The Chanel Médallion Tote was introduced around the early 2000s and owes its name to the large coin zipper pull. One of the most notable appearances of the bag may have been on an episode in the first season of MTV show The Hills, when Lauren Conrad got the bag from her boyfriend at the time, Jason Wahler. She was seen and photographed with the bag over and over, for years to come. Even though the bag was very popular, Chanel decided to discontinue the bag around 2013.
Lauren Conrad in the first season of The Hills and later on, both with the Chanel Medallion - Pinterest
The design of the bag
With the large CC motif on front, the classic quilting, a slim but spacious design and the two large, sturdy handles that make the bag easy to carry on the shoulder, it isn't strange the bag quickly became popular. Next to this, the Medallion was available in a wide range of materials and colors, which made it suit to every wardrobe's needs. The bag was made in one size only: 29 x 25.5 x 14 CM. The handle drop of the bag is around 16.5 CM. The hardware of the bag is either gold or silver and the interior of the bag is made of leather.
Chanel Medallion in black Caviar and patent leather - Pinterest
Colors and material
The Medallion comes in Caviar leather, Lambskin leather, Patent leather or velvet. The most common colors of this Tote are black or cream, but a wide variety of colors were made back in the days. Think pink, blue, yellow or white, just to name a few.
Nowadays, the bag is only available on the resale market. The Medallion is a perfect everyday bag that fits all your day-to-day needs. It's even big enough to fit an iPad. Convinced the Medallion is the perfect addition to your bag collection? We are. Start shopping our Médallion bags via this link.
With love, Nermien and Machteld