Chanel Alligator Boy Bag in Electric Blue, medium from 2015-2016 season. Chanel exotic bags are slowly being discontinued making this a great investment opportunity. Only a handful of these exotic skin bags are out in the marketplace. Retail on this lovely bag was $28,000, offered at $16,995.
The Boy Bag was first introduced in Chanel’s Fall/Winter Ready-To-Wear collection. Since then, the Boy has joined the ranks of the “icon” family with the classic flap and re-issue, and is bound to become a true classic itself . The bag was inspired by cartridge bags, which are used for hunting. The Boy Bag instantly caught the attention of the fashion world and still holds its place now because its aesthetic truly bought a revolutionary turn to Chanel’s collection. Even though Chanel is known for innovative and quirky bags in general, compared to the more everyday bags, the Boy bag asserts itself as bold and edgy. The chain is wider and has darker, more antiqued looking hardware compared to the jewelry-like nature of the Chanel Classic flap. The bag itself has straight, clean lines showing Chanel’s intent of conveying the Boy bag’s modern freshness and sporty vibe.
The Chanel Boy Bag was inspired by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s play with masculine accents in her style. As described by Karl Lagerfeld: Chanel used men’s underwear to make dresses; she has this boyish attitude, in fact it is the very spirit of Chanel. She got it from Boy Capel, the great love of her life, which, incidentally, explains why the new bag is called the Boy Chanel. The Boy Bag itself isn’t overwhelmingly masculine, but it does have a distinctly utilitarian feel compared to the classic flap’s feminine form. In comparison, the Boy Bag is more structured and boxy with straight lines and angular corners. The Boy Bag’s streamlined look makes it a more modernized version of Chanel’s classic flap. The silhouette is the perfect blend of boldness and chic timelessness.
The Boy Bag’s large front flap almost serves as a canvas of its own allowing for many different designs, styles, and materials each season. The different ways you can style the Boy bag are endless. Chanel lover’s gravitate towards this bag because of its functionality and versatility. It can be worn over the shoulder or crossbody. Whether you’re going for casual chic or in need of formal flair, the Boy bag is the perfect choice.
Measures: H 5.5 in. x W 2.8 in. x D 9.8 in. H 13.97 cm x W 7.12 cm x D 24.9 cm
Color: Blue Electric
Condition: New (Never Worn)
Where used in this sale the term "hardware" refers to the metallic parts of the bag, such as the buckle hardware, base studs, lock and keys and/or strap, which are plated with a coloured finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms "Gold Hardware", "Silver Hardware", "Palladium Hardware" etc. refer to the tone or colour of the hardware and not the actual material used. If the bag incorporates solid metal hardware this will be referenced in the lot description.
New - No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware and never worn.
Pristine - Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn and essentially as new.
Excellent - Very minor evidence of handling.
Very Good - Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Good - Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Fair - Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.