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?

30 comments:

  1. Ohh I love the classic one waaaayyy more :)

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  2. I love the classics a lot better.

    You're right, they looked so puffy and I can't bear to shell out a large amount for them.

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  3. Savvy, those are super looking bags!

    Secretia

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  4. those are cute, although i still think the classics are a lot more chic :)

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  5. I don't like these at all - you're right, they look exactly like puffy jackets. And the handles? Ick!

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  6. I agree, I don't like these at all.

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  7. I am not a fan of these either, they look too cheap to be Chanel.

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  8. I'm not a big fan of these either. They look like the kind of bags my mom somehow finds at garage sales, which nobody else wants. LOL!

    I hope you have a great weekend!

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  9. I tend to agree. There's something about the aesthetic that is completely reminiscent of a puffer jacket; which I'm totally not into!! :)

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  10. They totally look like a puffer jacket and that's why I love them! They remind me of that Fendi/Moncler Spy Bag that I always wanted to get. Huggable!

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  11. Agreed- more of a classic girl :)

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  12. I'm more of a classic man.

    Have a great weekend. Cheers!

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  13. I agree ~ not loving them...

    xoxox,
    CC

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  14. I agree with U...I'm not crazy for these, but the Chanel classic pieces are...You know!


    Xx

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  15. I haven't had a new bag in YEARRRRS, lol. (well, not a nice 'good' one). These aren't bad.

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  16. actually, I just took another look. nope. some look like funeral bedding. all quilty like. lol

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  17. I remember I was a little disappointed when I first saw pics of these, but now that I've seen the pics you posted they don't look too bad... The black one looks better than the rest though.

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  18. It's yucky and seems only appropriate for use at some (high end) gym! :(

    Ooh girl your ears are super sensitive huh?

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  19. I definitely agree. Not the best look for Chanel. XOXO

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  20. I agree, for purchases that cost this much, its always best to go classic!

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  21. I say the same, it is not for me!

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  22. I don't like these either.

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  23. Chanel bags will never lose their class. What a sweet little collection of beautiful bags, and as popular as they are, we rarely see posts about them. Great blog.

    Love
    Maddy, Alec, Rebecca and Madeline
    La Société de Mode | The Fashion Society

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  24. glad to know i have a clad of people who agree with me . i think these bags are UGLY . they look like cheap gym bags you know . i even think my Nike gym bag looks much more better . hahaha

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  25. i like the shape of the bags, but you're right about the texture!

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  26. Ugh these look so cheap to me, like something I would buy at the mall, not from Chanel

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  27. Yeah, I'm not crazy about this collection either, but at least I'm happy that no lambs had to die for the making of these bags, as opposed to the classic chanel 2.0


    xx
    Mimi

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  28. i agree! not feeling the puff!

    happy holidays love!

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  29. I love them actually and bought the silly, puffy, black bowling bag version. I liked the fact that it looks like a gym bag. The lambskin is supersoft and will function like a good little pillow for travel.

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