Yea or Nay: Chanel Fall 2014 “Supermarket” Bags

Posted on March 07, 2014

Chanel-Fall-2014-Collection-Bags-Accessories_Tom_Lorenzo-Site-TLO-0Chanel Fall 2014 Collection























[Photo Credit: IMAXtree]

Please review our Community Guidelines before posting a comment. Thank you!

  • butterflysunita

    Some of the bags are cute, but I don’t get the supermarket cart bags at all. Who wants to carry that around?

    • As someone who is looking to update her pushcart (I live in DTLA and if you’ve never had the divine experience of carrying a grocery trip from your car parked on the top of Skid Row past Tent City to your loft a block away – pushcarts are necessary), I am intrigued.

      • Ooh! That will be ever so fab!

      • demidaemon

        I could understand that, although I think you’d be terribly disappointed with the quantity that you could now carry.

        • Yeah, there’s no way one of the mini-baskets is gonna carry litter and food for the cats. However, I am picturing adorning the pushcart with some silver chains and my logo. Branding! All the homeless will know my name (and ask me to buy them a taco…)!

          • demidaemon


          • Judih1

            This is why I love this blog. The people who comment are as witty and funny was TLO. BTW, Although I live in the Bay Area, I used to live in LA and totally understand what you are talking about. Last time I was in LA, I stayed at The Standard in downtown LA and the parking situation in the area is …… words can’t describe

          • macwell

            I don’t live in DTLA, but I hang out with friends and am generally in that area enough to know that what you’ve (sarcastically) said is quite true – especially about the homeless asking you to buy them a taco – LOL! 😉
            I could totally see a progressive fashionista rockin’ the f**k out of almost all of those bags though. 🙂

    • Lucía Gavello

      Oh, I’m sure those are just part of the set design, like the saran wrap, the show was staged as a supermarket. I assumed that the actual bags are the ones inside the basket thingies.

      • alyce1213

        Right, not everyone is getting that. The bags are wrapped in styro and plastic or in baskets for presentation, for show. And yes, still ugly.

        • lundibleu

          Well it’s not really doing the job properly as presentation, is it, when everyone focuses on how stupid and ugly that is rather than the bags. Though they’re mostly ugly as well. So not only is it bag design fail, it’s also presentation fail.

          Go home House of Chanel, you’re drunk.

          • barbarienne

            Given that the bags are kind of ugly and the presentation obscures one’s view of them, I suspect the presentation may have be deliberate. “Oh, these bags really are ugly, but we have to give the models something to carry! We can’t have anyone wondering why the House of Chanel didn’t send out purses. I know, let’s hide them in tricked-out grocery baskets and plastic wrap!”

        • Raspberry2012

          That’s what I figured – they can’t really expect people to lug around a wire basket and saran wrap? I thought it had to be for show. I do find a lot of the bags cute! A nice departure from classic Chanel.

  • Martin Leon

    I’m gonna go with NAY for the little baskets and the “packed for freshness” thing because they look like someone trying to make a bad joke.
    The one that looks like an open bag was probably a better idea on paper.
    The rest can stay.

    • Sara__B

      I agree with you 100%.

    • ConnieBV

      Except for the “Lait de Coco”. I don’t even want to think about the kind of milk that’s supposed to contain.

      • Clash D

        The cuff that model is wearing looks nice though. But we’re not focusing on the cuffs, are we.

    • Aldona Dye


  • lundibleu

    Eh… Nay. The orange and purple quilted ones are ok, and the milk carton is clever, but the rest are rather unpleasant, especially the basket ones.

    • VicD

      exactly! Not even “rather unpleasant,” but hideous. And how about the ode to Candy Crush? WTF.

    • Isabel

      What is Uncle Karl taking? Miss Coco must be turning in her grave?

    • Little_Olive

      ITA, except I’m not drawn to the “clever” ones -since when is Chanel about that? Overall, I’m pretty sure Mme Coco is not rolling but spinning in her grave at the conspicuous pimping of the brand, which to me is the opposite of chic.

  • myandyleigh

    Okay, all the designers got together and decided to screw with us, right? I mean, they’re just punking us now, aren’t they?


    • matildarf

      I lol’d myandyleigh! And felt the exact same way. Kind of like the little pink triangle purse.

      • Daisy Walker

        Yes, that’s the only one that caught my eye (in a good way). Just wish it wasn’t pink.

        • Same thought here. The shape is nice, but the pink bag + red zipper is not an appetizing combo.

  • Bailey Debruynkops

    a surefire yay. so playful and inventive. the detail on the dress in the second to last shot is killing me

  • DesertDweller79

    Why? Who would want to carry the supermarket cart ones? I don’t understand the point of the “Packed for freshness” ones. The open bag ones… No. These all look like you need to carry two bags just to carry one bag.

    I do kind of like the two furry ones, though. The rest are a bit baffling.

  • another_laura

    Nay, but I really appreciate the opportunity to see the clothing fabrics way up close!

    • Imasewsure

      Yes I kept looking behind the stupid bags to see the material too… that’s a YEA anyway

    • alyce1213

      Some interesting textures.

    • anotherkate

      I thought the same thing! (Also, that’s it: I hereby promote us both to Original Laura and Kate).

  • mjude

    I hate grocery shopping but maybe if I carried on of these bags I could get over it. what the hell some of them are fun.

    • StillGary

      but If I could afford that basket, somebody would also be Krogering for me.

  • I watched Don Jon last night, and these bags are reminding me of the scene where the girlfriend insists he stop talking to her about mopping his own floors, or trying to go buy Swiffer pads, because “it’s disgusting.” The mockery of the hyper-wealthy doesn’t sit well. The shrink-wrapped bags marked “100% lamb” made me literally cringe with disgust. No.

    • Constant Reader

      That’s exactly how I felt about the Moschino McDonalds and Spongebob accessories.

    • GSMSF

      I agree. It’s the modern equivalent of the Petit Trianon.

  • @Biting Panda

    What a pain in the ass. They all look like something Carrie Bradshaw would carry.

  • MilaXX

    While not as horrifyingly tacky as the Moschino bags most of this is a NAY for me. The backpack might work with the right outfit, the pink one is interesting but a bit juvenile, as are the printed bags. Out of all of them the only bag I really like is the gray Lait de Coco.

  • Imasewsure

    So how come I can love the SpongeBob and McD’s stuff from earlier today and then laugh mightily at this crap? Because I can… That being said I love those black mesh zipper gloves… hope Madonna doesn’t see them though

  • Darva Sutra

    Go home, Uncle Karl. You drunk.

    • I love this comment paired with your icon. <3

  • KinoEye

    First, there were fanny packs and knee and elbow pads. Now, couture grocery baskets. Chanel continues to hilariously branch out into the mundane.

  • Introspective

    nay. this is feeling like the one thing you *have* to take off before leaving the house karl. seriously?

  • decormaven

    The ones in the grey geometric fabric are interesting. The gussied up grocery carts and meat trays are superfluous. There are a lot of Etsy inspired items here, which is a headscratcher. Dammit, I want couture to inspire ready to wear, not the other way around.

  • YoungSally

    A lot of the large photos made the clothes (particularly the faded pepto-pink “sweatsuits”) look particularly, uh, down-market (?) But in the up close shots, at least, the fabrics are really quite nice and could be worked into a non-Chanel look wardrobe really well.

    Anyone care to place bets on Uncle Karl’s theme choice for his next extravaganza? 18th Century French Interpretations of Ottoman Court Costumes? The Teletubbies?

  • alyce1213

    I like the clutch with the fake candy. Because candy.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Heavens, no.

  • sugarkane105

    Are you fucking kidding me with the saran wrap? Hell to the nay. I feel like this is almost making fun of us poor folk who can’t afford Chanel bags and thus must do our own grocery shopping.

    • kimmeister

      There has to be an opening on the back, right? It can’t possibly be opened only by undoing the saran wrap . . .

  • Derelicte!

    • Nikko Viquiera

      Uncle Karl can Derelicte my ass. 🙂

  • trisker

    Nay. supermarket bags are awful. some others are cute.

  • Jessica Freeman

    We’re just being punked right? I mean, this isn’t happening, is it?

    Nay to the hell no. I cringe at what has happened to Chanel.

    • kittenwithaquip

      I cringe at what has happened to Chanel…Valentino…Dior…

  • DTLAFamilies

    Fuck you, Karl.

  • je voudrais un peu de lait de coco! actually, that sounds a little weird in the sense of the double entendre, now that I look at it…

    • KellerKevin

      Might have been better as ‘lait à la coco’? I mean, grammatically and in its connotation? *shrugs* I’d still buy it, if I had the expendable income to do so.

  • Looks like someone did not heed the warning to stay away from the brown acid.


  • Miss Ruth

    Uncle Karl has slipped a cog. Was this some sort of dare? These are shameful. I’m not sure TLo has ever featured anything that makes me downright angry, but these come close. (That was a Nay.)

  • No. No, no, no-no-no. A leather purse wrapped in cellophane on a meat tray isn’t witty, pretty, or hip. Major accessory fail.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    I believe I know the genesis of those gilded metal shopping baskets. Karl Lagerfeld was in Dallas last year for a fashion show. Neiman Marcus is from Dallas, and there is a lot of oil money here. The Dallas ladies all wanted something for when they are seen shopping at Whole Foods at Lemmon/Tollway in Highland Park, or the Tom Thumb at HP Village (which is fixing to close).

    • I used to shop at the WF on Lemmon and I don’t remember seeing that many HP ladies. That one is on the outre side of the wall. I have, however, seen many of them at the one at Preston Forrest. But I think your point is correct.

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        Factoid: The stoplight right there on Lemmon is in HP city limits. Yes, about a one block stretch of Lemmon is in HP. That is why during the 10 century long Lemmon Avenue repaving project, that one block was, and remains, immaculate and pothole free.

        That also means that once in a very blue moon the HP PD will spawn camp that one particular light and pull over people driving down Lemmon who run it when it turns red.

        I once lived a block from there and since I don’t cook, I usually walked over to WF for supper. That plus the well-stocked selection of bears staffing the checkout lanes.

        • Oh yes, well-stocked with bears indeed!

          P.S. I’ve lived in a lot of cities and Dallas is only bested by New York City for being a place where so many people know so many things about the city they live in. Very few people in Austin or San Francisco seem to have any idea of the history of the city, much less their neighborhood. I loved all your little rant-y insights!

    • Paige

      Points for “fixing” to close. I’ve been gone too long . . .

  • Daisy Buchanan

    I like the quilted basket. Most of them are Etsy-level stupid.

  • majorbedhead

    What? No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

  • I Mean That in a Good Way

    Yea for whimsical Karl! I didn’t know he had this sense of fun in his old bones.

  • Jaeda Laurez


  • schadenfreudelicious


  • d4divine

    Karl will try damn near anything. I love it!! Lol

  • Lori

    Nay. What is up with the bags this season? Most of them are flat ugly and totally impractical and some have the added bonus of being hideously expensive, unfunny “jokes”. WTH?

  • MightyMarshal

    THIS is what Jeremy Scott’s first Moschino collection should have looked like. Really expensive, really witty, really luxurious clothes. Somebody schedule a meeting between Jer and Karl asap. Supposedly Karl’s rooting for Jeremy to replace him at Chanel when he retires from the line, so if that’s the case then Jeremy needs to step his style up a few notches to this level.

    • KellerKevin

      Seriously?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!?!???!!!??!!!!!!!!!!?!?! No. NO! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • random_poster

    I keep scrolling up and down trying to come up with something to say. All I got is “NO”.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Nay – a bit gimmicky for my taste.

  • stubbornthoughts

    You have GOT to be kidding me.

  • Trickytrisha

    Yep, I so really really want my super expensive handbag to look like packaged meat or the shopping basket to put it in. Seems to me designers are getting so desperate to come of with something “different” that they’re loosing perspective.

    • MaggieMae

      For Fall 2014, Supermarket Bags! For the upscale woman who has never actually been IN a supermarket.

      What’s a supermarket? (hear that in Maggie Smith’s “What’s a weekend?” voice)

  • jilly_d

    Ugh! NAY. This collection actually makes me feel rage. I nearly gagged at the plastic wrap ones.

  • appliquer

    I like the big bag that was with the orange pant outfit. Everything else – no, thanks.

  • Leah Elzinga

    ughhhhhh… this is bourgeoisie bullshit at it’s most pretentious. NAY NAY NAY NAY NAY and also NAY.

  • lynnlee


  • Glam Dixie

    This is all just very silly.

  • demidaemon

    So dumb. NAY.

  • Amykl

    I’m really lookjng forward to the Chinatown ripoffs of these.

  • enchanted216

    NAY. That’s just plain stupid.

  • JauntyJohn

    NAY! Ugh.

  • crash1212

    NAY! Nononononononononono. NO! These are absolutely hideous.

  • BobStPaul

    That’s not even whimsical, it’s just flat-out ugly.

  • tristanrobin

    It’s impossible to state how hideous these are. Looks more like a bag lady’s life possessions than fashion. Let’s pray this doesn’t become a trend.

  • Sara Hottman

    The basket and plastic wrap bags may be whimsical if you’re so loaded you never have to grocery shop, but god they are ugly. What is happening with these spring collections? Whimsical and chic has been done before.


  • JenR

    Not a single one.

  • Janet B

    Ridiculous! Nay

    I do like the up close look at the clothes

    • MaggieMae

      Right? Forget those bags, but show us the clothes!!!

  • Sabin

    Oh honestly.

  • macwell

    I think they’re true’ chic. The placrix wrapped Ines are sure to become collectors items.

  • guest2visits

    This is a lot of ugly.
    Looks like 2 nice bags in hiding; the10th photo of grey bag in awful basket, and the last one of beaded black bag in awful basket.

  • alyce1213

    The styrofoam/plastic trays and the ribboned shopping baskets are props, aren’t they? The bags are inside. Uncle Karl ain’t that crazy.

    • Gatto Nero

      That’s *got* to be it — right? Right??

      • alyce1213

        it really is. 🙂

  • rloliveira

    This is a joke, right?

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I know, I know, if you have to ask the price, you can’t afford them. That said, these are silly as well as not very attractive.

  • GeoDiva

    The orange multi-functional one is interesting….otherwise I’m bored.

  • icm

    OMG! thought the Moschino bags were bad. Think of all the good that could be done in the world with all the cash that the stupid rich people will throw away on this crap!

  • “100% Agneau”?? Are we advertising lambskin now too? These are just plain dumb. In other words: NAY

  • I think I made bags like these in Girl Scout arts and crafts hour.

  • Tanya Wade

    Uncle Karl is just f*&$ing with us now.

  • flamingoNW

    100% Nay

  • lulukittie

    Hilarious and witty. Wish my trips to the grocery store were so couture! Edina Monsoon would totes carry any of these looks. Heck, I think she’d buy all of them.

  • marlie

    You’re joking, right? This shit is ridiculous.

    And did the folks from Chanel and Moschino get together and decide together to make bags and accessories out of mundane crap like happymeal boxes and supermarket baskets?

  • jabes

    No. Ugly, ridiculous and/or fussy.

  • Betsy

    I’m sorry…what?

  • French_Swede

    I can’t imagine having enough money to buy a *whimsical* handbag for thousands of dollars, then junking it after using it once or twice. Just no.

  • Linda Leeson

    Did anyone else think of the homeless people couture in Zoolander?

  • Monabel

    Oh, come on.

  • Stubenville

    [Nelson voice] Ha-ha

  • formerlyAnon

    By and large, nay. I am sure that some persons with more money than they know what to do with will buy a novelty Chanel handbag, but when most of what you’re showing fits under the category of “novelty Chanel handbag,” I feel the siren call of a revolution and a weak, faint urge to man the barricades.

  • Judih1

    Coco Chanel must be turning over in her grave. These are crass, not class

  • quiltrx

    Knock them off and sell them at Target, and I’ll take a milk carton one.
    Chanel should have stopped at Lego. Those were awesome. These are just silly, strictly for people who have money to piss away on something they’ll realize is stupid in 2 months.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Hate. Etsy gone bad.

  • Kelly

    Okay, most of it is just too precious and/or eye-rolling for words, but I’m enjoying those hilarious bags in packaged-chicken shrink-wrap. Almost witty.

  • semirose

    It’s probably not a great sign when the baskets used to carry the bags are cuter than the bags themselves so NAY.

  • NAY. In the context of the runway presentation these are brilliant and hilarious, plus a small few are actually cool. I love the pink triangular bag.

    If they’re actually selling shrink wrapped Chanel purses and blinged out shopping baskets in the boutiques then someone smoked one crack rock too many.

  • …so, do you suppose the shrink-wrapped ones marked 100% lamb are actually lambskin? If so, is that cheeky and fresh, or just asshaberdashery? (I’m inclined to go with the latter.) And if not, then… WTF? Also, what everyone else said about this feeling just a bit too much like it’s mocking the plebes who have to do their own grocery shopping.

  • somebody blonde

    I kind of love the lait de coco one. The ones in baskets are aesthetically pleasing but seem kind of ridiculous. I do like a lot of the other ones- they’re fun and graphic.

  • Ros

    Ugly AND impractical! What’s not to hate?

  • Melvis Velour

    Oh hell NAY! Just use a Whole Foods bag – as pretentious and far less expensive

  • jangma

    Hilarious, but nay.

  • wisdomy

    I really like the seventh one down, last year I snatched that right up to use as a beach bag when I saw it at Big Lots.

    • alyce1213

      I found one in my mother-in-law’s closet.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    I have a soft spot for the seventh one down – the crazily colourful tote – but otherwise, nope.

  • judybrowni

    Give me a fucking break.

  • Joanie

    Love the last bag and that’s about it. Everything else I just can’t.

  • Call me Bee

    Oh that is just silly.

  • 3boysful

    The Nay-est of NAYS.

  • snarkykitten

    How gauche.

  • lesmaha

    Oh no. Between this and that McDonald theme….??? I cannot.

  • insertclevername_ici

    no no no no no no no. especially not “100% Agneau” Hideous.

  • LambeeBaby

    I like the suppository bag (6th one down) otherwise, Ney.

  • Jean Beaton Leavitt

    Nay to the bags…intrigued with the boots in the second photo.

  • simply put, not the best

  • Clash D

    Chanel doing Chanel knock-offs. Way to make an expensive brand look cheap and stupid, Mr Designer.

  • belfebe

    They’d look great in a photo shoot, but would be incredibly annoying to carry around.

  • Sara McDarby

    Nay, really, really nay.

  • Kappyapp

    It’s official – the emperor has no clothes.

  • Nimith

    Reminds me of the Louis Vuitton garbage bag bags from a few years back. Not sure if this is fun and witty or a snide jab at fashionistas that’ll buy anything with a logo on it.

  • Cristina

    I’m really confused.

  • Laylalola

    What the hell is going on? First the Moschino McDonald’s uniforms and now Chanel supermarket shopping bags? For probably $4,000 to $40,000 a pop? Honestly, you know this is the kind of shit that would’ve gotten their heads chopped off in another era, right? And it’s somehow less offensive now because …?

  • Stefanie Mackenziews

    Not a fan.

  • altissima

    Surely there’s a way to be witty/ironic/whatever without looking like cheap and crappy ETSY projects. The shopping baskets are the exception: they actually look quite beautiful and I’d love to take one to do my shopping at the farmers market!

  • save_the_hobbit

    What’s with all these high-end brands delibrately trying to look cheap and basically making fun of their own customers?

  • Mariah J

    NOOOOO these are HORRIBLE

  • suzq

    I’m mesmerized by the gloves…..oh, there are bags?

  • JulieK

    Hideous. All of it.

  • TAGinMO

    The shrink-wrapped lamb cutlets are a bridge too far for me, but otherwise I like them.

  • mdcoon127

    So very NAY

  • Alyssa

    Big ole NAY from me. Except maybe the last one taken out of the basket.

  • Shawn EH

    Yikes. Ugly.

  • therealkuri

    Ugly and impractical at once.

  • Jahna Peloquin

    Crazy as they may be, these are flippin’ fabulous. Dying over the totes and the quilted multi-color patterned clutch. And the basket ones would make for great beach totes!

  • lalahartma


  • Gross. They are clearly trying to drive women crazy.

  • Danielle

    The meat ones GUFFAW

  • I’d call this collection When Coco Met Hobby Lobby. Or perhaps The Ultimate Definition of Mutton Dressed as Lamb! That said, I do love the orange bag. Chanel, when you use my clever marketing language, please send me that bag.

  • kategs

    As an obsessive Candy Crush player, that one bag is a kick and I like the chain market cart ones a lot. I am not nor ever will be a fuzzy bag fan however…

  • peachy

    what is with the infantilism of fashion this season? hmm…

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      You nailed it! So much affectation. Yuck.

      • peachy

        it squicks me out, more than a little. it’s like miley cyrus has jumped inside the collective designers heads without them knowing.

  • Eric Stott

    Most of them are gawdawful

  • Notasaltine

    These bags are pintrest-y in the worst possible way

  • Louise Bryan

    Well … they’re … interesting …. and … different …. and too clever by half. Not for me, literally or even visually.

  • willworktomorrow

    Oh for fuck’s sake.

  • Cindy Bartlett Zigler

    What is Karl smoking? Is he kidding? The plastic wrap on some of those small quilted bags looks like it wouldn’t last a day. Give me a classic quilted 2.55 bag anyday! Big NO from me! 😛

  • I love the pink handbag most!