Chanel Boys Will Be Boys!


It is impossible to mention CHANEL, and not think BOYS!

In a recent dialog whilst contemplating a new BOY for myself,  NYC writer & friend shares her light hearted take on THE BOY CRAZE:

“It’s been a long time since I’ve searched for a man. Long married, I’m the sole female in a household of five. Boys are great, don’t get me wrong, even though their clothes and accessories are boring and tend to smell, but I never planned to add another. Unless, of course, it was Chanel.

The Chanel Boy bag debuted in 2011 and I was a fairly early adopter. My first was the spectacular Versailles Boy, followed by a large quilted dark silver Boy carried cross body incessantly for nine months in 2013-14. I also snagged the first iteration of the Boy Enchained – perfect for my classy aging rocker-chic style. The Boy bag is cool, functional and can be dressed up or down, but I have enough, for now. As with my children, call it three and done.

Chanel and Karl, however, are far from finished with the Boy. “Chanel used men’s underwear to make dresses; she has this boyish attitude, in fact it is the very spirit of Chanel. She got it from Boy Capel, the great love of her life, which, incidentally, explains why the new bag is called the Boy Chanel,” said Lagerfeld when introducing the bag.

Although it’s utilitarian design was slow to catch on with die-hard flap classicists, that certainly has changed: the Boy has become one of Chanel’s most sought-after lines. Sales associates claim they cannot keep the bags in stock. At a recent Neiman Marcus accessories presentation we were told that the Boy is destined to become a classic, if it isn’t already, and that Chanel will never stop making it. Never is a long time… but, at least for now, the Boy is hanging around.”

–Maura Carlin



Featured collection: PurseBop’s favorite Boys @pursebop IG search #PurseBopChanelCollection: clockwise from top: small 14C Cube Boy, old medium 15S Flower Power Boy, old medium14S Light Gold Patent Boy, small 14S Crystal Boy By Night, old medium 13C Versailles Boy Bag. For others see here…

Share your thoughts, are you sticking to your Icon Flaps or toughing it out with the big Boys?! Comment here on BopTalk & see what others are saying…

Love PurseBop

A basic reference guide to classic Boy sizes and prices:
Small: 20 x 12 x 8 cm/7.9″ x 4.7″ x 3.1  $4300
Old Medium/Medium: 25 x 15 x 9 cm/9.8″ x 5.9″ x 3.5″  $4700
New Medium/Large: 28 x 18 x 9 cm/11″ x 7″ x 3.5″  $5200
Jumbo: 30 x 21 x 10 cm/11.8″ x 8.3″ x 3.9″  $6000
**seasonal & limited edition designs and fabrications vary in price 

Published: March 26th, 2015
Updated: May 19th, 2017

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7 Responses to “Chanel Boys Will Be Boys!”

  • WOW!!! Your Boys… Maura´s take… all perfect!!! Congrats lovely ladies!!! As for me, I don´t even have to say anything, right? LOL…It is very well known by now that the Boy bag is my favorite bag ever! Ever since the first one came out I immediately fell in love with it, and my love only grows with each collection. Yes, I agree that never is a long time, but I think the Boy is here to stay. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post! XOXO

  • What wonderful pictures to showcase true beauty of the boy. I consider it a classic!!! I love love how versatile boys are. It can be dressed up or down. Thank you for great story!

  • I’m really in love with the boy… but here in Italy it’s impossibile to find..i’m gettin’ creazy!! The boutique in Rome told me that it’ll arrive the boy with the code A92881..If somebody knows what’s this model..please answer me!!!! xox

  • WOW, just saw that when someone replies to my comment (in case you my dearest Pursebop), I receive a notification via Disqus :) a little number appears in front of my username…I never noticed it until now lol…and may God hear your words of many Boys in my future my friend hahaha XOXO

  • It’s a diamond stitched pattern. I’ve seen it in black, beige and white. The black has black and grey thread, beige has brown and cream thread and the white is just white on white. It also has two tone hardware. Just bought the beige. My SA pushed me into it cause they only had 2 in and it just came in that day when I originally went in for a mini classic. Lol
    Here’s a link I found online that shows pics of the bag