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The Raffia Bag of My Dreams from Chanel Coco Beach 24

And two more options from the summer-themed collection

Living in South Florida for much of my life, summer will always be the season that I relate to best. Though we live practically in a virtual year-round summer here, seasonal beach collections always speak to my soul. 

I suppose it’s all the excitement that comes with vacation season. The dream trips we either get to go on or think about in our minds, the idea of time off from work so we can recharge and relax, and the happiness the extra sunshine brings us all. Nearly every major brand releases a summer capsule collection, one of my favorite times of the fashion calendar. 

Chanel combines playful and whimsy very well, season after season. This year, for Chanel Coco Beach 24, Chanel takes us back to the beach with a warm-weather-themed collection ideal for summer trips. 

Chanel AS4714 Small Shopping Bag and Yellow Towel
Chanel AS4714 Small Shopping Bag and Yellow Towel 2

The Ultimate Raffia Shopping Bags

We had the opportunity to see some of my favorite bags from this collection up close, and now, I believe I have a closet full of Chanel and a trip to the South of France planned. 

A girl can dream. 

The two bags I love most from this line are the Small and Maxi Raffia Shopping Bags. These bags come in two sizes, each with the same elements—including the removable lambskin leather pouch (always a nice touch). 

The Chanel Raffia Shopping Bag features a braided pattern with small diamond openings alongside tighter woven areas. These openings allow a peek inside the bag and its contents. 

My Reels preview of the Chanel Coco Beach Collection.

Two sets of handles—with the iconic chain and leather detail—allow for either hand carrying or over the shoulder. It’s important to note that neither of these is adjustable or removable, so you will always have four straps and need to pick the matching two you want to carry. 

This is one of those designs that I understand rationally that I do not need, but it doesn’t change every fiber of my bag-loving-being from wanting. The price for the small is $5,100, and the price for the Maxi is $7,000.

Chanel Small and Large Shopping Bags and Yellow Towel

A Touch of Cotton and Stripes

Another fun bag is a twofer because it includes a towel inside and works as a great beach or pool bag. The cotton yellow terrycloth with the matching Chanel towel on the interior screams happiness. The price is $2,625.

Lastly, we looked at the large black-and-white bowling bag. The Bowling Bag style doesn’t come up as often as a popular style, but I have been a fan for a long time. The stripes and the gold hardware give off that same laissez-faire attitude. It is priced at $4,900. 

Discover the entire Chanel Coco Beach 24 collection online and in stores! 

Chanel Large Bowling Bag AS4696 Detail 2

*The 1976 Ford Bronco Coyote 5.0L V8 we used for this shoot is currently for sale. Check it out if it is also the car of your dreams!

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Sandy
Sandy
22 days ago

Did I read that correctly, $5100.00 for Raffia? I like the bag but that is too much for raffia! I love Chanel but I am careful about the bags I invest in and raffia just doesn’t make the cut.

Stephanie Saint-Cyr
Stephanie Saint-Cyr
21 days ago
Reply to  Sandy

Agreed!!!!

Sarah
Sarah
22 days ago

The pink bronco is a dream!

Irene
Irene
21 days ago

Very cute bag BUT Chanel’s image as a company has greatly declined in my eyes.
First the greedy price gouging and yearly increases.
Now the jump onto the raffia bandwagon !
Madame would turn in her grave ! 😉

Westin Willis
Westin Willis
21 days ago
Reply to  Irene

Chanel has produced raffia bags for decades. This ain’t new to the brand.

Celine
Celine
22 days ago

I like the raffia bags but not for those prices. The towel and the terry duffle are a good deal by Chanel standards! Hoping it didn’t sell out!

Antonia
Antonia
21 days ago

Dang….I love that Bronco! I need to hit the lotto!!

Passerine
Passerine
21 days ago

It looks like a great car. Last week someone had parked in front of our building a 1958 ice blue, mint condition Corvette. It’s valued at well over $100k, couldn’t believe it was left on the street overnight.

SequinsNbags
SequinsNbags
22 days ago

All I know is you made me want a vintage Bronco and a Chanel raffia bag!

Heather
Heather
21 days ago

I love the raffia bags but the prices are obscene. If I lived in FL though then I might be able to justify 🙂

b17
b17
20 days ago
Reply to  Heather

Yeah but then you’d have to live in Florida 🤡 where teachers can be prosecuted for mentioning that queer people exist.

Selene
Selene
20 days ago

What a waste. There are far better bags you can get for that price. You can also get nicer looking rafia bags from D and G.

jane
jane
19 days ago

Any bag that can be easily ripped apart or damaged or dirtied in such a way that there is no way to clean it, is a big fat no for me. As pretty as the pink raffia bag is, I would never pay that price for it.

daveloeweyou
daveloeweyou
21 days ago

Where are all those who were offended by the prices of Loewe Font and other raffia bags? If in the end they will be cheap compared to these from Chanel.

American Hairlines
American Hairlines
20 days ago
Reply to  daveloeweyou

No matter how hard Mr. Arnault tries, Loewe will never be Chanel. Can’t compare!

daveloeweyou
daveloeweyou
17 days ago

Loewe already made leather bags and leather goods and being a supplier to the Royal House, when Mademoiselle Chanel was sewing buttons or glueing ribbons to the hats

American Hairlines
American Hairlines
16 days ago
Reply to  daveloeweyou

And yet, here we are! 🤪

Eliz
Eliz
20 days ago
Reply to  daveloeweyou

As I recall, the Loewe Font raffia bag was under $2k, expensive but not crazy. However the YSL raffia tote was in the $5ks-that seemed crazy for what it was. The prices of these Chanel pieces seem in line with the brand’s pricing to me. Nothing shocking about them at all and they will have amazing resale value. I love the smaller pink one and am seriously considering it if it is still available. Might still buy a lottery ticket tho-

Sammie
Sammie
20 days ago
Reply to  daveloeweyou

At least this bag is more interesting and less basic than the Loewe bag. 🩷 Chanel will always be Chanel.