There are so few things in fashion that have the kind of iconic status that a Chanel bag has. Even people who profess no knowledge of the industry can identify one on sight, and they’re a near-universal symbol of sophistication and eternal style. They’re also some of the most highly sought-after and expensive bags in the game, and if you haven’t been on the hunt for one lately, you might be surprised at how hard they are to find in the size, color, leather and hardware of your choosing.
Unless you’re a RueLaLa member, of course. Now through June 21, Rue members can shop an exclusive collection of vintage and pre-owned Chanel bags in a plethora of sizes and rare prints and colors, plus plenty of Classic Flaps, Reissues and Medallion Totes in neutrals to satisfy the needs of ladies just starting their personal Chanel collections. Act quickly, though – once someone snaps each bag up, there’s no more where that came from. Check out our picks of the best of the best after the jump, or shop the full sale (with clothes and jewelry too!) via RueLaLa.
This Chanel Flap Bag is the perfect pink to wear all year round – not too bright, not too light.
Garden party on your calendar? A white Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag would look great with a full-skirted floral frock.
A natural python Chanel 2.55 Reissue Flap Bag proves neutral doesn’t have to be basic.
Our favorite of the collection? An incredibly gorgeous, highly detailed Chanel Faberge Egg 2.55 Reissue Flap Bag.
The particular blue-green of this Chanel Classic Flap Bag makes me think of the ocean in the South Pacific.
Black is great, but we love this dark grey Chanel Classic Flap – it’s just a tad different.
Blue skies above, blue Chanel Classic Flap on your arm, there’s no way you can’t conquer the world.
Does it get any more “ladies who lunch” than a pale lavender Chanel 2.55 Reissue Flap Bag? Absolutely not.
If you prefer more of a bold statement, though, a vintage Chanel Classic Flap in bright red is the way to go.