Craving: Chanel Boy Bags

by Tiffanie

Chanel is launching a new handbag line this fall inspired by Coco Chanel’s penchant for androgyny, partially a result of her long-term relationship with Boy Capel.

“Chanel used men’s underwear to make dresses; she had this boyish attitude, in fact it is the very spirit of Chanel. She got it from Boy Capel, the great love of her life, which, incidentally, explains why the new bag is called the Boy Chanel,” said Karl Lagerfeld in a release.

The purses range from $2,500 to $4300 and will be available in black, red, grey and ivory.

If you don’t know much about Chanel’s life or relationship with Boy Capel, I recommend watching Coco Before Chanel. It’s an excellent film in its own right, with quality actors, but beyond that it’s a fascinating glimpse into Chanel’s life before she became the successful woman we all remember her as.

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