There are certain shows for which it's said the fashion played as crucial a role as any character. Sex and the City and Gossip Girl come to mind immediately, and The O.C. isn't far behind. And within the incredible fashion stories depicted on these shows, there's one brand that rises to the top: Chanel.
The ladies on these shows all have insane wardrobes, and a Chanel bag (or several) plays an integral role in how they dress. Blaire Waldorf would rather be caught dead than without a Chanel boy bag hanging from her arm; Samantha Jones carried a Chanel bag probably more than any of the other iconic SATC characters (Carried preferred Fendi). For all of the above, Chanel bags were as crucial to their characterizations as the sounds of their voice or the color of their hair.
Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite Chanel bag moments from these iconic shows.
Gossip Girl character Blaire Waldorf (played by Leighton Meester) had no shortage of Chanel's iconic boy bags.
Her collection expanded to include totes, clutches, and more by the iconic French label.
Blake Lively's Serena van der Woodsen had her own solid collection of Chanel, like this chain-strap tote.
Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) tended toward Fendi's Baguette style above Chanel, but opted for the later in the Sex and the City movie.
Okay, not technically a handbag, but we loved this moment on The O.C. when Marissa Cooper (played by Mischa Barton) wore Chanel's iconic pearls to a party.
Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) is unforgettable in this vivid pink pantsuit with a white, quilted Chanel tote.
And again here lounging on the beach for the Sex and the City movie with an ultra-chic beach bag at her side.
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