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La Chanelphile

November 9, 2010

San Francisco Exhibit: Discover the Secrets of the Handbag

When I received information last week about a Chanel handbag exhibit in San Francisco my day was made.  Usually the really good events are reserved for NY but once in a while, San Francisco gets a taste of the glamorous life.

This coming weekend Chanel San Francisco is hosting Les Secrets Du Sac, The Secrets of the Handbag, an exhibit exploring the iconic Chanel 2.55 Handbag.  The presentation will include bags from the Parisian archives, as well as bags from the new collections.  I will definitely be there – I’m not sure they’ll allow pictures but I will let you know how it is regardless.  I can’t wait!  For more information on the history of the 2.55 bag and how to spot a fake check out a previous post.

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May 20, 2010

Gently Used Chanel Bags on Sale NOW at Portero.com

Gently Used Chanel Bags on Sale at Portero.com

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!

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December 2, 2009

The History of the Chanel 2.55 Handbag and How to Spot a Fake

I recently came across an informative article that goes over the history of the iconic Chanel 2.55 Handbag and all of the details, and the inspiration behind them on Fashion Pearls of Wisdom.

Chanel 2.55 Handbag Original and Classic

The writer takes us through her most recent find of an original Chanel 2.55 bag from the 1950s-1960s that was designed by Mademoiselle Chanel herself.  So gorgeous!  She then details the differences between the original bag (“reissue”) and the handbag that Karl Lagerfeld tweaked in the 1980s (“classic”).  Both bags are still available today and have very subtle differences.

Finally, the writer gives us tips on how to spot a fake – very helpful clues.  I still don’t have a 2.55 bag and it’s on the top of my wish list but now I would love to get my hands on an original designed by Coco herself.

Read the full article on Fashion Pearls of Wisdom.

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