There is no doubt that Chanel bags are amongst some of the most popular and sought after pieces of fashion you can find. Most stylish women would love to own one (or more) pieces of Chanel arm candy.
Chanel Spring 2013 Bags
In recent months the fashion media and Chanel lovers alike have gone mad for the SS13 Chanel Hula Hoop Bag and the Chanel Lego Bag. Other Spring 2013 Chanel bags of note are the Chanel Boy and Small Boybags. Coloured leathers in crayon-esque reds, blues and yellows sit alongside super modern see-through cage flap bags and the intertwined chain and leather Chanel CC clutch.
Chanel Fall 2013 Bags
Fall 2013 Chanel bags, inspired by 'The World' and released as 'Act I' and 'Act II' ranges focus on the brand’s heritage. Chanel's iconic quilting, classic double C logos feature of course. The Act I bags come in classic colours with added pops of colour in vibrant pink and soft felted textures. The Act IIs have Chanel chain strung Boys with tweed inserts, glittery oblong resin clutches, tiny mobile phone sized pouch bags and Chanel Globe mini bags.
Chanel Quilted Bags
Arguably the most recognisable in the Chanel handbag stable is the quilted Chanel bag.
The instantly recognisable 2.55 Chanel bag - the Reissue or the Classic Flap / Classic (in variations of size from mini to maxi via jumbo, and in leathers from caviar to lambskin) often comes in a quilted format, as does one of the many variants of the Chanel tote bag - the PST (Petite Shopping Tote), GST (Grand Shopping Tote), PTT (Petite Timeless Tote), the Medallion tote, the Cerf tote or the Kelly tote. Also the Chanel clutch bag (such as the Timeless clutch) often comes in a quilt.
In fact the quilted Chanel bag is almost as much of an icon as its creator Coco Chanel. The most popular colour of the Chanel quilted bag is of course black but it has been produced in every colour of the rainbow, and beyond.
The Chanel quilt bag has even been produced in a lighter (and cheaper) format of soft quilted nylon for the Chanel Cocoon range. The Chanel Coco Cocoon range was launched to appeal to a younger audience with its ad campaigns fronted by Lily Allen and Blake Lively.
Of course the price of Chanel bag varies hugely and can into many thousands; the cost of a Chanel bag is almost as varied as the Chanel bag range itself. If you can't afford full price, try second hand or vintage Chanel bags.