On Trial: Tiny little ankle bags at Chanel


I know I’d be no more likely to strap a tiny handbag to my ankle than I’d be to buy a pair of shants, but the question is -would you wear one? Karl Lagerfeld obviously thinks you could be tempted, hence the inclusion of these little ankle-bags in Chanel’s S/S 08 show, but is he right? Personally, I’m uncomfortably reminded of those house-arrest leg tags (again!) and I reckon cankles are never a good look, but what do you think?


  • October 8, 2007

    Meg H.

    Makes me think of ankle weights for jogging.

  • October 9, 2007


    He must have created them for Lindsay Lohan’s alcohol monitoring bracelet.

  • October 9, 2007

    Ma'at H.

    Didn’t you run a no no about someone else doing this but with cellphone holsters. That’s what this reminds me of. No NO NO

  • October 9, 2007


    I vote no.
    It totally takes away from the lines of your leg, and distracts from the very cute shoes that they are wearing.

  • October 9, 2007


    I think on the average person they wouldn’t look _terrible_. .
    . .I would personally only wear them if I were in a select mood – when high on crack, for example.

  • October 9, 2007

    sarah t

    a new fashion for middle-aged tourists, perhaps? maybe replacing the fanny-pack once and for all in the fashion hall of fame.

  • October 9, 2007

    Robin Claire

    Maybe that’s the point, what with all the celebrities in those anklets lately?
    Now you too can look like you got charged with a DUI!

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