In the beginning van December 2018, Chanel joined Micheal Kors, Gucci and Burberry to ban fur and exotic animal skin from all its collection. And to make this statement clear, the latest Pre-Fall 2019 Collection is very notable for its overwhelming croc-embossed accessories. Did you noticed?
There is 1 particular bag that we want to talk about. And it’s the Coco Handle Bag with Lizard-Embossed Handle.
For those that wanted the real lizard leather handle, unfortunately, Chanel will no longer produce them. Meaning, it has been discontinued. And maybe, you can still purchase them at resellers or consignment stores.
If you do not know what is the difference between real lizard leather handle and lizard embossed handle? Well, the lizard embossed handle is made from calfskin but crafted in a way that looks like lizard leather.
We think it’s good news that Chanel decided to no longer use exotic leathers. But in this post, we want to create a comparison in terms of:
1. The design (how the lizard-embossed handle looks in comparison with the real lizard handle).
2. And the price comparison between the lizard-embossed and the real lizard handle.
Let’s check them out:
Here’s a photo of the Coco Handle Bag with REAL Lizard Handle from the previous collection. We zoomed-in on the handle to give you a clear picture of how it looks. Now compare it with Lizard-Embossed Handle below:
This is the Coco Handle Bag with Lizard-Embossed Handle from the recent Pre-Fall 2019 Collection. As you can see, there are obvious big differences. First of all, the Lizard-Embossed tries to mimic the real Lizard Leather, but it’s missing the details. And it also looks like that some the calfskin has been polished to look shinier.
So there are clear differences between both handbags. Maybe you can spot more and let us know in the comment section.
Anyway, let’s move on to the prices:
To make this work, we compare the prices of the following handbags:
1. Chanel Small Coco Handle Bag with Lizard Handle. Style code is A92991.There is no need to compare the sizes, because they’re the same.
2. Chanel Small Coco Handle Bag with Lizard-Embossed Handle.
Are you ready? Take a look:
Chanel Coco Handle Lizard vs Lizard-Embossed Handle Price Differences
The price of the REAL lizard handle is $4500 USD and the price of the Lizard embossed handle is $4000 USD. That’s a $500 USD difference. Does it mean that the bag is cheaper? Should we be happy?
Nope! Here’s why.
The price of the Lizard-Embossed Handle is exact the same price as the normal Calfskin Handle. Meaning that the prices haven’t been dropped at all. But because the Lizard-Embossed Handle is actually made from calfskin, it follows the same price as the normal Calfskin Handle.
Now let us know what you think in the comment section.