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31 rue Cambon, the address where Coco Chanel opened her first couture atelier back in 1921. Until today 31 rue Cambon resembles the heart of the Chanel empire. It houses a huge Chanel ready to wear and accessories store, the couture fitting rooms, Coco Chanel’s untouched private apartment including the famous mirrored staircase as well as the design offices. Personally I feel that a visit to this store is an absolute must for every fashion enthusiast. No matter whether you simply come to see this incredible place or intend to make a purchase.

Blending in with the flowers

OK I don’t need to tell you that I am kind of an obsessed Chanellista. I love collecting Chanel brooches, bags and shoes but above everything I love the Chanel jackets. For me they are the epitome of sartorial perfection. Whenever I go on a trip the first thing I pack is a Chanel jacket. Afterwards I arrange the rest of the travel wardrobe around that piece.

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Chanel Salzburg bags – Let’s have a closer look!

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 Salzburg 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

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Chanel pocket jackets from the Seoul collection

Talking “must haves” and “It pieces” these days its usually all about the bags, shoes, sunglasses and costume jewelry. Rarely the talk is about clothing! However, for Chanel I personally have the strong feeling that this is absolutely not where it ends. After all Chanel was founded as a Couture house instead of a leather goods business. So let’s have a look at the Chanel pocket jackets from the cruise Seoul runway today!

chanel pocket jackets

Siwon Choi is wearing a Chanel pocket jacket from cruise 2014 Singapore while attending the brands cruise 2016 presentation in Seoul, picture found on https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/chanel-obsession/

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Chanel flap bag price 2015 – No alternative for a real icon!

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!

Chanel flap bag

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/

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They are still hot – Chanel spring 2015 espadrilles

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.

chanel spring 2015 espadrilles

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

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Whats your favorite Chanel spring 2015 bag?

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 spring 2015 bags

Chanel’s new ironic minaudière is shaped like pavement stones and inscribed with slogans, picture https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/chanel-obsession/

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Are Chanel sneakers still trending in 2015???

Last week Couture collections were presented in Paris so its high time to have a look at the street style and track some IT products. Yesterday, I wrote about Dior’s embroidered swim shoes, the Dior fusion sneakers, which had been initially presented a year ago on the couture runway. Today Dior has 11 different models of these shoes in stores and they still seem to be a hot topic. But do you remember that there was another high fashion brand jumping into the sneaker business at the same time?

Chanel sneakers 2015

Chanel sneakers, cruise 2015 makeover worn during Paris Couture week, picture https://de.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/chanel-obsession/

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Chanel spring 2015 bags – Time to get inspired!

It feels like next week is going to be a tough and busy one for all Chanel addicts! First Chanel Couture spring 2015 will be presented at the Grand Palais in Paris on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. and second the Chanel spring 2015 bags (the act I) will hit stores in Europe (launch date is said to be Jan 27th)! And as usual there are some real beauties among the Chanel spring 2015 bag … let’s get inspired!

Chanel spring 2015 bags

Chanel spring 2015 bags “Burgundy Rocks” series in red and beige shiny lamb skin, pictures http://forum.purseblog.com/chanel-shopping/spring-2015-act-1-a-884567.html

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A sparkling Chanel cruise jacket for Christmas Eve …

Well tomorrow is Christmas Eve! According to CNN only 30% of Americans participating in a survey said that they are going on a leisure trip over the holidays. The vast majority dedicates the holiday season to visiting family and friends or simply staying at home! Anyway I still feel that Christmas Eve is the perfect time to dress up!

black-and -white keffiyeh tweed and sequined Chanel cruise jacket

Black-and -white keffiyeh tweed and sequined Chanel cruise jacket worn by Poppy Delevingne (pic dailymail.co.uk) and Gigi Hadid (pic zimbio.com)

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Chanel Salzburg collection – there is more than just bags …

Upon hearing Chanel the things that immediately start crossing one’s mind are bags, jackets, pearls, ballet flats, espadrilles. However, as a Chanel collection is strongly based on separates this is rather where it stops than where it begins! So let’s continue and have a look at knitwear, tops and bottoms from the Chanel Salzburg collection, which is going to hit stores next May!

Chanel sweater

The knitwear within the Chanel Salzburg collection, pic style.com

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