15 suspects involved in robbery at Chanel store

WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said that around 15 people robbed the downtown Chanel Store on Sunday.

Police said that about 15 suspects wearing masks and hoods came into the Chanel store in the 900 block of I Street NW at about 2:40 p.m. 

Police said one of the suspects sprayed a fire extinguisher in the store, causing a disturbance and loud noise. The suspects then took a number of items without paying for them and left the store on foot and car.

These suspects are wanted in connection to a robbery at Chanel that happened on Sunday.

Police said it was unclear how much merchandise was stolen.

“I am so frustrated with that. Honestly, we do need more supervision for these children, running around these streets acting like little hoodlums,” said Keva Bates, who shops at City Center.

“Nobody wants to keep getting robbed. And they may have insurance, however, it still affects the economy, which trickles down to the rest of us,” she said.

“I think there’s clearly a market for secondhand luxury good,” said Laurel Peltier, who was in town from Baltimore.

Chanel bags on eBay are listed for thousands of dollars.

“And, I think also they’ve been trained that it works. You get some really brazen people, they’re going to go into a Chanel in D.C. and do it, no one can catch them and then there’s buyers for it,” she said.

In addition to the released photos above, police also released pictures of suspect vehicles — including a white Infiniti and a black Acura.

These vehicles are wanted in connection to a robbery at Chanel
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Whitney Peak Makes History as The First Black Spokesperson for Chanel Coco Mademoiselle


er beauty and youthful spirit have earned her starring roles in Hocus Pocus 2, the Gossip Girl reboot and Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Lounging against crisp white sheets clasping an oversized bottle of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle, Whitney Peak is the super chic It-girl we try and (more often than not) fail to imitate.

Over the past year, Peak has gone from strength to strength, making giant leaps within the film and tv industry. So it was inevitably only a matter of time before the fashion industry came calling on the young Canadian actress and all her boundless energy.

As it turns out, Chanel is the luxury fashion house to sign Peak first, with the brand announcing the actress as the new face of their iconic Coco Mademoiselle fragrance today, in a move which makes her the very first black face of the brand’s signature fragrance.

Peak has strong ties with Chanel, having acted as a brand ambassador for the brand’s US market in 2021, before becoming a muse of the 22 handbag campaign last year. Now the 20-year old is excited to continue developing her relationship with the French fashion house on this lates endeavour.

Coco Mademoiselle is a bold and more-ish blend of jasmine, rose, patchouli and vetiver, seasoned with citrus. A long time crowd pleaser since its arrival in the early noughties, this is that scent you grew up wanting to swipe off your grown up sister’s dressing table.

“There is a mystique, a mystery… and when you have the right fragrance, it gives you an air of confidence,” says the emerging actress, embodying the spontaneous spirit of a young Gabrielle. “Coco Chanel is that girl. She is unconventional.”

With lots more inevitably around the corner, Peak is nevertheless firmly rooted in the present.

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Chanel unveils actress Whitney Peak as first black fragrance ambassador

By Amanda Pauley

The Gossip Girl star is the face of the luxury brand’s Coco Mademoiselle fragrance and new complementary hair perfume

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Peak is the new face of the brand’s Coco Mademoiselle fragrance

 Chanel has named actress Whitney Peak as its first black fragrance ambassador. 

The Gossip Girl reboot and Hocus Pocus 2 star is the new face of the French fashion house’s Coco Mademoiselle fragrance. 

Peak is already a US brand ambassador and featured in Chanel’s 2022 handbag campaign. 

The 20-year-old follows in the footsteps of supermodel Kate Moss and actress Keira Knightley, who both served as ambassadors for the fragrance.

“Whitney’s joy, spirit and energy are contagious,” said a Chanel spokesperson. 

“She is the embodiment of today’s youth whose curiosity, confidence in life, appetite for experiences and lack of preconceptions echo the temperament of the young Coco Chanel.

“She is the incarnation of Coco Mademoiselle’s original personality.

“A young woman who moves towards her destiny to become who she truly is and wants to be.”

Chanel is also adding a complementary product, Coco Mademoiselle Hair Perfume, to the line on 22 February.   

The new Coco Mademoiselle campaign will run from March 2023.

Peak commented: “I never dreamed I would get the attention of such a reputable house, let alone the pleasure of working with and representing them. 

“I am looking forward to showing how versatile and timeless Chanel is.”

Peak is not the only star to be tapped by a big fragrance house recently. 

Euphoria star Hunter Schafer is the new face of Mugler’s Angel fragrance line.

She will front the brand’s new Angel Elixir EDP, which launches in March. 

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American model Emily Ratajkowski has been named the face of Viktor and Rolf’s Flowerbomb fragrance too. 

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Cardi B Wore So Much Chanel in Her Latest Instagram Post

And she got them bloody shoes.


After making a major fashion homage to the late Paco Rabbane at the 2023 Grammy Awards, Cardi B offered up another fashion flex in her latest Instagram post, which was full of Chanel pieces and a sky-high pair of Christian Louboutin platforms. Cardi’s Chanel outfits included a pinky minidress that hugged her curves and had tie-strap details. She finished that eye-catching look with a matching Chanel bag and a shimmering diamond choker.

But that wasn’t the only look. Her other Chanel look included a varsity-inspired sweatshirt and curve-hugging jeans. She added pink Barbiecore Louboutins to the mix — bloody shoes, if you’re a fan of “Bodak Yellow” — and wore her hair blonde with tight curls. She also showed off the outfit in a video, giving her fans a peek at the whole ensemble in action. She wore a different color-blocked Chanel flap bag for the look and had long, blue nails.

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Over the weekend, Cardi and Offset announced that they’d be partnering with McDonald’s for cardi-b-and-offset-meal-just-two/11230449002/” data-ylk=”slk:the Cardi B & Offset meal;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “the Cardi B & Offset meal, which launches at the fast food chain this Valentine’s Day. The meal includes a cheeseburger with BBQ sauce and a large Coke — Cardi B’s favorites — and a Quarter Pounder with Cheese with a large Hi-C Orange Lavaburst (Offset’s picks), in addition to a large order of fries and an apple pie.

“Whether it’s going for a date night or grabbing a bite after late-night studio sessions … I’m always asking Offset to take me to McDonald’s,” Cardi said in a press release. “And now, Offset

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Chanel Adds Designer for Special Projects, VIP Dressing

NEW RECRUIT: Virginie Viard, creative director at Chanel, has added a notable talent to her design team, WWD has learned.

Alexandre Morgado, a nine-year veteran of Givenchy, has joined the French house to work with Viard on special projects, including VIP dressing.

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A Chanel spokeswoman confirmed the appointment to WWD, and noted it’s a new role.

To be sure, Chanel is very actively dressing its clutch of famous brand ambassadors — which include the likes of Kristen Stewart, Penélope Cruz, Charlotte Casiraghi and Blackpink’s Jenny — as well as other celebrities for red-carpet events, such as Giveon at the 2022 Grammys.

According to Morgado’s LinkedIn account, he was most recently head of design for haute couture, celebrities and special projects at Givenchy. He had joined the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned fashion brand in 2013 as head designer of haute couture and VIP in 2013.

It is understood he worked at Italian label Borbonese earlier in his career.

Many top European fashion houses have dedicated design staff for dressing VIPs, which continue to attract consumer attention and engagement, especially on social media.

Givenchy reorganized its teams following the departure of Morgado and engaged Suzanna Venegas, who has experience working in haute couture and ready-to-wear with John Galliano at Maison Margiela and Dior. She now works under Givenchy creative director Matthew Williams on women’s categories and oversees all couture and VIP requests, according to a spokeswoman for the house.


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Chanel West Coast in skimpy bikini shows ‘good’ life

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Chanel West Coast close up. Pic credit: @chanelwestcoast/Instagram

Chanel West Coast is flaunting her fit figure in the final months of her pregnancy, this as she enjoys a sun-soaked Jamaica getaway with baby daddy and boyfriend, Dom Fenison.

The 33-year-old MTV star and rapper is expecting a baby girl as she eagerly awaits the arrival of her first child – it was bump game strong earlier this week as Instagram photos showed Chanel in a bikini.

Posing from steps and under blue skies, the Ridiculousness star sizzled as she flaunted a seriously stylish swim look, flaunting her toned legs and tan while in a pastel blue-and-yellow two-piece.

Adding in a sheer and lacy mesh cover-up, Chanel paired her ensemble with a swanky Chanel title bag, plus flat sandals, also matching her yellow-rimmed shades to her outfit.

Clearly living her best life, the star made fans swipe for the bump – here Chanel smiled while showing her bun in the oven. Further images focused on the designer accessories, with the slides revealed to also be from French designer Dior. In the final image, Chanel brought in model beau Dom for a smiling couples shot.

“Life is good. Fave 1-4?” a caption read.

Chanel West Coast thrilled to be pregnant with first child

Chanel broke the news of pregnancy in early June. She told chanelwestcoast-is-pregnant-expecting-first-baby-with-dom-fenison”E! News: “I don’t know if it’s a boy or girl yet. I’m just praying for a happy, healthy baby. I’m just really excited for this next journey in my life. It’s probably my scariest journey yet, but sometimes the scary roads lead to the best endings.” West Coast has since enjoyed a gender reveal party as it’s confirmed she and Dom will welcome a baby girl.

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Chanel’s Ephemeral Boutique is a Parisian Escape in East Hampton

Cocktail party and dinner celebrates new shop with an exclusive guest list

Cocktail party and dinner celebrates new shop with an exclusive guest list

The countdown begins! Starting September 5, Chanel’s new two-floor Hamptons boutique will be open to the public, a traditional Parisian-style getaway full of handbags, tweed staples, and silhouettes from the Coco Beach swimwear and Métiers d’art 2021/22 collections.

Inside Chanel’s charming European fantasy is a glamorous summer haven with the modernness of Mademoiselle Chanel and the opulence of Gabrielle Chanel’s storied Paris salon. The luxury fashion house’s staple colors of black, white, and gold meet cream-colored couches and carpet to bring a minimalist chicness to the intimate layout.

While the boutique’s upstairs is reserved for private appointments, the first-floor walls are filled with Ready-to-Wear, eyewear, fine jewelry, and shoes, from lose denim and signature tweed to newcomer bag Chanel 22.

On Saturday, Chanel hosted a cocktail party and dinner in celebration of the space, a 2500 square foot boutique located at 26 Newtown Lane in the heart of East Hampton. Actors, creators, and industry leaders gathered for the summer event before heading off to dinner at Baker House, the luxurious Hamptons B&B with an English charm to its 17th century architecture.

 Lola Tung and Gracie Abrams at Chanel Dinner

Among this weekend’s guests were Lola Tung, Rachel Zoe, and Nikki Ogunnaike. The night concluded with a surprise performance from singer-songwriter Gracie Abrams.

 Gracie Abrams performing at Baker House
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Chanel Pre-Collection Fall 2022 Bags Have Dropped

When it comes to Chanel, devotees of the brand are incredibly blessed by the sheer number of new collections that drop yearly. Not all brands do pre-collections, and most of the ones that actually offer them don’t offer nearly as large of a selection as Chanel.

Pre-collection bags tend to be more wearable and consumer-friendly than those presented on the runway as part of the main collections. That typically means new iterations, colors and fabrics will adorn some of the brand’s most popular silhouettes, and this year’s fall 2022 pre-collection, which just dropped online and in boutiques, is chock full of very wearable bags.

So while we wait for the runway collection to come in (usually that’s during the first week of September), we’re taking a look at a fresh set of bags imagined by Virginie Viard and the team at Chanel.

This stunning collection features the usual suspects like the Classic Flap and the Chanel 19, alongside the brand’s latest hit, the 22 Bag. The collection oozes a dark glamour, full of seasonal fabrics and colors like velvet, corduroy, and tweed. There is a slew of new silhouettes too, which are sure to thrill even the pickiest of shoppers. Check out our 15 favorites below and”discover more now via or in your local boutique.

Chanel 19 Bag

Chanel 19 Courdroy


Chanel Hobo Bag

Chanel Hobo Bag


Chanel Small Bowling Bag

Chanel Bowling Bag


Chanel 19 Large Handbag

Chanel 19 Bag


Chanel Classic Flap

Chanel Classic Flap


Chanel Small Flap Bag

Chanel Flap Bag 1


Chanel Mini Flap Bag

Chanel Mini Flap 1


Chanel Small Shopping Bag

Chanel Small Shopping Bag


Chanel Vanity With Chain

Chanel Vanity With Chain


Chanel Small Vanity Case

Chanel Vanity Case


Chanel Clutch With Chain

Chanel CLutch With Chain


Chanel Mini Flap

Chanel Mini Flap

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Chanel Phone Holder With Chain

Chanel Phone Case


Chanel Mini Camera Case

Chanel Mini Camera Case


Chanel Small Vanity Case

Chanel Small Vanity Case


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TBT: An Ode to Chanel’s Graffiti Backpack

When you think Chanel, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? Is it the brand’s ubiquitous CC logo or Classic Flap Bag? What about its ability to put on a themed runway show like no other? Maybe you think of the brand’s myriad of novelty bags like the Chanel Cassette Tape Bag or the Chanel Doll Clutch. Or, if you’re anything like me, you think of the brand’s many seasonal runway bags that reached icon status over the years.

For me, one of those icons is the divisive Chanel Grafitti Backpack from the brand’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Debuted on the runway during Paris Fashion Week in September of 2013, it’s hard to believe it has been nine years since this cult favorite first graced us with its presence.

*Wipes tears, knowing full well I’ll never own it*

A Favorite of the Stars

When the bag was released, it started a frenzy of sorts. While some people absolutely hated it, others were obsessed, clamoring to get their hands on one (I was definitely part of the latter, I guess I’ve got a thing for bags that most people despise). The Chanel Grafitti Backpack would go on to become an early 2010s icon, with one celeb after the next sporting it on the streets (Khloe Kardashian, Bella Thorne, Chloe Grace Moretz and Lily Allen among others). The bag garnered a lot of attention thanks to its $3,400+ price tag for a canvas backpack (keep in mind a small Boy Bag made of leather cost $3,700 at the time).

Art Inspired

Designed by the late Karl Lagerfeld, The entire collection that season was inspired by the arts, which was culturally relevant during its creation. There was a lot of volatility happening within the art world, and Lagerfeld didn’t miss a

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