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Spotlight on Chanel

Widely regarded as one of the world’s chicest brands, Gabrielle Chanel pioneered stylish yet functional fashion and the brand remains incredibly popular and highly coveted to this day. Here, we celebrate the timeless appeal of one of our favourite fashion houses and put the spotlight on Chanel… From humble beginnings, Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was born in Saumur, France in 1883 and in 1907 met Ètienne Balsan, a socialite who introduced her to the luxury lifestyle. .....

Luxury Is In Each Detail…

“The only thing that separates us from animals is our ability to accessorise.” – said a wise Clairee in Steel Magnolias; and what a privilege it is to be able to choose from a spectacularly curated collection of goodies every day! Brooches, necklaces, rings, scarves, anklets, earrings, cuffs….the list is endless and so are the possibilities. We love accessorising. It enables us to transform any outfit (making even our longest-loved pieces look new again) is a gre.....

The Chanel Jacket

Designed in 1954 by the lady herself, the Chanel jacket is now considered one of the most revolutionary pieces in fashion history. During her visits to Scotland with the Duke of Westminster, Coco discovered tweed – which would later become the basis of her first jacket. Inspired by the straight, fluid lines seen in mens tailoring; Chanel wanted women to be able to move freely; to not feel like they were ‘in costume’. The jacket’s minimalist straight cut.....

Why Buy a Chanel 2.55 Flap Bag?

Considered by many as the ultimate in handbag luxury, the Chanel 2.55 Flap Bag is iconic, distinctive and timelessly chic. If ever you needed convincing to make the designer purchase of a lifetime; we’re here to help…   It’s an investment. In June 2016, Baghunter.com announced that the classic Chanel 2.55 Flap Bag had increased in value by 70% over the previous 6 years. It is thought that varied marketplaces have made the bag more .....

BIF ’16 – Coco Chanel – The Legend and the Life

It’s that time of year again when Bath’s high street becomes abuzz with bloggers, eager shoppers and dedicated followers of fashion. It’s no secret that mum and I love Bath in Fashion and have no hesitation in saying that we think it’s the best event in the city’s calendar. This year is no exception and we are so excited for the catwalk shows, in-store events and talks by some of the industry’s finest. Speaking of which, it was ‘elbows out’ to purchase tickets for Justi.....

Chanel Pins, Brooches and Lapel Decoration

We love accessories; jewellery, scarves, hats, pretty slides that we can lose in our hair – you name it, we’ll wear it. A timeless yet (we feel) totally under appreciated accessory is the humble brooch or pin. They can be big, small, sparkly, elaborate or simple but they are always noticed. It’s the finishing touches that add depth and detail to an outfit, no matter what the occasion. Chanel pins, brooches and lapel decoration are some of the most recognisable. She cr.....