Chanel was founded by Gabrielle ”Coco” Chanel in 1910. The business started in a small scale in Paris as a hat store, and has since developed into a one of the most timeless, copied and known fashion labels in history.
Chanel’s official website (www.chanel.com) includes fashion show videos and information about the latest news and products. Chanel has no own webshop, while the products are offered from other online retailers such as:
- FragranceNet.com -- fragrance outlet
- Koodos.com – clothes and jewellry outlet
- Sephora.com – beauty products and fragrances
- Yoox -- leading international e-shop with more than 2.000 top labels
“The little black” dress
Chanel invented the small clean cut black dress that makes women elegant together with a few accessories. She was keen on mixing fake with real pearls, which in her view made “haute couture” affordable to a larger group of people.
Chanel No. 5 fragrance
A true classic fragrance that has been a bestseller since it was created in 1919. The perfume is inspired to enhance the feminine side of women, rather than nature and roses.
The Chanel cut dresses and jackets have become classics that are often copied all over the world.
Quilted leather handbags
Leather quilted handbags in different sizes with golden decorated handles are also timeless pieces.
Chanel jewels also contribute to the timeless wardrobe with for example the Chanel earrings with strass models.
Beauty – makeup and skin care
Luxury eye, lips and nail makeup as well as skincare and anti aging creams are also part of the business portfolio.
Coco Chanel was born in Saumur 1883 and grew up in a relatively poor home with four siblings. The name “Coco” was originally an artist name created during a period when she planned to become a cabaret singer. As a designer Coco Chanel was before her time, in her view that fashion should be elegant and still comfortable for women. During the Second World War she closed all her shops and left the country to live in the US and Schweiz for 15 years. Her come back came in 1950, at the age of 71. The collection that was called a failure in British press, and a success among the American media houses that like the comfortable Chanel dress style. Her motto was to design clean cut clothing for the independent women in timeless style.