THE CHANEL GABRIELLE BAG GUIDE
"EVERYONE CALLED HER COCO [THE FOUNDER OF CHANEL], BUT HER REAL NAME WAS GABRIELLE. IT'S THE PERFECT NAME FOR A HANDBAG THAT HAS ALL THE CODES OF CHANEL" -KARL LAGERFELD
The latest Chanel Gabrielle Bag was crafted by Karl Lagerfeld to pay homage to Madame Coco. He decided to merge fantasy with reality with the introduction of the Gabrielle collection, a highly wearable line of bags inspired by Virtual Reality headsets and vintage binocular cases that men wore at the racecourse. Chanel was inspired by men's fashion even in the original 2.55 bag's quilting from quilted jackets of jockey players.
But it also has historical roots from reimaging the 1955 design by Coco Chanel. Coco Chanel was inspired to create a bag for women to move freely while being beautiful and stylish. This reincarnated vision mimics the emphasis on comfort and flexibility in the form of a that can be worn multiple ways. You could throw it over your shoulder as is, wrap the chain so it’s a handbag, or loop the leather fixings to create a fanny pack. The bag comes in three shapes: a backpack, a large hobo-style shopper, and a smaller hobo-meets-shoulder bag.
In the 2017 ad campaign, Chanel approached advertising this bag in a modern, gender-fluid approach with Pharrell Williams as the first man in a Chanel ad carrying a bag along with traditional female models like Cara Delevingne.
“When I first started wearing it I didn’t have anything in it. I was just so excited to have it,” Pharrell told WWD earlier in 2017. “But now I use it to carry my phone, and — you know — essential personal things.”
|STYLE||SIZE||USD $||GBP £||EUR €|
|Chanel Small Gabrielle Hobo Bag||5.9 x 7.9 x 3.1 in||$3600||£2950||€3130|
|Chanel Medium Gabrielle Hobo Bag||8.3 × 11 × 3.9 in||$4100||£3240||€3540|
|Chanel Gabrielle Large Hobo Bag||9.8 x 12.2 x 3.9 in||$4400||£3590||€4400|
|Chanel Gabrielle Maxi Hobo Bag||13.4 x 13.8 x 4.7 in||$4200||£3580||€3950|
|Chanel Small Gabrielle Backpack||9.4 x 9.1 x 4.5 in||$3300||£2680||€2750|
|Chanel Gabrielle Backpack||10.8 x 9.6 x 4.3 in||$3800||£3050||€3130|
|Chanel Gabrielle Large Shopping Bag||12 x 13.8 x 5.1 in||$4100||£3380||€3800|
|Chanel Gabrielle Small Purse Bag||7.9 x 7.1 x 3.9 in||$3600||£2900||€3200|
|Chanel Gabrielle Small Purse Bag with Python||
7.9 x 7.1 x 3.9 in
|Chanel Gabrielle Large Purse Bag||11.8 x 7.1 x 3.9 in||$4070||£3070||€3450|