

  • Chele

    Not usually a Chanel fan but I do like the first bag.

  • omid

    hi plasea sen new models handbags channcl 2011 send to me email

  • yy

    Not a Chanel fan, really, but I LOVE no.11. It’s gorgeous, and makes such good use of the shape of the bag, contrasting it with the architectural, curvy lines. LOVE

  • Melany

    I love the patent leathers :D

  • SG

    They are very creative. #6 is my fave!

  • lena

    just purchased #7, looooove it!!!!

  • Dee

    I am in love with Evening (rolled handle). Its the only bag I can see myself carrying (I’m a guy). I went to Nordies today and they had one but its reserved. They said its the last one. :(

  • sue

    how much is the ‘book’ clutch bag?