I like it on other people, but it was a hard pass after watching several reviews on YouTube. After seeing it in person, my thoughts were confirmed. Also, one of my favorite YouTubers said that the bottom of it looked like a maxi pad.
She was released for Spring and was Chanel’s first new model in several years. Gabrielle (Coco Chanel’s true first name) was a theme of 2017 – with the bag and a perfume. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. Chanel proclaimed “I imposed black; it’s still going strong today, for black wipes out everything else around.”
Chanel wanted to make sure women could do all of these things while wearing her suit, without accidentally exposing parts of their body they wanted covered. Each client would have repeated adjustments until their suit was comfortable enough for them to perform daily activities with comfort and ease. Here, see the four classic Chanel bags that will never go out of style. I hated this bag at first, but I recently saw a friend carrying it, and my impression totally changed. I like the slouchy, wrinkled, aged look of the leather on the top part of the bag, andvthe casual vibe of the multi-colored hardware. I don’t think it’s a classic, though, and for that reason I won’t buy it at retail.
The Gabrielle was not an instant home run with Chanel fans and received mixed reviews from our community. Many wondered if it would stick around for long. The bag did eventually pick up steam among celebrities and influencers as well as everyday handbag lovers like you and me. Though the line has been paired down a bit , it seems that the Gabrielle is here to stay. With its 3 year anniversary this season, there’s no better time to do a deep dive into this style.
This double metal finish does away with the need to match your jewellery to the bag’s hardware, in another act of fashion liberation it makes it acceptable to not conform to old-fashioned rules. As Chanel’s first true unisex bag it also captures Coco Chanel’s Avant Garde attitude. The reason why I love the Gabrielle is because this bag is all about choice and individuality and wearing it makes a statement that is more far-reaching than any trend. As I said, Gabrielle was a very different look to many Chanel enthusiastics and it was not love at first sight for me either. For the first time, I was disappointed by a new Chanel collection.
I love the original Coco and don’t think it was improved by the addition of fruit in Coco Mad. I’m curious to try Gabrielle, but agree it would have been great to see Chanel come up with something new and wonderful. I have a vague memory of Coco Mlle as florals plus a little bitterness but beyond that no idea of how it smells. September will be a good time for a trip to a perfume counter.
These days I own only one small gold Gabrielle bag and it is one of the most used bags in my collection. The small size is very easy and comfortable for everyday use. The gold leather color makes it look like a piece of jewelry itself so I don’t need to add any more accessories to my look. When it first came out I was invited to “meet” the Gabrielle bag at an event at the Kensington Street Boutique in London. Unlike some people, I fell in love, at first sight, with its novel shape which struck me as futuristic but still so unmistakably Chanel.
Since its launch, the Boy Bag has been reinterpreted a million different ways. With its expansive offering of sizes and colors to new seasonal variations, there’s a Boy Bag to suit every outfit. I always smell Coco Mademoiselle on others, A LOT, it is so popular and definitely one of the few perfumes I can pick out in a crowd. Anecdotal commentary – a lot of people who I have associations wearing it tend to be rude. So, there was not much hope that I would become a fan. All of my observations are social, still developing my sense of smell, I hope.
The last time this happened, it was for the Chanel Boy Bag, which spawned an industry-wide trend for chain-strap flap bags and plenty of imitators. Now, the Chanel Gabrielle Bag is up next for Spring 2017. If the original poster went past that or did not think hard enough about how their comment was worded, that is unfortunate, but it does not fall outside of our comment policy. We talk about cultural differences in perfume preferences here frequently. I will try as soon as I have the opportunity!