Style on Trial: Chanel’s Russian Doll bag, as seen on Lily Allen

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Fashion Police reader Jannet asked us to put this Russian Doll bag by Chanel, seen here carried by Lily Allen this week, up On Trial, and because we’re all heart, of course we agreed.

We must say, we love Lily’s look here, with a white Givenchy jacket over a navy knitted dress, and we think the bag is cute too. What do you think, though, readers? Do you love it or is it too much of a collector’s item for you to get any use out of (especially given the £2,500 price tag)?

18 Comments

  • January 15, 2009

    Alex

    If it wasn’t stupid money, I’d love something like that… it’s offbeat without being ugly.

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  • January 15, 2009

    Evelyn

    Adorable. Too expensive by far, but adorable nonetheless.

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  • January 15, 2009

    Carol

    Thought it was cute until you said the price. Yikes! I have several nesting dolls at home…maybe I’ll just stick a strap on one and use it. Not sure how I’ll fit my reading glasses in it, though.

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  • January 15, 2009

    Nina

    I love her outfit, she looks way cute here! I like the handbag on her, though it wouldn’t be something I’d consider wearing (nor buying *cough*).

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  • January 15, 2009

    Kerri

    I think it’s pretty cute. Certainly better than the Eiffel Tower bag. At least it doesn’t look like it’s made of cardboard.

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  • January 15, 2009

    Am

    Lily looks great here! I don’t think I’d buy the bag though, even if I had that kind of cash to spend on little frivolous handbags (which I don’t) because you could totally make your own, and that would be customised for yourself – hmmm off to ebay now, to purchase russian dolls – I could make mini ones for my nieces now couldn’t I?

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  • January 15, 2009

    Helen

    Love it but could never afford it. Perhaps I might try to make one too.

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  • January 15, 2009

    Tabby

    I like it. And I LOVE the outfit. But I can’t see it being very practical or comfortable to carry round… Not that I am defined by practical – but there is a bit of a difference to wearing 5 inch heels and trying to sqeeze your purse, phone and lipgloss into a Russian Doll!

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  • January 15, 2009

    Belle

    If I had that kind of money I’d buy it in a heartbeat! It’s adorable. Who cares if you can’t fit anything in it, it’s Chanel!

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  • January 15, 2009

    kevie

    As the owner of a Feathers McGraw backpack, I have to recuse myself from this trial.
    Now I’m off to the thrift store to buy up all the discarded stacking dolls to turn into overpriced purses. Looks like I’ll get my trip to Europe this year after all.

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  • January 15, 2009

    chocoholic

    I love Lily’s look here. The purse just gives it a cute little quirk.

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  • January 16, 2009

    Kim D

    It is fabulous, actually. Perfect for an evening out, and it may even be big enough to fit an epipen! Now when they come out with the Kokeshi doll model, I may have to dream about splurging!

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  • January 16, 2009

    stephanie

    her outfit is soo cute! and the bag is amazing. if i had the cash it would be mine

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  • January 16, 2009

    Beazzle

    I love it, but there is no way I can scam that sort of crazy spend. *sob* This is 2009’s Rana pouch.

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  • January 21, 2009

    nici

    Love it, love it, love it! Would buy it in a second if I could afford it!!

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  • May 30, 2009

    Diandra

    I think it’s lovely! Even though i’m not really a fan of small bags in general…Really, what’s the point? But for me, I consider this an exception!

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  • July 1, 2009

    Chloe

    i love that bag! if i could afford to buy it then i would – im so glad Topshop have come up with a similar copy for a fraction of the price, £22

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  • May 28, 2010

    Crystal

    Cute outfit, minus the stockings, don’t like stockings period. Very cute purse though, but I do think it’s more of a buy it just to have it kind of item rather than something I’d actually use.

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