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Classic Chanel

by habituallychic

06 . 10 . 12
The Little Black Jacket exhibition by Chanel had me thinking about that other iconic item, the Chanel quilted purse.  I’m lucky to own one vintage woven version but not the classic 2.55 model. It’s the bag you can use forever and pass down to the next generation.  Maybe I’ll buy myself to celebrate the publication of my book or just because.   

Coco Chanel
All non street style photos via The Coveteur.
Street Style photos by Tommy Ton, Phil Oh, Vogue, Stockholm Street Styleand The Sartorialist.

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  1. Tiffany Leigh {thedesignerlifestyle} June 10, 2012 | 1:45 pm

    SPLURGE girl! You deserve it. Plus, it will last for generations in the family like you said. I love the black, what color would you get?

  2. Alice Olive June 10, 2012 | 2:48 pm

    I vote for ‘just because’. An investment like this doesn’t need justification!

  3. Darlynn Nangano June 10, 2012 | 3:16 pm

    I think my heart stopped multiple times during this post!

  4. Pamela RG June 10, 2012 | 4:10 pm

    Go for it! You deserve it! The Chanel bag is a worth it investment besides being a beautiful bag. It will last forever too. Beautiful pictures of the Chanel bag in this post.

  5. Tabitha June 10, 2012 | 5:30 pm

    I’ve got 4 and rarely use them, I think they are so overexposed now. Treat yourself to some deliciousness from Moynat!

  6. Inner-Outer Beauty June 10, 2012 | 6:50 pm

    A classic piece as you said, for the next generation:)

  7. Matters of Style June 10, 2012 | 10:59 pm

    Love the turquoise!

  8. Kecia June 11, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    What’s not to love!? I’ll take one of each!



  9. StyleFia June 12, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    Aaaaaah! Love this post – thank God for Chanel 🙂

  10. CarolAnne - camdesign June 13, 2012 | 4:25 am

    if I won the lottery one of these would be a first week of shopping purchase at Holts…
    I have 2 chanel necklaces… I should wear them more often, thanks for reminding me. And then there’s Chanel no.5, I do not leave home without it…

  11. Summer Haven June 14, 2012 | 4:09 am

    I say go for it! I had one and left it in a cab, with a boatload of cash I was using to go antique shopping the next day. Still one of the best (and worst) nights EVER.
    That’s a special bag…get yourself one!!

  12. Karen February 2, 2013 | 5:24 pm

    Oh how I have long coveted one of these babies. Classic, chic, gorgeous…and yes, family heirloom.

    You should definitely treat yourself….you wrote a book for pete’s sake…you totally deserve it!

    Have a great weekend 🙂