This beautiful and rare tweed and fur Flap Bag from Chanel has got to be one of the most luxurious-looking purses ever created.
Part of their Winter line, it’s already sold out pretty much everywhere — and no wonder. It’s a gorgeously decadent bag, with lizard leather and rich black fur over the trademark seasonal tweed,. The classic silver Chanel logo on the front finishes the whole look.
This isn’t a purse that could take bad weather or roughhousing very well, but as a decorative, lush, glamorous handbag, you really can’t do better than it.
A real fur-lovers dream, this is a purse that is the very essense of covetable.
If there’s one thing Chanel always excel at, it’s putting a fresh twist on classic concepts and thereby reclaiming them — this purse here is a perfect example of that.
It’s the tweed classic flap bag, from their current collection, and it stands out from all the other Chanel flap purses because of the way the tweed manages to look so gorgeous in that green — normally tweed is a very dated look, suitable only for English ladies of a certain age and lifestyle.
This purse, however, wouldn’t look out of place on the starriest of young starlets — and if you can get the matching bracelet too, then you’re a very lucky girl!
There’s something about a Chanel purse that makes me want to be… more womanly. I want to wear stiletto heels and pencil skirts everywhere, to smoke posh cigarettes and wear scarlet lipstick.
I could just as easily have subsituted the word "womanly" for the word "French" up there, couldn’t I?
But that’s Chanel: sophistication and elegance of a very particular kind; the kind that you have to be born with (or else have spent seven years in a Swiss finishing school to attain).
It’s such a ladylike, glamorous fashion house, the kind of glamour all women aspire to: every prom and wedding and dinner party, every expensive perfume and slow dance, all distilled into a purse.
Like Louis Vuitton, they are one of the few labels who can put their logo prominently, perhaps even obscenely, on their goods and not come across as tacky. Exceptional quality and style as well as a enormous range to choose from…
I can’t wait to be a grown-up so I can wear Chanel everyday.