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Karl Lagerfeld: Born to Shop

"I love shopping bags—I cannot throw away a nice shopping bag."

Karl Lagerfeld’s witty Rue Cambon totes, leather versions of the brand’s shopping bags.

Karl Lagerfeld’s witty Rue Cambon totes, leather versions of the brand’s shopping bags.

Thomas Iannaccone

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WWD Accessory issue 02/09/2009


“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).