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Meet "Chanel 22": The New Designer Tote Celebrities Have Been Spotted Wearing Recently

The obsession for big bags continues!
Meet "Chanel 22": The New Designer Tote Celebrities Have Been Spotted Wearing Recently
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The obsession for big bags continues!

Every girl must have at least one go-to bag in her lifetime. This purse should tick all boxes: roomy enough to carry daily essentials, comes in a classy silhouette that won't easily fade out of style, and versatile to take from day to night. Well, if you haven't found your bag soulmate just yet, then Chanel is here to end your search. Presenting, the Chanel 22

What is the Chanel 22 bag?

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Easily gaining popularity as today's newest it bag, the designer arm candy is a luxurious yet flexible piece that you will want in your closet. It was designed by the maison's creative director, Virginie Viard, and she named the bag after the year it was created.

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She imagined the tote as "an extremely supple yet resistant leather combining simplicity and comfort," according to the brand website. It is a lightweight quilted leather drawstring-like bag. The Chanel 22 has a removable pouch inside, uses the same metal interlaced drawstring as the house's other purses, and has a magnetic button closure. Outside, the bag boasts of a chic gold or lacquered Chanel logo.

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The main selling point of the bag, though, is its cavernous capacity. As far as big bags go, the Chanel 22 offers a chic option that luxuriously upgrades and elevates your everyday bag into an all-encompassing purse. You can easily store all your daily essentials inside, with space to spare for a pair of heels you can wear to your date night!

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How much is the Chanel 22 bag?

The price of the Chanel 22 shoulder bag starts at $5300 (approximately P303,880). As of writing, it comes in 11 variants. In leather variants, you can get it in grained shiny calfskin with gold-tone hardware, shiny calfskin with gold-tone hardware, calfskin with silver-tone hardware, and calfskin with gold-tone hardware.

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In tweed, you can buy a Chanel 22 bag (14.8 × 16.4 × 3.1 inches) that comes in black and ecru wool tweed with gold-tone hardware; pink & burgundy tweed with gold-tone hardware; black, gray, pink & white tweed patchwork with gold-tone hardware, and; wool tweed with gold-tone hardware and multicolor Chanel logo. Tweed Chanel 22 bags are priced from $5000 (approximately P286,680) to $5100 (approximately P292,413).

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If you want one as an evening purse, the Chanel 22 bag also comes in velvet and sequin iteration, and it's priced at $4900 or approximately P280,946.

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The Chanel 22 bag has a small variant that is priced at $5100 (approximately P292,413). With dimensions of 13.5 × 14.4 × 3.1 inches, it's perfect for petite girls!

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The Chanel 22 bag also comes in roomier variations. The Chanel 22 Large bags (18.3 × 17.9 × 3.9 inches) come in classic neutral shades that can match all your outfits! It does come at a steeper price of $5800 or approximately P332,548.

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Other colors like purple, pink, and navy are also available in select Chanel boutiques so you might need to fly around the world (or you know, hire a personal shopper!) to get your hands on them.

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For the pragmatic fashionista, the Chanel 22 now comes in a backpack iteration! Fresh from the Cruise 2023 runway, the newest Chanel 22 variant boasts of the same features we all love in the handbag, with the addition of metal backpack straps and a hook atop the bag.

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Chanel 22 large backpack, $5300 (approximately P303,880), CHANEL

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Celebrities Spotted with the Chanel 22 bag

Local celebrities are quickly catching on the Chanel 22 trend train, and we're obsessed with their tap-worthy OOTDs! See all the celebs we've spotted sporting the new Chanel 22 bag.

1. Jinkee Pacquiao

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Trust Jinkee to always have the bag du jour. She first casually wore the bag to watch a boxing practice, complete with an adorable sporty outfit. Jinkee then adds another Chanel 22 in her collection to elevate her casual monochrome looks. Adorbs!

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2. Kris Bernal

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Kris Bernal proves that your bag is always part of the outfit! Here, the actress styles her sultry black dress with a pop of purple.

3. Maja Salvador

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>Maja leans in the tough-girl aesthetic and matches her Chanel 22 bag with body-hugging top, cargo pants, and Prada monolith boots.

 

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4. Marian Rivera

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Marian shows off a relaxed, casual way of sporting the bag. In fact, she even underscores the bag's signature big silhouette by teaming it with a loose button-down denim top and wide-leg bottoms. So cute!

5. Maine Mendoza

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Maine's Euro trip cements her love for all things Chanel. But, the definite standout among her flaps and le boypurses is the Chanel 22. Here, she cozies up in a knit jumper and tube skirt but adds edge to her look with the lace up boots, and she pulls everything together with the Chanel 22 bag.

6. Anne Curtis 

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Anne is the newest celeb to hop on the trend, and we can't wait to see how she styles her Chanel 22!

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