Expect lots of pastels and knits, coming soon to a store near you
Fashion and accessories are far more interesting (and intellectually diverse) topics than most people give them credit for, but sometimes, it’s just nice to have something pretty to look at. And that’s what we’re here to provide you with this morning: Chanel’s Spring 2018 ad campaign, which is serenely pastel and includes a handful of pretty bags to match.
In contrast to Chanel’s always grandiose fashion shows, these shots are stark and simple: a couple models against tonal backgrounds, wearing and carrying the collection, which we reviewed when it came down the runway. The show had strong mermaid vibes, but that’s somewhat muted in these images, which instead emphasize the soft colors of the collection. Check out the ads below; these bags should be in Chanel boutiques in March. You can also view Chanel’s entire Pre-Collection Spring 2018 handbag lookbook.
Some people dream for years of owning a Chanel Classic Flap Bag or Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag (and now, a Chanel Boy Bag), some already own multiples of each, and still others think that they’re too conventional and played-out. I could not agree less with this third group of people – with a lot of finishes, colors and sizes, Chanel’s famous flaps have just a little something which all people can enjoy, if you remain open-minded. Still on the fence? If you’re, go ahead and do it. Chanel is among the masters of this crippling price increase, jacking up the MSRPs of its bags each six months to a year, sometimes by up to $500 for a simple bag. As a general rule, bags do not hold their worth all that well, but always rising prices keep the timeless flap bags fairly easy to pay for close to (or, in some cases, more than) what you paid. Plus, even if you don’t take resale into consideration, you’re just going to have to fork over more cash for the same bag in the very close to future should you wait.Except, you understand this is real life. Legendary actresses, socialites and royals have taken this bag, and hey, if you can not wed a prince, you can at least buy the same bag as the women who do. Or the identical bag as the girls from The Hills – it seems as though the bag is now the go-to accessory when a younger girl wishes to signal to the world that she’s grown and matured into a fashionable lady.Everyone from Urban Outfitters to Marc Jacobs has been accused of stealing from Chanel’s signature tote, and there’s a fantastic reason for this – it is timeless, iconic and as relevant to luxury customers now as it was back in the 1950s. Chain straps and lace have become almost synonymous with the concept of this designer handbag, along with the Chanel flap may even be more popular across the world compared to the famous handbag sacred grail, the Hermes Birkin.
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