Online fashion retailer Nasty Gal has taken us back to the very chic Chanel roots, releasing its annual collection of vintage Chanel items. You can purchase the classic 2.55 quilted handbag, among other quilted bags, as well as apparel with our favorite fabrics and silhouettes everyone fell in love with since Coco Chanel began this French business herself. Nasty Gal’s 2015 collection of fabulous vintage Chanel pieces promises real “treasures” perfect for anyone, so you could easily find the perfect gift for the fabulous fashionista in your life, or perhaps for yourself right now on Nasty Gal’s website!
The whole collection of apparel and accessories is basic, yet comprehensive. The looks are everything we would hope for in a retro Chanel collection, and you are able to create perfect head to toe looks, all conveniently within the one online location. The range also allows for a lot of fun mixing, making the possibilities even greater.
This is a great place to begin a chic wardrobe expansion, since all of the looks are easy to pair with other garments and look great as well. Tweed blazers and plaid pencil skirts may seem too old for today’s market, but all it takes is the right styling to have a modern look ready for the streets of wherever you may be living.
For instance, a vintage chunky blazer over an edgy top has a great level of juxtaposition. A vintage Chanel item has a lot of prominence still today, so this will show you know the roots of the fashion industry as well as your ability to translate it to the modern world. Fashion has a rich history, and Nasty Gal really celebrates this remembrance in their annual vintage collections.
If you’re willing and able to pay the price, you’ll be looking chic and fabulous with your new Chanel pieces. It’s always important to look back to where a major fashion house began, and this gives you the opportunity to both see and model the fashions.
The pieces alone are versatile, so you don’t have to worry about how much you’ll wear them. Even with the expected high price of each piece, you’ll be able to get your money’s worth and then some in no time. You can’t go wrong with a quilted bag, or those unforgettable interlocking C’s, which everyone instantly recognizes as the French fashion designer’s trademark.
We know, of course, many women, myself included, aren’t able to drop the $1,000-$10,000 for a purse, which is near the price range of this particular collection. But the best part of this collection is seeing the vintage looks and how they have come back into style in a fresh, modern way. So if you’re only window shopping, don’t let that stop your fun! You should still take the chance to look through and appreciate how fashion has evolved.
I have to say, the Chanel vintage handbags are what I look forward to most in a vintage Chanel collection. There’s something so classic about a quilted Chanel bag, and seeing the trademark symbol is a breath of fresh air. With the designs, you know you’re getting quality, style, and of course a lot of jealous looks from others who aren’t holding the same bag. If you’ve ever been the one looking at someone else with envy, now is your chance! With Nasty Gal’s new offering, you could be the subject of attention, so snag up your vintage Chanel looks and make your wardrobe more stylish, one look at a time.
Photos courtesy of Nasty Gal