05/04/2011 05:40 pm ET Updated Jul 04, 2011

How A Chanel Bag Is Made

I've never felt what it's like to carry a Chanel bag, but if it's half as great as I've dreamt, I'm sure I'd be appropriately moved by the experience. The leather, the hardware, the weight ... it just all seems so blissfully luxurious, like a warm towel after a cold swim, or like that first hug from your mom after two weeks at sleep-away camp. The perfect combination of longing and design is embodied in the Chanel 2.55, and now it's time we see how it's all put together.

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