Chanel Shopping Center: Chic & Couture Shopping

Thursday, March 6, 2014

When Elle France featured Karl Lagerfeld grocery shopping, I should've known he would eventually have a supermarket theme for one of his collections. Well, that was definitely the case for his FW14/15 Collection. I think I was more smitten with the set than the collection. HaHaHa Chanel milk cartons, bottled water, and bright bottles of soda lit up my eyes. I loved the color of the fresh fruit that was displayed and given to the attendees. There was even a hardware section with Chanel chainsaws, gardening gloves and brooms. I didn't like the entire collection. I loved the sneakers, casual outfits that Cara D. wore (My midriff & hole days are over, but  I would wear the orange one below! HaHaHa), and many of the coats that were showcased. I really fell head over heels for the accessories. The lait de coco milk carton...YES, please! The bracelet cuffs are gorgeous and HELLO that Chanel sweet tart necklace and bracelet set...SWOON! Loved the Chanel gummi fashion treats that were given to the attendees and look at the cute mini Chanel shopping bags that were given out. It took a lot of time to have containers designed and set up for this. It wasn't a hard concept, so I wouldn't call it genius. Just meticulous and tedious. I have a love/hate for Karl L. You guys know that. There was a lot to dislike about this collection, but there was also a lot that was sweet. I concentrated on the sweet details below. I think it would've been sweeter, if a portion of each sale would go to fighting world hunger (since it's a food theme). If I was a designer, that's what I would do. There's too many people hungry everyday, for this sort of extravagance. Just my thoughts. Oh well! This is fashion. NOTE: The Coco Puffs box below was from an artist on Instagram (not part of the collection). <singing> Shimmy Shimmy Coco Puffs! I have that Digital Underground "Kiss You Back" song stuck in my head. HaHaHa I attached a video of the Chanel runway show below.


picture credits: instagram photos (credit on picture), chanel.com (details) and style.com (runway pictures)
watch the video below full screen to see the details.

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LoveT. said...

Genial! So much Fun to watch your Post ,love it! :)

Have a great Day ,big Hugs

pherdita said...

I'd spend my entire day there! XD

Emmylou said...

I really do love this set, Kim! I think I like it more too than the collection...hehe. That would've been great if part of the proceeds would go to a charity for battling food hunger, but we all know it's all about profit....sigh...

Jane said...

I was just looking at this set earlier. I love the attention to details. The Chanel flap packaged as meat was cute; i'll take two of that please, lol! I could get used to shopping at the Chanel supermarket any day :)

Mica T said...

Such an incredible set! love all of the little details! :)

And the candy necklace and bracelet - I kinda want them, they look awesome! :)

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Carole Poirot said...

Absolutely amazing! The collection looks fabulous (not that I could afford even a single piece), but the "supermarket" setup and all the details around it are just superb. The "product" labelling and having "Jardin de Gabrielle" on the tinned brussels sprouts is pure genius. xo

oomph. said...

what a cute set. i have to agree that it's way better than the collection!

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Love that...so cool...It would be fab to have them all...I need to win the lottery, haha!! I like the theme and the idea...very clever!! It's good that they went down to the very last detail with everything, otherwise it wouldn't have worked, but I love it!! Happy Thursday doll, I hope you're getting some rest & feeling better....almost the weekend :D xx

Jackie Harrison said...

Amazing fashion love the location great post.
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Lilli said...

Hi Kim, Im totally agree with what you said. I was smitten so much by the set and the backgrund, the big effort in each little details and the theme, but not by the collections itself, except for some outerwear and the accessories. I want that Lait de Coco bag too, how cute! Regarding your last thoughts, well I also agree. Kisses dear, hope you are doing better xo

Selina Kyle said...

I love this post! I want everything that you featured in it! God, sometimes I feel that I am so materialistic!

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MaysaAndSunshine said...

Chanel sure managed to make everything look fancy, grocery shopping included. What a fun theme they came up with. Kind of unexpected to see from Chanel. My crazy phase for Chanel has died though (thank god..haha), I find myself falling out of love a few years ago. Their accessories are good looking but ridiculously overpriced for the type of materials they use.

TheTinyHeart said...

Who knew grocery shopping could be SO glam? I associate Chanel with elegance so it's a little weird for me that they're doing crop tops though.

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flysongbird said...

I saw it on your insta feed and I was like "what is this?"
this is a very funny and interesting way of presenting a runway collection!

Champagne Star said...

Very creative! I'd be happy to just have the Channel "products" as decor, instead of the clothes and jewelry!

Jane said...

ah yes. it would've nice to have some of the proceeds go to fighting hunger. such an important cause!

Dawn GT said...

Wow Kim!

I love this!

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BerryBloomXO said...

I love the candy inspired looks! Oh and Cara looks perfect - as always!!
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crafty-zone said...

It was amazing idea with shopping centre and it's great collection!


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miss b said...

What a fascinating post, Kim. The attention to detail is extraordinary and there are so many clever and witty items particularly Choco Chanel and Jambon Cambon. Those tweed locks are so cute. I'm trying to imagine how long it must have taken to design and make it all, not to mention the cost!
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miss b said...

PS Hope you are feeling much better now!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ha! That's pretty fun and different.

Dale Janee said...

OMG Kim! I love that you found all these photos and you're so right about how much detail and sweet elements went into this. I can't imagine how much it must have cost and your idea to give some of the proceeds to fight hunger would have been so amazing if they did that. Too bad they didn't :(

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Svetlana said...

Those pics are quite funny :)

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Lauren Michelle Major said...

That meat purse made me laugh! What a fun collection. I agree, it would be nicer if they gave some of the profits to a charity.

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Fashion Sky Fall said...

Really original and fun <3

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Conceptually I thought this was such a clever and whimsical presentation! I totally agree with you on the idea of giving back Kim! Hope you're feeling better today sweets!

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Emma Henderson said...

Aw Kim, I love your idea about donating to the hungry! I wish Karl had followed your leave.

Kelly @ [Big Apple, Little Bites] said...

Loved looking through these pictures. The lait de coco bag and the sweet tart candy Chanel CCs are my favorite. You always have such interesting posts on fashion! This mixture of fashion and food is just too cool.

Harlynn said...

Ohh my gosh I love the candy jewelry look!!
That's too cool. c:

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Tina Bradley said...

Gotta love Chanel! Love it all! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Pamela RG said...

The Chanel Shopping Center is just the best and fun Fashion Show. Karl is a genius. The clothes and bags are amazing. The goodies are something to covet. But I read that the guests were not allowed to purchase to take those goodies away. Those goodies will be donated to charity.

Maria Cartagena said...

You knocked it out of the park Kim! I've seen so much online about this Chanel show but your roundup was the BEST. It has to be one of the most fun and reality based Chanel shows to date, I loved the concept. We can all relate to a little grocery shopping. Just wish my food market looked this Fab. LOL

Thank you for your sweet comment on my post dear and really hope you are feeling better. Sending you big hugs!

XO

Maria

Sam Cole said...

That isreally unique i mean the set. Something different from what we see on runway shoes. I'm like you the grocery stuff as just adorable, of course all the Chanel on them, why not. The midriff baring top, i pass too. I don't have the an amazing tummy to boot, lol.

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Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

I'm with you, I think I like the set more than the collection, it's so fun. I wonder how long it will be until we see those Chanel doormats floating around the internet for sale. I also, would have loved to see a portion of the sales donated to fight world hunger, that's a great idea.

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Who is that Girl Mo? said...

The set is nice and I also like the sneakers. :-)

Mo

Sartorial Diner said...

Hi Kim! Ah, this definitely looks like a show that would've been amazing to attend. I definitely think that their set design was a total standout and super unique. It's crazy to see all of the little details that went into each and every part of the set! I wonder if the Chanel shopping baskets will become a thing in their stores, haha.

Hope you have a lovely week! xo

Coco said...

Dear Kim, you truly picked the best of this collection. What I love is that Karl (stuck-up snobbish genius) didn't incorporate the supermarket into Chanel (see Mosxhino and Hindmarch), but the other way round. Happy Friday sweetest thing
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thedailylace.com said...

beautiful pictures...so unique!

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inge said...

Amazing photos. It was such a clever idea for a fashion show. The colours were amazing. Karl never ceases to amaze he is a true genious

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I loved this presentation and am with you - can I have all the peas, egg containers, and that milk container? The coats were definitely the hit while the rest was ehh. Have a good weekend dear!

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Sam said...

Loved the creativity involved in this set design, it must have taken ages to manufacture but all worth it in the end. Happy Friday Dear!

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Carla TBB said...

The whole concepts is just genius! I want all of it too!! The only bad thing is that I paid more attention to everything but the clothes!
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Elle Sees said...

i couldn't believe this really happened at first. it was so awesome!! love the pics and happy weekend

Alicia Mackin said...

WOW details, you are not kidding they really went over the top! Incredible. Yes a we bit decadent but at least a lot of people were employed to pull this off so that is good.

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LyddieGal said...

Inspiration really does come from everywhere, and I love how fun and creative everything is! The box of coco puffs is by far my favorite!
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FASHION TALES said...

I love the way he thinks ... essentially go big or go home, in all his dramatic glory, haha. I loved it! Brilliant!

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

Very creative & cool!

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Anya Jensen said...

I love it - King Karl strikes again. But yes I do agree he should've given some money to charity :-)
Cara D looks amazing and so does Rhianna - FAB.
Happy weekend Kimm,
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Sara Gerard said...

This is so fun and creative! I really love how it looks like everyone is having an absolute blast in these pics! Imagine putting all of that together too, so awesome!

jo said...

I agree with you 100% Kim but this collection is way too fun! :)

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Kashaya said...

That's so fun and I love those candy jewellery. =)

Darcy said...

Wouldn't it be fun if a grocery store started carrying these products!? Such a unique idea by Chanel!
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Ambi Page said...

love it !! so cute :) hope you feel better soon dear !! xx
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Lyosha Varezhkina said...

loved that show and the idea! so fun!

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Simera H said...

Oh wow this is amazing!
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Maddie said...

That was such an amazing show! If I could I would spent there a LOT of time! :D

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Harija said...

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Corinne said...

This looks amazing!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend, Kim!

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Anne said...

Now that would be my kind of shopping center!! Hope you are enjoying the weekend Kim:)
~Anne

Emma Eva said...

This was such a fun idea for a show! Thank you for uploading all these pics x

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TRENDSURVIVOR said...

Love all the super market accessories!!! Fun!!! They make me smile!
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TRENDSURVIVOR said...

Love all the super market accessories!!! Fun!!! They make me smile!
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Carmen said...

Aww your post about the show is just gorgeous! I love how you collected all these detail pics :D
xx

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

This was a wonderful and reative catwalk!

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Shea Coleman said...

I love the concept that you gave Kim about them donating food to a country. I couldn't said it better myself.

I love the collection..the colors are traditional. I the Rih was in the collection…I enjoy her style!

Jessica said...

i dont like the clothes but everything else is adorable!!!! love all the fun colors!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

The concept for this show was fabulous - I love all the details!

Diva Desle said...

This theme is amazing. I love the lait de coco milk bottle purse.

alexis said...

I can't believe I am only just getting to this! I am a Chanel devotee and I loved the tongue-and-cheek attitude both of the collection and the sets. This is definitely a super market I wouldn't mind shopping in!!!!


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alexis said...

I can't believe I am only just getting to this! I am a Chanel devotee and I loved the tongue-and-cheek attitude both of the collection and the sets. This is definitely a super market I wouldn't mind shopping in!!!!


~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

Jane said...

Beautiful post! I love this Chanel collection.

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Stephanie G said...

how insane was this show? i love it!

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Samantha Mariko said...

if everything in my house was Chanel, that would be amazing... thanks for sharing these photos! I always appreciate your comments >< you are too sweet!
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PAPS said...

Seriously Chanel has a shopping center. Never knew. Wow.
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Nails My Dreams said...

Oh my! I wish I can buy all of them! (Might have to sell everything I own though, hihi). I mean, come on, Chanel gummy bears shaped like apparel? So cute!
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Irene said...

Wow! I had heard about this Chanel supermarket thing before (and seen the trolley photo with Rihanna and Cara) but I hadn't seen so many details. It is indeed a meticulous work!
I agree with you in everything. K. Lager feld is not my cup of tea but he usually does nice things at Chanel, though not this time. I only liked the grey dress with the silver coat but then I saw the high sneakers and thought 'oh, no' hehehe
That's a wonderful idea of you, to donate profits of a food-theme collection to fight world poverty. You go, girl! The world sure need more people like you :)

Lorena said...

The Chanel candy necklace… i am speechless! wow.