Spring/Summer 2020 has been the season of gram-worthy bags – from a novelty XL-sized pearl-shaped number at Simone Rocha to a minaudiere shaped like a pebble at Bottega Veneta. Now we’re adding something new by Chanel into that list of fun designs.
It is difficult to classify the bag’s style which is best described as a hybrid of a clutch, a crossbody bag (the strap is detachable), and a minaudiere (the metal frame functions as a handle). Eagle-eyed Chanel fans might point out that the bag’s closest cousin was the double-clutch with metal handles from Karl Lagerfeld’s Art-themed Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Whatever it is, there is a neat ’60s futuristic edge to the design, and we’re sold.
Unlike the 2014 outing which boasted a narrower, longer frame, this latest quilted lambskin design has a boxier make measuring in at 18cm x 19.5cm x 8.5cm (there’s ample room for your iPhone) while the metal frame is detachable by screwing it on or off. The bag comes in two variations in white and black grained leather and goes for $6,180 a pop at Chanel boutiques nationwide. Sleek new take or a knowing nod to the past? Our bets are on this becoming the It bag of the future.