The New Chanel Cabas Eté Handbag

by Tania Braukämper

Is there ever a summer where a canvas tote isn’t so much as a desire as a downright requirement? The association with beachside pleasure is almost Pavlovian; and that’s the beauty of it. You can put a canvas tote into any environment, and the effortless association of summer comes right along with it.

Chanel’s Cabas Eté (canvas tote) for the summer 2012 season weaves jacquard onto cotton canvas, weaves ribbon into chain, and more importantly weaves luxury with effortless summer style. The five gently faded colours on offer may have a sun-drenched effect, but that doesn’t preclude them from being taken indoors as well as out. The new Chanel Cabas Eté will be available in Chanel boutiques from February 2012 ...