Every celebrity worth her Louboutins is carrying a quilted Chanel bag right now- and why not?
It has been a fashion staple since Coco Chanel introduced it in 1929-
In fact, I believe it is the first women's purse ever manufactured with shoulder straps.
And it looks just as good today as it did way back when, whether Kim Kardashian is carrying one or Kate Middleton.
The truth is, most of us can't afford to buy a coveted Chanel bag unless we were lucky enough to be gifted one from our mother's substantial and rarely-used bag collection.
*cough* Still waiting, mom. *cough*
However, there are plenty of cute quilted bags out there to choose from that will meet your budget. Read on to see some of my faves...
Get the look for (much, much) less with this Big Buddha quilted bag (Dillards, $46).
Keep it classy with this Quilted Lock Across Body Bag (ASOS, $25.86). It comes in several other colors as well.
This Lulu Townsend clutch (DSW, $29.95) would make a lovely holiday/special occasion bag. It also comes in red and black.
This quilted crossbody bucket bag (Express, $49.90) combines two of the hottest trends of the season- quilted bags and bucket bags. What's not to like?
I love the ladylike look of this Michael Kors quilted pouchette (Michael Kors, $128).
Do you have a quilted bag? Do you covet one?