For the past several seasons, Chanel has leaned heavily on themes to inform its collections, and its accessory design in particular. First came art school, then protest rallies, and with them some huge hits and notable misses in the bag department. For Fall 2015, Chanel certainly still has a theme (the French brasserie), but the bags feel more balanced--most of them are just straight-up beautiful, with a few theme pieces sprinkled throughout.
The collection was full of Chanel classics, including the Classic Flap, Reissue and Boy Bag. Many of them were adorned with mosaic tiles or metallic accents, and a few of them reflected the restaurant theme; notably, one Reissue was studded with tiny utensils, and another clutch was made to look like two small stacks of plates. Perhaps the most clever implementation was a clutch adorned with a metal fork, twirling a few strands of pearls as though they were pasta.
There was still a bit of weirdness, though; several models wore knitted vests that had awkward kangaroo pouches at the back, and several of the bags were made of puffed and scrunched leather, which looked a little like a matte garbage bag. On the whole, though, Chanel produced a strong collection that contained the kinds of bags the brand's fans will no doubt find enchanting.
Either spend it good, or don’t spend it at all. If you are going to buy the Chanel Classic Flap Bag, why not take the Black Quilted Wallet too. I mean, when you’re already investing thousands of euro’s, then what is the extra hundred euro’s to perfectionize the collection. (to be honest, if you’re buying a Classic Flap Bag and then afterward you spot a matching wallet, it is really hard-to-say no).
But here are two beautiful accessories form Chanel – the Chanel Classic Jumbo Flap Bag in lambskin and the Black Quilted Wallet, also made from lambskin. These two together is the perfect combination, it makes your collection complete.
The accessories are from Susan, one of the members of BRAGMYBAG. She bought these items in Italy, just before Christmas. The Chanel Classic Flap Bag in Jumbo is priced at €3950 euro’s, the Quilted Flap Wallet is priced at €610 euro’s. And the tax-refund is a whopping 14 percent.
Anyone has the Chanel Classic Flap Bag too? Tell us your experience!