Though the Chanel Vanity Case is definitely the bag of the moment, it's not the first time we've seen this piece from the French fashion house. Presented in Chanel's Spring / Summer 2016 Airline Collection, the Vanity Case we all know and love was inspired by 1950s / 60s train cases. Throughout the 90s, Chanel created smaller vanity cases ideal for cosmetics when travelling. Eventually, the brand introduced a shoulder strap, allowing the vanity case to be repurposed into a cross body handbag. Now, the Vanity Case is one of the most in-demand styles today - and with good reason.
"A miniature version of a travel accessory, this design revisits the stylistic world of Gabrielle Chanel," says Chanel - and it couldn't be more true. This reinterpretation of the vintage cases is fresh, contemporary and ideal for any kind of woman.
The new Vanity Case is the perfect balance between a travel accessory, a cosmetics case and a modern cross body handbag one can use from day-to-night. With a vintage aesthetic, Chanel nods to the 60s and the 90s but keeps modernity at the design's forefront. Featuring the brand's signature quilted leather and most commonly depicting a prominent stitched CC logo, the Vanity Case frequently features a wrap-around zip and top handle. Modernized with invisible padlock and keys, the bag also features Chanel's iconic interwoven chain and leather strap. You can easily wear this bag over your shoulder, in hand, or across your body for days you want to go handsfree.
Functional as well as fashionable, the Chanel Vanity is a timeless classic that will never go out of style - no matter the purpose it serves. Whether you actually use it to store your cosmetics, or it's strictly your makeup travel bag, or if it's your every day glam piece - the Chanel Vanity is a true must-have.
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