In 1883, in a small town in Western France, a legend was born–one that would change the future of fashion forever. Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel was one of the first fashion designers who braved to change women’s fashion, with her creation and popularization of women’s tracksuits and the first female skinny suit, among several others. Nowadays, she is known mostly for the ‘little black dress’, the pink Chanel suit, Chanel perfumes, and of course, the timeless and luxurious Chanel bags.
In this article, we’ll show you why it’s an absolute MUST to have at least one Chanel bag in your closet!
1. Chanel Bags Are An Investment
Did you know that the most expensive Chanel bag costs $261,000? Only 13 pieces of the gold and diamond-encrusted Chanel Diamond Forever Classic Bag exists in the whole world, making it not just one of the most expensive, but also the rarest bags in existence.
While most Chanel bags cost significantly lower than the Diamond Forever, they don’t come cheap either. The cheapest Chanel bag is around $3000, with prices ranging up to $10,000 per bag. This is probably a bit more than your standard impulse buy, but then again, most typical impulsive purchases probably aren’t created by a legendary fashion designer either.
The good thing about buying Chanel bags as an investment is that their prices rarely go down. They’ve actually been steadily going up in MSRP for the last few decades! So if you want to keep your investments in kind rather than in cash, investing in one of these babies might be in your best interests.
2. You Can Pair Chanel Bags With Anything
It’s always fashionable to be carrying a Chanel bag, even if the rest of your outfit may not be up to par. In fact, a Chanel bag is actually a quick way to instantly boost up your outfit, giving it a much-needed and well-deserved ‘oomph’ factor. One of the most versatile Chanel bags is the Classic Flap Bag, created by Karl Lagerfeld for the Chanel house in 1983. He gained the inspiration from Coco Chanel’s very own creation, the Chanel 2.55. It’s also one of the most recognizable Chanel bags, with its boxy appearance and chain-wrapped leather straps. Pair it with a shirt and jeans combo or pair it with a little black dress–it’s so versatile, you can pair it with pretty much anything!
3. Chanel Bags Are Always In Style
Chanel bags are timeless for a reason: they’re simple and yet exquisitely elegant at the same time. There’s something about its style that makes it look so refreshing regardless of how long it’s been in the market. In fact, it’s been almost half a century since Coco Chanel died and yet her bags not only remain in style, they also appreciate in value as the years go by.
If you choose to buy a Chanel bag, you can be sure to get years and years out of it. And if you take care of it well, you may even be able to pass it down to your children and your children’s children, to be enjoyed by your descendants for generations to come.
Interested now getting a Chanel bag of your own? We certainly hope so! After all, nobody we’ve ever known has said, “I wish I didn’t buy a Chanel bag!”