Top 10 Weirdest Chanel Bags

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Over the years, Karl Lagerfeld has created some of the weird or should we say, unique, handbags for Chanel. Surprisingly, these one-of-a-kind bags are some of the brand’s best sellers from its collections. Chanel has released a variety of designs, taking inspirations from unexpected things like Matryoshka dolls, milk carton box, gas tank and even computer keyboard. Other people may find it funny, but for most Chanel fans, these bags are worth the price. No matter how out of this world the designs are, these Chanel bags are still getting a lot of praises, so expect more quirky bags from the brand.

Some of these bags are still available at consignment shops, but since these are limited edition pieces, prepare to spend more money if you want to own one.

1. Russian Doll

Also known as the Matryoshka Doll Bag, as it was literally inspired by the famous Russian dolls. The bag was presented for the Paris-Moscow Pre-Fall 2009 Collection. It retailed at $6,000 (USD) when it was released. It is made of resin and gold, and features the CC logo with the iconic chain/leather shoulder strap. Who says Russian nesting dolls are only for home decor?

2. Hula Hoop Bag

Gone are the days when hula hoops are just used for exercising. Karl Lagerfeld has transformed the famous toy hoop into an amazing handbag for the brand’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection. The bag’s signature quilted lambskin leather was attached to two hoops to make it into a handbag. A mini size is currently available at The Real Real for $1,395 (USD).

3. Belt Buckle Minaudiere

The Chanel Paris-Dallas Metiers D’Art Pre-fall 2014 was shown in a rodeo setting. So it’s no wonder that the collection will feature cowboy inspired accessories. One of the handbags in the collection was a minaudiere inspired by western belt buckles. The Belt Buckle Minaudiere was priced at $5,600 (USD) back in 2014.

4. Lait de Coco

One of the most popular bags from Chanel is the very adorable Lait de Coco bag from the Fall/Winter 2014 Collection. The collection has a grocery theme, and the Lait de Coco bag perfectly fits in it. It has a shape of a milk carton and made of metallic goatskin. It is also made available in patent leather and python. The bag is still available at Portero for a whopping $11,990 (USD).

5. Grocery Basket Bag

If you think baskets are only for supermarkets, you haven’t seen this Chanel bag. Also from the Fall/Winter 2014 Collection, the Basket bag is a luxury version of the classic wire shopping basket. The limited edition bag was released for $10,350 (USD).

6. Dubai By Night Gas Tank

The Chanel Cruise 2015 Collection was held in Dubai. Obviously, the most talked about bag after the runway show was the gas tank inspired bag. The Dubai By Night Gas Tank bag was made available in plexiglass and quilted leather. The bag has a small handle and includes a chain/leather shoulder strap. The plexiglass bag is still on sale at Tradesy for $7,780 (USD).

7. Brasserie Gabrielle Plexiglass Plates Minaudiere

The Fall/Winter 2015 Collection has a Paris Brasserie theme, wherein the Grand Palais was transformed into a chic restaurant during the show. The plates minaudiere was introduced in the show, it is made of white plexiglass with a lambskin leather and kiss lock closure. The bag is currently available at Portero for $9,950 (USD).

8. Film Projector Buonasera Minaudiere

Karl Lagerfeld has taken his inspiration from a vintage film projector to create this unique bag. The Film Projector Buonasera Minaudiere was presented for the Métiers d’Art Pre-Fall 2016 Collection which was held at a film studio in Rome. It is made of resin and brass, and features embellished strass on the lens. The bag was priced at $13,000 (USD).

9. Evening in L’Atelier Minaudiere Bag

One of the favorites from the Fall/Winter 2016 Collection is the spool thread inspired bag. It is made of gold thread and black resin with an interlaced chain and leather shoulder strap. The evening bag retailed for $7,600 (USD).

10. Keyboard Pouch Bag

The latest from this season is the Keyboard Pouch Bag from the Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. The brand’s newest collection entitled “Data Center Chanel” features technology inspired accessories. The Keyboard Pouch is made of calfskin and available in black and silver. It features the address of Coco Chanel’s apartment, and comes with a cute robot charm. The bag retails for $950 (USD) and is still available in stores.

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15 Best Bag Deals for the Weekend

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THIS WEEK’S SELECTION INCLUDES A HANDFUL OF HARD-TO-FIND GUCCI BAGS

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Paris Fashion Week FW 2017: The New Loewe Bags

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Eek I am backlogged on blogging but will work on this in the next few days. I am now in Paris, catching up with old friends and going to bag presentations. This morning, I was supposed to go see Loewe’s FW 2017 collection but I woke up with a pretty severe skin allergy! Grrr… I get this quite often now, something I reckon I developed because of my asthma and allergic rhinitis. Bah, age! 

Anyway, saw some of the new bags of Loewe that will hit stores come September 2017 and am sharing the images with you.

“Guilt- free carb” bread tote, anyone? Lol
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This large belted clutch looks stunning. Can’t wait to see it up close tomorrow.
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The Hammock has become a staple in JW Anderson’s collection for Loewe. I do love the bag even though its shape had earlier reminded me of a Hermes Lindy.
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I have carried this bag and love it, but one of the things I had trouble with while carrying the bag full of things and while carrying it using the shoulder strap, is that the contents can easily be “lifted” off the bag by anyone close by. It is a thief magnet because when bag is full, it is “open” like a wide- mouth tote bag. It remains a major concern so I now only take out the bag when I know I am only carrying little things. But I have to say though, the bag (like the blue one above) is beautiful.

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New Louis Vuitton Bags

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The Many Bags of Céline Dion

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Celine Dion brightens up Paris in a colourful coat and matching handbag as she prepares for another gig

However, Celine Dion is certainly surrounding herself with positive vibes as she brightened up proceedings in a colourful coat.

The Canadian singer, 48, looked in good spirits as she left her hotel in Paris on Wednesday, where she was greeted by adoring fans.


Purple power: Celine Dion looked in good spirits as she left her hotel in Paris on Wednesday

Purple power: Celine Dion looked in good spirits as she left her hotel in Paris on Wednesday

She was heading off to perform at the AccorHotels Arena for her latest in a string of gigs in the capital. 

Celine has been in France for two weeks as part of her mini-tour to promote her upcoming French-language studio album, due for release later this year.

After gigs in Antwerp, the singer has been performing in the City Of Lights in recent days.

She will finish her tour in her native Canada, with a final performance scheduled in Trois-Rivières

Ready to hit those high notes: The mother-of-three was off to the AccorHotels Arena to perform later that night

Ready to hit those high notes: The mother-of-three was off to the AccorHotels Arena to perform later that night


Celine has been in France for two weeks as part of her mini-tour to promote her upcoming French-language studio album, due for release later this year
Celine has been in France for two weeks as part of her mini-tour to promote her upcoming French-language studio album, due for release later this year

Celine has been in France for two weeks as part of her mini-tour to promote her upcoming French-language studio album, due for release later this year

Tragically two days later, her older brother Daniel died of throat, brain and tongue cancer at the age of 59.


The singer recently described her final moments with husband before he passed away in January.

Life must go on: The grieving star has been throwing herself into work following the sad death of her husband in January

Life must go on: The grieving star has been throwing herself into work following the sad death of her husband in January

The Grammy winning star has three sons with her late husband - René Charles, 15; and twins Nelson and Eddy, five.

The pop star revealed that she told René, her husband of 21 years, not to worry anymore and to go in peace.

Celine recalled the 73-year-old telling her: 'You were worrying for my career. You were worrying for the children. You were worrying for everything. It's enough. Do you trust me? Please do. Trust me.

'The kids are fine. I'm fine. I promise you we're gonna be okay. Please leave in peace. I don't want you to worry.' she remembered while talking to ABC News.

Making their day: Celine delighted fans outside her hotel as she signed autographs for them

Making their day: Celine delighted fans outside her hotel as she signed autographs for them

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Chanel 2017 Pre-Collection Bags

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Filled with sultry jewel tones perfect for the Fall and Winter, Chanel introduces yet another stunning collection of handbags. Chanel is my favorite designer of handbags. Such variety, such beauty, such timelessness!

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

1. Black calfskin and fabric flap bag- $3000
5 x 8.3 x 2 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

2. Navy goatskin flap bag with handle- $3100
9 x 10 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

3. Glittered sheepskin clutch- $2400
6.3 x 11.8 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

4. Python and calfskin flap bag- $4700
6 x 7.5 x 3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

5. Black and beige calfskin camera bag- $2900
6.3 x 10.6 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

6. Navy calfskin large shopping bag- $4300
14.2 x 15 x 6.3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

7. Metallic lambskin flap bag with chain detail- $4500
5.3 x 8.5 x 3.5 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

8. Black lambskin drawstring bag- $3300
9.8 x 9.4 x 5 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

9. Red python and lambskin flap bag with handle- $6200
8.7 x 13 x 4.7 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

10. Yellow calfskin nubuck and caviar messenger bag- $3300
6 x 8.7 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

11. Beaded lambskin flap bag
6.3 x 10.2 x 2.8 inches and 5 x 8 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

12. Tweed backpack- $3100
9.8 x 9.4 x 5 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

13. Dark purple lambskin drawstring bag- $3600
11 x 12.2 x 6.7 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

14. Beige lambskin flap bag- $3800
6.3 x 10.2 x 3.5 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

15. Black python chevron beaded boy flap
5.7 x 9.8 x 3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

16. Burgundy velvet and lambskin flap bag- $3700
6 x 7.5 x 3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

17. Blue shearling sheepskin and calfskin boy flap- $3500
4.7 x 8 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

18. Gray calfskin boy flap- $4900
5.7 x 9.8 x 3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

19. Denim and calfskin flap bag- $2700
9.8 x 11 x 4.5 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

20. Green lambskin flap bag- $3600
5.5 x 8.7 x 3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

21. Black calfskin small shopping bag- $3800
11.8 x 11.4 x 5 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

22. Calfskin boy flap bag- $4500
4.7 x 8 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

23. White shearling and calfskin bowling bag- $3500
7 x 11.4 x 6 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

24. Metallic lambskin evening bag with strap- $4400
4.7 x 9 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

25. Shearling sheepskin and calfskin 2 way bag- $3700
7.3 x 11.4 x 4.7 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

26. Calfskin, nubuck and caviar messenger bag- $3500
6.7 x 10.6 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

27. Navy lambskin backpack- $3700
11.6 x 9.8 x 5.3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

28. Caviar messenger bag- $2700
6.7 x 9 x 4.3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

29. Tweed and lambskin flap bag- $3600
6.3 x 10.2 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

30. Black and ivory python evening bag with chain- $5500
4.5 x 8.7 x 3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

31. Green python and lambskin large shopping bag
14.2 x 15 x 6.3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

32. Black lambskin chain chevron evening bag- $5700
5.3 x 10.2 x 3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

33. Python and calfskin flap bag- $5600
7 x 8.7 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

34. Burgundy goatskin flap bag with top handle- $2900
8 x 9 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

35. Chevron bags- $4100 and $3100
10.6 x 13 x 5 inches and 5 x 8.3 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

36. Denim and calfskin flap bag- $2500
8.3 x 9.8 x 4.5 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

37. Black calfskin bag- $5200
8 x 12 x 3.7 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

38. Brass and resin minaudiere with chain
5 x 6.5 x 1.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

39. Purple alligator flap
6.3 x 10.2 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

40. Black denim and calfskin backpack- $3100
14 x 10.6 x 6 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

41. Tweed and lambskin flap bag- $3600
6.3 x 10.2 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

42. Beige and black lambskin flap bag- $4400
6.3 x 9.8 x 3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

43. Grained metallic calfskin bowling bag- $3700
8.3 x 11.8 x 6 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

44. Sheepskin chevron flap bag- $3300
6.3 x 9 x 2.4 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

45. Metallic grained calfskin clutch- $2600
7 x 11.8 x 3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

46. Calfskin, nubuck and caviar messenger bag- $3700
8.3 x 12.2 x 3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

47. Green calfskin flap bag- $4900
7.3 x 11.8 x 3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

48. Black velvet flap bag- $3700
6.3 x 10.2 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

49. Green goatskin flap bag with top handle- $3300
9.8 x 11.8 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

50. Dark purple lambskin chain link chevron clutch with strap- $4200
4.7 x 10.2 x 3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

51. Black shearling sheepskin and calfskin flap bag with top handle- $3900
8.7 x 13 x 4.7 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

52. Red caviar large shopping bag- $3900
9.8 x 13.4 x 5.5 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

53. Calfskin bags- $3300 and $4300
7.3 x 11 x 4.7 inches and 11 x 14.2 x 5.5 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

54. Black lambskin clutch- $2400
5.3 x 11.2 x 2.4 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

55. Denim and calfskin large shopping bag- $2900
8 x 12.2 x 9.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

56. Silver python large shopping bag- $5800
9 x 12.2 x 5 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

57. Green python chevron embroidered boy flap bag
5.7 x 9.8 x 3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

58. Beige and black tweed and lambskin flap bag- $3600
6.3 x 10.2 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

59. Black calfskin bowling bag- $3200
11.8 x 13.4 x 6 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

60. Green lambskin backpack- $3400
9.8 x 8 x 5 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

61. Large black shopping bag- $4700
13.4 x 13.8 x 6 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

62. Black and beige calfskin flap bag- $3200
6.3 x 9 x 2.4 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

63. Black and silver python chevron beaded boy flap bag
5.7 x 9.8 x 3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

64. Green patent python embroidered clutch with chain
5 x 10.4 x 3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

65. Silver goatskin clutch- $2400
6.3 x 11.8 x 2.8 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

66. Black calfskin large shopping bag- $4600
11 x 14.2 x 4.3 inches

Chanel Fall Winter 2016 2017 Pre-collection season bags bag handbag purse

67. Black denim and calfskin large shopping bag- $3100
10 x 14.2 x 5.5 inches

“This is technology. But with the lingerie, it’s intimate technology!” Karl Lagerfeld's description of Chanel’s spring show was typical of him—a mad linguistic paradox. What does lace-trimmed silk underwear have to do with a runway set constructed as a giant mainframe computer? Watching the show, the mind rushed to and fro trying to solve that problem. Was Lagerfeld thinking about how large corporations gather consumer behavior statistics in order to develop products? Could this be an imagined Chanel “mothermind” hidden somewhere the behind the Rue Cambon, processing global data on the attractiveness of camellias, quilted leather, tweed, and No5? Maybe the two alien-suit-clad Chanel-bots who opened the show were actually running it?
And what of the “intimate technology”? Was it a reference to the significant bond between the everywoman and her smartphone screen? The constant swiping we all do, in the privacy of whatever state of dress or undress we’re in, at all times of the day and night? Brain freeze soon sets in when tackling such Lagerfeldian conundrums. It was far better to relax and look at the mega-data streaming along the runway.
Today’s fashion isn’t linear anymore. That much is for sure. We’re in an era when everything can happen, all at the same time. And that’s how it was here—in a big way. It included everything from tweeds twinkling with crystal and plastic and vibrant silk prints to pretty frothy chiffon sundresses, medallion necklaces, and a whole palette of summery colors. And among it all was a funny 3D Chanel robot bag, the souvenir of the season.

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