When it comes to timeless pieces, there’s no arguing that we’ve put together this lust-worthy list of this Chanel bag is a true collector’s item and a rare piece from the Cruise 2014 show – rumoured to have retailed for a whooping £5800!
2. Chanel Hula Hoop Bag
When it comes to Chanel bags, this is probably one of Karl Lagerfeld’s most outrageous creations. When asked about it post-show, he told the Daily Telegraph: “It’s for the beach. You need space for the beach towel. And then you can put it into the sand and hang things on it.”
3. Chanel 2.55
Arguably the ‘It’ bag to own, Coco Chanel launched this iconic piece in February 1955 to much acclaim. Every leading lady from Elizabeth Taylor to Princess Diana and Jackie O has since carried the 2.55, making it one of Chanel’s most coveted bags.
4. Chanel Graffiti Backpack
Seen on Khloé Kardashian, Diane Kruger and a string of other A-listers, this Chanel bag from the SS14 collection was an immediate sell-out. Made entirely out of canvas and featuring graffiti-style prints, frayed edging and the unmissable double-CC stamp, this is the crème de la crème of backpacks!
5. Chanel Lego Clutch
Everything is possible in the world of Chanel a la Karl Lagerfeld – including these £5000 plastic lego clutches. Taking the SS13 show by storm, this is one of the quirkiest albeit fun Chanel bags we’ve seen in a while!
6. Chanel Boy
“Chanel used men’s underwear to make dresses; she had this boyish attitude, in fact, it is the very spirit of Chanel. She got it from Boy Capel, the great love of her life,” Karl Lagerfeld. Since its launch in 2011, the Boy has become a classic and highly sought-after Chanel bag.
7. Chanel Wallet-on-Chain
Small, discreet and timelessly elegant, the Wallet-on-Chain is an essential item when it comes to Chanel bags. Working as both wallet and bag, we love its versatility and as with anything Chanel, it transitions perfectly with your outfit from day to night.
8. Chanel Grand Shopping Tote
A long favourite amongst celebrity-mummies and ladies who lunch, the Grand Shopping Tote fits just about anything. For a Chanel bag, this is ‘reasonably’ priced (approximately £1755 as of November 2014) given its size – an investment worth taking we reckon!
9. Chanel Timeless Clutch
The epitome of a classic Chanel bag, the Timeless Clutch fits perfectly into the palm of your hands and is a recognised favourite. The clutch comes in patent, lambskin or caviar leather and features the signature CC kiss-lock closure on the top.
10. Chanel Executive Cerf Tote
For those who think ‘Less is More’, the Cerf tote is the perfect embodiment of this old saying. Featuring just a small CC turn-lock in the front, this Chanel bag comes with a detachable zipped-compartment in the middle and remains to be a hugely popular classic.