Because there’s nothing most Singaporeans would rather do than queue outside Chanel at Ngee Ann City on a Sunday afternoon, I thought this selection of S/S13 bags would be apt, giving you something to drool over while you wait, and of course, telling your SA what exactly you’ll be wanting this season.
First up, we’ve got the ‘Lego’ clutch from Chanel, one of the season’s most interesting bags by far. Measuring 20 cm across by 12 cm, it is made of Plexiglas on the outside and lined with lambskin, and comes with its very own shoulder chain. Which would also explain its retail price, EUR7100, and in Singapore, SGD13,970. Pricey, yes, but when it’s listed as one of the outstanding pieces from the French house this season, it would rightfully have to cost you an arm and a leg.
For boys who have been praying hard for a large Boy, your wishes have been granted. Almost 30 cm across by 21 cm, this one is especially stunning in quilted lambskin. You’ll also find smaller versions of the Boy in stunning blue and yellow, along with some in more exotic shagreen.
Another one of my personal favourites, the ridiculously shaped Chanel Classic Flap Hoops, which will start from SGD3310 and up apiece. Given its rather ‘affordable’ price and high collectibility factor, it probably has a waiting list as long as the aforementioned queue and will sell out in no time.
Last but not least, another interesting S/S13 bag, a clutch that has Chanel’s signature interlaced chains woven into the body. Not as flamboyant (the Classic Flap Hoops wins hands down) or as practical (it would be heavy, no?), but still beautiful in its own edgy, biker-chic sort of way. Which do you have your eye on?