Many clothing brands that have enthralled the hip-hop audience have catered to both men and women or exclusively men, but Chanel has been one of the most beloved clothing brands of the female sect.
Founded by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in 1909, the former mistress would become renowned for her luxurious clothes, jewelry, and hats, but would see her largest success after introducing the perfume, no. 5 de Chanel -- for retail sale in 1922.
Remaining a giant in the fashion industry despite turmoil between Coco Chanel and business partner Pierre Wertheimer, Chanel would experience a resurgence after Karl Lagerfeld took over as chief designer of the brand. Under his watch, they incorporated new fabrics, as well as accessories to the brand.
Over the years, Chanel has been name-dropped by rap vanguards like Lil Kim and Foxy Brown, just to name a few -- and has become a prized possession for around the way girls looking to upgrade their chic.