When I saw the new Chanel Paris-Biarritz line showcased in The Star newspaper today, I knew I had to check it out. I’ve been eyeing a lambskin quilted Chanel forever! At RM6000 for one medium sized one however, I am resigned to merely ogling it in the Chanel boutique.
That said, the bags in this new Paris-Biarritz line looks like stuff I would like as well. They are touted as Chanel’s city bags – larger bags that you can tote around the city while running your daily errands.
To be perfectly honest, I would think that toting a Chanel around town on a daily basis is just a tad too luxurious, even for me. But that doesn’t stop me ogling.
This looks like one of smooth lambskin in Chanel’s signature quilted look, with a difference. Coincidentally, it rather resembles the bag I presently carry so I can tell you that firstly, carrying a full leather bag is heavy! Secondly, the straps are a tad too short to sling over your shoulder comfortably. But hey! This is a Chanel!
This one looks like a more manageable size. If I’m not mistaken, its made of crocodile skin. Terribly lux! Crocodile skin is also a lot more expensive, probably because its harder to catch and skin a croc as opposed to a sheep/lamb!
This next one is similarly Crocodile skin. But this is definitely too large for my liking. I can just imagine how heavy it will be empty, much less when its full!
This line also comes in the season’s signature metallic colours. Gold and silver. This is touted as the more casual side to the line, though these look like more manageable sizes. I would imagine we would be seeing more of these than the ones at the top, only because the sizes are more practical.
I think I might shore up my courage and step into the Chanel boutique to check out this line. Prices start at RM4,000 (and please don’t tell me thats just for the toiletry case/clutch thing!) so checking out is all I can do at this point in time.