Dec 18, 2009
Chanel Coco Cocoon
Normally I am a Chanel gal but the new Coco Cocoon collection just isn't my cup of tea. These bags remind me of puffy quilted jackets. They are quite a departure from the classic Chanel flap bags. We are supposed to think of these as unique and fun but for $2000+ on average for a leather bag, the price tag is anything but savvy. For this much money, I better have more than one season of fun. The black backpack retails for $2575, which I might have purchased without a second thought in my pre-savvy days. Now, I will think about it because I know 6 months from now I will probably not use it. For this price, I rather buy a classic Chanel bag or a Hermes leather Garden Party tote. I will like a classic Chanel or a Hermes tote a lot longer. Perhaps my pocket is not deep enough to buy bags to use for a couple of months but this collection does not stir my heart at all. I recalled seeing the pale gold bowling bag (or something similar) at the trunk show and didn't like the leather texture (felt like pleather - plastic leather) or the style. After months, I stand by my original verdict. Those puffy handles and shapes just do not look stylish to me. What do you think of this collection?