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Bag of the Week: Chanel Gabrielle Backpack

It’s not a tote, clutch, or satchel this week. It’s a backpack (plus, it’s by Chanel)! 

The Chanel Gabrielle line was designed by Karl Lagerfeld for the Spring/Summer 2017 Ready-to-Wear show. The Gabrielle was released in four versions (hobo, purse, backpack, and shopper tote) and named in honor of the Maison’s founder—Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Every aspect of a Gabrielle bag, from its look-and-feel to its usage, falls in line with Coco’s casual chic sensibility and the ideas of freedom, comfort, and simplicity she vouched for.  

Editorial credit: Creative Lab / Shutterstock.com
Editorial credit: Creative Lab / Shutterstock.com

Iconic Codes Meet Practical Luxury

Chanel gabrielle backpackA song of classic notes and thoughtful design elements brings out the harmonious appeal of this Chanel women’s backpack. It has a relaxed top contrasted with a strong, structured base so that it sits well when you place it on a table or on your closet shelf. The most notable detail, or rather the highlight, of the Gabrielle Backpack is the long signature chain. It is super adjustable, and it serves two purposes: acts as the handle(s) and secures the opening of the bag like a drawstring. Famous branding motifs like the diamond quilt and CC logo endow the casual creation with a timeless essence of luxury. 

The numerous ways one can style the Chanel Backpack give it the quality of versatility as the easy-sliding chain allows adjustment as per your liking and convenience. Below, we’ve listed five common ways one can carry it.

  • Normal backpack 
  • Shoulder bag (slide both the chains on one of your shoulders
  • Handheld (hold the chains together near the drawstring top and let the excess dangle)
  • Crossbody (pull the chain from one side to create a long strap)
  • Stylish ‘V’ (place one chain on your shoulder and the other over your head to form a ‘V’)

Week’s Pick: Chanel White/Black Small Gabrielle Backpack

Chanel Gabrielle backpackWe’ve chosen the version in white and black this week. It is fashioned in aged white leather, and the sturdy base is composed of smooth black leather. The malleable top part of the bag has a CC logo and a spread of the iconic quilt—a loved House code that projects a diamond effect. The interior is lined with burgundy red fabric and provided with a slip pocket, Chanel label patch, and unique product code. To form the adaptable chain, a mix of gold-tone and silver-tone metal is looped with black leather for a distinct match of contrasts. Made in Italy, this modern classic is an investment purchase.

The current selling price for this Gabrielle Backpack at The Luxury Closet is 3,765 USD (14,338 AED). You can buy it here!

Make a positively conscious decision for the environment by choosing to invest in luxury that is sustainable. Shop pre-loved Gabrielle Backpacks and other exclusive secondhand Chanel bags and pre-loved Chanel shoes at The Luxury Closet. 

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Yanchanbeni Ngullie

Assistant Manager - Content

Yan is a dreamer and a wolfish book-collector. She is also a novice writer who believes that as long as people have feelings, inspiration will exist and pen will meet paper.

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