The calendar may still say Summer (at least for a few more days) but Chanel dictates that Fall is here, fashion-wise. Views of Chanel’s Fall-Winter 2020/2021 Collection are on its website as bags trickle into stores. We previewed some of the handbags at the time of the March 2020 runway show (read: A Peek at the Chanel Bags Expected Fall 2020).
Now, however, we get an up close and personal look, virtually of course. Here are some of the standouts.
Leather and Pearls
Toughen up your pearls with leather. Or sweeten your leather with pearls. Either way it’s an appealing combination on the petite Chanel options. In fact, these are considered small leather goods (rather than handbags). But, they sure pack a lot of style into a little package (and a more manageable price).
Clutch with Chain
The simplicity and charm of this clutch with its black lambskin exterior, featuring a small chain made of faux pearls, reminds us of Audrey Hepburn’s iconic outfit in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Her black Givenchy dress and pearls featured in the 1961 film is one of the most iconic movie outfits to date. Perhaps Chanel drew some inspiration from the flick for this clutch.
Mini Wallet on Chain
This beautiful mini wallet on chain features materials similar to that of the clutch with chain. The wallet is marginally bigger than the clutch and the faux pearl chain is longer, allowing you to attempt a cross body style more comfortably!
Pink: This Season's Hot Favorite
Pink, pink, pink and more pink. Not every Chanel collection features this hue, but Fall 2020/21 has many options.
Small Diamond Bag
Available in five different colours (Black, white, green, yellow and pink) the small diamond bag is another option for a wallet on chain. Its unique style sure stands out.
Small Flap Bag
A squishier version of the Flap Bag, the bag has a cool and casual vibe about it. It is available in the two popular colors of the season – Pink and Pistachio Green.
It doesn’t get more feminine than this pretty Vanity Case in pale pink (we definitely do not recommend using it to store toiletries or makeup though).
Gabrielle Hobo Bag
This bag features an aged calfskin exterior in a resplendent shocking pink. Other variants include a version in blue and a smaller sized version in pink, black, white with black and gold.
The Pink Tweed Airpod Case
This tiny accessory isn’t just a sight for sore eyes but is also uber useful. Pop your airpods into the case and attach it like a charm to any handbag. Available in two sizes (for both regular and pro airpods) in leather and tweed variants, We can’t stop admiring the pop of pink on this one.
Small is Still Big When it Comes to the Flap With Handle
Fans of the mini Coco Handle will be pleased to find another similar option.
Mini Flap Bag With Handle in Black Velvet
Quintessentially winter, this bag is the perfect accessory for any winter wardrobe. For those who prefer a dash of colour, check out the turquoise grained calfskin version of this bag.
Shearling is Back
You may recall Chanel’s Fall Winter 2018 collection which included a number of shearling fabricated and trimmed bags.
Read: Fuzzy View of Chanel Fall/Winter 2018
Now, this fuzzy and warm material comes back even bolder in the latest collection. No need for your wallet to get cold!
The Bucket Bag
This bucket bag’s exterior is made completely out of shearling. The gold metal chain strap sports a small piece of black shearling at the top as well. There is a flashier version at a little less than double the price.
Take a look:
The Flap Bag
This Classic Flap Bag features a white shearling exterior and a gold chain with a thick piece of fuzzy shearling at the top of the chain. Here too there is a flashier version at approximately double the price!
The 2.55 Bag
This one is our favorite among the shearlings. The style, material and hardware just come together oh so elegantly.
Dressed Up With Jewels
You love jewelry . . . Well, your bags might too. This season Chanel adds its classic gripoix (poured glass jewels) on small flap bags. It’s not a new trick, but one Chanel pulls out every few seasons.
Jewels on Bags
Chanel has introduced the Small Flap Bag in a bejeweled variant this season. The bag is subtly blingy featuring faux pearls and Chanel’s Gripoix on the clasp.
The Infamous Perfume Bottle Minaudière
Chanel is known for its minaudières – those limited edition small, delicate, decorative bags, inspired by real world items and artifacts. Previous versions of the minaudière have included a book, a Lego Bag, a Doll Bag and even a Milk Carton shaped bag!
Read: 10 Eccentric Chanel Bags We Can’t Get Over; CocoScent
This year we see a version of the minaudière from the 2014 cruise collection. That’s right, the infamous perfume bottle minaudière is back! This bag is inspired by the brand’s iconic perfume Chanel No 5. Indeed, Marilyn Monroe once scandalously claimed that the perfume was the only thing she wore to bed.
Read: An Icon Never Fades…
This season’s Evening Bag in Resin and Gold Tone metal, is a magnificent collector’s item. Price is available on request.
Which of these eye catching styles catch your fancy?
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Updated: September 19th, 2020