Chanel’s hula-hoop beach bag

Chanel hula-hoop bag

The biggest accessory news out of Paris Fashion Week–well is the hula-hoop bag that Karl Lagerfeld showed at Chanel for Tuesday’s Spring 2013 runway show.

The accessory in question is an oversized envelope bag in the style of Chanel’s classic quilted leather–but strung between two hula hoops.

Karl has confirmed he came up with the item when thinking of what fashionable women need on holiday. “For the beach. You need space for the beach towel, huh? And then you can put it into the sand and hang things on it,” he told

“It’s all about volume and lightness, which normally don’t go together,” Lagerfeld told the AFP backstage about the giant bag.

Chanel hula-hoop beach bag