What is the Chanel Sling Bag Price? Over the decades, Chanel has rarely failed to pull yet another show-stopping model out of the bag for the season ahead, but many of its most beloved bags remain those from times gone by. Sometimes, the older models are the most iconic – so all the more reason to collect them all. Today, we review the chanel bags price and chanel bag 2020 models.
Chanel Bag Prices in UK
|Chanel Bag Prices in UK||Current Prices||Previous Prices|
|Chanel New Mini Classic Bag||£2730 GBP||£2610 GBP|
|Chanel Mini Square Classic Bag||£2400 GBP||£2290 GBP|
|Chanel Small Classic Bag||£4080 GBP||£3810 GBP|
|Chanel M/L Classic Bag||£4620 GBP||£4300 GBP|
|Chanel Jumbo Classic Bag||£5110 GBP||£4800 GBP|
|Chanel Maxi Classic Bag||£5560 GBP||£5200 GBP|
|Chanel Small XXL Classic Bag||£4290 GBP||£ GBP|
|Chanel Large XXL Classic Bag in Suede||£3540 GBP||£3540 GBP|
|Chanel 224 Reissue 2.55 Bag||£4080 GBP||£3810 GBP|
|Chanel 225 Reissue 2.55 Bag||£4620 GBP||£4300 GBP|
|Chanel 226 Reissue 2.55 Bag||£5110 GBP||£4800 GBP|
|Chanel 227 Reissue 2.55 Bag||£5560 GBP||£5200 GBP|
|Chanel Mini Classic Boy Bag (2018)||£2620 GBP||£2620 GBP|
|Chanel Small Classic Boy Bag||£3690 GBP||£3450 GBP|
|Chanel Old Medium Classic Boy Bag||£4020 GBP||£3750 GBP|
|Chanel New Medium Classic Boy Bag||£4470 GBP||£4170 GBP|
|Chanel Large Classic Boy Bag (2018)||£4170 GBP||£3890 GBP|
London has 6 locations to shop Chanel – Two of our most favorite stores are Harrods and Selfridges. But do finish your journey at the boutique in the New Bond Street. They have some good stocks there too.
Chanel at Heathrow Airport is the cheapest place to buy in Europe – The little but famous store can be found at Terminal 3, in the tax-free area. They have decent stock including Wallet On Chain but also handbags. When making a purchase, the SA don’t add VAT, thus you don’t need to process tax-refund, which will make the ultimate price much lower.
In our Chanel Guide To Heathrow Airport, I wrote a step-by-step instruction on how to shop at Heathrow. I also advice to hire a Personal Shopper, who will know the ins and outs, and short-cuts to get to T3 or T5 so that you can save time. They can also reserve a bag for you.
Chanel Bag Prices in Singapore
|Chanel Bag Prices in Singapore||Current Prices||Previous Prices|
|Chanel New Mini Classic Bag||$4900 SGD||$4760 SGD|
|Chanel Mini Square Classic Bag||$4310 SGD||$4170 SGD|
|Chanel Small Classic Bag||$7310 SGD||$7100 SGD|
|Chanel M/L Classic Bag||$8270 SGD||$7990 SGD|
|Chanel Jumbo Classic Bag||$9160 SGD||$8930 SGD|
|Chanel Maxi Classic Bag||$9960 SGD||$9680 SGD|
|Chanel Small XXL Classic Bag||$7870 SGD||$ SGD|
|Chanel Large XXL Classic Bag in Suede||$ SGD||$ SGD|
|Chanel 224 Reissue 2.55 Bag||$7310 SGD||$7100 SGD|
|Chanel 225 Reissue 2.55 Bag||$8270 SGD||$7990 SGD|
|Chanel 226 Reissue 2.55 Bag||$9160 SGD||$8930 SGD|
|Chanel 227 Reissue 2.55 Bag||$9960 SGD||$9680 SGD|
|Chanel Mini Classic Boy Bag (2018)||$4860 SGD||$4860 SGD|
|Chanel Small Classic Boy Bag||$6620 SGD||$6430 SGD|
|Chanel Old Medium Classic Boy Bag||$7200 SGD||$6980 SGD|
|Chanel New Medium Classic Boy Bag||$8000 SGD||$7760 SGD|
|Chanel Large Classic Boy Bag (2018)||est.$7901 SGD||$7430 SGD|
Chanel Bag Prices in Hong Kong
|Chanel Bag Prices in Hong Kong||Current Prices||Previous Prices|
|Chanel New Mini Classic Bag||$25000 HKD||$23900 HKD|
|Chanel Mini Square Classic Bag||$21600 HKD||$21600 HKD|
|Chanel Small Classic Bag||$36600 HKD||$34300 HKD|
|Chanel M/L Classic Bag||$42300 HKD||$41100 HKD|
|Chanel Jumbo Classic Bag||$45700 HKD||$42900 HKD|
|Chanel Maxi Classic Bag||$49700 HKD||$46500 HKD|
|Chanel Small XXL Classic Bag||$40900 HKD||$ HKD|
|Chanel Large XXL Classic Bag in Suede||$31300 HKD||$31300 HKD|
|Chanel 224 Reissue 2.55 Bag||$36600 HKD||$34300 HKD|
|Chanel 225 Reissue 2.55 Bag||$42300 HKD||$41100 HKD|
|Chanel 226 Reissue 2.55 Bag||$45700 HKD||$42900 HKD|
|Chanel 227 Reissue 2.55 Bag||$49700 HKD||$46500 HKD|
|Chanel Mini Classic Boy Bag (2018)||$25400 HKD||$25400 HKD|
|Chanel Small Classic Boy Bag||$33500 HKD||$28700 HKD|
|Chanel Old Medium Classic Boy Bag||$36500 HKD||$34200 HKD|
|Chanel New Medium Classic Boy Bag||$40700 HKD||$38100 HKD|
|Chanel Large Classic Boy Bag (2018)||est.$43623 HKD||est.$40837 HKD|
Chanel Bag Prices in Australia
|Chanel Bag Prices in Australia||Current Prices||Previous Prices|
|Chanel New Mini Classic Bag||$5190 AUD||$4760 AUD|
|Chanel Mini Square Classic Bag||$4560 AUD||$4170 AUD|
|Chanel Small Classic Bag||$7740 AUD||$A01113 AUD|
|Chanel M/L Classic Bag||$8760 AUD||$8010 AUD|
|Chanel Jumbo Classic Bag||$9700 AUD||$8930 AUD|
|Chanel Maxi Classic Bag||$10550 AUD||$9680 AUD|
|Chanel Small XXL Classic Bag||$8230 AUD||$ AUD|
|Chanel Large XXL Classic Bag in Suede||$ AUD||$ AUD|
|Chanel 224 Reissue 2.55 Bag||$7740 AUD||$7100 AUD|
|Chanel 225 Reissue 2.55 Bag||$8760 AUD||$8010 AUD|
|Chanel 226 Reissue 2.55 Bag||$9700 AUD||$8930 AUD|
|Chanel 227 Reissue 2.55 Bag||$10550 AUD||$9680 AUD|
|Chanel Mini Classic Boy Bag (2018)||$4550 AUD||$ AUD|
|Chanel Small Classic Boy Bag||$7010 AUD||$6430 AUD|
|Chanel Old Medium Classic Boy Bag||$7620 AUD||$6980 AUD|
|Chanel New Medium Classic Boy Bag||$8470 AUD||$7760 AUD|
|Chanel Large Classic Boy Bag (2018)||est.$7697 AUD||$7100 AUD|
Chanel Bag Prices in Japan
|Chanel Bag Prices in Japan||Current Prices||Previous Prices|
|Chanel New Mini Classic Bag||¥394900 JPY||¥387720 JPY|
|Chanel Mini Square Classic Bag||¥346500 JPY||¥340200 JPY|
|Chanel Small Classic Bag||¥585200 JPY||¥574560 JPY|
|Chanel M/L Classic Bag||¥660000 JPY||¥648000 JPY|
|Chanel Jumbo Classic Bag||¥735900 JPY||¥722520 JPY|
|Chanel Maxi Classic Bag||¥798600 JPY||¥784080 JPY|
|Chanel Small XXL Classic Bag||¥646920 JPY||¥ JPY|
|Chanel Large XXL Classic Bag in Suede||¥504360 JPY||¥ JPY|
|Chanel 224 Reissue 2.55 Bag||¥585200 JPY||¥574560 JPY|
|Chanel 225 Reissue 2.55 Bag||¥660000 JPY||¥648000 JPY|
|Chanel 226 Reissue 2.55 Bag||¥735900 JPY||¥722520 JPY|
|Chanel 227 Reissue 2.55 Bag||¥798600 JPY||¥784080 JPY|
|Chanel Mini Classic Boy Bag (2018)||¥399600 JPY||¥ JPY|
|Chanel Small Classic Boy Bag||¥530200 JPY||¥520560 JPY|
|Chanel Old Medium Classic Boy Bag||¥575300 JPY||¥564840 JPY|
|Chanel New Medium Classic Boy Bag||¥640200 JPY||¥628560 JPY|
|Chanel Large Classic Boy Bag (2018)||est.¥618258 JPY||est.¥575829 JPY|
Tokyo might not be the place to find bargains, but tourists do get 7.41% tax-refund on all Chanel Bag purchases, which can be cheaper than other Asian countries. Besides, Tokyo is known for its exceptional taste of fashion and you might find some limited editions that are not available in other parts of the world. Another good news is that most stores do process your tax-refund.
Chanel Bag Prices in China
|Chanel Bag Prices in China||Current Prices||Previous Prices|
|Chanel New Mini Classic Bag||¥25200 CNY||¥22600 CNY|
|Chanel Mini Square Classic Bag||¥22100 CNY||¥20800 CNY|
|Chanel Small Classic Bag||¥37600 CNY||¥33700 CNY|
|Chanel M/L Classic Bag||¥42600 CNY||¥38100 CNY|
|Chanel Jumbo Classic Bag||¥47100 CNY||¥42500 CNY|
|Chanel Maxi Classic Bag||¥51200 CNY||¥46000 CNY|
|Chanel Small XXL Classic Bag||¥39100 CNY||¥ CNY|
|Chanel Large XXL Classic Bag in Suede||¥30800 CNY||¥ CNY|
|Chanel 224 Reissue 2.55 Bag||¥37600 CNY||¥33700 CNY|
|Chanel 225 Reissue 2.55 Bag||¥42600 CNY||¥38100 CNY|
|Chanel 226 Reissue 2.55 Bag||¥47100 CNY||¥42500 CNY|
|Chanel 227 Reissue 2.55 Bag||¥51200 CNY||¥46000 CNY|
|Chanel Mini Classic Boy Bag (2018)||¥23800 CNY||¥23800 CNY|
|Chanel Small Classic Boy Bag||¥34000 CNY||¥30100 CNY|
|Chanel Old Medium Classic Boy Bag||¥37000 CNY||¥33100 CNY|
|Chanel New Medium Classic Boy Bag||¥41200 CNY||¥36900 CNY|
|Chanel Large Classic Boy Bag (2018)||¥34500 CNY||¥ CNY|
Chanel Bag Prices in Canada
|Chanel Bag Prices in Canada||Current Prices||Previous Prices|
|Chanel New Mini Classic Bag||$4250 CAD||$4050 CAD|
|Chanel Mini Square Classic Bag||$3725 CAD||$3550 CAD|
|Chanel Small Classic Bag||$6350 CAD||$6050 CAD|
|Chanel M/L Classic Bag||$7175 CAD||$6825 CAD|
|Chanel Jumbo Classic Bag||$7950 CAD||$7600 CAD|
|Chanel Maxi Classic Bag||$8650 CAD||$8250 CAD|
|Chanel Small XXL Classic Bag||$6925 CAD||$ CAD|
|Chanel Large XXL Classic Bag in Suede||$5275 CAD||$ CAD|
|Chanel 224 Reissue 2.55 Bag||$6350 CAD||$6050 CAD|
|Chanel 225 Reissue 2.55 Bag||$7175 CAD||$6825 CAD|
|Chanel 226 Reissue 2.55 Bag||$7950 CAD||$7600 CAD|
|Chanel 227 Reissue 2.55 Bag||$8650 CAD||$8250 CAD|
|Chanel Mini Classic Boy Bag (2018)||$4025 CAD||$ CAD|
|Chanel Small Classic Boy Bag||$5750 CAD||$5474 CAD|
|Chanel Old Medium Classic Boy Bag||$6250 CAD||$5950 CAD|
|Chanel New Medium Classic Boy Bag||$6950 CAD||$6600 CAD|
|Chanel Large Classic Boy Bag (2018)||$ CAD||$ CAD|
Our tax-refund guideline for Canada was very short, because since 2007, they have discontinued the tax-refund program for tourists. It’s as simple as that.
But is it cheaper to buy Chanel in the US or Canada? – According to our price analysis, the differences in retail prices are not that significant. It might be slightly cheaper to buy in Canada, but it’s not worth travelling all the way there.
Chanel Bag Prices in Malaysia
|Chanel Bag Prices in Malaysia||Current Prices||Previous Prices|
|Chanel New Mini Classic Bag||14090 MYR||13570 MYR|
|Chanel Mini Square Classic Bag||12380 MYR||11900 MYR|
|Chanel Small Classic Bag||21020 MYR||20230 MYR|
|Chanel M/L Classic Bag||23790 MYR||22850 MYR|
|Chanel Jumbo Classic Bag||26330 MYR||25470 MYR|
|Chanel Maxi Classic Bag||28650 MYR||27600 MYR|
|Chanel Small XXL Classic Bag||22790 MYR||MYR|
|Chanel Large XXL Classic Bag in Suede||MYR||MYR|
|Chanel 224 Reissue 2.55 Bag||21020 MYR||20230 MYR|
|Chanel 225 Reissue 2.55 Bag||23790 MYR||22850 MYR|
|Chanel 226 Reissue 2.55 Bag||26330 MYR||25470 MYR|
|Chanel 227 Reissue 2.55 Bag||28650 MYR||27600 MYR|
|Chanel Mini Classic Boy Bag (2018)||14290 MYR||MYR|
|Chanel Small Classic Boy Bag||19030 MYR||18330 MYR|
|Chanel Old Medium Classic Boy Bag||20700 MYR||19030 MYR|
|Chanel New Medium Classic Boy Bag||23000 MYR||20700 MYR|
|Chanel Large Classic Boy Bag (2018)||MYR||MYR|
Malaysia abolished their GST in 2018 – which means no product taxes anymore. Chanel quickly followed up with price decreases, which made us think: ‘is it cheaper to shop in Malaysia now?’.
The price did go down, but the results of our research were disappointing. The new prices were still expensive compared to countries like Australia, but it was cheaper than Singapore and Japan. Europe was still our favorite destination though, because nothing can beat shopping in the EU.
Chanel Bag Prices in Korea
|Chanel Bag Prices in Korea||Current Prices||Previous Prices|
|Chanel New Mini Classic Bag||4240000 WON||3870000 WON|
|Chanel Mini Square Classic Bag||3720000 WON||3310000 WON|
|Chanel Small Classic Bag||6320000 WON||5600000 WON|
|Chanel M/L Classic Bag||7150000 WON||6520000 WON|
|Chanel Jumbo Classic Bag||7920000 WON||7260000 WON|
|Chanel Maxi Classic Bag||8610000 WON||7870000 WON|
|Chanel Small XXL Classic Bag||6750000 WON||WON|
|Chanel Large XXL Classic Bag in Suede||WON||WON|
|Chanel 224 Reissue 2.55 Bag||6320000 WON||5600000 WON|
|Chanel 225 Reissue 2.55 Bag||7150000 WON||6520000 WON|
|Chanel 226 Reissue 2.55 Bag||7920000 WON||7260000 WON|
|Chanel 227 Reissue 2.55 Bag||8610000 WON||7870000 WON|
|Chanel Mini Classic Boy Bag (2018)||4080000 WON||WON|
|Chanel Small Classic Boy Bag||5720000 WON||5230000 WON|
|Chanel Old Medium Classic Boy Bag||6220000 WON||5490000 WON|
|Chanel New Medium Classic Boy Bag||6920000 WON||6120000 WON|
|Chanel Large Classic Boy Bag (2018)||WON||WON|
Chanel Bag Prices in Thailand
|Chanel Bag Prices in Thailand||Current Prices||Previous Prices|
|Chanel New Mini Classic Bag||113500 Baht|
|Chanel Mini Square Classic Bag||99500 Baht|
|Chanel Small Classic Bag||169000 Baht|
|Chanel M/L Classic Bag||191000 Baht|
|Chanel Jumbo Classic Bag||213000 Baht|
|Chanel Maxi Classic Bag||231000 Baht|
|Chanel Small XXL Classic Bag||Baht|
|Chanel Large XXL Classic Bag in Suede||Baht|
|Chanel 224 Reissue 2.55 Bag||169000 Baht|
|Chanel 225 Reissue 2.55 Bag||191000 Baht|
|Chanel 226 Reissue 2.55 Bag||213000 Baht|
|Chanel 227 Reissue 2.55 Bag||231000 Baht|
|Chanel Mini Classic Boy Bag (2018)||Baht|
|Chanel Small Classic Boy Bag||153000 Baht|
|Chanel Old Medium Classic Boy Bag||166500 Baht|
|Chanel New Medium Classic Boy Bag||185000 Baht|
|Chanel Large Classic Boy Bag (2018)|
What I really like about shopping in Seoul and other places in Korea, is the speed of processing your tax-refund. Most popular malls do process the tax-refund for you, it can save you a lot of time and hassle. The airport is also very convenient to claim the tax-refund, actually the process is automated. You can read more via Guide to Tax-refund in Korea.
Chanel Purchase Limitations
Because of high demands and low stock, Chanel has to enforce purchase limitations in certain locations. In Australia, you can buy as much bags as you want, but in Europe it’s a different story. There is a lot of Chanel hunters and tourists in EU, especially in big cities like Paris, London and Rome. To avoid a few people buying up all the available stocks, Chanel has enforced strict purchase rules.
- In the UK: Limit is 1 bag and 2 SLG per 60 days
- In other EU countries like Paris: 1 bag per passport and 4 SLG per 90 days
The rules can change in different locations and sometimes with the store manager’s approval; they will allow you to buy 1 more bag.
Chanel Classic Bag Styles And Sizes Reference
I’m so excited to write about this section, because I love the design but also the history of every classic bag. At the moment, the 3 most iconic Chanel Bags are the Classic Flap Bags, Reissue 2.55 Bags and the Classic Boy Bags. Each handbag has its own unique story that roots back to the original founder Coco Chanel.
But what’s important to know is that these 3 handbags will always be in fashion. The prices will only go up and more steeply in the future. Therefore, they can be seen as a recession-free investment. We had lined up the most popular Chanel Bags and compared to the prices of the past with the future, to see which one was the best investment.
Classic Flap Bag Styles and Sizes
|Classic Bag||Style code||Sizes|
|Chanel New Mini Classic Bag||A69900||8′ x 5′ x 2′ inches|
|Chanel Mini Square Classic Bag||A35200||5.3′ x 6.7′ x 3.1′ inches|
|Chanel Small Classic Bag||A01113||5.7′ x 9.3′ x 2.6′ inches|
|Chanel M/L Classic Bag||A01112||10′ x 6′ x 2.5′ inches|
|Chanel Jumbo Classic Bag||A58600||12′ x 8′ x 3′ inches|
|Chanel Maxi Classic Bag||A58601||13′ x 9′ x 4′ inches|
|Chanel Small XXL Classic Bag||AS1039||9.4′ x 15.4′ x 4.3′ inches|
|Chanel Large XXL Classic Bag||A91169||11.2′ x 18.3′ x 6.5′ inches|
The prices of the Classic Flap Bag and the Reissue 2.55 Bag are the same. The Classic Flap Bag is more famous and Karl Lagerfeld designed it as a modern version of the Reissue 2.55 Bag in 1984. The Classic Bags went through 3 major stages:
1. Around 2011: Chanel changed the Classic Flap Bag from single to double flap
2. Around 2012: Classic Maxi Bag was introduced.
3. In 2016: Chanel came up with the XXL Bag with Trolley Sleeve Pocket
4. 2019: Chanel created 2 sizes of the XXL Bag.
Reissue 2.55 Bag Styles and Sizes
Chanel 224 Reissue 2.55 Bag
8′ x 6′ x 2′ inches
Chanel 225 Reissue 2.55 Bag
6.5′ x 9.4′ x 3′ inches
Chanel 226 Reissue 2.55 Bag
7.5′ x 11′ x 2.4′ inches
Chanel 227 Reissue 2.55 Bag
7.9′ x 12.4′ x 3.9′ inches
A Brief History of Chanel
Before we get to the Chanel handbag review section, let’s first talk about why the brand itself is so amazing.
Chanel bags – and indeed, their entire product line from scarves to perfume and beyond – have become a universal icon of class, wealth and style. It all started in 1910. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel opened her first shop, a hat store at 21 Rue Cambon in Paris. Her designs sold to all the most famous French actresses. This helped her create a name for herself as an icon of simple, elegant fashion design.
By 1915, after introducing a popular sportswear line, Chanel again exploded the fashion world. This time with her first upscale couture house. From there, the rest is history. The brand has been firmly ensconced in fashion legend ever since.
What’s made the designer and her company so famous all these years? A few things: Emphasis on clean lines. Use of quality materials. Top-of-the-line and lasting construction. Exclusivity or limitation of designs. The latter is a trend which continues today.
It’s this last trait that makes Chanel such a good investment strategy. You can rest assured that the bag you buy this year won’t be available next year. That means after purchase, you have a commodity that only a few others will possess. Over time, that becomes an extremely valuable asset. While Chanel handbags will continue to be made, that particular bag will never get made again.
Why Chanel Bags Are Worth the Investment
People have long known this about fashion houses all over the world. Buying unique, beautiful, short-run items has always had the main advantage of knowing that as time passes, that piece will become more valuable. In addition to being a statement piece to beat all others, Chanel bags behave in the tried-and-true economic manner as all good investments.
They Appreciate in Value
As with all good and highly desired fashion items, Chanel bags get more expensive every year. This applies to both the new bags and the collector’s items that are no longer manufactured. They also don’t depreciate in value nearly as much as other bags, due to the quality of construction, the brand recognition and the fact that new bag prices continue to rise, so that they’re eventually worth much more than you paid for them.
They Stay in the Family for Generations
Chanel bags (really Chanel things in general) become excellent family heirlooms to pass on to your children or family members. They can either enjoy it themselves or sell it for lot’s of cash. Sound like a pretty good investment strategy? It is, which is why the rich and famous have used it for so long. And that’s before we talk about what an awesome statement piece a good Chanel handbag is.
They Give You Membership to an Exclusive Club
Let’s face it: Your bag game simply isn’t on point unless you have at least one Chanel in your collection. Not everyone can afford one. Because of that, they’re a fantastic statement piece. You can be sure you won’t show up to a party and find half the party sporting a similar bag (how embarrassing would that be?!?) Adding to the exclusive caché is the fact that for many bags, you have to be waitlisted. That means you have to hold your horses while the fashion house gets your bag ready. They take your size, color, shape and other specifications into account. This is especially true for the classic flap bag. It is so popular that demand for it often far outpaces supply.
They Scream Quintessential Quality
Chanel handbags use exceptionally high-quality materials, without exception. (See what I did there?) Each one utilizes leather, fabrics and hardware of the best make. This is why pretty much all bags can safely qualify as “best Chanel handbags.”
Plus, the bags are of the highest possible craftsmanship. After all, good materials don’t count for much if the bag’s just going to fall apart in a few years. Luckily, that’s not an issue. The fashion house employs not only the best makers, but the best designers as well. (Long Live Chanel King Karl Lagerfeld.) Quality, much like investment potential and exclusivity, is the reason royalty, Hollywood and the elite have for decades put their money into luxury items such as these. Unlike the stars, however, you probably don’t have the funds for twenty Chanel handbags. Therefore should do your choosing widely. That’s where the rest of this Chanel handbag review comes in.
chanel bag 2020
So now that I’ve convinced you that you NEED one or two Chanel bags in your life, let me help you figure out which one is best for you. Unlike some other fashion houses that achieve exclusivity and perfection of design through only one or two new pieces a year, Chanel offers a wide variety of handbags from which to choose.
Of any handbag in the Chanel line, the flap is probably closest to what the stars wore a hundred years ago. Here, classically quilted in black caviar leather, the bag is available in a number of other materials and patterns as well. Each classic flap is finished with a Chanel snap on the front, chain handles and finest leather within.
More expensive than the classic flap, the boy bag offers next-level luxury and storage. It has a wide-open compartment and bold leather framing on the outside. Thicker hardware and a sturdy lock give this an almost industrial feel. Nevertheless, it’s still the height of chic.
Chanel totes are available in a huge number of shapes and sizes. While black is the classic color, you can find them in a number of others as well. Leather is the typical material. It is carefully worked and reinforced to stand up to decades of use. Some totes have a hardware logo. On others, it is quilted into the leather across the front of the bag.
Here’s another classic shape. The Chanel backpack has a quilted front pocket and large statement flap with metal hardware. The top closes via drawstring, and the empty compartment is made to carry everything you need for a day. Get ready to enjoy Nice or your own hometown!
Get ready to take “slouch” to a whole new level. Hobo bags are notable for their ability to combine that recognizable Chanel class with a casual aesthetic that works for both day and night. Whether the leather is quilted, rumpled or smooth, these investments are always a win.
On the surface, the reissue bag looks like the classic flap. But it’s not. The design is sleeker, with a thinner profile and more distressed leather than its counterpart. The bag is a throwback to 1955 (hence the name), when it was first issued. In some ways, this makes it an even better investment. It has retro in spades!
Nothing makes you more red-carpet-ready than a Chanel clutch. Like most of their other handbags, these are usually of the quilted variety. They come in a range of colors and a wide variety of finishes, but the main idea is the same. They’re small, easily held in one hand. If you prefer, you can pull out the delicate chain with which most are supplied.
This is like the clutch, except with a slimmer wallet profile. Wallets on chains, as the name implies, come with a long enough strap that you can carry them over a shoulder. Inside, you’ll find room for credit cards, cash, lip gloss and a phone. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a night out, and the classic style will go with almost any outfit.
You thought fanny packs were uncool? Think again, because Chanel can turn any stereotype on its head. That’s right: Belting your purse to your middle has become awesome again. Following the same style as their other handbags (quilting and hardware), these small totes stick close to the body for crowded venues and hands-free activities. These are sometimes also released as camera bags, so watch out for variations in style and shape from year to year.
So which is your fave? Can you even pick ONE? I’m more of a boy bag girl, hah! I like the classic shape with the addition of the modern details and bold chains. Either way, you really can’t go wrong with Chanel. And if you liked this post, stay tuned for my next Chanel inspired piece where I’ll give you the scoop on all the different places you can find these beauties.