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 at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.