For­get real es­tate—in­vest in this.

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GABRIELLE “COCO” CHANEL dressed women in cloth­ing made from fluid jer­sey long be­fore such lib­er­at­ing garb was the norm. In 1955, she cre­ated a bag meant to be worn on a woman’s body and move with her in­stead of weigh­ing her down—yet again mod­ern­iz­ing women’s lives through their wardrobes. This sea­son, Karl Lager­feld has reimag­ined that bag—which he named af­ter Coco—with the same bold ele­gance and prac­ti­cal ap­peal. Meet the Gabrielle hand­bag. We think you’ll like her.


The bag’s crum­pled­calf­skin body was made with some slouch—all the bet­ter to ac­com­mo­date your wal­let, phone and a week’s worth of lip­stick op­tions. It comes in solid colours, like this shiny black, or bi­coloured ver­sions, like time­less black and nude.


The carryall’s most dis­tinc­tive fea­ture is its rigid bot­tom half. In­spired by the shape of vir­tual-re­al­ity gog­gles and vin­tage binoc­u­lars cases, the base was moulded to fit to the curve of your hip.


A sub­tle flash of lo­go­ma­nia comes cour­tesy of an over­sized zip­per pull that can be dis­creetly tucked away or left on dis­play.


The dual-metal hard­ware re­in­forces the mes­sage that mix­ing gold and sil­ver is de rigueur. The ad­justable straps let you wear the bag sev­eral ways: on the shoul­der, as a clutch or across the body. Me­tal­lic­crum­pled-calf­skin bag, Chanel (price upon re­quest, at se­lect Chanel bou­tiques)

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