Worth It: Chanel 22 Handbag

A modern handbag that has staying power.

The newest handbag from Chanel, the Chanel 22
(Image credit: Chanel)

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For Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, who often prioritized pragmatism over fussiness, beautiful handbags still needed to be functional, and hands-free bag options were crucial. That practicality translates to the French house's newest It bag: the CHANEL 22. Aptly named for the year of its release, the modern carryall is functional and lightweight and evokes a playful summer ethos. 

Crafted with care but not too precious, the timeless style can be conveniently worn across the shoulder and closes with a magnetic button, a simple drawstring, and an inside zip pocket with a removable pouch. "Ever loyal to Gabrielle Chanel's desire to give women freedom of movement and spirit, the CHANEL 22 bag is for daily life," the house explains. 

The shape—a departure from the structured silhouette of a classic flap bag—comes either with a roomy tote structure or a backpack version, ideal for warm-weather adventures day or night. The luxurious exterior showcases the house's signature quilted leather and a metal chain interlaced with leather, adorned with a Chanel Paris medallion and the signature double C. For summer, the CHANEL 22 is available in navy blue, purple, two shades of pink, white, and black.

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Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director for Marie Claire, where she's worked alongside the publication for eight years in various roles, ensuring the brand's fashion content continues to inform, inspire, and shape the conversation about fashion's ever-evolving landscape. With a degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, Sara is responsible for overseeing a diverse fashion content mix, from emerging and legacy designer profiles to reported features on the influence of social media on style and seasonal and micro trends across the world's fashion epicenters in New York, Milan, and Paris. Before joining Marie Claire, Sara held fashion roles at Conde Nast's Lucky Magazine and Self Magazine and was a style and travel contributor to Equinox's Furthermore website. Over her decade of experience in the fashion industry, Sara has helped guide each brand's style point of view, working alongside veteran photographers and stylists to bring editorial and celebrity photo shoots to fruition from start to finish. Sara currently lives in New York City. When she's not penning about fashion or travel, she’s at the farmer’s market, on a run, working to perfect her roasted chicken recipe, or spending time with her husband, dog, and cat. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork