Having made its debut on the AW19 runway, Karl Lagerfeld and Virginie Viard’s CHANEL 19 bag is an augmented and somewhat modernized version of the immaculate classic 2.55. Sometimes, the greatest inspiration lies in the past and a subtle reinvention is the exact tool needed to create a fashion item that combines freshness with a powerful and historic foundation.
Like all things resonating with youth culture and the global fashion aesthetic characterized by coolness, fluidity and diversity, the new CHANEL 19 comes in three sizes, in black, beige and white leather, as well as in turquoise, green, deep red and dark pink. Of course, there is a tweed version too, available in eight different forms, offering your look extra texture and volume. The adjustable chain link handles and the belt-bag option add a versatile prospect to your styling, keeping the door open for every stylish mood and idea whether it is professional or casual.
It has been 64 years since the launch of the original CHANEL 2.55 bag and what the new CHANEL 19 aspires to, is to continue a glorious legacy while at the same time infusing it with the right kind of playfulness that renders it trendy and relevant. Easy chic is now an option able to serve as a bridge between classic elegance and street attitude.
When it comes to lifestyle pleasures, one simply cannot limit oneself to fine clothes and expensive perfumes. As a renowned luxury House, CHANEL decided to widen its good living spectrum by launching its own Yacht Club at Shelter Island in New York, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of CHANEL's iconic J 12 watch, by way of tribute to the J-Class racing yachts that inspired the original design.
The pop-up space is located within the popular Sunset Beach hotel on Long Island and emanates a feeling of decadence and nostalgia, reminiscent of Gabrielle Chanel’s summer hideaway named La Pausa on the French Riviera as well as her first Couture Store in Biarritz. As a modern-day interpretation of a yacht club, the J 12 Yacht Club wants its visitors to explore the CHANEL take on island living by immersing themselves to a plethoric scenery, abundant in customized umbrellas, coolers, surf boards, badminton and ping pong.
Apart from the sumptuous seaside and sunkissed experience, the new yacht club offers an exciting indoor treatment as it features an impressive games room with a selection of classic board games, along with a one-of-a-kind boutique in which the new J 12 collection is showcased. Eclectic taste and love for upscale indulgence. This is the CHANEL core.