I Really Need This Velvet Chanel Boy Bag

The heart wants what it wants…

I, like many of you, love a good Chanel Bag. However, I am also a bit put off by the ever rising price tag on Chanel bags (really, it’s been insane). I then find myself looking at other brands because the design and quality are just as good as Chanel without the hefty price tag. But, sometimes you stumble upon a bag that just speaks to you and makes you want to grab your keys, hop in your car, and drive to the store and buy it (I’d order online but Chanel hasn’t joined 2014 yet so you can’t buy bags off their site).

So what’s the bag that I’m lusting after? This Chanel Velvet Boy Bag. Let me get a few things out of the way: I do not need this bag, I’m not sure this velvet bag will hold up well, and at $3,800 there are countless other bags that would be better suited for my collection. But sometimes, you find yourself liking a bag you wouldn’t otherwise be drawn to, and for reasons you can’t quite explain, you just love it.

That’s me with this bag.

I can say that I love the Boy Bag, and that’s nothing new for me, but I don’t really want the small size as it doesn’t fit as much as I’d like. I do think one of the main reasons I love this bag is the color, more specifically the burgundy color on chevron velvet.

Seriously, that stuff is indestructible. Run your fingers – no, even better, run your fingernails along another time you’re near a Chanel bag made of this material, and you’ll see what I mean. It’s a finish almost as tough as Louis Vuitton monogram canvas, but you’re paying for real leather instead of, canvas. With just how much those monogram bags operate nowadays, the price of a neutral leather Chanel tote with similar durability seems downright affordable. But. . .They come in sizes ranging from XS to XL, but even the tiniest of the Chanel flap bags is way more expensive than the ordinary girl wants to spend. You’re in no danger of visiting your luggage on each girl on the block (if you don’t live on a really, very wonderful block, but if you do, there’s probably no sense in trying to remain 1 step forward anyway), and even if you find a lot of individuals carrying non-Chanel bags which look similar, there’s simply no comparison when you visit and hold a Chanel flap bag in person.The Classic Flap continues to be popular for literally decades and the 2.55 Reissue helped reestablish the style from the mid-2000s, but it had been obvious that Chanel was going to need to generate a smart, modern-looking next generation flap tote to continue to dazzle customers who want Chanel bags to be zeitgeist-y since the brand’s runway shows. Together with the Boy Bag, Chanel pulled off just that; a layout that feels profoundly rooted in the house’s handbag history but still new and different enough to beguile clients who do not need to carry bags that their moms want to know more about.

This combo makes me want to go on a fall drive in the middle of the mountains. I suppose the cold front that came through Florida over the past couple of days got me in the mood. I worry that the raised chevron velvet would show wear quite easily, after all velvet tends to break down quicker and look more worn, but even with all of these cons, I still find myself loving this bag.

I suppose that’s one of the great aspects of fashion – it doesn’t always need to be practical. I have plenty of practical bags, but if you ask me today what bag is on my wishlist, I’d tell you this one. Buy via Chanel for $3,800.