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5 weird Chanel bags you won’t believe exist

13 December 2017 | Febriana Ramadhanya

French luxury fashion house, Chanel, is known for its sophisticated and classy styles that have withstood the test of time. Yet, some Chanel bags can be quite over the top, prioritizing fashion over function. Who knows, if you’re looking for a Chanel bag that is not the Boy Bag or the Classic Flap Bag, these one-of-a-kind Chanel bags might be the one for you.

Chanel Rocket Bag

Fresh out from this year’s Fall/Winter collection, the Chanel Resin Rocket Minaudière Bag is exactly like what it says on the tin. This rocket-shaped clutch has a quilted body, diamond-studded rocket nose cone, the classic CC logo, and chain decoration on the bottom of the rocket to symbolize the rocket’s fire. While the pointy ends of this Chanel clutch may not make it the most functional bag to wear, the Chanel Resin Rocket Minaudière Bag can still fit your essentials like phones, small wallets, and lipsticks. So, considering this, this Chanel bag is the least eccentric bag on this list.

Chanel Plate Bag

While people obsess over their fine Chinas, obsess over this Chanel Brasserie Plexiglass Plates Minaudière Bag instead. This Chanel purse is truly taking the term “dining in style” to a whole new level. This bag was released all the way back in 2015 as a part of their Autumn/Winter collection. This Chanel clutch features two plexiglass plates on the body with the words “Brasserie Gabrielle” and the CC logo engraved in pink. The main bag compartment is made out of lambskin padding and lined with ivory satin, so it’s as classy as its exterior design.

Chanel Film Projector Bag

This unique Chanel purse also came out from the year 2015 but was part of the Chanel Pre-Autumn/Winter Metiers d’Art collection instead. The Chanel Film Projector Buonasera Minaudière Bag has all the details that a real film projector would have like the diamonds to mimic the tiny light bulbs and the double film reel compartments. This crossbody Chanel bag is on the smaller side but it can fit your phone and cash just fine. Though this bag can’t actually project your favorite film, it’ll definitely make you stand out in the sea of basic boy bag and flap bag wearers.

Chanel Basket Bag

Now that you can dine, fly to the moon, and watch a movie (all figuratively) in style with Chanel bags, you can now grocery shop in style with the French brand. The Chanel Grocery Basket Bag is literally just a grocery basket with the exception that it’s embellished with Chanel’s iconic leather and metal chain linings. What Chanel has done to demonstrate the use of this luxury basket is that you place your actual handbag (preferably Chanel’s, of course) in this Chanel bag and carry the handle of the basket instead. It’s not the most secure handbag out there but if following the latest fashion trends, no matter how obscure they may be, is more important to you than your belongings, then by all means, add this Chanel bag to your luxury bag collection.

Chanel Hula Hoop Bag

Last but not least, the weirdest, unique, and outrageous Chanel bag of all time is perhaps the Chanel Hula Hoop Bag from the Spring/Summer collection in 2013. Karl Lagerfeld, the designer of the bag, explained that this oversized bag is meant to be a beach bag to carry your towels and sunscreen. In actuality, the large Chanel bag is not intended for sale but the mini version of the Chanel Hula Hoop bag was and is still currently available for purchase. Phew!

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