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Are You Ready for the Chanel 22 Bag?

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Chanel’s latest big push is here, and it’s, fittingly, called the 22 bag.

Last October, Chanel presented its spring 2022 collection and it felt fresh, fun and light—a much-needed distraction from the global issues our world was facing. The collection itself was inspired by the art of the fashion show, and as a whole, it exuded the fun, light side of fashion we all craved. Models were shown on the runway in fun, ’90s-inspired fashion like high-waisted swimsuits with a sporty feel, and capri pants. The models walked with intensity and a high energy that portrayed the collection’s overall feel.

As for the bags, there were many. From quirky colors to fun shapes and kitschy details like beads and pearls. But the standout was a new oversized leather carryall that read CHANEL in bold gold lettering. Shown in black, white, pink and a stunning purple that is perfect for the year. The bag is a welcome change to the of-the-moment mini and micro bags that handbag lovers have been bombarded by the last few years.

Designed by Virginie Viard, the Chanel 22 bag takes on some of the House’s most iconic codes, like quilted leather and signature chain detailing. Just like its predecessor, the Chanel 19 bag, the 22 bag’s name is rooted in numerology, created for the brand’s spring 2022 collection. The number is also symbolic to the House of Chanel because, in 1922, the house created its fragrance N°22, which is said to be a lighter variation of Chanel N°5.

The Chanel 22 bags feels effortlessly stylish, in that cool-girl way that Chanel is oh so good at creating. It’s simple, yet functional, containing elements of the past, the bag still feels modern and fresh. It is going to be THE must-have Chanel bag for 2022, with the House pushing it as their latest It-Bag. But, does it contain the elements needed to have staying power? Would you carry it?

The CHANEL 22 Bag will hit stores in March, along with the rest of Chanel S/S 2022.

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lalarey
lalarey
2 years ago

The last thing I need in my life is a very expensive bottomless pit. No thank you 22 bag.

Elizabeth Uy
Elizabeth Uy
2 years ago
Reply to  lalarey

Exactly!!!

Heleneetlesgarçons
Heleneetlesgarçons
2 years ago

I don’t think this is attractive. The shape looks like a bag I use to line my kitchen garbage.

Marilyn
Marilyn
2 years ago

😂😂😂😂😂

Jadedone
Jadedone
2 years ago

I thought she was carrying the dust bag in the first pic. Didn’t realize that was the actual bag

Stacy
Stacy
2 years ago

😂😂😂

C L
C L
2 years ago

Oof. I’m sure it’ll have its 15 minutes on Insta, but it reminds me of the nylon drawstring sacks that I carry my gym shoes in. On a petty note, I hate that the front has CHANEL written across it instead of a slightly more discreet CC Logo.

torquay-cat
torquay-cat
2 years ago
Reply to  C L

Totally agree with C L.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
2 years ago
Reply to  C L

They have to do that otherwise people will mistake it for a shoe bag 😎

BDS
BDS
2 years ago
Reply to  C L

I agree! The CHANEL written in the center is 100% unnecessary, even for Chanel!

Genny
Genny
2 years ago

They’re pricing the bags at approx €5200 or ~$6000. For that much, where’s the creativity? where’s the variety? It’s a simple tote that’s better at the $3000 range if I’m generous

Thefashionableteacher
Thefashionableteacher
2 years ago

That looks like a trash bag. Everything would just settle at the bottom which makes it not functional. Hard pass.

MyIdio
MyIdio
2 years ago

Can’t find nothing!!

Luxalot
Luxalot
2 years ago

I see a future for this bag…under the title, “Just because it’s designer doesn’t mean it’s good.”

Stacy
Stacy
2 years ago
Reply to  Luxalot

😂❤️😂❤️

Ness
Ness
2 years ago

This seems like an extension of their ethos on the Advent calendar. The discussion seems to have been – Ooo, we have a lot of large dust bags. Maybe we should sell them as bags!

Stacy
Stacy
2 years ago
Reply to  Ness

😂

Stacy
Stacy
2 years ago

I’m always excited about a new Chanel launch. Then, when I see it (like the 22) I’m underwhelmed & disappointed. It looks hastily made & unimaginative.

Margot
Margot
2 years ago

One word…Hideous

TKS
TKS
2 years ago

Is this a joke?

Jerri R
Jerri R
2 years ago
Reply to  TKS

Come on now you can always use it for dirty laundry, at the end of a trip 🙂

TKS
TKS
2 years ago
Reply to  Jerri R

I was thinking more my rollup sleeping bag. Hell why didn’t they at least include one of those? Would have made a little more sense at least.

Eva
Eva
2 years ago

Here’s some more 22 numerology: “22 skidoo”, meaning to beat a hasty retreat — which is what I’ll be doing if approached about buying this bag.

Stacy
Stacy
2 years ago
Reply to  Eva

😂

Hera
Hera
2 years ago

This bag looks like they needed a very easy sewing pattern, so that one can put a bag together with very little training in a short amount of time

Sandy
Sandy
2 years ago

I am a fan of Chanel but I agree with everyone that this is incredibly underwhelming and $6000.00! Chanel, are you kidding me? I will stick to the Deauville thank you very much!

Nechama
Nechama
2 years ago

Doesn’t look like it will hold up well over time because of the shapeless leather. For all its giant size it doesn’t look very practical to reach in and out of either with the cinched top. And in terms of aesthetics I feel the quilting should pop more. But just because it’s a chanel bag big enough for work I feel it will have some fans

Diane
Diane
2 years ago

Hard pass!!! I’ll stick to my Coach bags!! I can get a LOT of Coach bags, accessories, and shoes for 6K. No thanks!!!

Julia
Julia
2 years ago

Finally an overpriced bag I can line my trash cans with!

denton
denton
2 years ago

This is so cheap looking it will be knocked off and all over Canal Street in a week.

Annmarie
Annmarie
2 years ago
Reply to  denton

My dog 🐕 wouldn’t like it!! Lol

NCH
NCH
2 years ago

I’m a big Chanel fan and collector and this is NOT it! Yikes. Not a fan!

Lara
Lara
2 years ago

You rely on an original luxury house like Chanel for consistency and class. Dear god I hope this is only a seasonal experiment.

Klaudia Kester
Klaudia Kester
2 years ago

How am I going to find the micro wallet in it?

Danielle Lane
Danielle Lane
2 years ago
Reply to  Klaudia Kester

So true!! Lol!!

Kathleen
Kathleen
2 years ago

I wouldn’t pay $5.00 for this!!

preppie
preppie
2 years ago

No one what Chanel is thinking with this hideous, cheap looking trash sack.

psny15
psny15
2 years ago

the first picture looks like coco barfed chanel onto the model

Ed B
Ed B
2 years ago

I agree with the other comments – it looks like a really nice dust bag!

Klaudia Kester
Klaudia Kester
2 years ago

How am I going to find a micro wallet in it? No, thank you.

Pacific18
Pacific18
2 years ago

That black one on the first image looks like a dustbag.

Hannah
Hannah
2 years ago

Looks like somebody ran out of ideas . Is this a dust bag for a nice bag or laundry bag ? Just not good specially at that price.

Sarah
Sarah
2 years ago

Disappointing, looks uber cheap, shapeless and that logo is tacky. Nope

Caitlin
Caitlin
2 years ago

It’s definitely marketed at a younger crowd. However…. at that pricepoint… how many 22 year olds can actually afford it? The only bag I want to add (back) into my collection is a small gabrielle. Chanel can keep the gimmicky bags now.

Cleverlyfeisty
Cleverlyfeisty
2 years ago

I think they were pretty smart to create this style bag because people will buy it because that’s what people do. It’s not the gorgeous craftsmanship we usually see with Chanel, i, but They will sell it as the neverfull on steroids. Why don’t they call it the pandemic bag. I just think they definitely were thinking, “the world is going crazy and we have to launch a bag but we need it to sell for a lot. Yet we have no staff to make them What do people need? They need to feel pretty even though their lives Well traveling on a plane is somewhat difficult people are syibg to travel. The real chic women want to still look stylish and in. so this could be a great personal item bc it’s flimsy and probably fits easily under the seat, OR a mom who is homeschooling her kids can take their lessons somewhere to inspire their creativity -perfect bag she can fit a big blanket for picnics in it along with everyone’s lunch, her little Min blue tooth sleeker for Mozart, and still use her little black Chanel for lipstick etc. – Clearly no one is really going out a ton. But they are working from home so they can start their day at Starbucks, work a little, go to the gym, stop by the grocery because they definitely need wine AND a baguette and cheese via the self checkout at the grocery. Tomorrow this mom can hide her wine while she is homeschooling at the park. EVERYTHING fits in one bag. “I sold my car during t because cars are selling well. I only go to Starbucks grocery gym and the park , so I can justify this money because I walk everywhere or share an Uber ride and there is not room for me to be bringing four bags; plus-I cannot afford to buy a car and would never find one for 6,000. I mean, there aren’t any cars to buy because there aren’t any “computer chips” so the dealers Jack up the prices and hey-I no Ilonger have a car payment so I am saving on gas money too “. They created a concept that People are going to need it because they are going to be walking everywhere when we run out of gas. It’s green so “I am helping the environment by not using a grocery bag-& grocers need us fo bring our own bag to help them not spend as much on bags. They need one bag that they can carry everywhere.” And a bag that will all of these things is bound to be ugly, so CHANEL has to be They needed to make a simple bag & cut costs -they created a low budget catchall, because COVID or the shot either killed all their staff or they had cutbacks so production needs to be maneageable. Beside it’s a matter of time because other staff members are all quarantined or will be soon. They made a bag to roll with what is happening. People carrying this bag says they have “real money & lost nothing since COVID began. “. Plus they can use their the extra cash they got early for their kids to pay for this and justify it as “well it is FOR the kids’ school work’ & groceries for my family. Lastly-the dog loves her new carrying case. The truth will be revealed because this bag is about to endure the catchall. Hahahaha. Ok so I got carried away but don’t you kind of want one now? I think I just almost decided I really need this until I realized -that’s crazy. But hubbys will be doing what they can for their trophy wife bc not only is she having to teach the kids,they aren’t able to go on vacation bc flights are all cancelled since pilots are on strike. Yep. I think They were pretty clever with this bag. (Oh one more thing) if someone buys its, they can still go thrifting bc if they turn it around no one would suspect iits Chanel. Or a woman can put a few clothes in her”purse” for her date just in case she decides to stay over. At least she will have clothes and can go to the gym. No one wants to do the walk of shame during COVID. Lollll

Lisa
Lisa
2 years ago
Reply to  Cleverlyfeisty

I see you started on the wine early.

Annie
Annie
2 years ago
Reply to  Lisa

Did you really take the time to read their “book”? That’s commitment!

Fabuleux
Fabuleux
2 years ago

HAHAHAHA Okay this BOT is hilarious.

Kelli Weeks
Kelli Weeks
2 years ago

I don’t own a Chanel bag yet I know in time I will and Chanel was always a bag that had such structure sophistication to me. This bag doesn’t scream any of that. Not a fan

Chris1011
Chris1011
2 years ago

Glorified Hefty bags with even heftier price tags. Really?

Rene
Rene
2 years ago

No thanks to this one. This is not Chanel to me, more like a Walmart bag to carry home groceries.

blktauna
blktauna
2 years ago

This looks like a trash bag. Have the completely lost their minds? I’m again happy I am off Chanel for good. Every new show solidifies my resolve to not give them another penny.

Amal
Amal
2 years ago

Looks like a Chanel VIP gift bag to me
Or a Chanel pretend bag from China

Shree
Shree
2 years ago

Looks really basic, it’ll be useful for daily life. Will totally buy this

Highendforever
Highendforever
2 years ago

I like it the hobo bag

Highendforever
Highendforever
2 years ago

I like it, like a hobo bag, different sizes will be nice. But 6k too much.

LaToshia
LaToshia
2 years ago

Basically an overpriced sack.

Loree
Loree
2 years ago

I like the shape. It looks nice and soft. I think it’s way too much money

ZSG
ZSG
2 years ago

Not a very original design from the House of Raising Prices!

psny15
psny15
2 years ago

Fugly

DGrace
DGrace
2 years ago

The Chanel Brand has drifted from classic chic. Please return to Coco’s philosophy.

Passerine
Passerine
2 years ago

Why were all the comments removed from the more recent article about this bag? Even though the subhead directly asks readers: What do you think? Was it because the comment were overwhelmingly negative? Did Chanel complain? It seems very odd to “update” an article by removing all comments.

Kcbarbo@gmail.com
2 years ago

No. Make it stop.

Stephanie
Stephanie
2 years ago

Looks too long north to south to be functional as a purse. It looks like the canvas bags people like to carry extra things in, but if you put anything of weight in there your shoulder is going to be killing you, right?

Carol
Carol
2 years ago

Maybe its a freebie with any purchase.

Jesster
Jesster
2 years ago

I get it. It’s a summer bag that will come and go like so many other hobos and the price tag? Well it’s Chanel and we do live in the age where kids and no bodies make millions off social media outlets and YouTube so why not keep the brand elevated above the other brands like before because if not then it be Gucci, Vuitton, Prada, Celine, Burberry, Versace, etc….. and anyone who shops in those stores pay for what they get over priced canvas/logo/nylon bags 10 other people around will also have.

Rachel
Rachel
2 years ago

They should give it away with purchase they never give free items anymore this would make a great give away

Elizabeth Uy
Elizabeth Uy
2 years ago

Big no for me! This is just a big unstructured pouch, sling bag! If you need this amount of space in your bag for work?! Look at a structured bag with compartments! If you don’t need this much space? Good luck finding your keys in the black hole of Calcutta…😖🇨🇦😖

Janaki Subramanyam
Janaki Subramanyam
2 years ago

I so agree. Don’t want a bottomless pit at all

ROSE
ROSE
2 years ago

Karl is rolling over! These are a disaster.

Nia
Nia
2 years ago

If you want a carry all bag for all the craps, Lululemon’s free shop bag will do it!