Style on Trial: Chanel’s Union Jack Handbag

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A flag on a bag. It’s not a look we love, to be honest. This may have something to do with the fact that Fashion Police HQ is based in a part of the world where the sight of the Union Jack on a shirt or bag doesn’t say "Cool Britannia" so much as "Football hooligans on tour" or "Tacky tourist tat straight from the bargain bin".

Needless to say, though, you won’t find this particular bag in the bargain bin. It’s Chanel, is a limited edition, costs £835, and, as well as being something of a novelty purchase, is clearly designed to appeal to those who like their accessories to come with a bit of a punk rock vibe about them. So it’ll come as no surprise to you to hear that it’s been spotted on the arm of Agyness Deyn, then…

What’s the verdict, Fashion Jurors? We wouldn’t call this a "Crime of Fashion", and we actually quite like it as a one-off piece, but we probably wouldn’t carry it either: would you?

7 Comments

  • July 14, 2008

    gokarm

    Oh yeah, I’d CARRY it…it’s not my favorite bag but the colors are rather sophisticated maroon and navy blue rather than “red, white and blue”…it IS chanel, after all.

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  • July 14, 2008

    Amanda

    This just reminds me of Ginger Spice circa 1996. I’m surprised at Chanel for going so tacky.

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  • July 15, 2008

    Diana

    I wouldn´t.
    A. FLAG. ON. A. BAG.
    No thanks.

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  • February 3, 2009

    anna saez

    i would – it looks amazing and its chanel – cant get much better than that

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  • February 27, 2009

    virginie

    I’m french and I’m looking for this bag.
    Do you know how I can find it?
    Please…

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  • April 9, 2009

    REBECCA

    OMG THAT IS A GORG BAG I WANT IT SOOOOOOOO MUCH
    BECCA AGE 13

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  • June 23, 2010

    nopi

    I just ♥ this bag!!

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