Winter is fast approaching in dreary London and quite frankly, it makes us all want to curl up into a ball and die. I mean, how many times have you stared at the pouring rain from the window of your freezing London flat, blanket wrapped around you, cup of tea in hand and just...cried? It's the kind of weather that makes you dread leaving the warmth of your bed in the morning as you question if you really need your 9-5. To tell you straight up, yes - you do need your job. Not because you need to afford a roof over your head or food in your fridge but because you need to afford the Chanel Deauville tote and the vacation you're going to take it on.
Don't worry girls, we had the same reaction in case you're wondering if you're the only one with their jaw on the floor. Yes this bag is real, yes it is for sale and yes - it is the perfect beach bag that looks like summer and feels like heaven. To say that we at Bagista are obsessed with it would be an understatement. No but seriously, the employees are fighting and we're scared.
Named after the seaside resort in Normandy, the Deauville was first seen on the runway of Chanel's Spring / Summer 2012 collection. Deemed an instant classic and with good reason, it took the fashion lovers of the world by absolute storm. I mean, have you seen a prettier beach bag? We didn't think so. Originally only available in a limited number of colours including red, denim blue, dark grey and ecru, the Deauville also comes in four different sizes; small, medium, large and extra large. Chanel has since released the it in numerous different colours, patterns and variations. With signature brand touches including two interwoven chain / leather straps, CC logo and "31 Rue Cambon" (Coco Chanel's apartment and first boutique), it doesn't get more classic Chanel than this.
Though this tote was designed to make you consider ditching your day-to-day London life to runaway and reinvent somewhere in the Mediterranean, that doesn't mean you can't use it as your every day bag. Spacious enough to hold absolutely everything you need from a laptop and binders, to an extra-large beach towel, to everything in between, the Deauville is that bag you just kind of store you whole life in. A small palm tree to ease the agonizing pain of -4 degrees? Throw her in there. Your uni textbooks for all you international students? Don't even worry about it. Your dog? Your toddler? Your husband when you don't feel like dealing with him anymore? Girl, go ahead.
Though it is that bag you just chuck every random thing you own inside, that doesn't make it any less luxurious. Embodying Chanel's timeless femininity while incorporating elements of contemporary edge, the Deauville is ideal for the modern young woman with a fashion-forward sense of style and a love for classic luxury. There is absolutely no reason for your "throw around" bag to not be cute and glam. Would someone like you really be walking around with a Tesco For Life bag? No, you wouldn't. You love your life and you love being you, so why not keep all your things (precious or not) inside a bag that reflects who you are? And who you are is that b*tch.
Let's be honest; do you even need another bag? Does any other bag even have to exist? It just ticks all the boxes. Chic, timeless and the perfect balance between fashion and function, the Deauville is a bag you just simply need in your life. Even if you're crying over the fact that your boss won't let you take a vacation anytime soon, at least you can cry with a Chanel Deauville in hand - trust us, bandaid solutions work after a while and a Chanel is the best kind. ;)
By: Isabel de Carteret