"Dear Fashionista, I thought you would appreciate that Chanel sends beauty directors a little care package every year. Usually the swag includes Chanel beauty products for the beach goer, and something like a black Chanel towel - chic but kind of ridiculous, as black absorbs heat and may make you look even paler than the rest of the New York editors in Florida in March, not to mention the threat of little black cotton nubs all over you. I've inherited two such Chanel promo gifts. One of them is that giant Chanel towel and the other one is - indeed - a clear Chanel shopping bag! It's actually nicer than the one Booth Moore almost bought in Paris (about 9x12 with a top handle and the CC logo kind of embossed in the plastic), but last year when I got it, everyone at my fashion magazine thought I was a crazy person for taking it home. My roommates kept my mail in it, and the other day I saw it and freaked out. Who's laughing now?!" (Sent by a fashion editor at You-Know-Where).