CHANEL Paris Biarritz


Chanel Paris Biarritz in limited edition matte black and gray crocodile

Chanel loyalists start skimming your grocery money because you are going to want to get your hands on one of these limited edition croc bags from Chanel’s Paris Biarritz line. The line is inspired by the world-famous holiday resort on the Basque coast of south-west France where Coco Chanel opened her boutique in 1915. The Kaiser designed the line for the Parisian jet set who love the resort in addition to paying homage to the original jet setting mademoiselle, Coco Chanel. The croc totes are available in three sizes. The small one is too tiny to be of much use and the large is so big my husband and I can use it as a sleeping bag so I suggest the medium size. Prices are in the five figures so you’ll have to decide what is more important, this year’s tuition for your child’s private school or this limited edition shot of fabulousness.


This is what $45,000 will buy you…you can always sleep in it and write it off as lodging expense when you travel!


I am not as crazy about the Paris Biarritz collection of hobos and shopper totes in coated canvas (available in silver, black or gold with contrasting grosgrain canvas trim). They’re expensive and look like camera bags (as my friend’s daughter and husband so eloquently put it when she brought one home in gold). I’m not surprised they’re sold out though, people will buy just about anything if you stick a Chanel logo on it. As for me, I’ll pass, thanks. Call Alexis if you disagree with me and want to bring one home. 214-520-1055



  1. Robin Hosking
    March 26, 2007 / 7:38 am

    Nice part of France. Perhaps ladies could sell their home’s and live in the larger of the bags?!?!?

  2. Sara
    March 26, 2007 / 8:11 am

    Hahhaa, very funny.

    But you’re right Bag Snob… That gray crocodile is beautiful!

  3. March 26, 2007 / 12:07 pm

    I just bought a Paris-Biarritz medium shopping bag in Gold. I bought it from someone and I love it. By the way, how much is this if I buy the original?

  4. jiachien
    March 26, 2007 / 1:25 pm

    ohhhhhh but so lustworthy!!!

    by the way i love your site!! i check it every day just to gawk at these bags!

  5. eclair
    March 26, 2007 / 3:50 pm

    That grey croc in medium is just divine and I love the model’s clothes in that pic too. It’s so hard to make Chanel tweed look youthful but that’s exactly the right look there, well done stylist! But err yeah, that large tote is a bit ridiculous. No doubt we’ll see Naomi using it to smuggle the remains of a dead maid across the border though sometime soon.

  6. Julia, Singapore
    March 27, 2007 / 3:24 am

    Not feeling the bags at all. But the clothes – especially the modern take on the lilac grey tweed jacket and that leather jacket – is an entirely different story. The make up ain’t half bad either.

  7. jenny
    April 1, 2007 / 7:34 am

    Love the clothes, love the model, love the design of the bag HATE THE CROCODILE. Use other materials rather than endagered species please; oh and paying 5 figures for a bag is ridiculous. You could buy an apartment for that money.

  8. Anonymous
    April 4, 2007 / 10:22 am

    oooooh so beautiful!!

    i love chanel, it’s so fantastic!

  9. vreyes
    May 11, 2007 / 3:53 pm

    Isn’t the model in the pictures the actress Diane Kruger??

  10. ale
    May 16, 2007 / 10:00 am

    i love chanel i have an amazing authentic tote a is so cute

    and croc fabulous

  11. wonder woman
    July 27, 2007 / 8:01 pm

    how about this bag in black canvas,are they still nice as the crocos?still hv to think about kid’s tuition that why I prefer the canvas one..

    • Chloe
      May 26, 2015 / 11:12 am

      The canvas paris Biarritz is sturdy and is a great work horse – no need to worry about damaging it with everyday use.

  12. neeters
    February 22, 2008 / 6:30 pm

    I REALLY want a Chanel Biarritz medium tote. But unlike others I am stuck in the middle of the country – 4 HOURS- from the nearest Chanel boutique, Neiman Marcus, Barney’s, etc. I could either jump on a plane, go shopping, and come back to my little slice of heaven (don’t go out much) in the middle of Hickville, or buy it on the internet and receive instant gratification. The trouble is: I have searched for a week on reputable (and disreputable) web sites and nothing has come up. Does someone know where I can buy a REAL Biarritz on the internet? Thanks!

  13. Taneka James
    March 21, 2009 / 5:18 pm

    i love your bags so much i have mostly all

    i would love to become a bag designer just like you.

    i would love some advice if you would email me

  14. Fredrikke
    May 20, 2009 / 12:34 am

    there are not REAL Chanel bags for sale online. That’s to prevent fake ones out there. Call and ask one of the Chanel boutiques- they will help you, if you want to buy one.

    And don’t buy on eBay – they are 99% fakes…

  15. bags.aholic
    April 6, 2010 / 1:29 pm

    hi, i am selling my biaritz large, pre-owned but VERY seldom use. 2008, its authentic, and in a very good condition. selling for 1380USD nett

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