If you’ve been disappointed in Chanel over the past few season for the brand’s sometimes wacky handbags, take heart: Chanel’s Cruise 2011 handbags contain at least 75% less crazy than we’ve come to expect from Kaiser Karl. Although if you like your bags a little on the wild side, there are still a couple of pieces that should tickle your fancy, including a black patent mesh sack with a detachable Classic Flap Bag on the front. Full pictures, after the jump. For purchasing information, please contact Chanel at (800)550-0005.

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  • salomé
  • Kat

    that first bag is to die for!!


  • Evie

    Everyone is just too beautiful. Willnever know which to buy… I love all

  • citogene

    love the cream and caramel color…yummm…


  • Maryann

    Used to love them. Too expensive, ($3,400 for a med. classic!)lousy leather and boring designs = divorce.

  • Vitta

    Oh, love the blush patent leather (large pic, or #9) and the awesome black mesh sack (#6).

  • gpc

    Bought my first and only Chanel two years ago – maxi classic in the metallic grey lambskin with gunmetal hardwire (and I LOVE it), but as prices continue to rise, quality on the decline (from what I hear), and way too much eccentricity in designs, I won’t be purchasing another.

  • MizzJ

    Hmm the colors this season look just muddy to me and the designs here are either boring, or overly wacky.


  • edoardo

    Apart from the first bags the others are really classic and something that has yet seen!!

    I lvoe them, btw!!


  • chloehandbags

    I think I’d really like the blush patent in a clutch, but recent Chanel prices have just been insane, IMO.

    They seem to be almost four times what they ought to be (even taking into account that they’re a Chanel)?

  • Scorpio

    I’ll have one of each please :D

  • Max

    if not looking at prices, the meshed bag is kinda ridiculous the rest is ok though

  • theresa

    As everyone else has mentioned prices are definitely insane (high quality lambskin is about $7.99 as square foot) You do the math. :)

  • Michelle

    i thought generally 11 cruise for chanel was awesome
    great post

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  • nappy

    as crazy as it may seem, i am in love with the patchwork bag… and the mesh bag is something to talk about…

  • Alyson

    I love #7.

  • mochababe73

    That first bag is bad. If it didn’t have the logo, I would think that it was a cheap bag sold by a street vendor.
    I would love to have bag #10, but the rest are just okay. The colors are a little dull for a resort collection.
    I have officially given up trying to save up for a Chanel. The prices have gone up too much so it will just forever be on my dream list right under Hermes. Now, I’ll just save up for #3 on my list-Marc Jacobs Stam.

  • Chris

    hmmm… I am not a fan.
    The colors are a bit dull. And #1 and #2 just look terrible.
    The only bag that I find interesting is #6 – I would have to see and touch it though, to make up my mind.

  • Donna C.

    I love #7 (though not the color) Does anyone know the name of this one?

  • Ale

    I love this!!
    All of them are beautiful!!!

    xx Ale


  • The Shoe Diva

    I am loving bag 1, I would probably carry bag 2 because I love items that are conversation starters & I guarantee you that people are going to wonder where the heck that bag came from. :-) The classic look is fine but sometimes a little fun is in order.

  • mrsjones

    hmm, looks old to me..

  • Stylista

    Wow, the majority of these are classic and what I like from Chanel! The patchwork one is horrible though.


  • CL

    each is just so beautiful but that patent in my fave! (ipad)

  • karen

    would love to snag a piece of these lovelies (ipad)

  • Hanh N

    Like the black mesh bag (ipad)

  • Maggie

    Love Love the nude patent flap!! Gorgeous!! (ipad)

  • Nicole

    omg, that first bag is just stunning!!!!!!


  • Deb

    Yum YUM Yum… oh, what is there more to say? (ipad)

  • Lola

    I can’t even get my head around the mesh-looking bad and the patchwork one. But some of them are really beautiful, especially the patent as others have said! (ipad)

  • Mai

    this patent chanel is beautiful! i want one.. some day. :) (ipad)

  • Joann

    all these beautiful chanel bags … must stop drooling (ipad)

  • Antonia

    I love the nude patent one! (ipad)

  • Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    The first beige patent classic flap doesn’t disappoint! (ipad)

  • Raventress

    Love the colour of the first bag but Marc Jacobs is very fast in introducing the same. Saw their new collection in Singapore and it’s the same colour.(ipad)

  • Kellisa

    Loveee the color in the first Chanel! (ipad)

  • Dora

    Best bags everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (ipad)

  • Nadia Segers

    Way too expensive! But so pretty! ♥

  • felicia

    Droooollllllllll!!!! but knowing the quality has gone downhill, i would think twice to buy chanel nowadys that price has gone up as well…(ipad)

  • Alyssa

    I typically love any bag Chanel releases, but you can never go wrong with a classic (iPad)

  • Jennifer

    I’ve moved on from Chanel to Balenciaga. The quality has gone downhill significantly since pre-2007 bags and I’m sick of the absurd price increases. (ipad)

  • wendy

    I like #9. (ipad)

  • shopaholicious

    Indeed less crazy this time. Lots of neutral colors! The red flap is gorgeous, and it’s whispering my name!(ipad)

  • Chells

    Nothing like the classics, but I am attracted to the black mesh. Two bags in one is very practical. (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I wish I had gotten a Chanel years ago, I just don’t think it’s worth the money anymore (ipad)

  • Redo My Shoe

    Oddly enough, I’m really liking numbers 2 and 6 for their whimsy.


  • Jazz

    Can’t go wrong with Chanel. (ipad)

  • Alison J.

    Gorgeous classic bag. (ipad)

  • Angelica

    Chanel can do no wrong. Everything is gorgeous.(iPad)

  • Smith

    that mesh bag with the detachable flap is crazy! i’m drooling over everything else though. (ipad)

  • Smith

    ps – chanel posts make my day. hearts and stars!!! (ipad)

  • Lara

    I’ve never been interested in Chanel but I would be interested in seeing how much these bags cost nowadays. I’d especially like to know how much they cost Chanel to make as well! (ipad)

  • Joanna

    I love classic purses.. can’t go wrong w/ Chanel! (iPad)

  • Ken Vien

    wifey loves classic purses.. can’t go wrong w/ Chanel! (iPad)

  • nini

    I like number 8 the best. (ipad)

  • Bettye

    I like the classic chanel handbags. (ipad)

  • Bettye

    I like the classic chanel handbags because they are so pretty. (ipad)


    i love (ipad)


    i want (ipad)


    i need (ipad)


    chanel is so classic (ipad)

  • ariancita

    I’ve never been a fan of the Chanel flap but I do like this season’s colors. (ipad)

  • Ellen

    I really like the color and finish of the nude patent flap bag. (ipad)

  • Wendy

    It honestly wouldn’t make my top ten list. (ipad)

  • eorchid

    drool. Can’t help but love Chanel. (ipad)

  • Jen

    Not a fan of most of these. (ipad)

  • Cathy Fitz

    That patchwork looks like the worst fake Coaches! (ipad)

  • Veronica_Sawyer

    Love the red one!! (ipad)

  • Jessie

    Love chanel, but not loving the materials at the moment- I’m sorry, but I despise patent, no matter if it’s Chanel or Target. (ipad)

  • Rae

    Chanel <3 (iPad)

  • Laura

    i like no 4, is the best(ipad)

  • Limey

    Love Chanel!!!! (ipad)

  • Elizabeth

    the patent nude flap is beautiful beautiful beautiful! but the detachable Flap from a mesh bag? ew? (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    ohhh.. melting.. (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    i need to rob a bank..
    so, who’s coming with me? LOL (ipad)

  • Cindy

    I’m actually not a huge fan of Chanel. *runs and hides* (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    I loveeee the nude colored flap bag! (ipad)

  • Sabrina

    LOVE the colour of number 4!! And number 10 is gorgeous, yum! (ipad)

  • Alicia

    Love the patent leather (ipad)

  • Alicia

    Though I don’t have the chanel love everyone else does, sorry to say (ipad)

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  • mamahusky

    i love all channel handbags they are all gorgeous form me. But the price is so dying. So hard to pick one

  • Latoya H’Five Shoe Lady Lenzly

    I love the patchwork Chanel…It’s classic and cute

  • Quinn

    Chanel never fails! I’m loving the butterscotch and nude flap (ipad)

  • MNmn90

    I would so work for a whole month just for a chanal bag =P (Ipad)

  • michelle

    i love it so much …..everybody know how much it is?

  • jillybean307

    Chanel <3. (ipad)

  • nadia ashkar

    pls can i have the price of chanel bags No.6
    from france to beirut or from france to dubai

    pls awaiting your reply if you dont mind



  • Val

    HI, in Dec I purchased #10 in gray in a Chanel boutique. I love it but I’m pregnant and its not a very practical bag with a baby! I have the box, receipt, bag even the bus. card of sales lady who sold it to me. If interested please email me sapatik@hotmail.com.

  • bulletproofsoul

    After getting burned out and not excited about the last few seasons, I am excited to see some of the great new bags for Cruise. LOVE the Chain Around collection! (ipad)

  • Colleen

    Wow! That is a great line. I especially like #8 &#10. (iPad)

  • helen

    Like sweet melting caramel for the eyes. Beautiful. (ipad)

  • Mel

    Pure classic! Love! Now if only I can afford it. (ipad)

  • eva marie

    lovely! :)

  • Emma G

    Love Chanel (ipad)

  • Sameen Jalil

    absolutely love some of the bags in this line! (ipad)

  • kim

    drooling! love the blush/pink bag!! (ipad)

  • beanyce126

    im just drolling, they got me at hello. (ipad)

  • A.S.

    yes please, i want them all (ipad)

  • Ira Martin

    #11 it is for me (ipad)

  • Jana’e

    Love the subdued colors, too bad I can’t afford one (ipad)

  • nini

    I like chanel…but this isn’t really my style. (ipad)

  • Tahnee

    Ooo…I love the featured Chanel purse picture! I always seem to go more neutral with purses…and that’s just beautiful to me! (ipad)

  • Shell Hale

    i understand that classics are classic for a reason but i am getting tired of these bags. ipad

  • Heidi

    Love all the quilted leather ones..hate it when Chanel gets all crazy trying patchwork-n-stuff. (ipad)

  • Janelle

    I like this bag. It still has a little of the classic quilt. People stylewatch has one of these feature a version with Kim Kardashian from this month. http://bit.ly/gkWA7y

  • MacPhee

    Hi, anyone knows how much the Medium Chanel Classic Flap bag is in US??

  • Fuschia Pink

    Chanel bags are one of my “crazy-about” brands! I love their 2011 Cruise collection.

  • jumaima

    I love chanel bags.wish I could afford one.