Chanel bags, the accessory for free-minded women.
Elegant, chic and sophisticated, three words that perfectly sum up legendary fashion house Chanel. Apart from its haute couture pieces and best-selling perfumes, the brand owes its reputation to its splendid leather goods. Handbags, clutches or travel bags, articles produced by the Chanel label are guaranteed to become genuine must-haves.
This is a brand that is both timeless and modern.
"Fashions come and go but style lasts forever." The words pronounced by Gabrielle Chanel could not better describe the most timeless of the Parisian fashion houses. Founded at the beginning of the 1910's, the label identified by interlocking Cs was aimed at free-minded, independent, elegant women and very quickly established a name for itself. Each collection was phenomenally successful as soon as it was launched. From the monochrome look to quilted leather goods and tweed skirt suits or simple, classic pieces embellished with gold buttons, Chanel transformed everything it created into bestsellers.
With its founder, known as Coco, initially at the helm, before Karl Lagerfeld took over in 1983, Chanel is today the perfect embodiment of French chic. Tweed jackets, little black dresses and 2.55 - the legendary ladies' handbag in quilted leather, with a lock in the form of the two Cs - the German designer revisited the label's star pieces and found a way of giving them a new lease of life season after season. He also created sophisticated, contemporary new designs, featuring the interlocking C logo, like the Gabrielle bag, Chanel's newest offering.
It-bags at the cutting edge of refinement.
From the start, Chanel attached particular importance to leather goods. The couture house was always creating and rethinking handbags, clutches, rucksacks and travel bags, each model becoming an instant it-bag coveted by women the world over. As well as its emblematic quilted leather bags inspired by the jackets worn by jockeys and stable lads, the brand loves making pieces in rare and delicate materials like lizard skin and python skin. Carried, worn over the shoulder or on the back, adorned with gold links, embroidery, classic buckles or "mademoiselle" clasps, there are myriad versions, all of them iconic, timeless and elegant.
With a halo of prestige from the very start, Chanel adeptly imposed its codes in the universe of haute couture and so many of Chanel’s bags have become legendary. Each season the fashion house proposes elegant and easily-carriable handbags for refined women, and that applies to their new creations and the reeditions of their flagship models. Of their most famous models, the following particularly deserve a mention:
- The 2.55 bag;
- The Mademoiselle handbag;
- The Timeless handbag.