Thursday, January 10, 2013
Chanel is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. This French castle of high fashion specialized in haute couture, ready-to-wear clothes, luxury items and accessories. But this highbrow brand had a humble start – a beginning that is alien to many. Gabrielle Chanel started out selling hats to fashion conscious mistresses. After a few years, she set up shop in other locations and started selling ready to wear sports clothes for women. This started out the storied history of the woman and the brand that started diversifying and ultimately stood as the flag-bearer for independent and sophisticated women around the world. In the 1980s, through the leadership of Karl Lagerfield, Chanel was able to strike a deal with watchmakers. And in this era, the first Chanel watch debuted and by the end of the decade, the brand moved their headquarters to New York. Now, Chanel is something that every woman aspires to; a brand that most women can connect with; a brand that brings out the best of every woman. For more of Chanel watches, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Chanel.