chanel bag

“I would shed tears the day no one copied me.” – Coco Chanel

The oringal version of this Chanel 2.55 bag was revolutionary…it introduced a chain straps to purses, allowing women’s hands to be free to hold self-defense items like keys, brass knuckles, mace etc.* I love this paper Chanel’s straightforward commentary on undiscerning brand loyalty & cheap consumer goods. Too bad she’s not using that chain strap, though.

*this is my interpretation based partially on a fantasy for feminist fashion and partially on what I know about Coco Chanel.