Best White Chanel Bag: Which Style Handbag Works For You

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Why A White Chanel Bag?

Trends come and go, but a white Chanel bag is forever. White Chanel bags are super popular; they almost always sell out in the boutiques (if and when they have them to sell). A neutral color like white can be worn in spring/summer and fall/winter (one of my fav looks is winter whites!).

If you're a handbag lover like me, having a white handbag in your collection is an absolute must. Having a white Chanel bag in your collection is a WIN. It's an accessory piece that adds an extra bit of freshness to any outfit. Why Chanel? Why not?

The extremely popular fashion house was established in the early 1900s and gained popularity in the mid-century with the invention of the original classic flap handbag. It wasn't until Karl Lagerfeld entered the fashion house and created the now famous interlocking CC turn lock on the Chanel classic flap bag.

Adding Chanel handbags to your collection can be the building blocks necessary for a perfect capsule wardrobe. Chanel handbags are versatile, timeless, and created with quality products made to last. Chanel's current and trendy pieces are awesome, but opting for classic shapes, colors, and versatility will ensure your investment is locked in for life.

How Can I Wear A White Chanel Bag?

It can be a bit intimidating to wear an expensive white handbag. However, the Chanel classic flap (for example) sports the classic metal chain intertwined with the leather, giving it a tad bit of edge. We love to pair a classic white Chanel purse with black trousers, a plain T-shirt, and black loafers. If you opt for a crossbody style, it looks even better with this look.

A Chanel bag in a lighter color is easier to spot as it stands out among the darker colors. I love wearing a white Chanel handbag casually as it adds a bit of flare to my outfits. The best way to wear a Chanel white bag? I prefer it with a gorgeous floral dress in the springtime to give my outfit the extra freshness that a white handbag brings.

Our favorite styles with a white Chanel handbag on IG:

How Much is a White Chanel Bag?

This is a tough section to write because what I write today will likely be out of date tomorrow. Here's the thing, Chanel LOVES to increase their prices when no one expects it (however, nowadays, we are always expecting it). Just in 2022, Chanel raised their prices 3 times, and they were all within the 10-15% range EACH TIME.

What does that tell you? If you're thinking about buying a Chanel bag, now is the time to do it. Because chances are, the prices you see now are the cheapest they'll ever be. If you want to experience shopping at the boutique, I suggest you go in there with a little bit of research already done. Chances are, what you're looking for is probably already sold (white handbags are a real rarity).

How much is a white Chanel handbag? They can range from $4,000 to $9,000 depending on size, shape, collection, scarcity, etc. If you have a price tag in mind, finding your dream bag might be easier if you go the resale route.

Which White Chanel Bags are Available?

If you're looking to only buy into the new-season handbags, check out their latest collections here. However, if you're looking for something specific, then opting for a handbag on the resale market will be better.

If you look at the number of collections released by the fashion house, you will be shocked at the number of handbags actually available. If you're buying on resale sites, there's a good chance you'll find some one-of-a-kind pieces that will have you beaming with happiness. In the history of Chanel, you can find classic flaps (in all variations), bucket bags, wallets on chains, hobo bags, tote bags, messenger bags, mini bags, embellished bags, and much more.

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Check out some of our favorite white Chanel handbags below. Photos:

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The Chanel Classic Flap

Not much needs to be said in this category apart from we can all agree it's a classic; it's in the bloody name, isn't it? It can be dressed up, dressed down, or worn all year round for all different occasions. If you walk into a Chanel shop today, you will likely find this purse in a few different colors. It IS, however, extremely rare to find it in the boutique in white.

The Chanel 19 Bag

Most handbag connoisseurs are saying this purse is the new classic. It's the slouchier, more casual, and less rigid sister of the classic flap. We love this bag in white and pink as well. This was Karl Largerfeld's last design with Chanel and will likely remain in the lineup for seasons to come.

The Chanel 22 Bag

The marmite of fashion at the moment. You either love it or think it looks like a glorified trash bag. For me, it's a little bit tough to love it, considering I do prefer more structured handbags, and this one isn't structured in any way. However, this bag has already been re-introduced in other fabrics and variations. Is this bag here to stay? Only time will tell.

The Chanel Bucket Bag

This handbag has been stagnant in the Chanel lineup. It comes out every season in different materials, colors, sizes, and more. It may not be the EXACT same bucket bag shape and style, but the idea remains the same. It's a great handbag style to opt for if you'd looking for something a little more interesting rather than the norm. I love this handbag style in the classic Chanel tweed material (in all shades of tweed).

white chanel bag trendy cc with black hardware

Final Thoughts

A white Chanel handbag is a necessity if you're looking to build your handbag collection. If you're looking to make your first ever luxury purchase (and you're saving up for Chanel), then opting for white or black is a fail-safe option. Chanel, as mentioned above, often goes through 2-3 price hikes a year, seemingly trying to get on the Hermes Birkin price level. If you're thinking about a Chanel bag, opting for one of their most popular styles mentioned above will give you a great price investment.

Sara Sargon is a self-proclaimed handbag connoisseur living in sunny California. She's a published journalism graduate with eight years of luxury fashion experience. Her work has contributed to Vogue, InStyle, Nylon, Marie Claire and more.

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