Think Wallet On Chain and Chanel immediately comes to mind. A quick Google search will also affirm this, with the French luxury brand taking the #1 spot on the search engine, proving that Chanel has forever immortalised the term in its books, being the go-to brand when it comes to all-things WOC. Today, the pouch (or oversized wallet) armed with a chain sling is readily available across all boutiques, coming in a variety of hues ranging from seasonal favourites to the classic in black lambskin furnished with the unmistakable leather-interlaced strap.
Now, aside from a pretty diverse selection of colours, Chanel’s WOC is made in numerous designs as well. There’s the familiar diamond-quilted exterior as well as chevron, along with silhouettes like the Boy (the boxy one), the trendy ones (these come with a metallic CHANEL bar on the top) and 2.55, to name a few. One that recently joined the family? That’s the Chanel 19, a relatively new silhouette which comes with signature elements that are given the XL treatment.
The Chanel 19 Wallet On Chain first made an appearance during Cruise 2020’s runway presentation, and will be returning for Spring-Summer 2020 in versions like denim and lambskin. This means that if you missed out on getting one back in December 2019, then it’s time you head down to the boutique at Marina Bay Sands and Takashimaya Shopping Centre to indicate your interest right now. The one in Blue Denim (SGD4260) is a no-brainer if you’re looking for a piece that’s great for casual weekends, while the one in Blue Lambskin (SGD4530) will work equally well for day and night, coming in lush leather that’s smooth and supple all at once.
No matter your choice, both bags come in the same dimensions, measuring 19 cm by 12 cm and armed with several card slots and two zippered slots (one can be found on the underside of the front flap) within. The roomy central compartment can fit everything else like the Chance Perfume Pencil set and pocket-sized hand sanitiser, with space for your mobile phone as well.