I know it is way too late to be posting this, but since I did spot it along Orchard Road last week, I thought it was worth a mention. Actually I first spotted it in Paris in early March, then again last week outside Mandarin Gallery. Twice the charm, perhaps?
Officially known as the Chanel Paris-Shanghai Take Away Bag, it came out last year and retailed for USD7500 a piece. Modelled after the humble Chinese takeout box and made famous after Lady Gaga was snapped carrying one, it sold out soon after.
Thing is, I don’t hate it (I even posted an image of it on Facebook back in August 2010). And seeing in twice more in person just made me appreciate how Karl Lagerfeld dares to push the boundaries. I’m just wondering: would it have worked if a brand less famous did the same, or did it work for Chanel because well, it is Chanel?
What do you think?