After a year of quarantines and shutdowns, it looks like we may finally get to travel! Truthfully, heavy international tourism probably isn’t in the cards. However, domestic trips – by plane or car – are looking more and more likely. With travel comes the long-awaited chance to click some amazing photos for our Instagram handles. Because you know…if it isn’t on the gram did it even happen!?!
Whether you prefer selfies or scenery (or both) for your posts, either way you need to pack for the trip. As always, for us at PurseBop and our community, the choice of handbag is the key decision for every look.
With Chanel bags hitting peak popularity this spring and summer, what better brand to take along on our (imaginary) travel. Treat yourself at a boutique and show it off on vacation. We selected some of the coolest bags on the Chanel website tailored to your plans. Whether you’re heading to the beach, a city, or the mountains, there’s a new bag for you. Notably, we didn’t even include the classic ever-popular flap (but feel free to bring one anyway).
Keeping utility, style, and destination in mind, there’s a Chanel bag suitable for any holiday. However, nowadays even minimal carry likely requires a mask, sanitizer, lipstick, wipes, sunglasses and wallet when on a summer vacation. In other words, it’s hard to travel light!
Presenting PurseBop’s Summer Holiday Rule Book - The Chanel Edition:
For That Much Awaited Beach Vacation
Chanel Foldable Tote Bag With Chain
When headed to the seaside, carrying a zillion things in your handbag is a part of the deal. Everything from towel to sunscreen needs to be easily accessible. So, the primary ask in a bag should be – space. Also, since sand, water, and expensive fabrications don’t mix, you need to choose wisely.
The bag that checks all the boxes is the practical yet super stylish Foldable Tote bag by Chanel. Frankly, we never noticed it before. The ease with which this tiny little Chanel flap converts into a large printed fabric tote is mesmerizing and almost magical. With this one, you’ve got both day and night covered!
Retailing at $1,975, the bag measures 4.1 × 6.4 × 1.8 inches in its tiny flap shape, which can easily be carried in luggage or even be nested in your travel handbag.
Chanel Straw Shopping Bag
Another trendy alternative is the traditional Chanel Large Straw Shopping Bag. Crafted in a beach friendly material, this bag can house everything within it, given its large size, and never fails to make one hell of a style statement.
Retailing at $4,600, it’s dimensions are roomier at 11.7 × 19.5 × 8.6 inches
When Exploring a New City
Chanel Messenger Bag
For those exploratory city holidays where you are bound to be constantly on the go, a practical, stylish and comfortable bag comes a close second in the priority list to comfortable shoes. We recommend a chic crossbody that will leave your hands free . Be careful not to be tempted with a mini bag for this purpose. Yes we still can’t get over them, but travel bags require enough room for your essentials and more. This super cute yet classy Chanel small messenger bag, fits the bill perfectly. The two inner compartments are sure to provide enough room for all your essentials. What’s more is that its versatile design and size are perfect for a day to night look.
Priced at $4,100 for the one crafted in calfskin and $3,600 for the hot pink denim one, the bag flaunts the Chanel logo on its front flap and measures a spacious 6.4 × 8.6 × 2.9 inches.
For the Adventurous Lot Headed Out on a Hike
Chanel Gabrielle Backpack
Thrill seekers heading to the mountains, we understand your need to be comfortable and handsfree with your style quotient on point as you scale your next summit. Fortunately, the Chanel Gabrielle Small Backpack’s got you covered on all three fronts! Made with exquisite aged calfskin leather, the bag is embellished with gold and silver metal finishes on the chain, making it fabulously trendy while also versatile.
Currently available in an icy blue, this compact and cute backpack retails at $3,600 and measures 9 × 8.8 × 4.1 inches; a perfect size to carry all day long, without feeling weighed down.
What’s your dream vacation for this summer? Any of these bags on your wishlist? Share with us in the comments below or via our Instagram handle. Here’s hoping that you get to use one of these gorgeous bags on an exciting holiday real soon!