For those of you who were disappointed that Chanel’s Fall 2011 runway show only featured a couple of handbag styles, fret not. We have a few more pieces to show you, courtesy of the fine folks at, plus a closer look at the modified flap bags that were featured on several models during the presentation.

This still isn’t enough to evaluate the whole collection, but I like most of what I see so far. Although I don’t entirely understand the photo of the gold python bag(s) (is it one or two?), I simply adore the finish of the material and hope to see it on lots of accessories come fall. In addition to the runway bags, designs of which you guys already know I approve, I’m also digging the post-apocalyptic python flap bag up top. It looks like it’s decomposing, but against all odds, Chanel makes it work in the context of the dystopian Fall 2011 collection. Check out the photos after the jump.

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  • Marianna

    I have fallen hard for all things python and I think I am in love with #4.

  • Lulugurl

    I think I like #5, the rest I am not so hot on.

  • Kat

    Th bag in the lead picture looks like it’s rotting, I’m sorry.

    And the first bag reminds me of a Victoria Beckham handbag.

    • AshleyG

      Totally- it looks like swamp thing or something… just gross. But I suppose someone who’d buy a Chanel bag like that has money to burn anyway…

      • Merve

        Totally…it looks like someone took the poor python chanel to a party and the person sitting next to them puked up all over it. Seriously not liking the others either.

    • Candace

      Haha, agreed re: the rotting. It would look so gorgeous otherwise! :(

  • MsLabelsOfLust

    the first bag looks like the python was putting up one hell of a fight in the swamp he came from..not impressed I’ll stick to the classics

  • ninjaninja

    The shiny blue distressed one reminds me of McQ.

  • Cathy Fitz

    I LOVE those flap bags. Stunning! The rest – meh.

  • ChanelAngel

    Other than the classic look #7, none of the others capture my fancy!

  • Vicky

    I like that reissue you put on top, but I really wonder how much it’s gonna cost after the recent price raise.

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  • Lori dougherty

    I love love love these bags!

  • Bir

    Hmmmm I did not fall for this collection personally it just lacks chanels usual luxe chic it’s darker more glam rocker not loooooving it.

    • trina

      i could not agree more , they are taking chanel in a totaly different way from what i have always known and loved !!!!

  • Miss.Cherie

    I only like the circular “clutch”es.. but even so, they look like mere coin purses.


  • rose60610

    #2 is my favorite. I like the featured one, too.

  • Kathleen

    Coco Chanel must be cringing in her grave. That 2.55 (first bag) is, IMO, nothing that should bear the name Chanel. I think it is a horrible mess.

    • annika

      “Coco Chanel must be cringing in her grave.” –> Poor Coco! hideous bags. :(

      • trina

        i totally agree !!

  • Ruhee

    The first bag is bad.Looks like someone threw up on it..ugh

  • medicineproductions

    I love Chanel! These are very nice!
    But the first bag did strike me as confusing to look at.

  • Leah

    Le Sigh….

  • eorchid

    what are the little round ones like? how big, like a coin purse or just a round small bag?

  • fuchsiafury

    The python is divine, but the singed + moldy treatment of lambskin is a travesty. If it ain’t broke, Chanel, don’t fix it!

  • Mila

    Gorgeous! I’m gonna dream about first bag tonight! :)))

  • Yaayaa

    Megs – are you getting the Chanel Mimosa nail polish tomorrow? Its out in London tomorrow and I am counting down like no other. So excited. #polishaddict. Also did you see the DVF Stephanie on Ruelala for $399! Insane

  • MizzJ

    Hmm bag#1 is very innovative and from an artistic standpoint, I really dig it, but would I wear it? No way, it’s just too weird and looks like puke is dribbled on an otherwise gorgeous purse.

  • nautilus

    I think picture #5 (the two-bag picture) is of a bag and the matching clutch. Chanel is too stylish to combine two bags into one.

    I’d be scared if they did. :/

  • Chels K

    I’m meh on ’em all.

  • gigi

    i love chanel bags

  • 19yearslater

    The coin purses are my favorites.

  • DJ

    Whoa, that first python bag looks a hot mess. It look something my cat threw up.

    Love the python further down, tho.

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  • mimoko

    What’s wrong with premier designers nowaday? Started with Bal- cheap looking totes, LV next and now Chanel? The main bag looks incredibly horrible & frighteningly ‘dirty’!!

  • Blaine

    Chanel #4 – Now I know what to wear when I interview at the waste management agency! Did Richard Dreyfuss pull this from the belly of a dead shark?

    • trina

      good one x

  • Elisabeth

    I love the first one so much. The gold #5 is gorgeous too.

  • edoardo

    I don’t like these bags apart from the first one. I love it, Lagerfeld is really making, every years, wonderful mdoels!

  • Constance

    I don’t really like the 1st one but the others are stunning! (fb)

  • Cheryl

    Holy crap, what’s wrong with you people?



    Is this the most meaningful thing you can do with your lives? Talk about ugly bags with stupid gold chains on them?

    • Blaine

      Empty Bag : def. a large sack that seems full of substance yet when you open it, consists only of hot air.

    • DJ

      Let’s not feed the trolls, please.

  • Kate

    The chains seem heavy.

  • Raquel

    I like the simplicity of the white clutch, it’s very pretty

  • Anamaria

    #3 is classy..

  • trina

    i would not buy any of them , i like the classic flap ,or better yet a new birkin xx

  • Adiva

    Nope.. not for me
    I’d still like to know what other colors there will be for Fall though

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  • فجر

    I love every thing from Chanel

    thank 4 every one work in Chanel

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  • AstaK.

    I think they are boring and highstreet. I really dont think python suits chanelstyle very well and all luxe is gone if you take the snakes skin of it.