Shoe of the moment: Chanel Espadrilles | Why everyone is wearing them and get the look for less now!

Hey loves! Have you been seeing these Chanel espadrilles everywhere? Well, we have! These Chanel espadrilles at around $227 a pop have been seen all over Instagram and Pinterest making fashion bloggers want it even more. And it really doesn’t help that it has been sold out almost everywhere too. Some think that they are cool, some think they look awful despite having been made by Chanel. What do you think?

We think espadrilles in general are great for warm months and are very versatile. And the right material and combination can make a difference. Black and white espadrilles lend a classic look where as quirky, printed looks add personality to your ensemble. Leather ones give you a more classy finish.

Chanel aren’t the only ones making these espadrilles, other designer brands like Valentino and Celine have also come up with their much loved designs. If you’re on the lookout for these babies but at a lower price, we’ve seen them at Aldo, H&M and Go Jane.

Chanel CC Espadrille Flats are offered in different materials such as Leather, Mesh, Suede and Canvas. The all black leather as well as the black and white canvas are the most popular on social media.

 

Valentino Espadrilles

Valentino offers a wide variety of espadrilles as well. It has a rope insole, reinforced toe and a rubber outsole. The white lace one is the more popular piece amongst fashion bloggers. Image: Spotted Fashion

 

Celine Espadrilles

Celine’s espadrille slippers are offered in pony hair material. The most famous espadrille from Celine is the Leopard Pony style.

 

Musthave 2014: Espadrillles H&M. Lees hier alles over de musthave van 2014: Espadrillles H&M. Leuk, betaalbaar en fashionable. Laat je inspireren!

H&M espadrilles are pretty cool too and not to mention more affordable.

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Chanel Espadrilles: Shoes of the Summer

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By now you may have noticed the growing number of Chanel Espadrilles seen in most fashion blogs and websites. Yes, those highly coveted Chanel Espadrilles are the hottest shoes of the summer season! They are mostly sold out at Chanel boutiques, Neimans, Saks, etc. with only a few pieces left here and there along with the newer version which is the perforated one. What does this summer shoe look like? Here it is…

Whos wearing Chanel Summer Espadrilles Chanel Espadrilles: Shoes of the Summer Clockwise from top left: Heidi from Damsel in Dior | Miley Cyrus (photo credit) | Jules from Sincerely Jules | Aimee from Song of Style

Of course, celebs like Miley gets in on the beloved shoes almost a year ahead. Being a celeb has its perks! But anyway, as soon as the coveted Chanel espadrilles hit the shelves, it sold out like pancakes! The red and blue, white and black, camel and black, all black, charcoal, etc… were all tastefully combined to make you want the best shoes of the season in every color! They come in like a canvas/cotton material, leather, and perforated or mesh which is the latest style released a couple of weeks ago. By now, select colors and styles are only available. And thankfully, I got myself a pair before they ran out. You already saw my Instagram post last week or so…

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And today, I’m giving you a close up and more details of the hottest summer shoes, the Chanel Espadrilles!

Chanel Espadrilles

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Every pair of Chanel shoes come in the iconic black Chanel box – the same box they use in bags, sunglasses and jewelry! If other women would squeal to see the iconic Tiffany blue box, my version of squealing (not that I wouldn’t squeal when given a Tiffany) would be initiated by this.

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So what is an espadrille?

I know most of you already know what an espadrille is, but there are some who aren’t as knowledgeable as others when it comes to shoe types and categories. Others only know sandals and closed shoes, while others only categorize shoes by flats or with heels. An espadrille can both be closed or open, and/or flat or with heels. The jute rope sole is the defining characteristic of an espadrille; the uppers vary widely in style. It is the flexible sole that is made up of rope or rubber material that makes an espadrille… take a look at the Chanel espadrille’s sole below.

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And of course, the rope stitching in the sole and upper is another defining feature of the espadrille.

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The natural elements used in an espadrille shoe is what makes it a perfect spring/summer shoe! Obviously! That’s why this Chanel espadrille is the hottest shoe this season!

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Capped Toe

The Chanel espadrilles have a capped toe – another shoe trend that has been going on since the past Fall and Winter seasons. Capped toe shoes feature a toe partition in the shoes that usually comes in a different color to make it more visible. It looks like the shoe has a cap. Thus the name of the shoe trend – capped toe. As for my Chanel espadrilles, I’ve chosen an all black leather that’s why the capped toe isn’t as visible as the other colors that Chanel has.

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Chanel Summer Espadrille Sizing

Finally, another note about this pair is that they run really small! Others got 2 sizes bigger than their usual size. As for me, I only got 1 size bigger than my usual (7). So, before you go ahead and order this pair, make sure to try on one at the store – even if they only have it in a smaller or bigger size, or even if it’s not the color you wanted – you just have to go ahead and try it on at the store to get an idea of the fit and size you need. And you better hurry before they run out completely. Try calling every Chanel boutique, Neiman’s, Saks or Bloomies you can to find the color and size you really like!

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Fit and Feel

So for the footwear enthusiast, I suggest getting a pair of the most coveted shoes of the summer – the Chanel espadrilles! They are not only stylish but they are comfortable as well. I wore them out grocery shopping for hours and I’ve had the most fun wearing them. I specifically chose black so I can wear them long after summer up until Fall season! This pair is gonna be loved over and over again.

Price

The Chanel summer espadrilles retail for $227  for the all leather which is what I have. The canvas is at $395 while the mesh is at $227. Portero is even selling the sold out white canvas for $1,000! Darn! It’s a pretty hefty price compared to the usual $50-$200 flats. I hear ya. But when you get a CHANEL, not to mention a comfy one, that will last you the whole season and more, that price is a great investment. How many $50 or $100 flats do you own? How many $200 flats do you own? If you tell me you have at least two $200 flats that you barely use, then there you go… trade that up and upgrade to a Chanel. You’re gonna wear it often and you’re not gonna be shy to take your casual flats anywhere – even to dinner or fancy establishments!

So if you like the Chanel summer espadrilles, I suggest calling now or taking a trip to your nearest Chanel boutique before it’s too late!

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The Guide to Luxury Espadrilles for Chanel, Celine and Valentino

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ChanelValentino and Celine have created the most coveted pairs of flats for the summer the comfy Espadrille. Here is a quick run down of the three brands and their offerings for Spring 2014.   Information on the types of espadrilles with prices for each brand is available below.

Chanel Espadrilles

Chanel CC Espadrille Flats are offered in different materials such as Leather, Mesh, Suede and Canvas. Espadrilles from Chanel were first introduced in 2012. Chanel will be releasing two new styles for Spring 2014, the Graffiti Print Espadrilles and Camellia Espadrilles. Also seen in the Chanel Cruise 2014 Runway show, was the espadrille lace up booties. It is made of lambskin and fabric and features the CC logo on the tongue.

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Valentino Espadrilles

Valentino offers a wide variety of espadrilles as well. It has a rope insole, reinforced toe and a rubber outsole.

Valentino Espadrilles

Celine Espadrilles

Celine’s espadrille slippers are offered in pony hair material. The most famous espadrille from Celine is the Leopard Pony style.

Celine Espadrilles

And More…

Other designer brands like Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Saint Laurent and Christian Louboutin offers several slip on espadrilles for the season.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton’s espadrilles features the iconic damier pattern in sequins. Also available is the Sunlight espadrille which has the vintage Louis Vuitton “Articles de Voyage”. The brand’s espadrilles has padded insock for comfort and it also has extra-supple rope sole.
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Fendi Espadrilles

Fendi slip on espadrilles features black cap toe which comes in leather and patent. It has a round toe with a pull tab in the heel counter.
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Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent’s Micro Clous Espadrilles features silver tone studs all over. The leather espadrilles has almond toe with rubber sole and natural jute midsole. Available in black and white.
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Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin offers a variety of espadrilles. The almond toe espadrilles has the signature red sole. The satin espadrilles comes in different colors like pink, blue and black.
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Dora Tote Louis Vuitton Bags For Fall Winter 2014 Bag Collection

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 Dora Tote Louis Vuitton Bags

Almost all week, we are sharing 2014 Fall Winter Louis Vuitton bags collection online, and today, a new model Dora Tote LV bags will be introduce you below.

The Louis Vuitton Dora Tote is one of the many new styles from Nicolas Ghesquiere’s debut collection for the Fall Winter Season 2014. There are many of bright and colorful color design in PM and MM size. Three different materials made them in a classic view.

As the pics show, we know the newest LV Dora Tote bag features a large roomy interior with a double zipper that runs along the length of the bag. A LV Paris logo heat stamped in silver on the front of the bag, two large roomy pockets on the interior and has a microfiber lining. Take a view and visit mosechino.com for more new lv bags sale!

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Chanel Customer Service Did Not Disappoint: My Chanel Bag is Fixed

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At the end of July, I shared with you that my Chanel bag broke; more specifically, a screw came loose which left the closure plate on the bag dangling. I wanted to resolve this issue right after I wrote about it, but Vlad and I were already in the process of moving to Florida. (More specifically, we’ll spend half the year in NYC and half in Florida–more on that soon!)

I tried to make time to pop over to the Chanel boutique on 57th street in NYC before we came down to Florida, but in the rush of moving, it just didn’t work out. Once I arrived in Florida, I thought for sure I’d to make it down to Miami to go to the boutique right away, but the first few weeks have been super hectic and I didn’t make it over until this week.

I can happily report that my bag is completely fixed. In fact, I experienced the best customer service I’ve ever received. Chanel’s customer service team read my story and reached out to me via email. The representative emailed to let me know they’d like to help me fix my bag and asked for my number to talk it over with me.

As I reported previously, the screw coming out of my bag wasn’t something that I found atrocious. Over time and with use, bags will wear a bit, and of issues you can have with a bag, a screw falling out is a best-case scenario because it’s a straightforward thing to fix. The customer service representative called, was apologetic and got straight to the point: they wanted to help me fix my bag. She said she would help me set up a time to pop into the boutique and have it taken care of.

Chanel Reissue Bag

We set up a time for me to go down to the Chanel Bal Harbour boutique, and I intended to do it two weeks ago. It’s a 45 minute drive from our new place, and we have painters and a floor company in the house right now, so I just didn’t make it down. This week, I finally had time to hop down to Miami, but it was last-minute and I didn’t let the customer service rep know I was headed down at the time.

Though the customer service rep had set up a time with me and someone to meet in the store, the day I went no one expected me. However, I was promptly greeted by a sales associate, and right away he asked how he could help. I explained my predicament and he told me he would take my bag to the back to see if they had the screws and they would try to fix it on the spot. He came back out about two minutes later and let me know that they didn’t have the exact screws that my bag originally had, but they had similar ones that they could put in now as placeholders while they ordered the right screws for me. I loved this solution because it meant I didn’t need to send my bag out; I got to take my bag home, and the store fixed it so I could use it right away.

I was so thankful that the sales associate came up with a plan for me that let me use my bag and eventually still correct the screws as well. I thought it would take a while, but last night, I got a call letting me know that the boutique had the proper screws. Chanel then asked if I’d like to have them schedule a pickup with FedEx so I didn’t need to go down to the store–talk about going above and beyond.

Chanel Reissue Bag

Earlier today, I hopped in the car and headed to the boutique. I was the first customer in the store right as it opened and the store manager was the one who took care of me and fixed my bag. It took about 10 minutes to fix, and I wandered the store lusting after some of the most beautiful exotic Chanel bags I’ve ever seen. From the most delicious orange alligator Classic Flap to my current obsession, the black python Boy Bag, my love for Chanel was reinvigorated with the items I saw and the customer service I received.

I’ve heard so many not-so-great stories on PurseForum and via email when it comes to luxury customer service, from brands charging people exorbitant amounts to fix their bags to having to send out items for months at a time for small repairs. But this experience has been everything from accommodating to enjoyable. Thank you, Chanel, for taking care of my bag, both when you knew I had an audience for my issues and when you didn’t.

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Nicky Hilton Pulls a Seasons-Old Louis Vuitton Bag Out of Her Closet

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Nicky Hilton Louis Vuitton Trompe L'oeil Trocadero Bag

Here’s Nicky Hilton, headed to lunch at The Smile in downtown Manhattan, carrying a Louis Vuitton Trompe L’oeil Trocadero Bag, which, according to our research, seems to date all the way back to Fall 2006. I’d like to think she pulled this one out of the archives just for us. In any case, this Trocadero looks great with her simple little black dress and eye-popping animal print sandals.

Nicky has two truly splendid editions of “The Many Bags” (which you can view here and here), but I don’t think we saw this particular Louis Vuitton bag in either one of them. Which begs the question: is Nicky holding out on us?! Oh, what we wouldn’t do in exchange for a full guided tour of her handbag stash. (Are you listening, Nicky? Let’s make this happen.)

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