Jersey. The material that Gabrielle Chanel borrowed from the men back in 1913 to create lightweight and comfortable garments has been adapted for use in bags (be it smooth or quilted) over the years. It served as an alternative to leather and rose in popularity for its softness and weight, bringing with it an attitude that’s perfect for days when you’re all about staying casual. Today, jersey is readily available in Chanel’s leather goods line-up, even appearing on the brand’s latest signature, the #HandbagCHANEL19, in the form of the WOC that’s currently offered in Black and Fuchsia.
It’s furnished with several codes of the house which have all been given the XL treatment. From the oversized leather-interlaced CC logo, to the enlarged quilted pattern on the body, as well as the thicker-than-usual chainlink strap which comes in an interesting combination of gold, ruthenium and silver. And this jersey WOC won’t lose its shape over time either, as it has been ‘built over’ a leather body, which you’ll also find the moment you flip the bag open.
Function-wise, it comes in the standard size of 19.2 cm by 12.3 cm, and furnished with 6 card slots, 2 slip pockets, and a zipped compartment to keep everything neat and tidy within. There’s also an additional zip pocket tucked under the flap that’s perfect for storing secret love notes and the like. Priced at SGD4260, this WOC is currently available in local boutiques, along with a good selection of pieces from the Cruise 2020 collection which officially dropped on 29 November 2019. Yes, it’s time to shop.