Chanel’s “Paris-Shanghai” Accessories Collection: Made In China?

This winter, Chanel expanded its wardrobe once again by presenting a special collection in Shanghai, replete with Eastern interpretations of the haute couture brand. The line also includes quite a few accessories, due out in stores soon. Here, a glimpse at the offerings: Flashy sequined evening bags, lacquered Chinese doll clutches, and even a purse shaped like a takeout container.

This mainstream stuff isn’t the high-style aesthetic we remember coming down the runway. We hate to say it—but are we the only ones who think that these accessories look more like Chinatown knock-offs? We’re not quite buying it. [HighSnobette.com]

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