Chanel.. The epitome of elegance, with a brand which has set the trend for centuries. Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel first designed the 2.55 classic chain bag in the early 1920s and drew her inspiration from soldiers’ packs. This design was extended into her own carry on purse for practicality as she was tired of carrying bags. After World War II, she launched the quilted bag which we all know and love. As of February 1955 she added the long chain strap model forth (hence the name) and captivating women ever since. (Palmer, 2013)
This bag has become a staple in the fashion world, and is known as the perfect accessory to be worn casually or with black-tie attire. Carried for more than half a century by fashion icons such as Princess Diana and Audrey Hepburn to name a few, this iconic ornament has proven itself to be an accessory of sophistication.
Evolving over the years and adapting to fashion changes the interlocking C bag still remains the most sought after fashion essential. Lagerfeld has ensured the effect of the classic bag remains the same as Chanel continues to influence the fashion world.
With Chanel bags ranging from $5800 – $15,000 (Chanel, 2016) we have listed the top 10 chain bags for less for those fashionistas looking for the perfect quilted staple.
With a modern approach on the classic bag as well as the added pop of colour we have found the best bag steals under $150. Our list includes the price as well as the websites located to snap up these great bag deals.