A new style from Chanel this season is the Chanel ‘Diamond’ Flap Bag, one of at least 3 styles that come with an oversized logo on the front of the bag that’s actually rather retro since such large logos were pretty common back in the 80s and early 90s. If your Mum has a secret stash of Chanel bags from that era, chances are you’ll find one or two with the same oversized logo ‘encased’ in a quilted diamond that usually came with a long frilly leather tassel.
Thankfully, the new ones don’t come with the aforementioned tassel anymore, and instead is much cleaner as far as the overall aesthetic is concerned. Measuring almost 28 cm across by 19 cm, the quilted lambskin Flap Bag doesn’t have the depth as say the Classic Flap in a similar size, and the leather also feels much softer and less structured.
Lined with even more leather on the inside, you can wear it long or short depending on how you adjust the metal chain that comes with its own leather tab to give you some comfort when it’s sitting on the shoulder.
For something that’s more rounded, you can also check out the Small Camera Case and the Camera Case, the 2 other styles in this line-up that will come in a variety of colours from Black to Burgundy to Tan. Price wise, I don’t have anything in SGD just yet, but just to give you an idea, the bags start from USD2800 for the Small Camera Case.
Update: 11 September 2013
The prices are in and they are as follows. The Small Camera Case, the Camera Case and the Flap Bag will retail for SGD3890, SGD5440 and SGD5480 respectively in Singapore.
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