It was Coco Chanel who said a woman should be two things – fabulous and classy. I have the same mantra when it comes to my accessories and have always, ALWAYS lusted after a CHANEL handbag.

Chanel handbags are the epitome of style. Stunning, classic and oh-so chic. Crazy expensive too but they don’t lose value, are investment pieces and will be passed down one day to my son’s partners or a daughter if I have one.

Chanel handbags

I’ve never taken the plunge before but with my first book out next year (eek! *insert excited emoji*) I’ve decided I’m going to treat myself and mark this milestone with some delicious new arm candy.

I haven’t decided on which style to invest in yet (recommendations are welcome in the comment section please) so I’ve been spending a lot of time on the CHANEL website and perusing Harvey Nics and Selfridges in search of my next dream bag.

It was Sophia Amoruso, Founder and CEO of Nasty Gal and author of #GIRLBOSS you uttered these wise words,

‘When you treat your possessions as emblems of your hard work, they inherit a meaning that transcends the objects themselves’.

Yes to that. I’ve been incredibly lucky to receive diamond jewellery in the past, an upgrade on my sparkler to a 1.5 carat beaut last year and a 3 diamond eternity ring when we celebrated the 10 year mark. The magpie in me would love a 3 carat one day. A girl can dream huh!

Anyway, back to the bag.

I’ve narrowed it down to a shortlist and my book’s not out until March 2018 so there’s lots of time to ponder but what do you think?

Large Chanel Classic 2.55

Large Classic Handbag in Lambskin, black and burgundy, £4830

 Designed by Coco Chanel herself to free up her hands from carrying a handbag, it is arguably one of the most iconic bags of all time. I’ve lusted after this bag for so many years I’ve lost count, and while it comes in various sizes, this large, roomy version is perfect for any mumboss.

Large Boy Chanel Handbag

Large Boy Chanel Handbag in Grained Calfskin and Ruthenium Metal, £3,030

Known for its unique clasp design, the Boy Chanel range is a younger, fresher range of handbags by CHANEL. I love this large handbag which is perfect for both work and play.

Large Boy Chanel Handbag in Braided Calfskin and Ruthenium Metal Green

Large Boy Chanel Handbag in Braided Calfskin and Ruthenium Metal Green, £4,740

I love a bright handbag to add a pop of colour to my LBD. This bag is guaranteed to stand out with its unique emerald green hue (rare in luxury leather goods), as well as the distinctive braided design which gives it edge.

Chanel Calfskin and leather backpack

Calfskin and metal backpack, £2700

Practical and stylish, I’m a huge fan of the backpack. In particular, I love this minimal, effortlessly chic style combined with the signature, quintessential CHANEL quilting. What a dreamboat.

Large Shopping Bag in Grained Calfskin and Gold Metal Blue

Large Shopping Bag in Grained Calfskin and Gold Metal Blue, £3,420

This vintage style handbag reminds me of what the style Queens Grace Kelly or Jackie O would wear. I love the striking blue and gold combination. Very regal indeed.

Chanel Flapbag

Flap bag in grained calfskin, lambskin and gold metal, £2570

Well hello there dream bag! This is quintessentially Chanel bag screams Parisian glamour! Ooh la la!

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16 Responses

  1. Michelle

    I would go for the large classic. You can’t go wrong with a classic. I love bags, but have yet been able to treat myself to a special one, one day I will. #brillblogposts
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  2. a positive parent

    Ruthenium Metal Green what n amazing colour!
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  3. Susie / So Happy In Town

    Oh goodness, I’m a sucker for a Chanel bag and invested in a vintage black one which I found on ebay last year – it wasn’t cheap but it was so worth it, and I covet it. Just the right size for my phone, keys, wallet and a few vital pieces make-up – what else does a girl need? And I always feel special when I have it, however dressy or dressed down my outfit is. You absolutely deserve one with your book deal! Look forward to hearing what you go for. #brillblogposts
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  4. Clare

    Do it! I am the handbag queen – it’s my thing. I lusted after a Chloe for years – now I have two! Extravagant I know but why not? We work so hard…. we soooo deserve it!

    Enjoy Cx

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  5. Caroline

    Oh my goodness Vicki, I don’t know how you will ever choose because they are all sooooo beautiful. I love the braided boy bag in metal green, but you can’t beat the classic – you’ll be wearing it for a lifetime. It’s always been my dream to buy myself one, hopefully one day : )
    Really can’t wait to read your book. xx
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  6. Kim Taylor

    Vicki I have just bought my first Chanel (WOC) and am in love with it! I personally would go for a classic flap because its just that, classic! x

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  7. Pam lorimer

    Cream quilted flap bag is timeless and gorgeous! Ita on my dream hitlist! Well donw on having a book coming out I cant wait to read it! #brilliantblogposts
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  8. Jody at Six Little Hearts

    I don’t think you can go wrong with a backpack. They’re eternally practical.
    Although the first bag bearing Coco’s design is a killer too…
    I totally understand treating yourself with significant purchases at key life moments!
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