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November 16, 2010

Secrets of the Chanel Handbag – Part 2

The Secrets of the Chanel Handbag exhibit made its first stop in San Francisco this past weekend.  The first part of the exhibit explored the process of making a Chanel 2.55 handbag.  The other part of the exhibit highlighted vintage pieces.  When I heard that vintage pieces would be on view I was expecting a lot more than they actually had on display.

The vintage display was only in one of the store windows and featured two mannequins dressed from head-to-toe in vintage Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel.  The pieces were amazing and my favorite by far were the clear/black rain boots with chain stirrup detail in the back – TO-DIE-FOR!  The gold quilted guitar case wasn’t so bad either.  Check out the photos below of the window displays and detail shots of the vintage Chanel pieces from the archive.

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  1. [...] 09/12/10: For those other Chanel lovers out there I am sure you have see Le Chanelphile blog, if not it is one of my favourite blogs. If you are lucky enough to have been in San Francisco [...]

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  2. Was it Coco Chanel who started a trend of tying scarves on her purses?

    Comment by Trudy Ritchie — August 13, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

  3. Hi Trudy,
    I can’t recall ever seeing Coco Chanel with a scarf on her bag so I don’t think she started this. I’m not sure who did. Good question!
    :) Gabriella

    Comment by La Chanelphile — August 13, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

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