Karl Lagerfeld designed the Boy Collection as an interpretation of the boyish charm that Coco Chanel was known for. Karl was stated as saying that the very spirit of Chanel was inspired by Boy Capel, the love of her life; which is why this new collection is called the “Boy Chanel.” This bag is made of stunning bright pink python trimmed in a matching pink leather and with Ruthenium hardware. This particular bag is the original Medium size of the collection and features a long chain-link strap with a leather pad that can be used as a long strap or looped around as a shoulder bag. Retail price is $6800.
Chanel is constantly churning out new bags, many of them being new takes on classic bags for the house. The Chanel Boy Bag quickly turned into a staple for the brand, with many opting for a version of the Boy Bag over the Classic Flap (I know I am more of a Boy Bag lover than Flap at the moment). While there is rendition after rendition, sometimes a specific version stands out.
While I thought this bag was introduced for Chanel’s Metiers d’Art Paris in Rome 2016 collection, the Chanel Boy Bag with Handle grabbed everyone’s attention a year ago from Chanel’s Metiers d’Art 2015 Paris-Salzburg collection. The Boy Bag has always had a a chain shoulder strap, that can be doubled to make the bag shorter if you choose, but I wanted to take a closer look at the top handle addition. I love the inclusion of the handle, it gives this bag a sophisticated touch but remains super cool and casual at the same time. I’ve also been told the Boy Bag with Handle’s shoulder strap is 6 inches longer which gives you the ability to truly wear this bag crossbody, which many wish their Boy Bag would allow as well.
The Boy Chanel Crocodile Skin Handbag Black is a simple, structured rectangular bag, with a chain/leather strap combo and a single flap closure. The interior is an open compartment, with a small slip pocket small enough to house a couple of cards.
The fastening mechanism is relatively simple and easy to operate. It comprises an ornamental plaque adorning the front of the bag with an embossed overlapping CC logo at its centre. The CC motif embraces a closure stud linking the front flap to the main part of the bag, i.e. the trunk. There are also rectangular release buttons placed on each side of the plaque allowing the bag to be opened and closed without much effort. As far as fastening systems go, I find the closure in Boy bags very user-friendly and I prefer it over the lock in the Flap bag.
The boxy shape of the Boy design, while admittedly not to everyone’s taste, is certainly an attribute when it comes to accommodating personal items. The angular silhouette allows to utilise the full space of the bag, making it easy to fit in and access essentials. This aspect counteracts somewhat the diminutive size of the Small Boy and is something that has always appealed to me because it makes the bag quite practical (well… as far as mini bags go).
What Fits Inside?
Admittedly not the roomiest bag by any stretch but I find I can fit all the essentials inside that I need for day to day, including:
- iPhone 8 Plus
- Key case
- 3x Lipsticks/Lip balms
- Foundation compact
- Small perfume
One of my favourite aspects of the Small Chanel Boy bag, and the reason why it is such a perfect occasion bag, is its ornate character. The relatively chunky link chain present in all Boy bags is, generally, very hard to miss and constitutes one of the most distinguishable features of this style. Small Chanel Boys sees even more ornamental because of the larger proportion of the chain to the leather trunk component, turning the decorative strap into a real statement which captures everyone’s attention. As such a Chanel Small Boy bag is not only a functional item but also an embellishment, acting almost as a piece of jewellery elevating even a demure outfit into something really special.
Known for its classics that stand the test of time, can Chanel’s 19 stick around?
Chanel is probably the earth’s most coveted luxury bag brands. The French style home provides a storied historical past and lots of of its bags are rooted in Chanel’s common DNA. In reality, till a couple of years in the past, Chanel was mostly recognised, and widely wanted, for its classics like the enduring Chanel Flap Bag as well as brand’s beloved two.55 Reissue. Then, in 2012, Chanel was at a crossroads of kinds, as they aimed to achieve a younger buyer base and captivate the millennials who have been gravitating to the brand. As a result, the Boy Bag was born and it grew to become a feeling right away.
Before the Boy Bag’s launch, Chanel’s lineup predominantly consisted from the classics outlined previously mentioned, which had been built to in good shape in the lifestyles and wardrobes of its older clientele. It was this House inside the brand name’s offering that assisted the Boy Bag to amass a cult pursuing amazingly fast. And when the Boy Bag is a superb alternative to Chanel’s additional vintage styles, it’s got stuck all around and it is probably going to carry on to become a product sales driver for your brand For several years to come back. But, How about Chanel’s latest Woman—the 19 Bag? Can it amass a cult following and remain a staple while in the model’s assortment? Permit’s talk about.
The Chanel 19 bag, debuted previous calendar year and it is alleged to generally be encouraged because of the common two.fifty five bag. Much like the 19 Bag, the 2.fifty five was also named following the calendar year it absolutely was born. And although it’s merely a yr previous, it’s currently turn into a beloved choice for celebrities
While the Chanel 19 Bag is rooted in historical past and created Along with the typical aspects in mind that it was motivated by, the bag Over-all is too fashionable to stay a staple longterm. With its slouchy silhouette, pillowy-comfortable leather-based and chunky chain detailing, it is rather of the moment. While the Chanel 19 is likely to stay appropriate for A few several years at most, contrary to the Boy Bag, it is made up of too many craze-pushed features to stay a staple in say 10-fifteen years. Moreover, its slouchy, tender silhouette is much more difficult to take care of and keep, meaning this bag won’t keep its form in addition to it’s a lot more structured counterparts would after a while.
Admittedly, the Chanel 19 is an attractive bag that is definitely each eye catching and related. And when you’re trying to find a bag to wear now and enjoy now, this bag is for you. But, if you’d like to spend money on a Chanel which you can have for all times or give to long term generations, you’d ideal be suited with a far more structured, timeless silhouette.