Different Types of Chanel Hardware
September 26, 2020
The different types of Chanel hardware on bags plays the same role as buttons on clothing, or costume jewelry on a woman. It adorns a handbag, seduces you to walk into Chanel boutiques again and again, enriching your style and look, adding varieties to your collection and confusing you what to carry for the day. The “hazardous” consequences are endless…
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A day-round wardrobe for Mediterranean travels — the CHANEL Cruise 2020/21 collection, photographed by Julien Martinez Leclerc. Available in boutiques from November. See all the looks on chanel.com #CHANELCruise #CHANEL @MaisonDesrues #Desrues @JulienMartinezLeclerc @Micarganaraz @CamHrl @KarlyLoyce @CrisHerrmann
From aged goldtone, black metal to combination designs that use leather, imitation pearls, strasses, and gemstones, we are curious and love to see different Chanel hardware designs.
Owning every single design Chanel rolled out is impossible, but admiring them through images is something we can do whenever we want. Similar to my other posts such as Different Types of Chanel Fabric and Non-Leather Material and Different Types of Chanel Leather, the list is non-exhaustive and subject to additions.
Click at the individual points below to proceed to the respective section if you are interested in finding out a particular hardware design. I hope you like this post and wish you a nice day.
- Black metal
- Goldtone metal
- Iridescent metal
- Lacquered metal
- Ruthenium-finish metal
- Silvertone metal
Chanel bags made with this hardware are named as All-Black.
Chanel goldtone hardware nowadays are a lot more faded than vintage Chanel. I personally prefer the vintage ones. These are a few examples of Chanel goldtone hardware on my vintage handbags.
- Left: Chanel Quilted Lambskin Leather Camera Bag
- Middle: Chanel Caviar Leather Bag
- Right: Chanel Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Single Flap Bag
Below are the recent goldtone metal in matte and glossy finish.
The ruthenium hardware reflects rainbow hues and commonly used to pair with iridescent leather. This hardware can be found on Chanel Boy, Classic Flap, wallet-on-chain, Chanel Gabrielle and wallet. Photo courtesy of 1stdibs.com.
Ruthenium is a member of the platinum group. Chanel bags can be in either glossy or aged ruthenium hardware. Which one you prefer?
The House also loves to use combinations of materials such as enamel, imitation pearls, strass, leather and gemstones to enrich the design selections.
Last updated on January 15, 2021.