Chanel Limited Edition Lucky Charm Reissue Wallet on a Chain, part of their 2015 Spring Collection, is featured in charcoal quilted aged calfskin leather with antiqued silver-tone hardware and six charms; a Chanel perfume bottle, a camellia flower, "Chanel", CC logo, a COCO Chanel coin, a four leaf clover with a pearl center on a aged gold-tone metal horseshoe, and a Mademoiselle lock adornment. Interior contains one open compartment, six card slots and two zippered pockets. Leather wrapped chain can be worn long as a crossbody, wrapped around the flap as a shoulder bag, or tucked into the purse to be carried as a clutch. Made in Italy.
There is significance and a story behind each and every charm. Each charm represents a state of Coco’s life or progression in her career. Some are obvious, such as the CC logo, while other held a deeper meaning to the designer and continue to adorn the brands luxurious clothing, handbags and accessories.
The Four Leaf Clover
Chanel was very superstitious. She often surrounded herself with lucky charms, elephants, sea turtles and other pieces that represented strength and good omens. The common clover is usually 3 leafs, so when you find a four leaf clover it represents good luck. The four leaves represent faith, hope, love and luck.
The Camellia Flower
Coco’s favorite flower because it is symmetrical. She was a very aesthetic person. It also was a flower of no scent so it didn’t interfere with her perfume. "The odorless flower is the only one that does not make one detracted from the fragrance of Chanel No.5," - that's how Coco Chanel explained her love for camellias. Chanel made this fragile flower her mascot, choosing exclusively white camellias. According to rumours, the first bouquet given to Coco by Duke of Westminster, with whom she had a beautiful affair, was made of these flowers. Later Chanel made these flowers eternal in her eponymous jewelry collection Camellia.
The Chanel No. 5 Perfume Bottle
Coco Chanel also believed in numerology and considered 5 to be her lucky number, especially since her zodiac sign - Leo - is the fifth to go in the circle. The legendary fragrance Chanel No. 5 was, therefore, named for a reason. It was ordered by a Royal perfumer with the request that "the perfume should smell like a woman." When several numbered vials were presented to her, Coco chose one without even touching it. The mysterious fragrance, a bouquet that consists of more than 80 ingredients, still remains one of the best-selling perfumes in the world.
The Coco Chanel Coin
In 2008, to celebrate Coco's 125th birthday, Karl Lagerfeld designed the Coco Coin. While the one he designed was quite different than the one that graces the Lucky Charms bag, the Coco Coin stuck and remains a key motif representing the fashion house.
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