Offered exclusively at the JaneFinds + Christie's Handbags Online: Summer in the City Auction July 14 - 28
J’adore bags with beautiful stories – handbags that are extraordinary - A Chanel limited edition in white/silver color (not available in USA) the LA Pausa clutch cross body. We bring you to the Chanel La Pausa Bag and the history of La Pausa, the villa that Gabrielle Chanel built and finished in January 1930.
Gabrielle Chanel acquired a piece of land in the Roquebrune-Cap-Martine commune, which has a stunning sea view. She spent a lot of money on the building and decoration as a special retreat for herself and her lover at the time, which was the Duke of Westminster. After the death of the Duke of Westmnister, the La Pausa Villa was sold in 1954. However, today it’s back in the hands of the luxury French fashion house. The company is planning to restore the house back to its original spirit just like what they did with the Reissue 2.55 Bag. And this La Pausa Bag is a reminder of that incredible house. And as a sign that the house will be fully restored and radiate the philosophy, values and ideas of Chanel.
The La Pausa Bag is designed colorfully and with chevron quilting as the background. La Pause text is embellished on the front in multicolor. The bag definitely stands-out as its beautified with tassel on the woven chain strap. Carry this evening beauty on the shoulder or cross body. The interior is quite spacious and opens with a zip. It’s also made from lambskin.
Measures 5.1" x 7.1" x 3.1"
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.
Store Fresh - No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Pristine - Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
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.