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The Best of Chanel Handbags
Whether you’re adding to an arsenal of handbags or just beginning your collection, at some point in time it is likely that you will be seeking a gorgeous Chanel piece to cherish. Fashion lover or not, the name “Chanel” instantly conjures up thoughts of timeless luxury and decadence. Make a statement with one of these well loved styles that will surely become a wardrobe staple! The Chanel Double Flap When one hears the name “Chanel” it likely will bring this timeless design to mind. The Double Flap was so well loved that it is now available in 6 size options. Like Goldilocks, you will surely be able to find one that is “just right” for your lifestyle! With the tastefully chic logo hardware and the quintessential quilting, this is one of the most coveted Chanel styles. The best sellers are often the Medium Double Flap and Jumbo Double Flap as they are great sizes for carrying around your daily essentials. Chic girls of all ages would agree that this gorgeous design is universally loved. With a plethora of leather and color options, you are likely to find the perfect double flap to bring you joy for years to come.

The 2.55 Chanel Reissue You can’t talk about the Chanel Double Flap without honoring the original design! The 2.55 Reissue is a throwback that pays homage to the original flap design unveiled in February of 1955 (hence 2.55). The 2.55 Reissue is stripped of the woven leather chain and the Double CC turnlock designed by Lagerfeld. In comparison to its modern counterpart, this design flaunts an all metal chain and the original Mademoiselle Turnlock design. The hardware is given an antique finish to make it appear vintage and worn and the leather is beautifully distressed. All these intricacies in the design elicit appreciation for the original design introduced by Gabrielle herself.

The Chanel Le Boy There are few things we ladies hold closer than our best friends and lovers. Clearly, dear Coco shared our sentiments and named one of her most popular styles the Chanel Boy after her muse, Boy Capel. Offered in a wide range of styles, this edgy update on the widely recognized flap boasts an angular style with a more boxy silhouette. The heavier chain and hardware are a bit less polished and lend a bit of rugged flair. I personally love the juxtaposition of the heavy, rugged chains and delicate design details such as pearls or sweet sorbet colored pastel leathers.  

The Chanel Grand Shopping Tote (GST) and Petit Shopping Tote (PST) When the Grand Shopping Tote was discontinued, it was like an end of an era. A long time favorite of many, this was often the gateway Chanel. The size makes it perfect as a briefcase replacement and a wonderful jetsetting travel bag. Caviar leather also makes it durable and resistant to wear. The GST’s baby counterpart, the Petit Shopping Tote, is a perfect everyday piece for just carrying your essentials. Though it is quite a bit smaller, it still holds a respectable number of things. Both the GST and PST are unmistakably Chanel from the large interlocking C’s to the quilting pattern sewn into the leather.




  The Wallet On Chain (WOC) At the opposite end of the spectrum of large carry-all totes, is the adorably compact Wallet on Chain, or Chanel’s WOC. Perfect for the fun loving women who tend to haphazardly leave their precious clutch sitting on a seat or table never to be seen again or for the traveler who likes to keep her essentials strapped securely at her side. The WOC is a wonderful piece for running quick errands without lugging around a large purse. Despite its small size, the amazing array of colors and materials can really help you turn heads!

Chanel’s designs have truly stood the test of time. It’s no wonder why these pieces are coveted by women all over the world. By using the highest quality materials and marrying them to enduring designs, any one of these investment pieces can be worn for years and years to come! Looking to invest in a Chanel handbag of your own? Shop authentic, preowned Chanel, curated from the best consignment boutiques worldwide, on LePrix!
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