Sometimes it’s easy to forget that bags other than Chanel come in quilted materials. But they definitely do, and one of our current faves is the updated Miu Miu Coffer bag carried by Rachel Bilson, above. The elongated diamond pattern and oversized turn lock is just unusual enough to turn heads, but the oversized silhouette and rich shade of brown make it perfect for every day use. Here are a couple of our picks for non-Chanel quilted bags, or click to shop our whole collection.
BALENCIAGA Quilted Matelasse
MARC JACOBS Blue Metallic Quilted Python Bag
Looking for a black bag that is making the rounds on the arms of young Hollywood? The Chanel Bowler is a hot ticket these days. I think stars like Mischa Barton, Rachel Bilson and Avril Lavigne are attracted to the bag because it’s roomy enough for all of their necessities and the oversized chain detail feels a little bit rock and roll.
Right now we have the 12″ version in calfskin as well as a huge 17″ patent version with black resin hardware. Wouldn’t the jumbo be perfect as a carry-on bag for your next trip?
Rachel Bilson always mixes high and low in clever, understated ways. Her outfit consists of a simple white t-shirt, cutoff jean shorts, a black cardigan and black Ray Bans. It’s easy to put together the same ensemble on the cheap; but it’s of course the addition of the black lambskin Chanel bag that elevates her look to celebrity-worthy.
This just proves that a perfect accessory splurge can make an entire outfit look like it cost a million bucks. Some things are just worth saving up for, and a classic black Chanel bag will absolutely never go out of style. If you’re looking for something similar to Rachel’s, try this Chanel Ritz jumbo patent quilted flap bag.
Also, keep your eyes peeled for tomorrow’s First Finds at noon…it’s a collection of new-to-the-site Chanel bags that will have you drooling!