Why Chanel’s Iconic Boy Bag Is Still Popular Today

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The Chanel Boy Bag line designed by Karl Lagerfield was launched in the fall of 2011. It quickly became an alternative to the now-classic quilted chain strap bags that double as clutch bags.

Instead of going for a soft and feminine look, the Boy Bag was given a hard and structured edge. The result is an understated but sophisticated look.

Created by Karl Lagerfeld the iconic design owns its name to Gabrielle Chanel's first love, Boy CapelCreated by Karl Lagerfeld the iconic design owns its name to Gabrielle Chanel’s first love, Boy Capel

It immediately became a hit among celebrities, models, and trendsetters in both Europe and America. Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian, Ashley Greene, and Elizabeth Olsen are just some of the celebrities who have toted the iconic bag.

Chanel’s Boy Bag Spring/Summer 2012 Collection features lighter colors and is more appealing to me than the previous collection.

The iconic quilting can be seen on some of the pieces, others have been updated with the metallic and animal print trends.

Is the Chanel Boy Bag worth it?

Yes, if there is one bag you should invest in this year, it definitely is the Chanel Boy Bag. Prices range from $2,500-$4,300.

The Boy is Chanel's ultimate modern classicThe Boy is Chanel’s ultimate modern classic

Here’s a bit of trivia: The inspiration for the Chanel Boy Bag is founder Coco Chanel’s boyish nature which Karl Lagerfield wanted to immortalize.

Boy also happens to be the name of Coco’s one true love, Captain Arthur Edward “Boy” Capel CBE, an English polo player.

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