It’s not often that you see a bag named after its founder, which definitely says a lot about Chanel’s Gabrielle. And since becoming a huge hit for the French luxury house and returning season after season in different colours/finishes for you to choose from, you know it’s a definite keeper. But why is this so, you ask?
Could it be the bag’s contrasting structure? Perhaps it is the juxtaposition of two different kinds of materials, one that’s strict (a hard structured base) and the other supple (a soft leather upper) all at once. Or perhaps its appeal lies in the ‘double act’ as Chanel calls it? Where the double metal strap comes in a mix of gold and silver tones, in an extra long length that allows for multiple ways of carrying? Or perhaps it’s appeal lies in the use of just a single logo – a double ‘C’ that’s found on the zip pull that keeps it from being overly logocentric.
And with the Fall-Winter 2018 collection that’s due out in Singapore anytime soon, these new Gabrielle Small Hobo bags perfectly represent the spectacular line-up of autumn hues, gorgeous greens and rich golds that was a common thread during the runway presentation.
Depending on what you like, you’ll find a mix of aged calfskin upper matched with shiny calfskin bases in tri-colour combinations like Orange, Dark Red and Red or Dark Green, Navy and Light Brown. Measuring 20 cm by 15 cm and priced at SGD5590, these will be popular with those who like burst of colours on their bags, albeit with more toned down hues that are perfect for the season.
If, however, you fancy something that looks super luxe (or vintage, depending on how you look at it), you can consider the one in a metallic gold goatskin upper matched with the solid black base. Built to turn heads and be perfectly at ease whether you’re at a fancy party or a gala dinner, this SGD6620 bag is also the one you’ll get to KiraKira to your heart’s content.
IMAGES: BAGAHOLICBOY & CHANEL
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