I was intrigued by these bags when I first saw them on the runway during the Chanel Fall-Winter 2011/12 presentation but the more I see them, the more I want them.
You won’t see any quilting on the bags in the Chanel Boy Bag collection but you will see the signature chain strap – though it’s a much thicker, heavier chain. The bag can be worn over the shoulder or across the body in the same way the 2.55 can be worn.
Long inspired by menswear, the Boy Bag collection is said to be inspired by cartridge bags used by hunters. Karl Lagerfeld stated: “Chanel used men’s underwear to make dresses; she had 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.”
The Boy Chanel Bags come in black, ivory, flat red, intense grey and lead green – all in glazed calf skin. I’d be happy with any of the colors and sizes but I have a small, red Boy bag on my wish list. The bags come in three sizes – the small being a purse and the large being a tote and they range in price from $2500 – $4300.
I love these bags. I love the simplicity, the thick chain and the embossed Chanel logo on the “spine” – it looks very much like a book. How nice to have a “library” of these bags, non? The bags hit shelves in August so start saving up your pretty pennies now – I know I am!’