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September 12, 2013

Need Money Fast? Pawn Your Chanel Bag…

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Milan Station is a well known second-hand shop for gently used or new luxury handbags. They noticed something about the women that sold their bags — sometimes, they didn’t want to really sell their bags because of the emotional attachment they had. Seeing a need, they expanded their business with a lending unit: Yes Lady Finance.

Yes, that’s the name: Yes Lady Finance. You can bring in a bag and pawn it for a small loan. You have a grace period to pay the loan back and you’ll get your bag at the end of the period. Let’s just hope ladies aren’t using these loans to buy more handbags!

Source: Reuters
Image: NY Daily News

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 4:14 am

April 1, 2013

Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Accessories Preview

Chanel Fall 2013 Act II Accessories

Last week I was invited to the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Accessories Preview but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend. Luckily, the folks at Purse Blog/Purse Forum were in attendance and took gorgeous photos of the handbags, shoes and jewelry we should expect in boutiques later in the year.

As you remember the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Ready-to-Wear collection had a chain theme that ran its course through the collection. The Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Accessories feature heavy chain embellishments and often paired with leather, velvet and tweed. Check out some highlights from the collection below.

All Images: Purse Blog / Purse Forum

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March 7, 2013

Chanel Ready-to-Wear Autumn-Winter 2013/2014 Details

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The Chanel Ready-to-Wear Fall-Winter 2013/2014 collection was a feast for the eyes for those of us that love accessories. The emphasis this season was on chains – lots of them – on everything. Boots had loose chains draping over them and shoes had chain details on the soles. Thick bracelets were stacked on wrists, while thick necklaces were worn on the napes of necks place over the hair.

My favorite part of the collection were the bags. The Boy “Lego” Brick bag makes a comeback but this time with some tweed accents. I especially loved the oversize boxy bag that models held like an oversize clutch. Chanel also presented bags oval bags, Boy Bags, and a new bag with a metal pipe-like handle. My favorite bag of all though was the little globe bags. Appearing in black and clear, the Chanel globe bag will definitely be the evening bag of the season.

Images: Style.com

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September 25, 2012

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Accessories

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Accessories
Yesterday we got a closer look at the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection accessories. Today, we see the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 set against the backdrop of crystals. I’m already missing summer but looking at these lovely winter accessories is making the thought of cold weather a bit easier to bear.

Please click on the first image to see all of the images larger and in a slideshow.


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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 6:00 am

September 24, 2012

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection
Though we get to see the lovely Chanel accessories on runway photos I love seeing the close-up photos that Chanel posts online. Take a look at the gorgeous accessories in store now as part of the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection…

Please click on the first image to see all of the images larger and in a slideshow.


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June 12, 2012

Chanel Paris-Bombay 2011/12 Métiers d’Art Accessories

Chanel Paris Bombay 2011 2012 Accessories

The Chanel Paris-Bombay 2011/12 Métiers d’Art collection hit stores last week and I can not wait to see these beauties in person! This is one of my favorite collections to date – the fusion of Chanel signatures with traditional Indian jewelry is gorgeous and makes for dramatic, statement pieces that would shine in your accessories collection. Since these pieces are new they won’t be included in the Chanel sale on the 14th but that doesn’t mean I won’t take a good look at them while I’m there!

Click on the first image to see all of the images larger and in a slideshow…

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June 10, 2012

Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Accessories

chanel spring summer 2012 accessories

I’m continuing with my project of showcasing all of the accessories from each of the collections in a gallery. Here are the Spring-Summer 2012 accessories. I love the sea-inspired theme of this collection – so timelessly beautiful and on-trend for this season. You may be lucky, something you like below may selected to be a part of the Chanel sale on June 14th!

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Pre-Collection Accessories

chanel spring summer 2012 pre collection accessories

The Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Pre-Collection Accessories have been in stores for some time now but I never get tired of looking at Chanel bags – pictures are FREE (and so are day dreams). I’m going to start cataloging the full collections here and I’m starting now with the Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Pre-Collection Accessories. If you like what you see, you may get lucky – some of these pieces may be selected to be part of the Chanel sale starting June 14th!

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May 10, 2012

A Closer Look at the Chanel Fall 2012 Runway Handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

Style.com recently posted close-up images of the Chanel Fall 2012 Runway handbags.  From crushed velvet Boy bags to crystalized clutches there are styles for different moods and occasions.  This is not my favorite collection, but I definitely appreciate the detail and craftsmanship in each bag.  There’s also a very ’90s feel to the collection with the velvet and backpack. Take a closer look – what do you think?

chanel fall 2012 handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 11:14 am

March 17, 2012

Boy Chanel: Chanel Boy Bag Spring-Summer 2012

Chanel Boy Bag Alice Dellal
I’ve been covering the behind-the-scenes making of the Chanel Boy Bag spring-summer 2012 campaign, and even saw a short film by Karl Lagerfeld (“My New Friend Boy”) and now we finally get to see the campaign images and collection. The Chanel Boy Bag spring-summer 2012 collection features Alice Dellal and was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.

I LOVE this campaign. I have to say that I wasn’t that excited about Alice Dellal being chosen as the face of the Boy Bag campaign but I think these images are stunning. Karl Lagerfeld has managed to balance Alice Dellal’s edgy look with a sexy femininity. I love the styling – the bows, pearls, fishnets, the bangles (I NEED) and of course the bags!  Chanel is really expanding the Boy Bag offering with different colors and textures. I love the addition of quilting and caviar leather to the center panel of the Boy Bag and it looks like more strap options and sizes are available now.  Chanel has developed a micro-site devoted to the Chanel Boy Bag and you can view the whole collection below.

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