How to Style a Chanel Bag

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A woman’s handbag is more than just an accessory. Whether you are lounging or heading off to the club, there are never any compromises in the bag department. It is the finishing touch for any look and with plenty of styles to choose from, bag shopping is always a delight.

An emblem of sophistication and luxury, Chanel bags have been gracing red carpets, events and glamorous parties across the world for decades. From the distinctive chain straps to the CC carved zippers, Chanel women handbags make collectors rave over their trademark elements and flawless designs. You can browse our inventory of authenticated products and find a new addition to your bag collection.

Why is Chanel Special?

First thing’s first, what are the distinguishing features of a Chanel? Soft lambskin leather is the choice for most Chanel pieces along with the flawless caviar leather. The quilted pattern and perfectly locked Cs, and the chain and leather straps make an authentic Chanel stand out in the crowd.

Clutch Styles

Chanel Silver Multicolour Square Quilted Wristlet Clutch

Chanel women clutches make for an effortless style statement. The vintage shade of beige and the tassel define this piece, which showcases a quilted body in lambskin. Another iconic style is the black leather pochette with the characteristic CC strap, an excellent accompaniment for a classy evening party.

Chanel clutches are also very versatile; add them as an exquisite accessory to a pair of jeans, converse shoes and a plaid jacket for an effortlessly casual look that maintains sophistication. Looking for something more vivid and flamboyant? Floral multicolour prints on canvas with the trademark quilted finish are the highlights here. Chanel clutches can also be styled with patched denim jackets and eye-catching leggings if you want to rock a street style look. Alternatively, pair a CC clutch with an evening cocktail dress and make heads turn. This silver quilted wristlet clutch features the interlocking Cs on the front and speaks a smart, cosmopolitan vibe.

Classy Hobos

Chanel Gold/Black Leather Hollywood CC Hobo

The hobo, one of the most emblematic designs of any Chanel collection, is also one of the most recognisable bags in luxury fashion. You will not go wrong if you sling a hobo across your shoulder and pair it with your regular everyday wear. Chanel Hobos blend the comfort and space of the core design with the hallmarks of high fashion treatment. Carry some of that Parisian charm into your office with the fusion of pragmatism and classic design with a patented perforated Camelia hobo, complete with the immaculate lining and Chanel hardware.

Wear a woven poncho over shorts and pair them with some edgy boots. The Chanel hobo will fit right into this portrait. For a colour scheme, if you find neutral tones more enticing, compliment your bag with nude and tan coloured outfits.


Chanel Beige Nylon CC Logo Travel Line Satchel Bag

Satchels are a much-loved style of bags and Chanel owns many captivating designs of satchel bags. Vibrant blue and quintessential quilts are on display along with a gold toned element in this Just Mademoiselle bowler bag. You can carry a Chanel satchel with a summer dress or a buttoned top and shorts. Flaunt your street style with a touch of permanent class; pair this black and white bowling bag with dark ripped jeans, a graphic tee and a short jacket.

Frequent travellers will love the beige nylon Chanel tote, a rugged piece that maintains an irresistible style quotient. You can play around with how you wear the long chain straps. Try wearing the strap across the body along with the other over the shoulder to highlight the satchel design. This style also acts as body jewellery, enhancing your look even more!

Totes and Evening Bags

chanel bag styling tips
Chanel Brown Caviar Vintage Shopper Tote

Looking for some breezy and simple pieces that you can carry for your regular hangouts? The caviar leather pieces by Chanel are some of the most sought after fashion products. Chic and rather casual, this red drawstring bag offers a lot of space, and the matching chain strap completes the vibrant detailing. Add a royal touch to your look with a burgundy tote, with handles and the Chanel chain strap. 

Are you looking to experiment with shapes? The round pouch bag with a leather tassel and gold chain strap speak vintage and avant-garde at the same time, and the soft white leather is an excellent foil for a front button cardigan and pleated skirt. Another style that never grows old is the black leather box bag. Wear it with a sleeveless formal dress or combine two worlds by pairing it with a shrug, top and jeans combo.

The Luxury Closet is a collection of pre-loved and certified luxury items and collectibles. The world’s most celebrated fashion houses are available at approachable prices, allowing you to own these exclusive items and add some haute couture panache to your collection. Browse through an extensive selection of Chanel women bags at The Luxury Closet. These timeless pieces will be the centrepiece of any occasion.

Swati Talwar

Global Content and India Office Head

Seasoned lover of the written word. Travel junkie and Hogwarts alumni. Currently composing notes for the upcoming fashion week. You can also call me Licorne Magique (don't ask me why!).

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