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The name Chanel has always been practically synonymous with that chic (and maybe just a skosh snobbish) style seemingly reserved for Upper East Side New Yorkers — quilted flap bag or tweed blazer, anyone? Don't get us wrong: We love ourselves a little posh spice, but we're also kind of obsessed with Chanel's edgier accessories (yes, we said edgy).
If you never knew this classic French design house liked to accessorize with heavy metal chains, metallic leathers, and shiny black plexiglass, brace yourself. Ahead, we've got 11 Chanel bags worthy of even the most downtown of ladies. No pearls required.
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Art Deco jewelry is unlike anything that came before it in history — loud, geometric, and forward. "A heady, celebratory air flowed through Europe and America after the end of the first World War," explains Doyle & Doyle founder Elizabeth Doyle. "Artists [of all kinds] strove to create a new vocabulary of design, read