Bag Review: Chanel Half-Moon Black Caviar WOC (Wallet on a Chain)

My Chanel Half-Moon WOC bag review post is long overdue – I purchased it in December 2013 but didn’t get around to writing my review until now. This is definitely one of my dream bags – I love the durable pebbled caviar leather, the classic black color and the embossed cc design – it’s the perfect special occasion bag!


While I will always adore my Classic Quilted WOC (dimensions: 4.5 x 7.5 x 1.8 inches), I like the larger size and extra capacity of the Half-Moon design (dimensions: 4.5 x 9.25 x 2 inches). Because of the pouched design, you can stuff the Half-Moon WOC and still have it close easily, whereas the rectangular shape of the Classic Quilted WOC is more structured and rigid.


I definitely have to down-size my essentials when using the WOC. Here’s a picture I took last year during fashion week: I put my cards and cash in a small LV case, added two lip products and my iPhone – there was just enough space left over for my camera and business cards.


One of the reasons I love the Chanel WOC is because of the multiple ways you can wear it. You can keep the chain long for casual day wear – and make the strap shorter for formal occasions. You can even tuck the chain inside and use it as a clutch. (To adjust the strap length, you can loop the chain and tuck it in under the flap – double it for a shoulder bag and triple it for hand carry).

How to wear a Chanel WOC
I’m 5’4 for strap size reference. Blouse: LOFT, Necklace: J.Crew Factory, Boots: Old Navy (this year’s version)

What’s your favourite Chanel bag? I’d love to own a classic flap one day – but I don’t think I could ever justify one given the current prices!


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p.s. Can you notice a difference in picture quality between my 2nd and 3rd photo? The 2nd was taken with my LG G3 and the 3rd with my iPhone 4s! Don’t forget to enter my LG G3 giveaway here!


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  1. Lilly Style
    March 1, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    Such a great little bag. You have an amazing bag collection, Ella. Chanel Timeless CC WOC is on my wish list but I can't seem to pull the trigger and just buy it…and I might never, who knows (The ultimate bag would be the Chanel boy bag in old Medium size but I don't think I could ever justify that kinda $$ on one bag). I would just keep thinking how many other amazing bags and pairs of shoes I could buy for what one bag would cost lol.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 4, 2015 / 6:39 pm

      Thanks Lilly – I've been loving your new Minkoff quilted bag – it's so much like the boy bag – I'm almost tempted to buy it! And yes – it's SO hard to justify the current Chanel prices…especially when there are cuter (under 1K) options with other great brands!

    March 2, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    Thanks for the review, Ella! While I love "my boy" so much, the WOC is what I wear the most. Mine is in the caviar leather as well so it's super durable and convenient. Enjoy your Monday!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 4, 2015 / 6:40 pm

      Glad you liked the review Sydney – isn't caviar leather the best 🙂

  3. Mrs C
    March 2, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    Great post, Ella! And maybe it is not too late to congratulate you on your WOC! Love it 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 4, 2015 / 6:41 pm

      Thanks Mrs C! Can't believe it took me so long to blog about this bag LOL!

  4. Beautygirl 24
    March 2, 2015 / 11:31 pm

    It's so lovely! I would be so happy with a chanel WOC. But you're right about the outrageous prices! My classic flap was a gift and it was really expensive a few years ago when it was given to me as a college grad present. Your collection is the best!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 4, 2015 / 6:42 pm

      Thanks Noelle – you know how much I love your bag collection 🙂 It's so good that you got your flap when you did – it's definitely something to treasure forever!

  5. Fifth and Bloor
    March 4, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    The WOC both look great on you ! I can't belive I don't own one lol

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 4, 2015 / 6:43 pm

      Thanks Mehreen – it's definitely a very handy bag – although I mainly save it for special occasions 🙂

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