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Everyone, who follows my instagram might have recognised that Chanel Salzburg has finally arrived in stores in Europe. So what better time to have a closer look at the new bags.
Chanel 2.55 Reissue bag in charcoal pearly calf skin with aged ruthenium hardware from Métiers d’Art Paris Salzburg collection – Ref 15A A37590 Y25270 0A592 – chanel.com
Today Chanel cruise Seoul, the brands latest collection, which is about to hit stores in November, has been presented at Zaha Hadid’s masterwork Dongdaemun Design Plaza. So high time to check out the handbags? What about the new cult plexiglass minaudière? Did the story of the Girl bag, you know the jacket turned bag, continue?
The tortoiseshell minaudière is likely to be the next collectible mini bag from the Chanel family, picture found on style.com
Fendi bag bugs 2015 – seemed to be one of the hottest themes in the streets during fashion month just a few weeks ago! However, Financial Times fashion editor Jo Ellison called them “… an accessories line of kitsch ephemera that has gained a cult following among street-savvy-girly types “.
Isn’t it tolerable to wear something “cute” as a grown up? Does wearing such a bag bug scream please don’t take me serious I am a teenager in a woman’s body?
I totally adore this photo from Paris Fashion week just a weeks ago. The Chanel camera bag and the Fendi bag bug with the owl shaped face really cool! picture found on https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/handbags/
Last Tuesday WWD reported that Chanel is about to increase prices for Chanel 2.55 flap bags, Boy bag and 11.12 bag by 20% in the European Union come April 8th while dropping them in China immediately.
Beeing a loyal fan of the brand for so many years I felt devastated. How the hell could they do something like that to all their European customers? Many of my friend had the same feelings and felt certainly a little betrayed. Having a more detailed look on the matter and discussing things with my husband I soon started discovering that there hasn’t been a real chance for Chanel! The Euro has dropped against the Dollar as much as 11% within recent times. Chanel and many other European luxury products have always been between 30 and 60% more expensive in China than in Europe. With the drop of the Euro the price difference has increased further. As a matter of fact the black market trade, which means people buying bags in Europe and reselling them in China has exploded. Of course not all of them traded with the real thing. Consequently, a huge mistrust against Chanel products had emerged in China, thus undermining the brand image on a global scale.
So Chanel might not have betrayed its European customers while trying to protect the brand image on a global scale, but certainly the price increase stimulates us Europeans to look around and search a little deeper to find options! In a previous post I already told you about the Boy bag, which is only 4 years old – so not a real heritage thing, and tried to show you some alternatives. Lets talk Chanel 2.55 this time!
This is likely to be one of my favorite fashion pictures as it combines my top style icon Emmanuelle Alt and my top handbag the Chanel 2.55 flap, picture https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/emmanuelle-capucine-geraldine-co/
I still remember when the whole Chanel espadrilles hype started … It coincided with the Valentino lace espadrilles craze. And soon after the designer espadrilles for summer thing really took off. So enough of the words Chanel espadrilles are still super hot and hard to get!!! Good news for all who missed the cruise versions, new styles come with the spring summer Boulevard Chanel collection, which has just arrived in stores.
New double sole espadrilles will be launched for spring 2015! The colors range from pastel shades over brighter hues towards graphic signature versions, picture http://forum.purseblog.com/chanel/chanel-espadrilles-thread-794455.html
Incredible, how fast time passes by! Middle March the Boulevard Chanel collection will finally hit stores. As always one of the things I am looking most forward to is surely the handbags. Which exceptional pieces from the runway were the most beautiful? Which are the most amazing new colors and textures that will arrive for the classic flap and Boy bags?
Chanel’s new ironic minaudière is shaped like pavement stones and inscribed with slogans, picture https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/chanel-obsession/