18 Dec, 2023

Bag Review – Chanel 22



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So I caved in too! The Chanel 22 Bag has slowly but surely taken over the fashion world and I could not wait to get my hands on one. There are still many on my wish list but I had to give this one its moment of fame. Being the perfect size, it fits everything you need, while also having a very laidback feel to it – as it is not structured. If you are thinking about getting this bag, check out the whole blog post for more information about it.


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The Chanel 22 bag, a timeless and iconic creation from the renowned French luxury fashion house, epitomizes the brand’s commitment to elegance, innovation, and craftsmanship. Introduced as part of Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2020 collection, the Chanel 22 bag seamlessly blends classic elements with a modern twist, captivating fashion enthusiasts and establishing itself as a must-have accessory.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Chanel 22 bag embodies the house’s dedication to quality. The bag is a harmonious fusion of soft and supple materials, often featuring luxurious lambskin or calfskin leather, meticulously selected to ensure durability and a refined aesthetic. The choice of materials reflects Chanel’s commitment to both opulence and functionality, creating a bag that not only exudes sophistication but also stands the test of time.

One of the defining features of the Chanel 22 bag is its distinctive quilting pattern. The bag showcases the iconic diamond quilting that has become synonymous with Chanel’s signature aesthetic. This intricate quilting adds a textural dimension to the bag, creating a play of light and shadow that enhances its visual appeal. The quilted pattern not only serves as a nod to Chanel’s heritage but also contributes to the bag’s timeless allure, making it a versatile accessory that complements a wide range of styles. It was the first icon that came out after the Chanel 19 which I personally love.

The Chanel 22 bag’s silhouette is another aspect that sets it apart in the world of luxury handbags. With a structured yet slouchy design, the bag strikes a perfect balance between sophistication and ease. I love this effortless and cool vibe and think this bag will look even better with age. The rounded edges and a slightly oversized shape add a contemporary touch, allowing the Chanel 22 to seamlessly transition from formal events to more casual settings. This adaptability is a testament to the bag’s versatility, making it a coveted choice for fashion-conscious individuals.


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About the Chanel 22 Bag


Magnetic clasp

Small separate pouch that can be put inside the bag or worn by itself

Size Options:

Small – 35cm width x 38cm length

Medium – 40cm width x 43cm length

Large – 45cm width x 48cm length

Hardware Options:

Silver or gold-toned hardware

Material Options:

The material options vary from calfskin and shearling suede lambskin, to tweed and denim depending on the collections.


You might wonder why would you invest your money in something that looks like a leather sack? Well there is so much more to it. The hardware of the Chanel 22 bag is we all know iconic and a testament of houses legacy.  The choice of hardware, whether gold or silver-toned, is entirely up to you however you will notice I went for a gold touch because it perfectly complimented this golden beige colour. The attention to detail extends to the chain strap, meticulously crafted to provide both comfort and a touch of glamour. I love wearing one chain on shoulder other slouching down which gives it such an “I dont care vibe”. Love it! The chain strap though allows for multiple styling options, enabling the Chanel 22 to be worn as a shoulder bag or carried as a statement clutch.

Functionality is a key aspect of the Chanel 22 bag’s design – as we know that Gabrielle Chanel loved practicality but also a touch of glamour. The interior is thoughtfully organised to cater to the needs of the modern woman – which I personally like to believe I am. Ample compartments and pockets provide practical storage for essentials, ensuring that the bag not only looks exquisite but also serves a practical purpose in daily life. The functionality of the Chanel 22 bag aligns with Coco Chanel’s vision of creating fashion that enhances the lives of those who wear it.

Beyond its physical attributes, the Chanel 22 bag holds a cultural significance that transcends trends. Chanel’s commitment to empowering women through fashion is evident in the timeless appeal of the Chanel 22. Owning a Chanel 22 bag is not merely a fashion statement (but if the shoe fits…)it is an investment in a piece of fashion history. The bag becomes a symbol of sophistication and a connection to the enduring legacy of Coco Chanel, whose revolutionary contributions to the world of fashion continue to influence and inspire.


credit - Courtesy of Vogue accessed via Vogue.com


credit - Courtesy of Vogue accessed via Vogue.com


credit - Courtesy of Vogue accessed via Vogue.com

In conclusion, the Chanel 22 bag is such a modern woman extension. It provides all you need from a bag while adding a touch of effortless glamour. I love the richness in colour they have – and the brand new size variation which made Chanel 22 a new icon for the house of Chanel.


xo xo Tamara

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