Special IssueWWD Accessory issue 02/09/2009
This story first appeared in the February 9, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
“I love shopping bags—I cannot throw away a nice shopping bag. I always keep them. So I said, ‘Let’s make one that is supposed to last,’” says Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel’s witty Rue Cambon totes, leather versions of the brand’s shopping bags. “The inspiration was post-recession romanticism” ($1,525 to $2,995, 800.550.0005).