The Chanel Handle Situation – A Closer Look at the Handle Bags

Can you handle the new Chanel bags? There was no way I can avoid a pun!

Chanel has added a beautiful new feature to their classics, a handle! In the previous season they introduced the CoCo handle but the recently launched collection Spring/Summer 21 gave our much loved classic a twist, and got us scrambling to grab them, including myself!

The classic bags with handle in SS21 comes in only two sizes so far – mini and small. The colors are also limited so far but I have a feeling these “new classics” will be sticking around and more colors will be launched on a seasonal basis.

The mini size is available on the grained calf skin look (the caviar look but Chanel no longer used exotic skins) or crumpled lamb skin which has a more vintage look. The caviar look is essentially the classic single flap and comes in five different colors with gold hardware except for the silver one which comes with silver hardware. The crumpled lamb skin mini flap bag has a stiff CC chain as the handle and only comes in black and white.

The small size bag with handle is only available with the crumpled lamb skin, in black or white. It leaves us wondering if they will launch a small size with the caviar look!

I personally love the mini classic handle. It fits my iPhone, lipstick, keychain, and card wallet with space to spare for hand sanitizer these days. It also doubles well as a day bag with its casual cross body chain or an evening bag with only the handle!

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