J’adore CHANEL, and the Spring 2010 show this week at the Palais was nothing short of spectacular (read about it here on Garance Dore). Theatrics aside, we took a close look at the bags and found a few refreshing additions to the classic styles and a few that just made no sense! The multi embellished 2.55 versions were safe and as expected and the oversized 2.55 messenger was fabulous. Wicker basket styles with ribbons interwoven were not my favorite but older CHANEL devotees do enjoy them in the warmer months. And the 80’s style bronze leather bucket with pressed camillias?? Just plain bad. Now for the really bizarre, the giant bird/flower/fruit basket thing (below center)– wow! What do you think?