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CHANEL 101: All You Need To Know

Chanel is a world-renowned brand. The fashion house designs everything from runway ready couture to ready to wear clothes. Chanel sells a variety of styles, so a woman could wear Chanel in the boardroom just as easily as she could wear it on a weekend brunch with friends. Who was the fashion designer originally behind Chanel, and what does the brand look like today?

Coco And Beyond

This iconic brand came straight from the creative brand of fashion designer Coco Chanel. She reached the height of her fame in the 1920s when she challenged the status quo by making clothes for women that were more masculine and rejected the ultra-curvy look that was en vogue at the time. She was one of the first designers to make suits for men. Karl Lagerfeld is another iconic designer who took the reins of the Chanel brand for a considerable period starting in 1940. Although Coco Chanel died in 1971, the brand continues to further her signature sense of elegance.

History 101

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Little Black Dress

The Chanel Fashion House started “the little black dress” phenomenon. The first Chanel LBD was featured in Vogue magazine back in 1926.



Chanel No. 5

In addition to clothing, shoes, and accessories Chanel also makes perfume. Chanel No. 5 has been the most wildly successful perfumes from Chanel to date. This signature smell was created by Coco Chanel herself, and she wanted to embody the fragrance of a strong woman. Many say the perfume smells like a perfect blend of soap, flowers, and citrus.

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The Perfume Girl

Chanel is still one of the largest fashion houses in the world. This brand is known for elegance and style that always pushes the boundaries.


Chanel sells ready to wear women’s fashion of all kinds. Most Chanel fashions are not casual. There are plenty of suits, dresses, and business-style pants, but Chanel does feature some elegant fashions that are perfect for a leisurely stroll through Paris or New York City.




Chanel offer handbags of all shapes, sizes, and textiles. Whether you want a cute bag to carry everyday or an elegant clutch for a formal evening, Chanel has you covered. Some of the bags have an elegant simplicity, reminiscent of the style that Coco Chanel created, and there are others that are a little more daring and in line with current fashions.




The Chanel line features sneakers, boots, high heels, and everything in between. With an extremely wide variety of textiles, patterns, and styles, you can find a stunning Chanel shoe for any occasion. The two-toned shoes popularized by Chanel in 1957 are still highly regarded as favorites by many fashion connoisseurs.




Chanel sells every kind of accessory imaginable too! The brand sells scarves, belts, costume jewelry, fine jewelry, camellias, watches, glasses, and an entire line of leather accessories. Chanel also has a line of makeup and skincare products. The accessories range in style from quirky to classic and there are even some amazing haute couture pieces.



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