Check out the interview below of Alice Dellal where she describes how she met Karl Lagerfeld and her experience working on the Chanel Boy Bag ad campaign…
January 26, 2012
January 6, 2011
Nicole Richie is Lucky Magazine‘s February cover girl which hits newsstands on January 11th. In it she dishes about her vintage Chanel bags…when asked how many vintage bags she had she said: “That’s not a fair question! Okay, 30, but I stole a lot of them from my mom!…I’m a huge collector of vintage Chanel bags. My mom has given me a lot of the ones she had in the ’70s.”
I’m so jealous!! I would love to see the whole collection!
August 26, 2010
Portero Luxury is hosting another Chanel sale of gently used handbags and some of these bags are gorgeous! Not sure how they source these pieces but some of them have been safely tucked inside someone’s closet and have recently been let out to play. The bags are by no means cheap but they are a bit discounted and if you use promo code COCO you get an extra $100 off. Count your pretty pennies the sale ends on Monday at Noon EST.
May 20, 2010
Portero.com just launched a sale of gently used Chanel bags – the handbags will surely move quickly so make sure you check out the sale soon! The cost of Chanel bags can be way out of your league so this may be a good way to enter the market. Happy Shopping!
March 1, 2010
Chanel has Shanghai on the brain for 2010. First there was the Chanel Shanghai boutique opening, then there was the Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2010 Paris-Shanghai collection. We know Coco Chanel was infatuated with Shanghai and would have loved to have traveled there. But I wonder if that was the only inspiration for the Chanel Shanghai collection – could it be that it was timed to coincide with the upcoming World’s Fair Expo in Shanghai in May, 2010. Whatever the reason, the accessories are amazing!
After the success of the Chanel Paris-Moscou Matryoshka doll purse, Uncle Karl has created a similar purse for the Shanghai collection. The matching drop earrings are adorable – I wonder if he used these little ladies on any other accessories? Lagerfeld also reinterpreted the classic 2.55 bag with large sequined palletes in red and jade.
My other favorite bag is Chanel’s rendition of the classic takeout box – with leather chain strap and all! The Chanel cuff is also especially beautiful and is reminiscent of Chinese pottery and vases.
This is just a little glimpse into the details of the collection and I can’t wait to see more!