The Boy Chanel Bag

By Butterboom Writers  /  August 10, 2011

What’s coming to Chanel stores this September.

The Boy Chanel bag is making its way to Chanel store soon.  The Boy Chanel is a shoulder or across-the-body-bag inspired by Boy Chapel, Coco Chanel’s lover, the love of her life. We are a sucker for romance and to name a bag after a lover is just beautiful.

Said to be inspired by a cartridge bag carried by the designer herself and orginally made for hunters.

We love the clean lines and mannish boxy shape with its large chain of large round links in metal, signature flap and overstitched graphic bands of mattressing. The closure has a hint of constructivism playing with the contrast between silvered and aged gold metal.

The Boy Chanel bag comes in three sizes and made of glazed calfskin, (we wonder how one glazes leather) the smallest being a purse and the largest a tote and comes in flat red, deep black, intense grey, lead green and brilliant ivory.

How much?


Where to buy?

  • Prince’s Building, Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2810 0978
  • The Peninsula Hotel, Lobby Level, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Tel: 2368 6879

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