Saturday, January 02, 2010


It may be a new decade, but at Decades we say "same ol' same ol" but we don't do it exactly the same as others. Certainly there will be some hot TwentyTen bag of the moment that will emerge, but we prefer to step back in time and go for an icon: a Chanel Haute Couture quilted diamond black wool jersey handbag with long straps enhanced with signature gilt link chain from the 1980s. There are a lot of classic Chanel bags out there, but not many are Haute Couture. This bag is strictly limited and a little more exotic than a typical 2.55. This bag was ordered following an Haute Couture defile and was never mass produced or made available at Chanel boutiques or shop-in-shops. With the fledgling Haute Couture shows resuming in 3 weeks, this example of Chanel, Haute Couture, and vintage is an example of authentic luxury from yesteryear representing a tradition that is sadly teetering on extinction.

Chanel Haute Couture quilted diamond wool jersey handbag with gilt chain enhanced straps, c. 1980s. 9 1/2" x 7" x 3" SOLD

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