If, like us, you’ve been binge-watching Netflix’s latest comedy-drama Emily in Paris, you may have noticed the plethora of designer bags that are featured on-screen. The series follows an American girl who moves to Paris to work in marketing as she explores all that the City of Love has to offer. Patricia Field, the brains behind all of Sex and the City’s groundbreaking fashion moments, worked as the show’s consulting costume designer.
Filmed on location in Paris, the show transports viewers to an array of the city’s hotspots, from the Eiffel Tower to the Palais Garnier Opera House. But we couldn’t take our eyes off of the bags! A whole host of brands appear, however none more so than Chanel—the epitome of Parisian class. The titular character Emily sports many a Chanel gems, including some limited edition pieces. Here, we list every single one.
Early on in the series viewers see Emily cavorting around Paris in anticipation of her boyfriend Doug’s visit. She partakes in stereotypical Parisian activities, from sampling macaroons to shopping at luxury boutiques, all while wearing Chanel’s Pearl Crossbody Bag. This limited edition piece hangs loosely across Emily’s torso in effortless French girl style. We then see Doug and her break up over the phone against the backdrop of the famous Panthéon monument. Emily, if you’re able to get your hands on this rare Chanel find, who needs a boyfriend!
Clearly a fan of round Chanel purses, Emily is also spotted wearing a circular Chanel crossbody bag in patent teal. The design features the house’s famous interlocking CC logo and a thick chain top handle as well as a longer crossbody strap. On-screen we see Emily rock the style at her new office. Yet the bag’s dual functionality makes it the perfect accessory to accompany Emily on a whole host of Parisian outings!
Trotting along the City of Love’s streets, Emily totes Chanel’s Evening by the Sea Clutch in a sapphire blue shade. Carried as a wristlet, the distinct design oozes an elegant, yet understated, style.
Coco Chanel once famously said, “Pearls are perfect for every occasion”. These gems have long been a staple of her namesake brand. The only thing that could make Emily’s outfit of a black and white co-ord set and red beret even more French is Chanel’s Pearl Flap Bag. From the house’s spring 2019 collection, this Chanel Flap is lined with faux pearls and serves us with some serious old style French glamour vibes.
Considering that Emily runs around Paris from one chic affair to another, it’s no wonder she’s a fan of Chanel’s Calfskin Quilted Flap Bag and Coin Purse combo. Released for fall/winter 2019, the design features diamond-stitched calfskin leather and comes in a rich mocha hue. The bag’s leather chain strap features a shoulder pad so that Emily can travel from a dinner party to a fashion show in comfort. A coin purse is attached as a bag charm to create the now-coveted multi-bag look. Plus, the addition is perfect storage for Emily’s favorite macarons!
Emily dons a full Chanel look to attend a party at a swanky Paris art gallery. Her outfit features a Chanel biker jacket and graphic print scarf but our eyes remained fixed on her Classic Flap Bag in glistening emerald green.
Since its launch in March 2019, the Chanel 19 bag has become a consumer favorite. The almost cult-like following of this new design combined with the enduring popularity of the belt bag style make the Chanel 19 Waist Bag a must-have piece for any Chanel lover, including, it seems, Emily. The character sports this stylish hands-free accessory in deep fuchsia.
Cold weather typically gives way to some unflattering fashion choices, from mismatched layers to unsightly woolly hats. But not in Paris. When the rest of the world has a tendency to put style on the back burner and focus on keeping warm, out come French girl's cozy yet stylish ensembles. Emily understands this. When the show’s plot moves into the colder months, this protagonist doesn’t let her bag game cool. She sports a shearling and crumpled sheepskin Chanel Flap Bag in black and beige from the house’s fall/winter 2019 collection.
From watching the series it’s clear Emily is a fan of small crossbody bags. However, no one is immune to the appeal of a spacious shoulder bag! Emily carries a vintage Chanel shoulder bag in hot pink tweed with black checks from the house’s fall/winter 1995 - 1996 campaign. It may just make you fall back in love with big bags.