Chanel has launched a podcast series called 3.55 Handbag Stories that will focus on “Handbag Stories” from ten prominent women in the Chanel family.

3.55 Handbag Stories


Interviewer Amanda Harlech, a British creative consultant and well-known writer who is also a close friend of Karl Lagerfeld, talks to Pernille Teisbaek, Laure Hériard-Dubreuil, Susie LauMargaret Zhang, Stella Tennant and Soo Joo Park.

As you might have guessed by the name, the Chanel 3.55 podcast is a riff on the brand’s infamous 2.55 handbag. In the ten interviews, each woman gets to talk with Harlech about her relationship with Chanel handbags, her favourite purse and how she sees the bag in relation to her style.

“I have a combination of things in my bag. It’s quite messy,” admits Stella Tennant, who in her late 40s, continues to walk the runway, most recently Alexander McQueen‘s AW 2018 show. “I was thinking: ‘Is it [her handbag] like my inner sanctuary?’ Mmmm…probably not because it’s very chaotic. If it’s the state of my mind, then I’m a little worried about it”.

Interviews were held during Paris Fashion Week inside Mademoiselle Chanel’s historic apartment at 31 rue Cambon located across from the Ritz Carlton Hotel where she lived. The podcasts give an added perspective on Mademoiselle Chanel’s apartment – the space is immaculately preserved exactly as the founder left it.

The Chanel 3.55 Handbag Stories can be found at Apple Podcasts.

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