Chanel pays record fee for Bond Street store

Luxury brand Chanel has paid a record sum to secure Bond Street premises for a UK flagship store in a building opposite the new Louis Vuitton flagship store. Chanel will pay more than £4m in cash to cover the cost of leaving to the present occupier, Nicole Farhi, and as a result of competition for … Continued

Gaspard Ulliel for Bleu de Chanel

Martin Scorsese’s short film with Gaspard Ulliel for Chanel‘s new men’s fragrance, won’t be revealed until September, but here’s a sneak peek.

The girls from the pearl at Chanel

A monumental lion, teeth bared and one front paw resting proprietorially on a giant pearl, held centre stage, its golden coat caught in the setting sun under the glass dome of the Grand Palais. Karl Lagerfeld is a past master at dreaming up attention-grabbing scenarios for his Chanel shows, and Tuesday night’s was no exception. … Continued

Chanel J12 Marine Diver

Chanel continues to develop their J12 watch collection. For this summer they are coming out with the J12 Marine Diver – a waterproof watch up to 300 meters. The Watch Case – available in two color variants (black or white) – is made from a high-tech ceramic and the crystal is an AR-coated sapphire. The … Continued

Fragrance worth a Scorsese ad revealed

The new men’s fragrance by Chanel — the one director Martin Scorsese shot a commercial for — will be called Bleu de Chanel and launch in August. A bluish image, released by the label last month showing Scorsese and French actor Gaspard Ulliel, already hinted at the name of the eagerly awaited scent.

Chanel Cruise Comes To St Tropez

Karl Lagerfeld succeeded in gathering fashion’s elite for the presentation of his Chanel Croisière show, which this time traveled to Saint Tropez’s Cafe Sénéquier. Models arrived on “Riva” motor-cruisers and then walked the runway on bare feet, showing off the label’s latest bikinis alongside flared jeans or denim skirts. ‘Cruise’ or ‘resort’ collections are ranges … Continued

Remember Now by Karl Lagerfeld – Trailer

Karl Lagerfeld has released a teaser for the short film “Remember Now,” which has been filmed for the label’s Cruise Collection show in Saint Tropez, May 11. “Remember Now” was also shot in the glamorous town in the south of France, where fashion aficionados from around the world will come together for one of the … Continued

Vanessa Paradis: new face of Chanel Coco Cocoon

Chanel has released the new ad campaign for its Coco Cocoon handbag range, starring French actress Vanessa Paradis. Paradis, one of the brand’s ‘favorites,’ previously starred in Chanel’s commercials for the Coco fragrance in 1992 and Ligne Cambon handbags in 2004, and succeeds singer Lily Allen in the Coco Cocoon ads. Chanel choosing Paradis is … Continued

Chanel Eyewear Spring Summer 2010

Brilliantly radiant new Chanel eyewear campaign features Karl Lagerfeld favorites Baptiste Giabiconi and Freja Beha Eirchsen. Pictures are snapped in a very clean and interesting way with one model taking picture of other one.

World’s Most Powerful Luxury Brands

According to a study compiled by market research firm Millward Brown Optimor, the most valuable brand is Louis Vuitton with a brand value of $19.8 billion. Hermes, with a brand value of $8.45 billion, landed in the second spot, followed by Gucci ($7.58 billion), Chanel ($5.54 billion) and Hennessy ($5.36 billion). Brands that focused on … Continued

Chanel Bocce Ball Set

Chanel has contributed the South of France’s official sport, Pétanque by creating a a vintage-inspired Pétanque/Bocce ball set. The set, priced at about at about $2,800, includes eight stainless steel bocce balls engraved with the Chanel logos and a wooden “jack” or target ball. The case is finished in two-tone brown and natural woven wicker … Continued

Chanel Celebrating the 2010 Shanghai World Expo

To celebrate the Universal Exhibition in Shanghai, Chanel is launching the Chanel Shanghai accessories collection inspired by the delights of China. This limited-edition collection, which includes bracelets, necklaces, handbags and earrings, will debut at Chanel’s five mainland boutiques this May.

Vanessa Paradis – Rouge Coco Chanel

You have had a sneak peek at Vanessa Paradis’ new ad campaign for Rouge Coco Chanel lipstick, now take a look at the commercial. The television clip was directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, and it features Paradis applying lipstick in front of a mirror while she whistles the song “Daydream” by ’60s band “The Lovin’ Spoonful”. … Continued

Chanel denies Lagerfeld retirement rumors

French luxe brand Chanel says that there is currently no plan to replace head designer Karl Lagerfeld. “KL is Chanel’s creative director and has a long-term contract that is by no means reassessed,” a representative said. “His succession is not on the agenda.” Rumor, first surfacing last summer, has it that Lanvin’s creative director Alber … Continued

Lagerfeld takes Chanel to the North Pole

The sketch of a polar bear by Karl Lagerfeld on the invitation to his autumn-winter show for Chanel on Tuesday was already a big hint. As a howling wind came over the sound system, screens were hoisted up to reveal gigantic ice floes, from which his models emerged enveloped in shaggy furs to keep out … Continued

Vanessa Paradis replaces Lily Allen in fashion ads

French actress and star of the current Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick ads, Vanessa Paradis has been announced as the face for the brand’s new Coco Cocoon handbag campaign. Paradis previously starred in Chanel’s commercials for the Coco fragrance in 1992 and Ligne Cambon handbags in 2004. Former star of the Coco Cocoon ads, singer Lily … Continued

First look: Chanel’s transfer tattoos

French luxe brand Chanel has released pictures of its transfer tattoo range that will hit international department stores March 1. The tattoo’s tacky seafarer image is long a thing of the past, but getting a brand logo permanently inked onto your skin was so far reserved for rappers and other flamboyant figures in show business. … Continued

Chanel to sell goods online

Chanel is to begin selling products directly through its website later this year in a landmark decision likely to be followed by rival luxury brands. Chanel will sell only its fragrances online but is looking to extend this to eyewear and accessories. In the past, luxury fashion brands have shied away from selling goods via … Continued